Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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3,417 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,417
Reviews:
678
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
540
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,417 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of cgrunin
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKast409
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Old Chicago-Fayetteville, chosen blind based solely on other awesome selections Oskar Blues has and as expected, this did not disappoint. That being said, it was not the hop bomb one expects from what's labled as an Imperial IPA! What I was poured was an extremely easy drinking, smooth tasting DIPA (at most)! There is a lot going on here, at times I was wondering what I was drinking ,the Chicago fire may have altered my pallet a tad, but in-between the spices, tropical notes did shine through, and was good, very good!

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep shade of amber, bordering on red, with a huge fluffy head by IPA standards that lingers. The aroma is strong enough to smell without even bringing my nose to the glass, bursting with pine resin, some hints of dark fruits, brown sugar, and some dank, earthy notes. Taste is the closest thing I have likely ever found in regards to balancing the bitter, piney taste of hops with the sweet tastes of honey and caramel malt. Hides the 8% better than some, but you can still tell that this is a huge beer. This is partially due to the full body, and an almost sticky mouthfeel, which I really enjoy in just about any beer. Overall a fantastic double IPA, and possibly one of my new favorites.

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Photo of clager
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of moundbz
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sam Smith's English pint. One of the most attractive beers I can remember seeing, with a perfect head and frothy, thick lacing. Twenty plus minutes into the pour, a melting island of head still rests above the creamy tan cap. Nose is pine resin, spicy hops, citrus, vanilla, and wood.

This is complex, interesting stuff. Lots of hops and alcohol notes in the front of the sip but in the aftertaste is oak and leather and dark fruit and yeast and plenty of other factors. High octane but definitely drinkable for the initiated.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been on an IPA in a can kick lately..that and the fact that I have enjoyed other products from Oskar Blues made me buy it.
From the can and onto the glass it poured a dark amber, caramel color with a big foam head.
In the aroma there is sweetness; brown sugar, molasses.
Likewise, in the taste sweetness predominates. There is a smooth, caramel texture. At times it feels more barley wine like. More malt forward than hoppy. The hops are subdued and more in the background, as they provide more balance. The body is medium to full , even slightly chewy.
I would recommend this one if you are looking for a more malt forward IPA and craving something more on the sweet side. Certainly not the brew to have if you need that atomic hops fix. Overall, pretty tasty.
P.S. I've read other reviews, after the one above, and wonder why some people are referring to it as a hop bomb. It certainly did not strike me as hops forward. I'm more in the majority in that I find it, along with a select few reviewers, to be more malty. Did I get an older can?

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Photo of anon
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. Beautiful thick creamy head and great lacing, brownish gold color. The smell is nutty and slightly boozy. The taste is rich with caramel and some citrus. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyB
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,417 ratings.
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