The Deuce | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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98 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoubleJ on 10-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Brown bodied with lots of retained head. Creamy mouthfeel. Lace map. Hoppy aroma. Very citrus hoppy brown, a marriage of sweetish malts and a full IPA with IBUs to spare. Great drinkability. Hit the spot. Top notch American brown.Nicely designed can, looks like a waterbottle or sunscreen, or both. Thanks Jason Bach.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest and pine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but quite sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark ruby brown with a wonderful aroma of hops. It actually smells like that bag of Cascades which homebrewers love sticking their noses into. The foam is a perfect cap with lots of lacing-- it's quite a lovely sight in the Affligem chalice.

Hoppy in a fragrant way. Fairly rich with malt and some caramel. Crisp and flowery with a distinct bitter twang. Browned biscuits and dark malt flavors. A light pear nectar fruitiness warms up the bitterness a little. Definitely in the Oskar Blues mold, but it's less sticky and more quaffable, though still with some malty sweetness on the lips. A little on the dank side for my taste, but it's a nice alternative to the IPA field.

Stays nicely carbonated in the glass as you sip. From the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint bought at Bottleworks in San Diego. I also saw this at Best Damn in four packs.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A friend in Boulder shipped this east for me. Heck of a guy. This isn't far from a Black IPA or hoppy porter. There's a lot of smooth chocolate and big biting citrus hops. The body is big and satisfying, but not too heavy or sweet. The aroma has a mix of roasted barley with more piney hops. There are some juicier notes in the flavor, but the beer finishes dry with spice and rind. Find yourself some.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Deuce, it can refer to a lot of things. Deuces wild, dropping a deuce...or a collaboration brown ale between two canning breweries (Oskar Blues and Sun King). Sold in aluminum, resealable bottles at The Tasty Weasel, on to the beer:

Poured into a shaker, this brown ale is a reddish brown colored beer and a very heady one. The head retention is outstanding, and the entire glass is covered in creamy patches of lace. The nose is hopped up, typical of Oskar Blues, not sure what style Sun King goes for in their beers as I have yet to try one. Piney and "green" aroma; the brown ale seems to be an afterthough so far.

This is an Indian Brown, more than anything. This beer tastes like 75% IPA and 25% brown ale, as this is a very hoppy brown ale. Piney hops all around and a little bitter citrus. A few splashes of brown ale throw themselves into the equation, only to be stamped out by hops. It's medium bodied, fine to drink, and...it's a collaboration.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with one finger head on top of a mixed aroma of roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, little bit chewey, even sticky, the roasted malt bitterness is balanced with some dark chocolate and touches of caramel. Good ale but the finish is a little too dry and bitter for my liking as some hoppy bitterness comes into palge.

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The Deuce from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.89 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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