I received both of these cans in trades and was stoked to try them side by side. I took a break in between each one with a glass of water and crackers in a hope that my palate can get a fresh start.

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale & Sun King Isis Imperial IPA

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale

3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20

adamjackson (233) – Canaan, USA – APR 26, 2012

Picked this up in a trade. Kept it in the fridge for a week and poured into a pint glass. 

A – 2-Finger light tan head. Huge abundance of creamy tight bubbles. Head lacing sticks right to the side of the glass. SRM of 4.5, light brown resembling tanned leather. 

S – Huge profile of dry hops hits the nose first. Very light expected aroma of citrus and pine. More of a burnt cedar scent with a lot of dry hops. Lots of honey or caramel malts and a very boozy scent but it is a big IPA. 

T – Wow. Great DIPA without an overwhelming level of bitterness. IBU is far less intense than other IPAs in this category.Citrus, lemon and caramel with a lot of floral characters. 

M – 50/50 carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium bodied. Huge lingering dry hop taste that stays around until you wash it down with water. 

O – This is a most impressive beer. Wow. Drinkable, not a hop explosion and pleasant on a nice chilly day like today. 

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale
4.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (233) – Canaan, USA – APR 26, 2012

Acquired this beer in a trade 2 weeks ago. Stored it in the fridge, poured into a pint glass and enjoyed it out by the river. 

A – They were not joking when saying on the can, “A pint in every can.” The pour filled my pint glass even on a very slow pour and fell right over the edges. Impressive. 1-Finger head full of only tight creamy bubbles, slightly off white almost like vanilla ice cream. The beer is an SRM of 2.5. Very deep and gorgeous dark golden color border lining on orange. 

S – The main reason I’m not a fan of pint glasses is that it’s very hard to get a scent.I’m getting very minimal hops. Mostly sugars and caramel. Almost like sniffing a babe ruth bar if you could imagine that. 

T – THIS is a very tasty beer. Wow! Candy corns, caramel, mild hops on the back of the tongue, maple sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue. It’s a beer that, if solid, woud melt in your mouth. It covers every section and owns it. 

M – 90/10 carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium bodied, lingering brown sugar and caramel taste. Mild booziness linger and a slight hint of hops on the finish. 

O – This beer is so damn drinkable. It’s not a very easy beer to find. if you see it, grab a couple of cans. I’m regretting only having one of these to drink. 

Sun King Isis Imperial IPA