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
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545
For Trade:
3
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BlackBearForge
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%

Photo of davey101
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of socon67
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a dimpled mug. The bottom of the can contains a 08-08-12 @ 8:32 canned on date and time and also states "SPF-15,000,000,000." Apparently, I can ditch the sunscreen for the rest of my life!

Pours amber with golden and orangish hues with a two finger off-white head. Pine, fresh cut grass, flora, and undertones of citrus on the nose. Sweet malt immediately joined by grapefruit rind and pine, returning to sweet malt, and then finishes dry with some sweetness gradually relenting to citrus rind and pine and hints of alcohol. The heaviest malt presence I've experienced in an IPA and certainly borders on DIPA territory. At the very heaviest edge of medium bodied, abundant carbonation, and very smooth. Truly surprising that an IPA with such a heavy malt presence can be so balanced and finish so dry.

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3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imbibed on tap at Original Gravity on 7/25/12. Reviewed from notes.

Opaque copper with stark white head. Big grapefruit, lemon, and lime in the nose. Malt is biscuity. Seems like it might be balanced. Taste is bitter start to finish. Piney and smacking of dry grass/weed. Clean, dry finish. 

This is similar to many other IPAs I've had. Although it doesn't really stand out, it's still good just the same.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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