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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3,437 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:
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Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,571
Reviews:
685
Ratings:
3,437
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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153
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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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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Canned just a month ago. Pours an almost-clear amber color with a medium egg-white head. Scent is amazing on the hoppiness. Good amount of hops with some citrus and a bit of bready malt aromas. A light floral aroma, but more citrus. Taste is just tasty as hell. A great hop profile balanced with a bready malt profile, but not leaning toward an east-coast IPA. This beer keeps it west-coast qualities, while having a solid malt profile. Lovely bittering hops and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Drinkability is high. Overall, this could easily pass for a DIPA, but it is very tasty regardless.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Bright golden amber, a little hazy with an abundant white head, leaving abundant lacing in it's wake, nice looking beer.

The aroma seems to be equal parts bredy malts and citrusy hops. It also rather smells rather like a Barley Wine.

Massive bready malts backed up by massive fruity, resinous hops and the hops win by a hair developing a walloping bitterness in the finish. Warming blends tones and flavors nicely and evens out the bitterness somewhat.

Mouthfeel is medium-thick, full and somewhat chewy. The body is also creamy from the carbonation.

Very nice "extra" IPA, recomended!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.61/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz tallboy can into a pint glass. Canned on: 8-08-12 @ 09:46 "SPF-15000". Not sure how this got past EPA!

A - Dark and clear amber body.One finger soapy white head. Nice lacing and retention.

S - Orange juice, resinous pine, and danky onions. The onions do have a significant presence here which seems to overpower any traces of malt sweetness.

T - This is obviously not the IPA for me. Starts off with a very bitter and savory onion and dank flavor. Almost no sweetness. So much alcohol that its almost liquor like. Mouth feel is medium bodied with high carbonation, but the drinkability is low for me due to the flavor profile and alcohol.

O - I can't blame this on freshness as its not even three weeks old. Its a very savory and danky beer. I can't even tote this one to taste buds either because the alcohol presence makes for one unbalanced beer.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can in Sam Adams glass
canned on 4/13/12 (in the back of the fridge since May)

A: Dark yellow/light copper color with a thin white head with lots of lace.
S: Citrus and tropical fruits.
T: Lots of fruity hops, some citrus, but the tropical fruits are more obvious, hard to tell if it is an interaction with the caramel malts. Reminds me of a more attenuated Gordon from a malt point of view.
M: Crisp, mouth filling/coating, a lingering bitterness.
O: A very good IPA, I really like the malt/hops combination, they really work together here. A very dangerous beer, there is no hint of 8% alcohol and I could easily reach for a 2nd tall boy. I think Gordon is still my favorite, but Deviant Dale's is a very close second. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

A - Orange pout with a thin foam of eggshell white. Cloudy look. Nice webs of lacing.

S - Good scent of hops and fresh grapefruit. Has a west coast IPA smell with hints of pine.

T - This could easily pass as a DIPA with hits hop profile and heavy feel. Tart flavors of citrus and malt yield to a sharp hoppy, bitter finish.

M - The hevay feel of this made it an enjoyable beer, but a full bodied one that makes one enough.

O - would like to try the regular Dale's to compare to this. It is a middle grounbd IPA; profiled close to an imperial IPA but not quite as robust as that style. Was worth trying.

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