Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

3,422 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

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Photo of spoony
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 oz can (canned April 28, 2015) to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated June 5, 2015.

A-The beer has a huge, sticky head of light-tan, yellowish foam. Retention is great. The beer is nearly clear and is darker than many IIPAs with a copper tinted amber hue.

S-The aroma is hoppy with suggestions of mint, orange, lime, and some onion. The malt balance is also here, however, with light honey sweetness and some bread-y body.

T-The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. I get some nice lime, orange zest, a little bit of earthy resin, and some light onion flavors from the hops. Malt balance is good with toast and caramel flavors providing a bit of sweetness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a little dank sticky character. Carbonation is milder.

O-I had not really considered it until now, but this really is a bigger, hopped-up version of regular Dale's Pale. It has a similar feel and flavor profile, just turned up a bit. I think my palate has moved mostly beyond Dales and Deviant Dales, but there is nothing offensive here and I would certainly drink more of this beer.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap already now finally getting around to the tallboy.

Pours a clear caramel with a thick, foamy, thumb and a half width cream colored head. Nice lacing. A nice aroma mixing some pine, orange rind, and sweet malt. Flavor is a largely a pine resin flowing into some sweet malt combo. A little citrus hides in there too though. Aftertaste is a healthy dose of bitter. A nice creamy, medium bodied. Overall, a nice brew. The malt definitely plays a much stronger role in the can than on the tap and I do believe I liked that. Definitely a very dank beer still, a little too bitter for me to love it, but still one I enjoy.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a good friend's fresh 64oz growler into... a red Solo cup. Not the best vessal but best not to pass this up if given a chance.

Pours deep orange with about 1.5 fingers off white head that quickly fades. 

Smells of the danker aspects of hops. Pine, onion, garlic... but all in a very good way. 

Flavor is big dank hops! Strong bitter garlic pine. That might not sound good but I'm a fan of these huge dank hoppy IPAs. Abv is well hidden in the flavors. 

Medium thick and fantastically sticky. Moderate carbonation. 

One of the best Oskar Blues I've had yet. Right up there with Ten Fidy in quality. This is a truly worthy imperial IPA that compares favorably to Devil Dancer or Hop Dam. Highly recommended- I'll definately be looking for more of this. 

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Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Danielr26
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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 jsanford
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper-orange with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a squat cap. Getting lots of resinous hop aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, and tree sap. Very tropical and delicious, and it certainly lives up to it's "Deviant" reputation. The taste is a bit of a letdown from the nose, however. The caramel malt profile is just a touch too big for my liking, and hides all that fresh hop goodness a bit too much. I'm all about balance (sometimes), but this doesn't come across nearly as hoppy as it should. The hops I do get are delicious, with more peach, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple. Mouthfeel is smooth and more then a bit sticky, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Overall a solid DIPA with an amazing presentation, but it didn't quite live up to my hopes.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,422 ratings.
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