Beer Review: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew - Deviant Dale’s IPA

  • ABV: 8%, Style: American IPA
  • Brewed in Lyons, CO. USA
  • Best before ?
  • Served: 16oz draught in a US pint nonic
  • http://www.oskarblues.com/
  • $6.50 from Prohibition Tap Room, PA

Oskar Blues - Deviant Dales IPA

Another rare field review. Hello from the Prohibition Tap Room. It is in the middle of nowhere, the music is too loud and the lights are very low, but the beer list is good. I wrote this review in the little book of beer and then promptly forgot all about it. Yes, my handwriting really is that bad. Let’s hope it jogs my memory. The poor quality photo below really doesn’t.

Oskar Blues - Deviant Dales IPA

Look: Really piney and a little cheesy.

Aroma: Lovely orange coloured beer with a slight haze and very good lacing.

Taste: Bitter and sharp from the outset with some sweetness creeping in. There’s a huge grapefruit finish but that’s all. I’ve written that this makes it a bit one dimensional, although it sounds pretty good to me now.

Mouthfeel: Lightly fizzy but generally pretty dry.

Oskar Blues - Deviant Dales IPA

Overall: Unfortunately I tried this beer on the day I’d also had a Russian River - Pliny the Elder and several Russian River - Blind Pigs, so it means my beer quality threshold had been dramatically raised that day.

I’m sure that if I was drinking it now, back in Manchester, in February, I’d think it was one of the finest things I’ve ever tasted. I will look for it again and hope I can do it a bit more justice! 4/5

- 7th February 2013, Sustainable Alcoholic

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