Oskar Blues Brewing Company

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA

Beer No. 52 – Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA

The canned beer re-revolution continues apace with this subdued IPA.

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 8%

LOOK: Thinner than I remember, translucent paprika. I’m not sure body is the top priority for a brew intended to be consumed on the patio. A decent enough head that gives when you go and sways when you pull – enough, in fact, that I can steal a sip without frothing my lips.

NOSE: Back to basics in the right kind of way. Pine, orange peel, sugared grapefruit.

MOUTH: Solid, clean, and not at all sweet. Twigs, mellow grapefruit, a little too malty to pop. A wee bit light on the finish, maybe a lack of carbonation, maybe intentional.

Beeradvocate Rating: 90

ratebeer Rating: 99

Hayward Abbey Rating: 88