In this blog, we are going to get into Oskar Blues Brewing and the beer is called Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale. Oskar Blues was founded in 1997 by Dick Dale Katechis in Longmont, Colorado. They brew several different beer styles but they use only cans for their packaging. Oskar Blues was the first craft brewery to package their beer in cans. Let us get into the beers.
It has a cloudy copper color with a white head on the beer. The smell is of a heavy citrus to almost grapefruit to the beer. The taste is a sweet grapefruit taste with a balance from the malts. The aftertaste is a bitter dry to it. For being Double IPA, it is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the bar menu (Blues Bar):
This beer is intended to be assault for hop lovers and is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado.
Here is a description from their website (www.oskarblues.com):
Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins with a copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable finish. The 2011 GABF Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category) is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. Oskar Blues’ southern spirit caught a northbound blues bus to Colorado to deliver the boundary bustin’ brewery’s first 16 oz. tallboy can.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I am excited to have this brewery in the Chicago Market. When I wanted to drink their beers, I had to work the phones or get friends or family to bring back beer for me. For this brewery, I will not have to do that anymore. I saw this beer on draft at the Blue Bar. This is a pretty good India Pale Ale. I really enjoyed this beer and I will be searching for it at my local liquor stores. I see their Dale’s Pale Ale in most liquor stores which is expected. This is a great brewery and I hope Chicago craft beer drinkers start showing them some love. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/