Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,427
Reviews:
681
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
545
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber with a huge cream color head. Rings of lacing. Smell is citrus hops, grainy malt.
Taste is like an Imperial Dale's Pale Ale. Malts are huge and almost matches the hop bitterness.
Head is still a good one finger after five minutes. taste is citrus and leather with a substantial amount of malts. I don't care how this is classified you should try it!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz. can into a 16 oz. Surly pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big hop forward aroma. Citrus hops with good hints of grapefruit, oranges, mango, tangerine, and lemon. Fairly grassy and dank with a good kick of spicy pine resin. Hops smell pretty ripe and bitter. Rich hints of sweet and bready malts with lots of caramel and toffee. Also hints of biscuit and yeast. The strong mix of hops stand out the most here. Very citrusy and grassy. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a big hoppy taste with lots of citrus and spice. Citrus hops with notes of ripe grapefruit, oranges, mango, tangerine, and lemons. Earthy taste of grass with a big taste of pine resin spice that lingers throughout the finish. Solid backing of bready toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. A very big lush taste that is heavy on the hops. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and spicy. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good American style IPA. Very big hop taste. It seems closer to a imperial IPA than a regular one. Its everything you would expect from a good hoppy beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Close to three fingers of deep eggshell white foam, good mix of bubble sizes with moderate dimpling and extremely strong head retention, the lacing in turn impressive with broad, ultra-sticky streaks covering the glass sides. The liquid is is a cloudy coppery red color which takes on a more orange to yellow haze further from the glass center, while opaque still hard to see any bubbles within. The scents positively leap out of the glass into your nose from a good ten inches away with outsized white grapefruit, lemon orange citrus, pine sap, cocoa powder and then tropical pineapple, papaya to nectarine, peach fruit, noticeable grass and pepper kick to it as well, softens into honey and molasses, not an incredibly complex experience but plenty of intensity and verve. Full-bodied, the carbonation is soft and downy which creates more sticky, clingy texture as well as length rather than cleansing freshness. The chocolate, cocoa and vanilla maltiness more pronounced, piles more sweetness onto the pine, honey, caramel, sweet tea and at times cola bean accents. Curiously the grapefruit, lemon citrus pulls back into the whole here albeit no wallflower. Same for the peach, apricot, nectarine, pineapple fruit, especially as it takes on a metallic, quinine like edge through the finish. Hides the alcoholic heat well, This is a “big boy” and arguably a double IPA in character. (Canned 9/6/12)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  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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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallboy canned on 10-16-12 (excellent dating, Oskar Blues), so less than two months old tonight. Should hold up fairly good for a canned IPA. Pours a slightly hazy light amber/orange body, with a thick, two-finger off-white head. The head is dense and has good retention, leaving nice rings of lacing down the glass. Looks good.

The aroma is just a bit underwhelming. Definite notes of pine resin, a hint of tropical hop notes, and some caramel malt. But, not as strong as I would have assumed.

The flavor makes up some ground for the aroma. The aforementioned pine resin hop notes shine through nicely in the flavor. The secondary hop flavor is a blend of citrus and light tropical notes. The caramel malt is a solid background flavor that doesn't come across as too sweet.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel, with the expected oily hop feel. No real notice of the alcohol. Overall, a very good IPA. I would recommend it,

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,427 ratings.
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