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Detour Double India Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

867 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Detour blazes the trail for fresh and bold Double IPAs. Four varieties of hops combine to step up the flavor profile. A hoppy adventure that finishes dry. Big in alcohol and character.

74 IBU

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 05-30-2010)
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.6%

03-14-2013 15:24:17 | More by Travcofarms
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CBrown3763

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.6%

11-07-2013 19:02:40 | More by CBrown3763
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mrwflyin

Missouri

1/5  rDev -73.6%

03-29-2012 14:53:29 | More by mrwflyin
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

6 months of age on this bottle but the hop presence is huge on the nose. I believe the liquor store I got it from has kept it refrigerated so that should've kept it somewhat fresh. Brilliantly clear amber color will a huge sticky off white head. Sticky webbing. Big malt nose, lots of raisin oddly enough but lots of pine and grapefruit as well. Spicy earthy hops as well. Some subtle alcohol on the nose as well.

A very spicy and malty DIPA. Tons of pine and earthy spice with lots of caramel and pale malt. Some detectable alcohol. Flavors are blended into one concise sip which is odd for a DIPA this size but impressive. Carbonation is there but low. Mouthfeel is syrupy. This bottle has a big of age on it but it's been kept cold, the problem with a beer like this is it's price tag. Uinta makes great big beers but this one is forced to sit because of its high cost. Despite being kept cold i'm sure the flavor is affected a bit. None the less tastes like a big double English IPA with tons of flavorless malts and subtle hops. Kind of a trick show from whats supposed to be such a big beer.

First dissapointing brew from Uinta.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:56:56 | More by jtierney89
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tatums1984

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

01-15-2012 13:42:40 | More by tatums1984
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wmjbailey

Virginia

2/5  rDev -47.2%

01-15-2012 16:46:58 | More by wmjbailey
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Mappies

Arizona

2/5  rDev -47.2%

01-24-2012 22:00:33 | More by Mappies
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Brutus627

Maine

2/5  rDev -47.2%

06-24-2014 14:20:45 | More by Brutus627
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a tad bit of white head that recedes quickly without too much lacing. Nose is...booze. Then, booze. The hops are really faint. There is a tiny bit of citrus in the background as well as some grain, but this is mostly a hot mess. The bitterness and the alcohol really do not combine well. I would not recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 02:03:33 | More by Thorpe429
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NoHipTee

Washington

2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gonna call this one a swing and a miss.

The appearance started with a good forthy pour that had plent of lacing and settled to a pleasing head.

Smell was hoppy and a hint of sweetness.

Taste was a large languishing let down. The hops were smothered in a grity musky alcohol burn that nearly extinguished an drinkability.

Mouthfeel was nicely carbonated but the alcohol nearly feels like an additive at this point.

Overall a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:38:00 | More by NoHipTee
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Was very disappointed to not get a refund on this beer, as it seemed oxidized and old (from being experienced with DIPA's as I am). I was assured thats how it tastes, so I am forced to review it the way it was.

A: Dark orange to amber in color, ring of head with nice sticky lacing.

S: Some muted hops mostly dominated by tutti fruit malt and dark fruits, screams oxidized to me, almost like a young barleywine. Some grassy hop notes on top, but the bready sweet sticky fruit dominates..

T: Egh, even worse than the smell. Some alcohol sweetness or heat, a little citrus that is blown away by all the sickly sweet fruity stuff. raisin, prune, just seems dead and wrong for the style.

M: Medium, tons of heat.

D: Huge disappointment. Wish I got a refund but didnt get it. didn't finish my glass, couldn't.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 01:39:12 | More by Dreadnaught33
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portia99

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml bottle (bottled 3/30/10) received for volunteering at the ACBF in Boston. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - After getting off the ridiculously difficult to remove cork...pours a mostly clear, deep orangey amber color with three fingers of dnese creamy tan head (love this Duvel glass!!!) with excellent staying power. Head seems to last forever (not sure this is even ever going to fade, no less disappear) with endless plumes of carbonation bubbles pluming up from the bottom of the glass. Beautiful!

S - Very heavy caramel aroma mixed with citrusy and green hop aromas and straight sugary barley malt...think hopped Goya. I was sitting in a brewpub the other day during a brew session and this strongly reminds me of the aromas there and in my own kitchen during a homebrew session. Extremely malty aromas mixed with fresh hops - smells wort-like! As good as this smells "in process" it gives me a bit of worry about being under-attenuated and overly malty for the style. We will see.

T - Well, I have to say the flavor is quite a bit like the aroma. This is a bit tough for me. Sweetness is quite cloying, caramel is overpowering. Hops are definitely fresh, green, grassy and a bit herbal. This tastes like the samples I take from the brew kettle or the primary fermenter before pitching yeast to grab an OG number. Again, as enjoyable as that is during the brewing process (lets me know the finish beer will be good "after" it ferments), this is too much for me in a finished beer. I'm gonna call this one sickly sweet and be done with it.

M - This is thick, sugary sweet and syrupy in feel. This really is so much like unfermented wort...I just can't get by this sensation.

D - I had heard good things about this one, but I am really just not getting it...this one isn't for me. This is the '09 Dark Lord of DIPA's to me. It is so sickly sweet and underattenuated, I really can't get thru this bottle. I always feel bad about drainpouring beer, but I just can't help this one. I had such high expectations from the appearance, but it all went downhill from there...really an exercise in extremes - as Pete Sampras would say..."This one - she is a pitching wedge. She looks good from 150 yards away, but on closer inspection, she just doesn't hold up."

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 01:29:01 | More by portia99
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nc41

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looked good, smells nice then I took a sip. Really a disappointment, really too sweet, too viscous, not enough of a bitter snap, strange finish and after taste. A really poor example of a DIPA IMO, really nothing to like or recommend with this brew. Hiding this behind a cork and cage is window dressing on a very below average DIPA. Where it counts it's a Yuck.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 03:31:13 | More by nc41
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kendellmarie

California

2.5/5  rDev -34%

08-11-2012 00:09:24 | More by kendellmarie
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calmstock

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-23-2012 02:33:52 | More by calmstock
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Tackle42

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-29-2012 00:57:13 | More by Tackle42
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-17-2012 14:33:40 | More by GrindFatherBob
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ehammond1


2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing Nathan!

Dark and clear auburn and orange with a small off-white head. Leaves little lacing down the glass. Looks thin and oily.

Powerfully alcoholic aroma, sweet toffee and caramel, and then more alcohol, unfortunately. There's a hint of pine and citrus lurking in the background. I'm having trouble putting it it to my lips. I don't want to.

Toffee and caramel sweetness, some faint pine hop presence, and lots of warm, stinging, and unpleasant alcohol.

Medium bodied, though a touch oily.

Too hot.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 02:47:32 | More by ehammond1
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charliedvrs

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into my tulip glass.

A - Very good looking beer. Pours a deep, clear amber with two fingers and change of fluffy white head. Head slowly dissapates staying for almost the whole glass and leaving a nice lace.

S - Bottle says there are four types of hops used for this beer. They give off a very piney smell with a bit of citrus as well. You can definitely smell the alcohol starting to poke through the hop aroma.

T - The malts hit you first, and seem to follow along with the amber coloring but quickly fades out. Then the pine hops take over in a big way. The best word I can think to describe them is sharp. The biggest downfall I found was the inability of the hops to cover the alcohol. The hops and alcohol seem to just combine to form an overly sweet and biting beer, without the pleasant bitterness of most DIPAs.

M - Pretty light for the style, leaves your mouth feeling very dry.

D - I was pretty dissapointed with this one considering how much I've enjoyed Uinta's other offerings - Detour just seemed really unbalanced. Drinkability for me was low and I found myself glad I had someone to split the 750ml bottle with.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 15:49:04 | More by charliedvrs
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zonker17

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

08-12-2012 17:00:38 | More by zonker17
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GuyIncognito

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-11-2012 03:06:15 | More by GuyIncognito
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chefduff2

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-06-2013 02:24:36 | More by chefduff2
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled on: 11/22/11. Like their Labyrinth, the cork was a total nightmare to get out. It took three grown, presumably healthy people and the cork eventually ripped down the middle requiring a corkscrew to excavate the remnants.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, dark golden-amber body with a fully foaming, off-white head. Heavy lace on the way down.

Smell: A sweetish scent of caramelized sugars over toasty, bready malts with noted citric, woodsy, green grassy hop notes and some fusel wafts. Not entirely appealing, to be honest.

Taste: Sugary caramel with plenty of toasty, bready malts. Splash of liquor singes the tongue early on. Pinch of freshly swept sawdust. Heavy, heady hop flavors of citrus pith, resin-damp wood chips, and sun-dried grasses (and noxious, lawn-spoiling weeds). Medium-high bitterness. It remains a bit boozy (okay, more than a bit) through to the end (and beyond). Bitter, hot finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

Overall: It's a DIPA, so it's a big beer, but it's too brash and the rough booziness tires me out quickly. Make a detour around Double Detour and pick up something else, something better.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 18:57:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

2.76/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark burnt tan/brown, cloudy with a minimal 1/8 inch head. Nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tangerine. lemon, a little funky note along with caramel malts at the finish.

Taste - First sip brings in a odd malt profile that soon gets crushed by bitter hops and alcohol. Very sweet, almost to the point of sickening. Pineapple, grapefruit and tropical flavors are picked up after the initial blast of malts. Very warm alcohol at the finish along with a crushing amount of hop bitterness.

Motuhfeel - Unreal blast of caramel malts crushes the tongue. Bitter hops and alcohol come in and nail the palate. Aftertaste is bitter, and alcohol warm.

Overall - Ehh, this isn't very good. Way overboard on sweet malts, and the alcohol is not needed either. Nothing id recommend or want again, that simple.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 21:23:24 | More by wvsabbath
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer is orange and clear with a big head of small and medium bubbles. Head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass and carbonation is moderate to low. Off to a good start.

The aroma is sweet first and hoppy second. Overall pretty weak in the nose.

Beer is super syrupy sweet and the bitterness is late and weak or overshadowed by the sweet. Pretty earthy / sulfury in the midpalate of this beer. Not very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 19:06:46 | More by drabmuh
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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.