Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of philbe311
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A finger and a health of delicate pure white froth... The color is a medium goldish bronze... Moderate carbonation... Pretty rings of lacing are left on the glass...

S - A nice hop component to start... Mostly earthy with a bit of pine mixed in... A touch of orange zest... A malt base lies beneath the surface, mostly in the form of graham crackers, but also with some light caramel notes mixed in...

T - Earthy hops sit atop a layer of graham crackers... Simple and straightforward... Even and consistent with each sip...

M - Rather pedestrian mouthfeel... Medium bodied... A bit dense... Lightly carbonated... Some lushness... A bit dry... A bit chalky...

D - A solid, but unremarkable DIPA... There is nothing wrong with this beer per se, but there is nothing that really reaches out or grabs you either... Some good hop flavor and a good appearance, but not much more...

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Photo of hollyisaway
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz tall boy into a Mad Elf Chalice. Canned on March 30, 2012, so pretty fresh!

Appearance is very solid. Hazy and orange, with clarity around the edges when held into a light.

Smell is nothing special. Simple hops and a hint of onion. Similar to a wet hop ale, but nothing significant.

Taste will be controversial. It hits up front with hop bitterness and flavor. The freshness certainly contributes. However, on the aftertaste, there is an almost fried flavor, similar to onion rings or fried green tomatoes. Pairing this with an italian style sub was delicious, and I like the taste on its own. I could see people objecting however.

Mouthfeel is very clean, with hop resin lingering around the mouth afterward. If it weren't for the lingering, this may be a bit too fresh to have sip after sip, but damn if it doesn't taste great once that hop coating is complete.

I wish there was a value section, as within two days I paid $16 for a 4pk here and $10 for a 4pk of Hoptimum. Deviant Dale's is great, but I am hesitant to return at this price point. A great beer with a solid price limitation to less well-off beer geeks.

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Photo of gabedivision
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can to a DFH globe glass.

A- pours an absolutely clear and pretty deep amber, with a 1 finger head that slimes around the head of the glass. Perfect DIPA look.

S-Grassy, dirty summit hops, blooming onions, pungent garlic and fresh cut grass all fill the nose. Slight tones of lemons and citrus on the back half.

T- Tangerines and garlic, wierd mix of citrus and earthiness that seem to come together, dank sticky grassy tones. Dirt, and fresh cut grass as well. Jello, juice with A bready malt peaks its head in and out.

M- Medium in body, light to drink for a 8% abv, pretty much just hop juice no real malt backing it up. Extremely earthy and veggie.

O- Good tasting IPA, big summit hops all over, sometimes over veggie. Not a bad choice, but a bad price however, expensive ticket for the trip.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I first heard about this one, I thought it might have been some soured barrel aged version of Dale's. This was, however, not the case. Had this one on tap at one of the Old Chicago locations north of Denver (wasnt driving or paying attention). Served in a large pewter mug (I felt like Paul Revere) so I have no idea what it looked like. Big hops, great initially, though they became too much after a while. Pretty good, but nothing worth going out of the way for.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My Girlfriend picked this up at the Total Wine in Tampa. Canned 4/16/13 so about 7 months old.

A - Copper pour with a hazy body. Good carbonation coming up. Two fingers of thick off white head. Drapes of lace and a finger of retention. Solid.

S - Pineapple, syrupy sticky fruits. Honey is there too. Hops have aged markedly.

T - Prickly pineapple and pine. Soapy and fruity. You can tell this has age on it. Sweet malt is present. Resinous and sticky.

M - Good bitterness.

O/D - The age definitely took away from this. You can tell it's a solid, resinous, hoppy DIPA though, just a bit old. Tasty though.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deviant dale's is a looker with a strong khaki head and a ruby orange body. The beer is slightly hazed but nothing that you can't see through.

The nose is even better then appearance with gobs of hop notes. The dominating scent is tropical and citrus fruit with hints of pine and roasted grains.

Taste is shy of the stupendous scent but still well above average. The flavors mirror the nose with tropical and citrus fruits but unlike the smell the caramel of the malts is much more balanced and present.

Mouthfeel is milder then the nose but on par with the taste. The hops pinch but don't dominate and are balanced by a sweet chew of the grains. The carbonation is enough to be present but not really enough to sizzle. This is a good IPA that is nicely canned for those pool days or other outdoor activities. A great find and a tasty beverage, this one is for sure worth checking out.

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Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

A: deep orange. Almost auburn. Thin off white head. Great, thin lacing of small bubbles.

S: sweet. Caramel.

T: sweet caramel malty syrup. Followed by pine tar. Alcohol notes.

M: medium high carbonation. Medium to big body. Sweet. Slightly thick.

O: pretty ok imperial IPA. Needs more aroma. Very drinkable.

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Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 10/16/12. Fresh. 16oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt orange with a nice fluffy beige/off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing. Really nice looking beer. The aromas are very plesant. There's some garlic/onion aromas going on with a subtle touch of fragrant soap. There's also pine blended with some caramel malts. The flavors seem to match the nose, but there's a little warmth in the finsh. There's a good amount of pine resin and orange peel in the flavors. The caramel malts give it a malty backbone, but the hop flavors still get to shine. Nice flavors, but not too complex and can become reduntant. The mouthfeel is very nice. Slightly syrupy, but light and fluffy. Creamy, but watery. It makes this beer very drinkable. There's a slight alcohol presense.

This is nice, but I can't help but think of what this could be.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a little disappointed with this one though i don't know if it's fresh or old.
Has an amber copper color with a cloudy complexion and a slight head.

Hops really are absent here. I can pull out some piney notes but I'm basically guessing really. There is an abundance of sweet malts and caramel.

Taste finds light hops maybe citrus but malts are bold and agressive.
Finish is smooth and soft not much carbonation in there.
I wanted to like this so bad but it's not to be.

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Photo of brureview
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Good looking beer. Light honey color with a 2 finger head.
The smell is piney hops.
The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated.
The taste is a very smooth piney hops.

Overall, I prefer this to Dale's Pale Ale. It's smoother,
more balanced, the aroma from the head is captivating.
The finish isn't too bitter, and the taste of hops is just right for this beer . It's not my favorite style, but worth

Update: with warming, this beer mellows and becomes
more drinkable- smoother finish, less bitterness, but
less piney hops. Possibly a 4 after warming.

I reviewed this on youtube/thebrureview

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Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great looking copper body with excellent clarity. Head appears white and dense, a little over one-finger in sustained height.

Very hoppy aroma. Floral and piney. Barely noticeable is a faint light malt scent.

Pretty good taste. Hop bitterness immediately hits and stays with you. Not much in the way of grain character. A bit of alcohol warmth noticed in the finish.

Somewhat light-bodied mouthfeel. Smooth, clean.

A very respectable IIPA. A little one-dimensional in the malt department, but great overall work on the hops. Hides the relatively high ABV pretty well. Wouldn't quite use this as a session brew, but I wouldn't turn down knockin' a couple back at any one time...

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 16oz can picked up at Total Wine Chamblee

A - A dark amber, but clear, but 2 fingers of head that dissapate, but tons of sticy lace ALL over the glass

S - Wow, the pine hops just about knocked me over. Smells well done

T - Smooth, craickles on your mouth. TASTY!

M - Medium bodied,

O - Ok, another ridicoulous beer from Stone. Love it!

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Photo of rawfish
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours medium amber with a bit of frothy white head with some good retention and alot of soapy lacing clinging to the glass.

Pungent earthy and sweet hops, orange, peaches and pine. Hoppy candy, that's what Oskar Blues IPAs always are.

Sweet simple syrup and cereal grains, almost cloyingly so before a light bitterness and pungent pine, orange, and pear hops. A bit too sticky to dry well but in the end this is candied hops, very flavorful.

Sticky, medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Hides the booze pretty well with a lick of it coming out in the end.

Very good ipa, sets its self apart by the pungent oily hops, sweet malt and the high abv for being a single. Very easy to take down, not as punchy in the hops as it could be with the sweet malt, some pale ales are hoppier than this. Suits the can well, as well as the Colorado cold.

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Photo of gpogo
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear copper copper body with a small white head that turns to a foam ring and leaves a light lacing.

A- Citrusy earthy aroma, light sweet malt.

T- Nice bitterness with a citrus grapefruit hop aroma upfront and some piney tastes as well. There is a pleasant malty sweetness, but it stays out of the way of the hops. Leaves a pleasant sweet bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation.

D- An enjoyable IPA, it comes in a can, even better it comes in a tallboy.

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Photo of orangedive
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very orange. Nice thick, off-white head receding slowly. Beautiful lace appearing as it is drunk.

S - The smell is fantastic. Citrusy, piney, a little sweetness and a little bitterness all at once on the nose. Exactly what an IPA should smell like.

T - Bitter. Tastes like a Christmas tree and orange peel. It's good but it is not one of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had. Not a whole lot of sweetness. A bit of pepper on the tongue...maybe even some chipotle notes.

M - The flavor sticks around in your mouth for a while. Carbonation is nice and would be good for drinking while eating spicy or super flavorful foods.

O - A legit and standard IPA. Bitter, citrusy, and piney. Not bad, but I wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 at a time.

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Photo of BigBarley
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hard into a tulip, comes to a beautiful, white, finger worth of creamy foam head. The beer itself is a rich copper, somewhat orange, with a full body. actually looks thick!

Aroma is very hop-forward, with a punchy citrus bitter scent, backed up by a sweet, buttery malt. Smells like it'll be strong!

Flavor wise, you get a classic hop bomb, with your brilliant bitterness, and your piney citrus mixture . Backing that is a malt presence that, unfortunately, is just a little sweeter than I prefer. Caramel and butter profile, but entirely too sugary, that it's almost overwhelming alongside the hops. A decent sipper, but a little TOO diabetic.

Mouhfeel is decadent and almost syrupy. Still clean and refreshing like an IPA should be, but also thicker and with very fizzy carbonation. Good feel, all around big qualities.

This is a pretty decent IPA, especially if you've gone awhile without a big beer and want something to spend some serious time with. The overbearing sweetness is the only real downfall, and even that has it's charm when you're in the mood. It's a beer that's meant to take a while to drink, and not one for quick knockbacks.

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Photo of smanders
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the brewed-on-date stamped on the bottom of the can. As a fan of Gordon (G'Knight), I thought I'd give DD a try. Poured into a British pint glass for review.

Appearance: a hazy copper with a bulbous head; plenty of lacing the height of the glass.

Smell: lots of caramel with a hint of orange and grapefruit.

Taste: exactly as it smells; caramel sweetness, followed by citrus, and then the piney aftertaste. I am chugging this for an 8% A.B.V.

Mouthfeel: a little heavier than most IPAs. I wouldn't introduce a novice to the style with this one.

Drinkability: This is a go-to beer if I'm looking for portability, taste, and quality. Thanks Dales for using a pint can! A nice variation of the IPA style.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A – deep copper color with nice head, sticky lacing

S – My sense of smell is not great so I am not the best to describe this but I did not detect a big hop aroma, besides I like drinking beer not smelling it.

T – Sweet sticky malt front and center. There was a slight hoppy/boozy finish. This was a border line double IPA. I am actually surprised they call an IPA because it is so sweet and low on the hop-o-meter. This was not totally chilled so maybe because it was on the warm side it tasted sweeter.

M – this has a very thick mouth feel, not unpleasant but just thick. Not a session beer

O – A tasty beer if you like thick sticky sweet low hop IPAs.

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Photo of output01x
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can (Canned On 02-24-12) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 2 1/2-finger off white head that slowly recedes to a thin, clumpy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a translucent reddish amber with a small amount of slow-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen clinging to the glass between sips but very little manages to last.

The nose is filled with a great mix of pine and citrus hops aromas. A strong tangerine scent is almost overpowered by all of pine. The malt aromas are nearly nonexistant compared to all the strength of the hops aromas.

Each sip starts out just like the nose witb strong flavors of orange-like citrus, a heap of pine needles, and just a bit of caramel malt. Swallowing the beer releases more pine flavors that slowly mellow to a decent piney bitterness.

The medium body let's the flavors really stick to the palate while still remaining surprisingly smooth and drinkable. The carbonation is almost unnoticeable until the swallow, where this beer suddenly becomes rather crisp.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint Can, Almost exactly 1 month old.

A: Pours a beatiful copper/amber/rust, clear, with thin, slightly tan head. Small head, but i'm not good at can pours. Head dissipates, but leaves big rings. Looks like a red ale kinda.

S: Grapefruit/pineapple, west coast, some caramel. No real pine or floral. A bit faint for a DIPA. After settling more molasses/malts come through. Perhaps fresher would have better smell.

T: Sour grapefruit up front, very tropical citrus, some lemonade, with a solid caramel/molasses malty backbone, actually pretty balanced with big flavors, a light hint of peppery spice, finally at the end the hop oils return, quite bitter piney finish, hint of booze, slightly earthy/grassy too. Leaves palate dry.

M: A tad light on carbonation, very smooth, creamy, coats mouth with hop oils. Medium/full weight. Really nice actually.

O: More of an Imperial Red than an 1.5 IPA or whatever you want to consider it. Hop flavors are big, but the lot of maltiness and spice too. Would prefer slightly bigger hop flavors/extraction, but it is well balanced, not a DIPA hop fix though. More for beer drinkers, not hop heads. Worth trying, a bit overpriced IMO.

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Photo of tony223366
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Awesome, fluffy tan head. Really frothy and appetizing. Clarity is perfect in this dark caramel/amber looking beer. Great action from the carbonation and nice lacing and head retention. Beautiful!

S: Spicy, resiny hops! Some citrus, but a lot of it is in a spicy, leafy way. Herbal. Past that I get some caramel malts but not a whole lot else. Smells pretty good though!

T: Wow, this is really, really bold. The hops come out in pine, some citrus and a lot of pepper. It's really leafy and herbal. There is some sweetness that lingers throughout as caramel but the finish is a little bitter.

M: The body is nice and full for an IPA which is good. Nice carbonation.

O: Absolutely a hop bomb, however It feels pretty unbalanced. You shouldn't go looking for an even tasting beer experience with this. Tasty and definitely will have it's following, but not one of the greats.

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Photo of FishPondManager
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a nice deep copper. 1 inch head with nice lacing

S - Spice and citrus followed by pronounced hops. Smells a bit earthy like onion.

T - Good bitterness and a bit of grapefruit up front. Finishes sweet and not too dry. Good overall balance and flavor

M - Medium/low carbonation finishes well

O - One I look forward to drinking more. Overall a good addition to the category. Comparable price/quality to other good DIPA offerings.

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Photo of KajII
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while. Reducing finally down to a medium film with a large collar, which did produce some awesome sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, pine and resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a touch of apricot.

The taste was a malty bitter with a light sweet caramel undertone and a mild fruity ester in the beginning, and then became intensely hoppy with a large resin presence and a harsh bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an ungodly long time proceeding the swallow, with the harsh hoppy bitterness fading away slowly.

Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body with a very dry texture and an almost ticklish carbonation.

Overall this is a brew for the true "HOPHEAD”, very lightly sweet and intensely hoppy and bitter...

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Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish in body with giant white head that sits on top. Aroma of hop resin, citrus juice, wet grass, and some caramel nuttiness. Strong flavors of wet grass, slick hop bitterness, nuttiness, hop spice, some booze, and deep citrus with rind. Heavy in body with medium carbonation. A heavy hitter that's big and tasty.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and bitter hops with light pine notes is quite interesting. Taste is dominated by floral bitter hoppy notes with some light pine notes and clean semi-dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is well hidden. Not bad but I was expecting an even bigger hops assault.

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