Craft Beer Review – Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA

Oskar Blues - Deviant Dale's Imperial IPA

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA:  Brewed in Colorado at strength of 8.0% with 85 IBU’s, this India Pale Ale came from a can and was enjoyed in a nonic 16 oz glass on the road that I specifically picked up so I didn’t have to use a hotel glass (beer geek alert, getting ready to level up here).

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a somewhat clear copper with 2 fingers of foam and lots of observable bubbles and some great head retention. The aroma is full of tropical fruits, some biscuit malt and some citrus (tangerine and grapefruit).

Flavour: I get a lot of sticky caramel and biscuit malt forward flavour with lots of fruit hops in the middle and a creamy, thick chewy dry finish full of citrus and pine.

Overall Impression: basically no evidence of booze here, drinks a lot like a British IPA despite the high IBU’s (fairly fresh can too).

Rating: I give it a 8/10 as in excellent, this is a deceptively great beer. Very well balanced, lots going on yet working together nicely.

Food Pairing: you could nicely pair this with steak and gravy.

Another winner for Oskar Blues!

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