bigtaster (403) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet pine and citrus hops. Very well balanced with caramel malt, sweetness that persists, pine hops. Great.
depre1am (11) - - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong floral notes on the head. Super hoppy beer thats well balanced on your palate. Great intro to the Gubna.
BigDaddyBlues (43) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was highly reluctant to buy a canned beer. Friends told me to give this a try and I did. I am a hop head. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. The aroma leaped out of the can as soon as I opened it. Classic citrus. The taste was just as intense. Great bitter on the end, and something else. Something that made it different. Maybe after I try another I can pinpoint it. I am sure this is a great IPA and I am sure I will give canned beers a try again.
pinkie (145) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Pours clear and copper with a little orangey hue. A thin head of soapy foam that fell fast to some really gorgeous lace. Left a ring and thin skin that never faded. Nose is peachy. Literally, sweet like a peach with a hint of resin in the nose. Caramel malt, bread lightly floral and pine. Taste is malt forward and I love that. Then sweet citrus, orange some grapefruit comes in on the middle and then a little oil and bitter as it goes down resinous, piney, sweet and juicy. Mouthfeel is thin and sticky. The one weird thing about it was that as it warmed it took on an oniony garlic like taste. I wasn’t sure if that was intended. This was a really great IPA that was clean and refreshing.
CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the 16 oz. can a coppery orange color with a fluffy, off white 2-finger head. Light carbonation, very few bubbles rising in the glass. Aroma is a nice soft whiff of citrusy orange with perhaps a little pineapple. 1st sip brings an initial hit of malt sweetness followed by orangey hops. A bit of pine and grapefruit appear in the middle and last on the swallow. The citrus/pine mix lingers after the swallow, but a hint of maltiness appears as well. As it warms, the hops become more dominant. Mouthe feel is medium heavy and somewhat fizzy. Overall, this is a well balanced and tasty IPA. It’s not overdone, as many are,, and easily approachable by people like me who are put off by the 10 megaton hop bomb.
Chad9976 (908) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. It was canned on 1/15/13 making it three months and three days old.
Appearance: Light orange/bronze hue. Slightly cloudy, but for them most part clear with carbonation visible. Forms a large, beige, frothy head which is slow to dissolve and leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell: Dank resin and citrus juice concentrate. A hint of herbal/earthy character.
Taste: There’s a distinct taste to Colorado-brewed IPAs and Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s definitely has that going for it. A ton of malt character with perhaps some rye spiciness balanced with a dank hop bitterness make this beer amazingly well balanced (though I’d give and edge to the hops). There’s a lot going on in this brew and all of it is interesting to say the least.
The beer opens with a thud of bitterness across the tongue. A combination of orange juice concentrate and sticky, resiny hop bitterness. It begins to dry up as it reaches the apex when the malt begins to take control and creates some cracker-like character. It climaxes with a dry spice sensation, similar to rye or garlic. Oskar Blues’ "Gubna" imperial IPA uses Summit hops which are known for their spice-like taste, perhaps this brew uses those hops as well (the brewery’s website doesn’t list the ingredients). As it goes down there’s a taste of orange popsicle, honey and pale malt with an aftertaste of starch. This is a pretty amazing palette to say the least.
Drinkability: Hefty IPAs can often be quite intimidating, but Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s is impressive in its sheer drinkability. The mouthfeel is on the thicker, full-bodied side for sure. Yet, as robust as the flavors may be, the presence in the mouth is always comfortable and the finish is so smooth that it’s actually soothing. At 8% ABV this walks a fine line between regular and imperial IPA (personally I’d consider it a double), though the alcohol itself is invisible in the smell and taste. This beer is ideal for meals, as a stand-alone drink, or an alternative to dessert.
allfreej (523) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a very active foamy tan head.
Fresh hop nose, citrusy and a little floral.
Nice caramel malt backbone. The flavor is dominated by the hops, bitter, citrus, a little grassy and floral. The big impression is fresh hop character.
Medium full mouthfeel. Nice carbonation.
This is a really delicious IPA, great hop character with a strong malt balance. The alcohol is well concealed. Very tasty!
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
GL2814 (297) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hops definitely come through in this beer, with a pale gold color and thin white head. Very tasty.
Minderbinder (826) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden/amber with high creamy beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, fruits. Taste is of resin, pine, citrus, malt, alcohol. Bitter finish. Palate: Medium body. Somewhat sticky. Overall: Outstanding. Nice pine. Refreshing, while not too ligth.
Leafs93 (1414) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma is tropical citrus, floral and caramel. Taste is bitter with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied, sticky yet smooth. Excellent.