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RATINGS: 1183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! Perfect for these cool winter nights, The Deviant is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado that started the Canned Revolution!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
16 ounce can, canned on 10/05/12. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear burnt orange color with about an inch and a half frothy white head that stayed around for a long time. Thereís also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like citrusy (pineapple, tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, and some caramel malt. It tastes mostly like pine hops, along with some citrusy hops and bready and caramel malt. Thereís a nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and creamy with low/moderate carbonation. Itís a solid brew, but itís pricey at $12.99 a 4 pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (197) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Pours medium amber half finger khaki head, light lacing sticks around. Smells of dank resinous earthy, slightly citrusy and floral hops, ever so slight caramel malt, slight biscuit note. Taste big, but not bitter earthy, slight grapefruit and floral hops up front, biscuity slight caramel malt middle to the back of the mouth, earthy, dank citrus hops dominate throughout, alcohol is very well hidden. Good medium carbonation, slight astringent hops, minimal alcohol burn. Overall top 10 beer, fantastic, both hop heads, and fans of non-bitter beers will love this one. Should really get more recognition, welcome to Ohio Oscar Blues!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This IPA has a bright, filtered slightly orange amber color thatís simply gorgeous. It has a strong and very healthy off-white/light brown head and thick, airy, strong lacing. I donít think you could make an IPA that looks much better than this. Its hops aroma is unique, with strong pine, slight citrus (maybe), and very herbal, finely combined with a slight biscuity, sweet malt aroma that pairs incredibly well with alcohol. Yowzers, this is an amazing beer. In the mouth itís much smoother and softer than the aroma lets on. Thereís a warmth from the alcohol and hops that dominates the flavor, finishing with a somewhat syrupy alcohol and extremely floral, green hop bitterness. Itís soft, and even a little candy-like in the mouth (but not that sweet). This is a very different IPA, and almost reminds me of a Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA (but slightly thinner and less biscuity). ALthough itís somewhat thin, itís still very full in the mouth, so smooth and almost creamy and even seems a little chewy. This is really great IPA, and even worthy of drinking on special occasions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Can from total wine McLean. Pours orange with an inch of white foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Big fresh cut grass notes on the nose. Lots of spicy hop flavor on the tongue with enough bitterness to clean things up on the finish. The sweetness on the lips is reminder of all the malt content. As others have noted it hides it alcohol well. Very Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Can. Just became available in the area, thought Iíd give it a shot. Wow. Great, solid IPA. Hoppy, almost grassy aroma. Bitter and citrus. Alcohol not nearly as apparent as expected. Nice, white lacing when poured. Good, good beer. Welcome to Cincinnati, Oskar Blues!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (21719) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Semi dry crispy palate - nice. Gorgeous hops!! Great fresh hops sting - quite nettley. Fantastic fresh marmalade orange with red berry fruits. Pine and mild skunk. Semi dry finish. Stinging hops in the aftertaste. A belter of a beer. Best at GBBF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
16 oz can pours orange body with fluffy head that leaves lacing around glass. Nose of green grass, floral, sweet malt, orange marmalade. Taste same as nose with big malt character and well balanced bitterness at end. Light syrup mouth feel low medium carbonation. Fantastic IIPA thanks JLLSU!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Sippiní on a tallboy.... Oskar Blues really blurs the style lines with almost all of their beers, Deviant Dales is no exception, more a IIPA than IPA. Very grassy and floral aroma. Deep bittering of evergreen, grass and some grapefruit. Nice mouthfeel, full and viscous. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Oskar Blues comes through again, no surprise to me. from notes - Pint pours a deep gold with full finger soft white head. Nose is complete hops, juicy grapefruit, fresh cut grass mixed with citrus notes all over. Flavor follows with straw, grass, bitter hops and grapefruit. Quite juicy. Medium body with a lingering flavor. Good lacing on the glass. Definitely enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

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