Deviant but Good: Deviant Dale’s IPA


Deviant Dale’s IPA 8% ABV 85 IBU

Northern Colorado is getting pounded with snow right now, with an expected 6-12 inches in 24 hours.  While some may reach for a nice dark and heavy porter or stout…I break the mold and reach for Deviant Dale’s IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado.  Right away this IPA stands out because it comes in a can and is packing 8.0% Alcohol by Volume, so don’t expect to get much done after this beer.   A full pint can that stamped 12-03-12, so we can expect a fresh IPA from down the street.

Alright, it’s go time.  I stage poured Deviant Dale’s in my imperial pint goblet because the amount of off-white pillowy head was overwhelming…in a good way.  The beer poured a deep amber color that you cannot see through which reminded me a little of an APA.  The aromas hit you right in the kisser with a nice citrus up front with a load of spice and pine at back.  The citrus grapefruit, hint of spice and sweetness is evident on the tongue but finishes with a load of pine and hoppiness that lingers until the next sip.  This beer is a well balanced IPA with a generous malt bill that counters the pungent and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but one that finishes super smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.

This was my first Oskar Blues beer, but I can tell you it will not be my last.  This big IPA will not disappoint fellow Hop Heads.  So do yourself a favor and pick up a Deviant Dale’s IPA from Oskar Blues but be prepared because this beer is everything but a rule follower.

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About Hermen

Good Beer For All! Now is the time to kick the light fizzy stuff to the curb and embrace craft beer. A transplant to the Rocky Mountains (from Michigan aka the high five of america) and loving every moment....and the beer. I'm a HopHead but like to dabble in a little bit of everything. So let's drink and tell.

Favorite Beers: Founders Centennial IPA, Odell IPA and Myrcenary DIPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Founders Breakfast Stout and of course my homebrews.
Favorite Style: IPA

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  1. I’ve never had this before I’ve had the Dale’s Pale Ale and Ten Fidy, both outstanding beers. I love the way this pours in the glass. How much was the four pack out there in Colorado?

  2. Jason M says:

    If I remember correctly, I had this while I was in Denver back in September. One of many, no doubt. Like Irv, I too have enjoyed the Ten Fidy and Dale’s offerings from Oskar Blues. Their Old Chub (both the regular and the oaked variety) is a nice take on a scotch ale. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a shot. Cheers…

  3. Irving, I forget the exact price but it was around $10 for a four pack of 16 ouncers. Not bad considering they are full pints. The beer poured like a dream. I am looking to get my hand on Gubna by Oskar Blues. It is their Imperial IPA. Jason, I have heard great things about their Ten Fidy, Pale Ale and Old Chub is really popular around here. I’m am on the Oskar Blues fan wagon now.

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