OUR FUNKY LITTLE COLORADO GROWN BREW-PUB THAT STARTED TEN YEARS AGO BY STUFFING OUR HUGE, VOLUMINOUSLY HOPPED MUTHA OF A PALE ALE IN A CAN (DALE'S PALE ALE) NOT ONLY BEGAN THE CRAFT-BEER-IN-A-CAN CRAZE, BUT HAS GROWN TO ADD A BREWERY TO THE HILLS OF PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST IN BREVARD, NC. CANS KEEP BEER FRESHER, LONGER BY ELIMINATING THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND INGRESSED OXYGEN WHILE BEING INFINITELY RECYCLABLE AND PORTABLE...TAKING THEM WHERE YOUR NEXT SOUL SAVING ADVENTURE TAKES YOU.
Yes, they really are that excited about their brewery’s story that they need to use all caps. I’ve been to the Oskar Blues brew pub in Longmont, Colorado more than a few times and it features dang good food to go with their usually great beers. And they were one of the first to go with cans in what is becoming an increasingly common packaging choice for craft brewers.
Our beer of the week is one of Oskar Blues year round offerings, Deviant Dale’s IPA.
Four pack of sixteen ounce cans sells for $10.99. Silver black and red can design is sharp.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 8.0%
HEAD (0-2): White color with good volume. 2
COLOR (0-2): Golden brown. 2
AROMA (0-2): Floral hops with a little sweetness. 2
TASTE (0-5): Nice balance of flavors with a more malty side blending smoothly with resinous hops. Mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily. Good carbonation. It has a medium body with a smooth finish and is quite drinkable. 4
AFTERTASTE (0-2): Rich and lasting. 2
OVERALL (0-6): A solid IPA with more a nuanced flavor profile than most. It’s a big beer, but it still manages to be approachable. 4
TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 16