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Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by Beaver13 on 05-30-2010

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Reviews: 287 | Ratings: 1,411
Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Hand and Foot in Corning. Comes in a tulip glass.
The appearance is super hazy amber with a fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing.
Caramel, pine, grapefruit, and a touch of apricot on the nose.
The palate is sweet caramel and toast, balanced against grapefruit peel, pine, apricot, and dried papaya. Sweet up front, bitter and dry on the finish. Lingering pine sap and grapefruit pith.
Slick, almost creamy mouthfeel, prickly carbonation.

A good DIPA, almost TIPA. Not as complex as I remembered, but a good DIPA nonetheless. Worth getting.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Yard House, Las Vegas - poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a dark golden orange color. Clear with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops... citrus and evergreen. Mild grapefruit mixed with baking bread.

T/F: Malty and thick up front... hearty German bread that very nicely gives way to a big time citrus hop profile. Lemon peel and grapefruit... spruce and spice. Good carbonation... oily and resinous. Finish is dry and bitter.

O: Very nice double IPA from Uinta. Easy to drink, lots going on, loved the color and balance.

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Photo of KenSkyHopper
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pungent, crisp, floral, citrus. Nice lacing. A little heavy but does not distract flavor. I have a glass of water in between servings. 9.5% abv in a beer that tastes this good will sneak up on you in a hurry if not taken with a meal or appetizer. Definitely not entry level for those new to double or triple hopped ales. Give in to the dark side young padawan and imbibe this tasty treat.

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Photo of Bretweir
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the pour and the color. Dark amber let's through just enough light to glow orange. Very complex hope profile and long lasting bitter finish. Love it.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Pours a barely light permitting orange, with a lovely off white head that doesn't leave, sticking to the glass all the way down.

Nose is mixed, some hops bitterness, some malt sweetness. Lightly tropical, hint of grapefruit, citrus, and a bit of grass. A little floral notes and honey round out the nose.

Taste leans more grapefruit and grassy with a little bite of spice and/or alcohol. Herbal to vegetal mid taste, a nice lingering bitter/sweet ending in this beer. Definitely seems to lean a little more old school, which is fine by me. Just a little conflict in the sweet and bitter in the transition to the end.

Pretty straightforward classic double to me. Done well, but overall just wish it melded together a little better.

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Photo of CAcreeks
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was going to say that this is the best Double IPA available in cans, but yesterday I saw Evil Cousin IPA in a can, so maybe not. No way the IBU is only 74 as the BA Notes currently say. RateBeer says 95 IBU, which seems a lot closer. Uinta says they kicked up the hop profile with Citra when making this a core product. Anyway, it's just wonderful with great aroma, bitterness, and long lasting aftertaste.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy amber with two finger head with great retention, soapy lace. Piney aroma, caramel malt. Bitter piney IPA with solid malt backbone. Super dry graoefruit peel n pine finish. Not a bad DIPA, but way bitter with not much other character.

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Photo of zshaft
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

looks great in the glass. hazy orangeish color. smells of malt and sweet candy. thick mouthfeel w sweet malts throughout. I like my ipa a little more hoppy. this one comes accross to malty for me. prob wouldn't seek out. just meh.

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Photo of Jdiggity
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into Dogfish Head IPA glass
A: dark, caramel color. 1" light tan head, very even. Lacing clings to glass initially, little retention. Average
S: Aroma is crisp and floral, some citrus but light and there is a faint varnish, solvent-like aroma there as well
T: very much piney with some background of orange and then a lingering resiny, pine. Decent but not grabbing my attention or piquing my interest to find more depth.
M: Dry and astringent, but full in feel.. It leaves a syrupy feel in the back of the throat.
O: It's decent but I look for depth to the flavor of a DIPA. This one lacks multiple layers of flavor, very straight forward pine and some floral notes. Clean malt backbone. It's not a remarkable beer to me. Hopnosh is a better offering to me from Uinta.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drops an amber and copper colored liquid into the glass, half an inch of head whisps itself away without much going on in terms of retention leading to little to no lace. Aroma wasn't hoppy as much as it was bitter, grassy, boozy and caramel.

Taste brought on more bitterness, hot alccohol, and a good amount of C hops. Plenty of heavy crystal malt. Just kept getting a heavier mouthfeel from the use of so much crystal malt. Not worth $10 a pop when you can get 6 beers for the same price that are superior to this one.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clean orange amber body with 1-2 finger khaki head
Really floral and bright citrus smell. Pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, a little spice, grass
Juicy citrus with sweet malt undercurrent. Mango, pineapple, pine
Little carbonation, medium body
Best new beer I've had in a while

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Photo of Marraybay
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Golden; white head.

Smell: Pine

Taste: A touch of upfront malt sweetness--not much--that transitions into
the expected citrus flavors, which are pretty large.

Feel: A bit prickly.

Overall: Pretty center-line DIPA: Nothing extraordinarily good or
bad here. Drinkable, albeit not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Jpeach70
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look- hazy dark orange, medium head that quickly fades to a thin lacing

Smell- sweet hops, mild citrus undertones

Taste- very sweet for a DIPA, malt kind of overtakes the hops in a not so pleasant way
hops kick in later with a nice pine finish

Mouthfeel- when i first poured it cold it was very thick and syrupy, as it heated it started to thin out a bit and became more pleasant to drink

Overall i would say it was good not great, not my favorite from Uinta but still a good choice if you feel like drinking something strong and full of malt.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy rich amber with white creamy head. Sweet nose with some resin. More resin and a little too much sweetness in the taste; the bitterness combined with the malt is thick and sticks around a little too long. Overall a decent DIPA; gets more boozy as it warms. A little unbalanced with some nice hop flavors. Worth a try if you need a canned IPA.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a nice moderately dark amber with a nice head. Taste is dangerously pleasant, hoppy but enjoyably so, and the taste follows! Quite a change from the days of the 90's where 3.2 ruled Utah!

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is dank grapefruit and lemon.
The taste starts with lemon, grapefruit and pine bitterness, then a little malt sweetness and a touch of alcohol heat to finish.
The texture is thicker.
It's a flavorful and big IPA.

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Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Uinta brand Detour double IPA, is a great and refreshing take on the American Double/Imperial IPA. Its froth level is about medium on a scale of thin/medium/thick. The body is about 4/5 the way to medium on a similar scale. The smell is refreshing, and sort of not too spicy but sort of suggestive of the medium spiced fore taste of the beer. The beer's color is a translucent but not too transparent dark amber.

The flavor starts off with a sort of semi bready and satisfying taste that moves into the deeper bitterish spiced hoppy notes of a Double American/Imperial. The after taste doesn't focus too much on the hoppyness but sort of includes the whole for and after taste if one will.

Overall a really tasty and well balanced American Double/Imperial, that checks all the right boxes and is a great beer. The mix between flavors and sort of coaxing in the double hoppy flavor makes this a great stand out American Double perhaps semi reminiscent of Stoudt's Double IPA.

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Photo of brewme
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, very impressed. Got a 6-pack of cans for about twelve dollars at my favorite proper-beer store. Have always liked Hop Notch / Nosh, except when the cashier tried to ring it is as "Unita", so I thought I would give this a shot. I generally don't like to go above 8%, but this was not too boozy, and reminded me of one of my favorite DIPAs - Space Cake. Very yummy, would try again.

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Photo of Catracho5
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark honey orange with an off white creamy head, not much retention head lasted about 3 minutes, lots of lacing, no carbonation.

A: Lots of pine and resin on the nose, some lemon peel, more piney than it is citrusy, pretty straightforward aromas, smells pretty big.

T: First impression, very malt forward and syrupy, pine and resin up front then lots of sweet malt notes, finishes with a slightly grapefruit forward bitterness, not as piney and resiny as the nose would indicate, a little boozy.

M: Medium, dry, semi-citrus peel finish.

O: Love the aroma but the taste is very malt forward, I was hoping for more hop presence on the flavor, if you like malt forward IIPAs then this is your beer, but I prefer my IIPAs with more hop presence and balanced with malt, probably won't pick this beer up again. Great nose, not as good taste, and a decent mouthfeel.

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Photo of smanders
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've really enjoyed Uinta's Hop Nosh so when I saw this DIPA I had to grab it. Love the "best by" date on the bottle.

Appearance - cloudy/unfiltered dark copper with a finger of foamy, off white head. Web-like lacing.

Aroma - you really get the toasty malt, but with a subtle citrus background.

Taste - perfect mixture of citrusy/spicy/herbal hops and biscuity sweet malt. Powerful!

Mouthfeel - exactly what a DIPA should be; a little oily, but not overly so.

Drinkability - a great representation of the DIPA style. Uinta strikes again in terms of solid examples of popular beers. Too bad the brewery is 2000 miles away. Thanks Uinta!

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a light amber with a smallish head. The aromas of pine, citrus, mango, and marijuana rise of the beer. The flavor leads with fruity hop flavors, followed by a pine taste which builds into a strong aftertaste. There is also a sweet caramel malt flavor present, but it is well balanced out by the hops. The mouthfeel is reasonably thick. Overall this is a very nice and bracingly bitter double IPA, not too sweet, with a strong aftertaste.

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: sunset orange and amber with a delicate lacing that recedes to the edges of the glass. When poured aggressively it leaves a beautiful off-white head that stays around to the very last drop.
S: upfront there is some rasin/dried fruit notes reminiscent of a good trippel, hops are present but more on the funky/dank side of town, even notes of chocolate towards the end. definitely an unusual but pleasant suprise from an IPA

T: Notes of sweet grapes and dried strawberry lead off and give way to some unctious hoppiness. Finishes malty and with a pleasnt warming booziness that I so love in DIPA's

M: smooth, silky and dangerously drinkable. Feels like a big beer, but drinks easy.

O: Definitely a detour, but I'd say it's more of a scenic route. This beer shows the versatility of different styles of hops. Most are familiar with the refreshing citrus notes found in many IPA's. This brew offers more of the earthy/pine/funk side of hops. Would love to know the varities used here. I can see how some people would be put off by this style of IPA as it is malty and atypical, but I enjoyed the diversity of flavor and unique hop blend.

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Photo of Hopglow
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really can't understand the average reviews. This in my opinion is a decent DIPA. It is a bit malty on the backbone, but the hop profile balances the equation. This reminds me in taste to that of a strong black IPA with the malts, which may explain the average reviews. Pick it up and try, it's delicious.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had out of the 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Cool compass detail on the bottle. Pours amber, clear, with a small head that doesn't leave lacing. Balanced aroma of malts and pine hops. Taste is weighing more towards malty. It's got some caramel and dark fruits, middle is a touch of pine and earth from the hops. Finishes a hair boozy, bitter, and dry. Body is too heavy. Overall a decent DIPA, but I'm getting tired of these malt bombs.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks great, 9.5% ABV, not real high in ABV but alcohol taste is up front with lasting burn. Too boozy and syrupy, I'll stick to lower ABV IPAs from now on.

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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