Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA
From Oskar Blues Brewery – Deviant Dale’s IPA (8 percent ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins, its copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable flavor-intense finish. Deviant is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping.
Oskar Blues Brewery – Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA – 12 oz. can (new size for 2016) poured into a goblet. 8% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a fluffy egg shell colored head that drops to a 1/4 inch.
Aroma: Grassy/pith/citrus oil. Very fresh like playing with hop pellets.
Taste: A saturation of grassy and fruity hop goodness, earthy classic American hop keeping this sturdy, a touch of something resembling crystal malt, but largely neutral/dry malt bill. Finishes with citrus rind bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: Very fresh and multi-dimensional from a hop lover’s perspective. The malt bill is more present than your average west coast style double IPA, but not a detractor in the least bit.