McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber clear colour fine poring off white medium head, very good lacings. Aromas of caramel-resinous spruce notes, orange zest, damp green grass, subtle well balanced tropical fruit background develop. Elegant soft fizzyness, light slick texture and full bodied. Subtle caramel sweetness building the solid backbone of resinous hop bitterness with a fruity edge. Lasting drying bit slick finish. Excellent balance for this abv!
emartell (313) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muy buen aroma en el que destacan muy bien las notas a cítricos.
Su apariencia es ligeramente más turbia, buen cuerpo y carbonatacion.
Sus notas tanto en nariz como en boca son bien equilibradas, sin embargo la maltosidad destaca
Tessic (1010) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This IPA poured a cloudy, deep Amber colour with a smooth, cream coloured head. Scents include dough, basements, citrus hops. First swig was smooth with a wallop of hops. Not the most but a good dose. Flavours of tea, grass and a little caramel most prominent. Finish is quit bitter with tea/citrus flavours lingering.
unknownsoldier (8) - - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Almost perfect but perfect doesn’t exist great iPad lots of hops and well balanced low malts very impressed second best I’ve ever had besides sea hag
altonbrownd (4815) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall can from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is spicy and hoppy. Taste really nice up front, lots of hops with malty caramel balance. And then - boom! - more hops. Really good stuff.
coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can smell the hops as soon as you pop the can. Good, clean, earthy hops with just a hint of malt to balance it out. Very pretty dark orange color with an off white fluffy head of foam. The taste is hoppy but not bitter and just sweet enough to keep it from being one-dimensional. Nice thick palate that coats the mouth but still allows the beer to be easy drinking. This was excellent. I prefer it to regular Dale’s Pale Ale.
HuskerTan (1271) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pine, tropical fruits.
A- Dark orange color, hazy liquid, tan head.
T- Pine, bitter, tropical fruits, resin.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter juicy finish.
O- As someone who is not overly fond of IPA’s, a beer like Deviant Dales reminds me why I can still appreciate a good IPA even if I don’t love them. From the color to the aroma to the balanced taste, this was a solid beer. Maybe not my ideal beer, but a good one for an IPA lover.
1pintatatime (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz tall boy. Pours a rich caramel color with a creamy off-white head. Great aroma, full of bread and cereal under a more dank hop presence. The flavor is equally balanced. Caramel (and a tiny bit of fruit) malt quickly gives way to a solid hop finish. Another very good offering from Oscar Blues.
jbuskirk (1020) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 A beer’s can says a lot about the brewery it came from and the liquid inside. If the recognizable red, white, and blue can coloration of Dale’s Pale Ale could be personified, Dale would be the upstanding citizen who campaigns for truth, justice, and the American way. With its black, red, and silver tall boy, Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale would be Dale’s evil twin. Fans of the much-loved DPA will note the similarities in this IPA. The balance and tropical notes are still there. However, there’s more booze and more hops. And more is good. Deviant Dale’s has a dank, resinous hop aroma, but there’s some malt hiding out in the background. Flavor showcases juicy, bittersweet grapefruit, berry, guava, passion fruit, papaya, pine, and caramel malt. This IPA sports an orange-red color, a rocky, long-lasting head, and gorgeous lacing. I must say, this is a criminally underrated IPA. Not many brewers do justice to hops like Oskar Blues.
Gurthnar (4074) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Clear orange colour. Lots of alcohol, lots of bitterness, lots of hops flavour. Orange, citrusy, zesty, resiny. Intense. Very good.