Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ran into this at Delaney’s in New Haven. This pale ale looks clear and bronze with a thick egg shell colored head and lots of it staying behind to hug the tall pilsner glass. The nose picks up a beautiful citrus and toasted wheat bread yeast. Very pleasant stuff. The taste buds embrace a distinctively well constituted blend of grapefruit-orange citrus and grainy malt pine. Very impressive for an IPA, even more stunning for a pale ale. There’s a slight hint of alcohol but nothing that hurts this intense, delicious flavor. Body is nearly a full bodied brew with a fairly thick and syrupy hint to it, a midland carbonation keeps it fresh and drinkable. This is a beautiful grapefruit bread brew with a pale ale attraction for the hop masses. Bravo!

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Deviant Dales DIPA
16oz can poured into a pint glass (sipping on a tall boy)
Bottled on 4/16/12, this is likely way past its prime but I recently picked up a 4 pack for an event that did not allow bottles and I had this one left over so I decided to review it.  

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a 2.5 fingers width of very light khaki colored head.  The head is fluffy, dense, and hangs around as a solid mass for minutes before dissipating down to a level that is conducive to drinking. 1/2 finger remains throughout the entire drink and leaves tons of lacing all theway down the glass.  Pretty much perfect looking DIPA.

S: Grape fruit, juniper, and piney resinous hops.  A bit of the soapy hop notes that are occasional present in IPAs.  Candied sugar and caramel malt sweetness.  There is a nutty character as well, that combined with the sweetness is reminiscent of candied pecans, an aroma I often pick up in old ales/some barelywines but rarely, if ever, have I picked it up in DIPAs.  Smells amazing.

T: Sweet malt forward, again with a significant nutty component and candied sugar sweetness.  Some piney bitterness on the backend.  A touch of grapefruit.  Overall, the hop characters are pretty muted in the flavor. 
As I said, this is a few months old.  I also had one in May of this year and remember it having a much more hop forward, and thus IMO more desirable, flavor profile.  That being said its still rather tasty, just different, and better fresh.  

M/D: Smooth, on a fuller side of medium bodied, appropriately low carbonation.  Drinkability is great, I drank 3 in one sitting like it was nothing, which is impressive.  

O: Its probably not fair that I am judging a DIPA that is almost 5 months old, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.  I will be looking forward to the release of this next spring so I can compare a fresh bottle to this review.  

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz tall boy into a standard pint glass

A - pours a brilliant medium orange with a two and a half finger head thats dark eggshell in color. The head is very foamy and leaves a large amount of lacing.

S - piney, spicy and very heavy on the tropical hop notes. Not much in malts or alcohol detected.

T - very hop forward as expected. Tons of pine throughout, especially in the late bitterness. Some tropical profiles build in mid palate but are overshadowed by the pine. A slightly coarse bitterness stays with you for a while, whichis heavy pine.

M - on the heavier side of light. Slightly creamy.

D - fairly low for me. The pine overpowers everything, especially in the bitterness making it a longer drink than it should be.

Overall, a pretty good beer. The visuals were the best part of this beer. I wish there was a little more hop flavor to tear down the immense amount of pine. I found the hop flavor and bitterness is somewhat one dimensional.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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