October 23rd, 2012 Add A Comment
Oskar Blues Brewery

Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale

Posted by Kyle
2012 batch, from a 16 oz. can, served in a pint glass
RateBeer: 99 / Beer Advocate: 89 / Untappd: 4 caps

LOOK

Golden amber color. Half-inch, off-white head that mostly maintains. Heavy lacing.

SMELL

Strong hop presence. Fresh, citrus/pine aroma. Hints of earthiness underneath.

FEEL

The carbonation is on the higher end of moderate. Great effervescence. The way an IPA should be.

TASTE

Light malt start with a strong hop finish. The hop character is like that of a double IPA — really biting, especially compared to the beginning — but proportionally smaller.

OVERALL

Oskar Blues is the newest brewery to hit Ohio, starting statewide distribution just yesterday. You should start seeing their six varieties — Dale’s Pale AleOld Chub Scotch AleG’Knight Imperial Red, Mama’s Little Yella Pils Pilsner, Ten FIDY Imperial StoutGubna Imperial IPA, and Deviant Dales IPA — on shelves soon, if not already. Based in Longmont, Colorado, Oskar Blues was the first modern American craft brewery to start canning their beer, but their influence reaches far beyond the can revolution. All of their beers — this IPA, especially — are an example of what that style can be; each variety is absolutely solid, if sometimes slightly overpriced. Their presence here is really great news for Ohio beer-drinkers, and Oskar Blues alike. I think they’ll be a huge hit in our burgeoning craft beer scene. Check it out as soon as you get a chance.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Spotted: Weiland’s Gourmet Market
  • Style India Pale Ale
  • ABV 8.0
  • IBU 85
  • Origin Colorado

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