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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Savannah, Ga - The Distillery - on tap. Dark copper pour, off-white head, nice lacing. Resin-like hoppy aroma with some cat-urine hoppiness. Flavor is full bodied and bittersweet with some grapefruit accents, hints of sticky nectarines, some maple syrup sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2012
Tall boy can. Pours a copper color with a big off white head. Lots of heavy lacing. Nose is abundant in cascade hops. Palate is filling and fluffy with a sticky tongue and a light bitter swallow. Flavors of big piney and resiny hops, light biscuit and toast malts. One dimensional but fun.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (793) - California, USA - APR 28, 2012
Fairly dark light maple syrup pour. Decent head but not much retention for the style nose is a hop bomb with citrus and a slight funkiness. Taste follows the nose. Heavy hops beginning, middle, end and well beyond the end which is not a great thing for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a nice burnt orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap, lots of bubbles and lacing S: Pine resin, orange peel, green hops, vegetables and a light oniony notes T: Orange peel, coriander, vegetables and some onion witha sweet caramel notes and breadiness. A light hint of booze, a little slick, bitter hops mid body M: Medium bodied, sweet and a bit sticky O: Not to shabby but the oniony taste really gets to me and diminishes my ability to finish the tall boy can

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 burnt orage, foamy head, plenty of lacing. Nose is caramel, malt, and strong pine and citrus. Bitter on the palate followed by pine, citrus, and faint flower before being washed away from malt and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
Can date February 2012; Sampled April 2012
A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three finger thick, nicely tan head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, concentrated copper color with red highlights that shows bright, almost metallic sheened, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells nicely dank with lots of pine, and herbaceous character, including a touch of chive character; this is backed by a tropical fruit character laden with lychee, kumquat and pineapple, but the dank herbal character is definitely the dominant note in the nose. While the aroma is aggressively hoppy, it is not over-the top hoppy as hints of cracker and biscuit like malt are just perceptible.

My first sip is bitingly bitter from the start through to the finish. The beer gets more herbal as it flows across my tongue and the finish has a lingering pine and perhaps hemp-like astringency and flavor to it. The body has some heft to it, it rests on the palate with some viscousnous, though it isn’t overly heavy. Bitter flowers, menthol, some garlic chive notes, a dense pine tar character, lots of dank dirty “hemp” notes, and softer notes of lychee, pineapple, and perhaps some kumquat form the dominant character in the flavor. There is just a touch of malt character noticeable underneath the hop onslaught, with touches of cracker like grain and perhaps a hint of biscuit like malt.

This is a little more dank and herbal / pine focused than I prefer in a hop bomb (I prefer them to be fruit-hop balanced), but this will definitely hit the spot for the hop heads out there (including me). If you are particularly sensitive to the chive / garlic / onion note found in some hops, then this may not be the beer for you; it doesn’t have too much of that character though, as I am able to enjoy it. It is likely that the aroma has dropped off a bit in the month and a half since this has been bottled, but the flavor is still scathingly hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1918) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
Sampled at 2012 Hickory Hops Festival. What a great brew!!! I’m a huge Dale’s Pale Ale fan, and this one took a traditional Dale’s and dry-hopped the crap out of it. What results is a rich, complex IPA that is dark amber with a huge soapy head. The nose is of caramel and floral notes. Flavors are big caramel, some alcohol, pine-pepper hops, some citrus. With such an oily palate and huge palate, this was just an awesome brew. One of the best of the 250+ at the festival. Great job!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1574) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft. Excellent hop intensive beer. Bitterness extreme for those who enjoy is great. Strong recommend for a bitter tastefest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big hops floral and fruit aroma. Nice malt backing and flavor. One terrific IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2012
16 oz can. Pours an orange/brown with minimal golden head. Bit of a pine scent to it, perhaps some lime as well. Taste is similar, very dry and bitter, almost evaporates in the mouth. Very good.


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