Detour Double India Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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1.5/5 rDev -60.3%
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.
05-25-2012 03:56:56 | More by jtierney89
2.23/5 rDev -41%
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.
10-24-2010 02:03:33 | More by Thorpe429
2.38/5 rDev -37%
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.
10-27-2011 01:38:00 | More by NoHipTee
District of Columbia
2.38/5 rDev -37%
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.
03-01-2011 01:39:12 | More by Dreadnaught33
2.4/5 rDev -36.5%
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."
07-17-2010 01:29:01 | More by portia99
2.5/5 rDev -33.9%
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.
02-23-2011 03:31:13 | More by nc41
2.55/5 rDev -32.5%
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.
09-06-2011 02:47:32 | More by ehammond1
2.63/5 rDev -30.4%
Clear honey colored with an orangey beige low head that settles out to a low cap. Low aroma of bready malt and floral hops. Rich and intense flavor, but not what I'd call pleasing. It's acrid and medicinal, the hops are rough and hard-edged, without much depth of flavor. Mouthfeel is full with some tingle, but overall this is a poor example of the style. Drank two weeks before the "best by" date, so apparently it doesn't get too much fresher?
08-10-2014 15:03:48 | More by far333
2.63/5 rDev -30.4%
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.
07-28-2010 15:49:04 | More by charliedvrs
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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