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Oskar Blues "Deviant Dale’s"
Oskar Blues Brewery - Lyons, Colorado USA
IPA (ABV 8%) (IBU 85)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while. Reducing finally down to a medium film with a large collar, which did produce some awesome sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, pine and resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a touch of apricot.

The taste was a malty bitter with a light sweet caramel undertone and a mild fruity ester in the beginning, and then became intensely hoppy with a large resin presence and a harsh bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an ungodly long time proceeding the swallow, with the harsh hoppy bitterness fading away slowly.

Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body with a very dry texture and an almost ticklish carbonation.

Overall this is a brew for the true "HOPHEAD”, very lightly sweet and intensely hoppy and bitter...

Sampled: 9/15/2012
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