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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We crack the tab and rip a brew of burnt sienna. It holds a two finger head of creamy, latte colored bubbles. The head shows nice retention, leaving a final central aggregate of big whitish bubbles. Lacing is drippy, wet, and in vertical streaks. There is a definite haze to the beer, with swirls of yeasty microsediment. Carbonation appears minimal. The aroma is of a raw pine cone dipped in cold honey and lemon tea, dropped into a rich, caramel malt beer, and then snorted up my nose. Far in the distance there is coin and copper malts, with a cooling vanilla twang. Our first impression is that the piney hops are almost just as robust as they are in the nose. As we sip, the malts start things off with sweet caramel, and drying chalkiness, while the hops show a hint of lemon and citric bitterness. The tea-like tannins are apparent right from the start, adding dryness throughout. The middle peaks with more robust piney hops and sticky, nectary resin. Honey sweetness comes to cut, along with more of the caramel and rich maltiness. The hops maintain their pine through the finish, but also take on a more herbal quality. This mixes with more lemon citrics, and a faint oaky character, adding even more dryness. The aftertaste breathes of fresh dill, piney hop resin, green tree bark, coiny metallics, fusel booze, and gritty, mineral grain. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is a shade shy of medium. There is supreme slurp, smack, cream, and froth due to the nicely retained bubbles. The mouth is initially coated, but eventually becomes dried with the light astringency and tannin-like qualities of a breakfast tea. The abv is appropriate, and nicely hidden, and the beer sips accordingly well.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the explosion of piney hops in the aroma and following taste. This made for a highly refreshing, and uniquely hoppy beverage. There was a hearty malty backbone, with caramel sugars, along with a very prominent lemon tea quality, making for another interesting twist to mix with such a strong hop varietal. The feel was also notable, with soft slurp and continued creaminess to the last drop. This guy will truly hit the spot.

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Photo of Chaney
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this one for a while but am finally getting aroPund to it.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Ridiculously murky, orange-maroon color, with a head that is only about a shade or two lighter than the brew itself.

S: Pow! Hops and fruit, very well-balanced (as if that's actually a virtue), and with a bit of candy-like undertow.

T: Full of hop flavor and bitterness, with the grapefruit husk taking the lead, followed by the melted "Astro-Pop." The Fruit and citrus components were extremely well played!

M: The head was so gunky, that it actually looked like krausen after a well-fermented homebrew. This was bitter as hell, but it that "man candy" kinda way. The booze warming added to the complexity and enjoyment.

O: Needless to say, I was totally satisfied with this outing. Kudos, Oskar Blues!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned served in a pint glass, nice pint sized tall boy

A - Clear amber with 2 finger bubbly white head with good retention and good lacing

S - Grapefruit, Lemon, pine

T - A fantastic balance of sweet caramel malts and a nice variety of hops, predominately citrus in nature, but a touch of pine and grassy notes, with a nice moderately bitter finish and a touch of booze.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch chewy. NIce touch of warming booze.

O - I really enjoyed this IPA, nothing extremely unique or standout, just particularly well balanced and very drinkable. I could sling this one back anytime. Great summer session IPA.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge yellow white head that takes forever to recede and gets some stick on with the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas waft towards my nose almost immediately after the can goes crack. Resinous pine and green onion dominates the aroma with quite a dankness that I could sniff all day dude. There's a sweet caramel and bread malt base in there, but it's so far down the rabbit hole that its hard to find. The flavor holds a bit more malt than the aroma suggested with a solid sweet caramel and simple syrup flavor up front. Pine, grapefruit, resin, green onion, and garlic flavored hops abound in the flavor but always provide a smooth bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy resinous mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with a lot going on here. Its a touch on the sweet side for my personal tastes, but I could drink this.

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

16oz can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is deep amber with some gold highlights. A modest inch of off-white head sits atop.

S - Straight up pine, spruce, juniper, and whatever conifer that you can think of.

T - It's like I'm chewing on pine needles. There is a little malt in there if you can find it.

M - Medium. Moderate carbonation and pretty smooth.

O - It reminds me of a Christmas tree in smell and taste. I haven't have an IPA this piney in a long time. This is interesting to drink, but I prefer the citrus IPA's of Michigan and Ohio.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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