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:
3,416
Reviews:
678
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
540
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,416 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of slavall
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at The Thirsty Moose. Hits the spot, a good IPA with big hop aroma. Fruity,Juicy flavour. Cloudy orange wih a good mouthfeel as understated carbonation and malty backbone.By the end of it,with earthiness ,becomes a sipper as a 1.5 IPA.

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Photo of slowdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of blackcompg
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their tall pint can...I poured this into a nice beer glass, I won't drink from a can if I have some glassware nearby ;)

Appearance - Holy smokes batman - poured 4 fingers of bumpy yellow, creamy, eggshell head. Body is a gorgeous a dnslightly hazy orange amber, and left incredible lacing that coated the entire glass.

Smell - Floral hops, tropical fruits, mango and light toffee.

Taste - This is a floral hop lovers dream - huge floral hops from start to finish. Mango sweetness and bready malts are found at the center, with the finish adding more meadowy and grassy hop nuances to the huge floral - grapefruit pith enters long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth as silk! Medium mouthfeel with a soft, smooth foaming carb that gently transitions the sweetness at the center to the hops in the finish. Perfect mouthfeel, and oh so drinkable...

Overall - This is all about the floral hops - and as such this could be considered a "one trick pony", but it is a trick that I really enjoy, and one that is done extremely well here. Alcohol is completely hidden, and with such an easy drinkability and 16oz cans @ 8%, this could "plow" the unsuspecting - handle with care, and enjoy ;o)

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Photo of vande
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Pours amber color with chunky very light cream-tan head that lingers forever. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell is perfect. Lots of pine, resin and grapefruit. Floral character (honeysuckle) is present too. Very nice and inviting.

Taste is sweet malt up front. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine. Tons of bitterness in the finish. Maybe a bit too lopsided toward the bitterness. Good, though.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall this was really good.

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Photo of cjac
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of weller1js
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a vibrant copper, slightly hazy, with effervescing carbonation, thick bubbly very off-white head which recedes into a thinner but heavier foam.

smell: deeply tangy and floral hops make most of the scent, with notable piney hop undertones.

taste: begins clean with a rapid development of the hops, much more piney in character than the smell would lead one to believe, the floral and tangy-ness presents itself on the back end of the taste, finishing with noted strength of the alcohol content, but with a crisp bitterness and a piney aftertaste.

mouthfeel: despite high hop and alcohol content, the suprisingly lighter body is discernable from those strengths.

overall: great IPA, love the fact that it's in a pint pounder, hops are well used and abv is not too high and not too low.

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Photo of kpattonunc
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Poured a 1/2" custard head with surprisingly long life. The body is a hazy apricot copper color. It smells nicely of piney hops and caramel. The taste mirrors the smell and throws in burnt sugar, and although it's IPA strength it isn't the punch in the mouth type of IPA. Quite a long finish.

This brewer is infamous for always using cans and though that's thought of as lower class the truth is it keeps the beer fresher than bottles. I can definitively say this sample is the best IPA I've had packaged in a can (but yeah I did pour it into a glass).

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are many more hoppy IPA’s that I would choose before this one.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall boy can, 8% abv. Hazy copper color, with a great, thick white head. Fantastic retention here. Eventually some impressive lace coats the sides of the glass.

Big hop aroma. Citrus, tropical fruit and a bit of pine. Sugary, caramel malt blends in the nose as well.

Lots of malt up front, with a decent amount of sweetness. Hop flavor ranges from herbal, earthy and slightly tropical. A bit of a stone fruit feel as well. Bitterness lingers for quite some time.

Medium body, soft carbonation is nice, but a bit more would help clean things up a bit. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice beer.

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Photo of nimrod979
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz. TALL BOY! Canned on 3/16/12 "This Is Bat Country". Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Copper color with a slight haze. two finger off white head. with pretty good retention and excellent lacing.

Aroma: Huge piney resiny aroma. Some grapefruit citrusy hops as well. Earthy. Hops dominate this aroma and I have NO PROBLEM with that.

Taste: The hop profile follows the aroma and is also fairly dominate. There is a small dry malty sweetness towards the back end that adds a little bit of stability.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps a little heavier than a medium body. Carbonation is average. Sticky. Super dry with a long bitter finish.

This has quickly become one of my favorite IPA's. Solid hop-forward. Lots of pine resin and bitterness that starts up front and goes long after the finish. Great job Oskar Blues!

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Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of randomjazzr
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JLapadura
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

A - Amber-copper color. Off-white 2 finger head. Medium-thick lacing. Very little carbonation bubbling from bottom of cup poured into.

S - Earthy, piney, not very citrousy. Definitely smell the alcohol

T - Complex hoppiness, although Columbus and Centennial hops are not a personal favorite of mine. Reminds me of Founder's Centennial IPA with a stronger and spicier hop bite.

M - Lingering btterness on the sides and back of tongue. Sticky and resinous.

O - Overall, it's an above-average IPA, but nothing to really write home about. Indeed a bitter beer, but lacking either a balanced malty base, or floral/fruity notes.

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Photo of jozols1
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper, caramel color with a nice head and lacing.

Smell: Citrus notes. It's clear, even from a sniff, that this is a pretty high-alcohol beer.

Taste: Caramel and citrus notes. There's a nice balance between the hops and malt, both of which have a large presence. There is a little astringency, and some bitterness at the finish. But, overall, very nice. Neighbor called it "very refreshing."

Mouthfeel: Nice mouthfeel. Smooth and surprisingly light.

Overall: This is a dangerously drinkable high-ABV IPA.

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Photo of TheMaimed
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RobAtSGH
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the 16-oz tallboy can into a standard pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden-copper with a moderate, tight head. A meager lacing persists throughout the glass.

Resiny/citrus hops on the nose, with a clean maltiness. The crisp hops are definitely the prominent aroma, with a slightly toasty malt profile at the base. Flavor is consistent with the aroma - clean resin and grapefruit hops up front, a well-balanced malt profile with pale and light crystal flavors, resiny hoppy bitterness on the finish, with a bit of earthiness. The flavors combine well, in good proportion, though the alcohol can come through when drunk with food, even though by itself it's pretty well contained.

This ale has a good weight in the mouth, with a reasonable amount of carbonation. After swallowing, the flavors persist in good balance.

Overall, a very drinkable double-IPA. Despite a large amount of hops and malt, it's all held in a balance that's not tiring. You can drink a lot of this, but you'll be in trouble if you do.

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Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,416 ratings.
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