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Deviant Dale’s IPA brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery

Deviant Dale’s IPA brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina

Deviant Dale’s IPA 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 delivers this boundary-buster in the brewery’s first 16-ounce tallboy can. ABV: 8%. IBUs 85.
    Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado and Brevard, North CarolinaDeviant Dale’s IPA brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Really a stunner. Has the nice, cloudy orange color. The head forms in a cascading fashion and is as thick as you'd like. Amazing retention. Huge meringue like craters and valleys. Large and small bubbles with an almost crusty lace.

The scent is a combination of English malt and Pacific Northwestern hops, citrus and pine standing front and center. A bit of orange rind rounds out the smell.

One of the best IPAs I've had. Lots of citrus in the taste, enough malt so you don't ceviche your tongue, and plenty of pine so the flavor never fades.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's not a palate crusher because it's well balanced. A lot of acid mixed in with malty sweetness. Almost full bodied, it's got plenty to keep the palate busy. The pine grabs your tongue and won't let go.

Just off the top of my head, one of the three or four best IPAs I've had. Not quite as sweet as Zombie Dust or Pliny the Elder, but this beer is right up there. Easy to drink despite solid bitterness and a good amount of alcohol. The tall boy can is just a bonus.

Oskar Blues History
Oskar Blues Restaurant was founded by Dick Dale Katechis in Lyons, Colorado in 1997 and in 1999, Two years later, he began brewing beer in the basement of the restaurant.

Some credit Oskar Blues as the creator of the "first released canned craft beer in the United States" with the release of their Dale's Pale Ale in November 2002. By 2011, about 50 U.S. craft brewers were issuing craft beer in cans. In 2009, Oskar Blues Brewery sponsored an event called "Burning Can" which brought together other craft brewers who were using cans for their beers.

Their product is distributed exclusively in cans or resealable aluminum containers. They are the largest craft brewery in the U.S. to eschew glass bottles. In 2011, they produced and canned 59,000 barrels of beer. In 2013, they employed over 275 people and distributed to 32 states. The company was ranked Colorado's second largest craft brewery and the 27th largest in the U.S. in 2012.

In 2013, they opened a satellite brewery in Brevard, North Carolina, with an initial production of 40,000 barrels which could be enlarged to 85,000.

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