Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
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4.02/5
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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,525
Reviews:
685
Ratings:
3,437
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was priced like a double or triple, but it is almost a sessionably wonderful AIPA. I call it sessionable because the taste and aftertaste are perfectly of balance (correct for an AIPA) and very drinkable.

You open the (expensive) can to a slightly dark orange brew with a thin head. The aroma is firmly hoppy with a bit of booze. Both the taste and the aftertaste are quite good - near perfect. Loads of hops and a boozy malt taste. Marvelously over the top, as it should be.

I would buy this again but not for $3.28 a can. It's too pricey.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tallboy can into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Color is dark orange almost brown. Good retention. Thick lacing.

S. Pretty hoppy aroma. Has quite a bit of piney hop smell coming from it. Pretty solid malt base lends some sweetness. Has a bit of alcohol resiny hop aroma. Smells quite a bit like Modus and Furious. 8% is in my mind on the border of IPA and DIPA, and this beer smells like it.

T. First thought is a really smooth beer. While I thought the aroma of this bordered on DIPA, i think the taste might verge on Pale Ale. Nice balance of hop and malt. Get the same piney hop flavor that was in the nose, mixed with some caramel malt sweetness. Bitterness is there, but low which makes me feel like the beer has some Pale Ale qualities. Regardless this is an easy drinking good beer.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with some bitterness on the back of the tongue, and a touch of sweetness.

O. Good beer. Nice balance. If it wasnt for the 8% it would be pretty easy to put down a large quantity of these. Not a very hoppy flavor, but there is plenty of those beers to go around.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep copper with a dense inch and a half eggy head that lingers indefinitely.

Resin, onion, and fresh cut grass form the initial aroma, with muted grapefruit and other citrus underlying a subtle bready malt.

Resin, grapefruit, onion, and pine are evident at first sip. There's significant bready caramel malt backbone that keeps the hops restrained into the fairly bitter and dry finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch on the low side, and a bit of astringency and alcohol warmth.

Expected more hop character from this one. There's a decent bang initially, but the malt really reigns it in.

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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can to Lawson's sniffer

A: Amber red with a little bit of honey completely translucent with almost no head weird for double ipa

S: there is a solid hop fragrance that dominates most of the smell

T: there is a somewhat dominant malt taste but then it balances out with hop flavors fairly well.

M: oily and very thin for a dipa not very smooth but it is drinkable not my favorite though

O: it's not a bad dipa but its doesn't have a lot of hop flavor compared to the smell. It's a bit to malty for me and I wouldn't describe it as valences definitely not my style dipa but its not bad either

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 3,437 ratings