Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
BA SCORE
4.02/5
3,430 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
Ranking:
#3,126
Reviews:
682
Ratings:
3,430
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
544
Trade:
3
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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was excited to try the souped up version of Dale's Pale Ale. Little pricey but worth it to try a newly available beer here in Beaumont, Texas. I really like Oskar Blues so couldn't pass up the overpriced beer anyway.

Look: amber, copper, red color ale with a lot of lacing and a decent head.

Smell: malts, astringent but clean hops, red/amber IPA character.

Taste: like a malty, red IPA with a good bit of the described hops in the smell to keep things balanced. I've tasted beers with 3/4 the alcohol that are more offensive. Taste is pretty good but nothing outstanding. The feel is where it is at.

Feel: Easy drinker, refreshing, sits well, relatively light for the alcohol. Great taste, easy to session despite the high alcohol (haha). Downed 4 and I don't feel full, great buzz and an awesome beer.

Quick summary: Beer could be a lot more tasty or more unique, not as dull, but I'll be damned if it's not really refreshing and feels good. Thanks OB.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz. canned on 01/11/17

Pours copper red-orange with a creamy off-white foam head.
Smells like roasty caramel malts, nutty toffee, charred brown sugar, molasses, spice, grapefruit, orange citrus, papaya, mango, guava, with floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Tastes like roasty caramel malts, nutty toffee, charred brown sugar, molasses, spice, grapefruit, orange citrus, papaya, mango, guava, with floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice IIPA.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, haven't had this bad boy in probably 3 or 4 years at this point so when I saw some relatively fresh (1/11, so about 5 weeks old), NC-brewed Deviant on shelves, I felt like I had to pick one up to see how I feel about the recipe these days. Glad they're finally listing it as an imperial IPA, as well, as I've always honestly felt like regular Dale's was more like an IPA than an APA... but, I digress. Let's bite into this one!

Pours a deep copper color... perfectly clear with a rather thick khaki-colored head that laces spectacularly as it peters down from 3 or 4 fingers of initial buildup. Not sure how this looked last time I had it... was it totally filtered like this? Who knows, but I do know this looks great in a pint glass. The head is pretty damn long-lasting and the sticky lace bespeaks a solid hop presence, as expected from my previous experiences with DD.

Nose is a bit catty, pungently spicy and earthy with a sharpness to it that definitely seems unlike the current rash of fruity, tropical IPAs. This one seems focused on aggressive older-style West Coast aromatics with some pine, wet earth and grapefruit rind notes atop a biscuity, slightly-caramel-forward malt base. Kind of reminds me of Green Flash's imperial IPA, a beer I remember having for the first time around the same time I first had this "back in the day" of my beer-drinking youth, as it were. Solid but unspectacular nose here.

On the tongue, it's sticky and resinous; elements of caramel/toffee meld with heavy pine sap notes, bitter grapefruit rind and chalky, yeast-like notes. Spicy and almost rye-like with an earthy and citrusy bent, for sure. Very brash flavor; not subtle or nuanced but instead very upfront and forward. Deviant Dale's is pretty much exactly how I recall it, for sure; a no-holds-barred DIPA with a malty undercurrent that nevertheless keeps the body rather lightweight and the finish bitter and punishing. I like the slight slickness in the mid-palate right before the herbal, piney finish washes things out and leaves the tongue dry and wanting another sip. I'm glad I revisited this one and will probably do so again soon.

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Photo of rjd722
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shopk
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear ruby-orange with three fingers of white foamy head. Head retention is great, as is the lacing leftovers. Aroma is spicy, pine, and resin hops. Hearty bready malt background. Flavor profile is oozing mighty hops - spicy, pine, resin, with a little perfumy finish. Biscuit and bread malts round out the flavor profile. Mouth feel has a little particulate grain to it. Thickness hangs at medium-thick. Overall, a spicy, earthy hopped IPA that drinks more like a DIPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can (canned on 01/11/17),into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.U LITTLE DEVIL!!! lol

Thick creamy head,off white / cream in color,that stands one and a half fingers tall.Very good retention,and sticky lacing on the side of the glass.Hazy amber colored body,with orange and red hues.Moderate clarity,and light carbonation.

On the nose I get bright citrus notes to start off,with piney hops,and earthy malts to balance them out.Some grapefruit and orange notes,with some trace elements of spice.Seems to be some floral notes in there as well,but maybe I'm imagining things.There is also a dankness to the nose.

On the palate I get sweet and earthy malts up front,some bitter piney hops along with floral hops and spices in the middle,and some grapefruit and orange peel citrus on the back end.Nice bitter backbone,with a good balance of hops and malts.

The body is bordering on medium and light with a sticky mouth feel,and a slightly dry / chalky finish.Smooth and drinkable.

This is a very good IPA.I wish I had picked up more than one.I definitely recommend,and would drink again in the future.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sillyhed8
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allentownpaguy
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Pours clean deep amber orange with thick white head that just sits there, coating bubbly lace. Aroma of sweet malt and pine. Taste up front is malty caramel sweet, met by big resiny pine bitterness that lasts. Medium feel. Really solid west coast style DIPA.

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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

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 3,430 ratings
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