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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice copper color with a slight head and little lacing on the glass. Notes of grapefruit, pine and malts on the nose. Pine was very prevalent on the tongue, kind of overpowered the other flavors. not bad for an IPA....Alcohol all of a sudden KICKS YOU!!! YES!!!

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazey amber orange which gets lighter down the glass. Not much head. Maybe a fingers worth. Dissipates quickly. Webs of lacing on the glass.

S - aroma is big. Lots orangey citrus with lots of resinous hops. Notes of grilled pineapple, caramel and grapefruit as the beer warms.

T - the initial flavor is reminiscent of fresh dough sprinkled with sugar. The tropical fruit notes add to the overall sweetness but the grapefruit rind bitterness comes in to give balance. Sharp quick finish.

M - medium bodied nearing full. Medium carb. Creamy texture.

O - good beer. I wish it was drier but still ridiculously drinkable.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L (4) - Nice, DEEP amber color. Big fluffy head on top. Almost too much.

S (3.75) - Not much aromas really, both hop or malt. Didn't smell bad by any means.

T (3.75) - Meh . . . You can tell theres a nice malty base beer to this. But more of that really weird, sharp, not-quote-alpha bitterness. Almost like earwax. I like high IBU IPAs and this is not that taste.

F (4) - Nice enough carb and fairly drinkable. No issues here.

O (3.75) - I don't know what it is about OB, but their beers are just off to me. I mean, I don't mind it, but I don't know if I like it as much as others.

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Photo of Braseltonage
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smudged canned on date looks like 06-04-12.
Tall boy poured into a NB goblet.

A: Burnt orange, faint haze. Yellowy white head, nice clingers after dissipates.
S: Intense resinous hop aroma. Familiar pine, citrus. Some pineapple and perhaps dried apricot.
T: . A reasonable hop bump up front with plenty stickiness behind to balance. Some of the sweeter citrus flavors that I recognize from some of the FFF brews. Some pine resin. Medium caramel sweetness coats the tongue of the finish. Some residual bitterness as well.
M: Nice medium to full body. Good carbonation.
O: Another fine offering from OB, but not my favorite. A nice example. As a side note, the only real negative I can add is the price point. I love OB products, but I don't see how this needs to retail at the price it does. It's good, but I can't see the upcharge vs similar offerings of nearly identical gravities and hop levels that other fine brewers put out there.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but at this point it's pretty old because I failed to look at the can on date before purchase. That being said, I'll give it a fair shake. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is malt heavy with a small amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium tobthick. Overall a decent beer that I would love to try fresh.

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Photo of beesy
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Photo of bump8628
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another one on-tap at the Tasty Weasel. I've never enjoyed the summit-laced Gubna so I'm hoping the hopping in Deviant Dale's is more akin to Dale's Pale Ale. Here we go...pours a bright orange-copper with a dollop of stiff white foam. Yeah it's hoppy, but I'm not getting those bright and juicy pine and citrus notes I was expecting. Instead, it's a punch of dank herbs and grass (I guess it's those Columbus dry hops). Malt is surprisingly substantial with a chewy bready quality. Pungent, resinous hop goodness continues to linger on the palate after the first big gulp. A bit of chive or shallot creeps in as it warms. Reallly good, if I could pick up a pack of tallboys occasionally I would, but there are certainly others in this category that I would go to first.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from Copper Vine in Grandville, MI

A - Copper tone with a nice fluffy head poured in a snifter.

S - Piney, resinous, dank, earthy.

T -Big Oily and resinous hop profile, nice feel for a DIPA and highly drinkable.

O - Solid DIPA that you can't go wrong with.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear and golden orange. Plenty of head, tan and bubbly which settles quickly with nice lacing left behind.

S - Soapy and pine but not too much aroma.

T - Pepper and pine hops dominate along with a lot of alcohol while the malts take a back seat.

M - Fairly thin with good carbonation. Medium body but could use a bit more heft in my opinion.

O - While this is a thinner IPA than I prefer, the strong spicy hops win me over. Definitely a good beer to bring to a barbecue especially if you're looking to get a bit tipsy!

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Photo of brydeen
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to wdeck9 for adding this as an extra.

Poured from can into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep hazy orange, almost cloudy. Creamy white head is very thin and fades to almost nothing immediately. Lots of sticky white lacing throughout though.

S: Loads of citrus, predominantly grapefruit and pineapple.

T: Hints of grapefruit flavor right away, with a faint piney bitterness at the back end. Very balanced sweetness/bitterness.

M: A sticky, creamy texture, with only faint carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: A tasty Brew, but doesn't really stand out as very memorable. Very drinkable, but it lacks that dry bitter bite I look for in my DIPAs. I'd definitely give it another shot though if given the chance.

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Photo of philbe311
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
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 -6.7%
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 -6.7%
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 -6.7%
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 bylerteck
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%

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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%
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 -6.9%
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 -7.2%
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 -7.2%
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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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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