Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
BA SCORE
85.2%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 3,430 ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,112
Reviews:
682
Ratings:
3,430
Liked:
2,924
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
544
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Durge
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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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  rDev -0.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of zac16125
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of beesy
3.78/5  rDev -6%
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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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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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  rDev -0.5%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass.

A: This is a clear deep gold, with a two-finger foamy white head and just a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Spicy, melon, grassy dank with citrus and pine hops, and a small amount of malt.

T: Spicy, garlic and melon with a pinch of caramel malt sweetness. Pine bitterness in the hang. Overall impression of flavor is much more spicy and savory flavor than fruity/juicy.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

O: Good, but not my preference for hop flavor profile.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber with reddish hue.

Big sticky pine at first, tropical fruits later, malts shine as bready qualities come through as it warms.

Piney again with great balance of sweetness. Totally drinkable and actually refreshing at 8% No sign of booze.

Everything an IPA should be and then some..

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 85.2% out of 100 with 3,430 ratings
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