Detour Double India Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.36/5 rDev -11.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: A mostly clear copper body with only a wisp of a head with a collar and ok lacing.
S: Interesting subdued citrus with a mainline of malts. Some decent fruity esters in there.
T: Odd taste with a lot of pine. Slightly sticky on the backend, with a weird kind of burn in the back of the throat (this must be from the beer because I had only had some pretzels, a homemade sour cream dip and this beer). Lots of alcohol in here, but not in the hot/burning sense, but mostly in the flavor and esters. You get a lot of it in the body. There is like a cinnamon or cardamom on the backend. Mostly malts and sweet at that.
M: Coarse and oily, but a pretty thin body overall.
O: I bought this because I thought it was a limited release and not a year round one. I realize my confusion came from the fact that it used to be in a 750.
04-07-2014 05:20:08 | More by gillagorilla
3.31/5 rDev -12.7%
A: Poured out a copper color with a yellowish tan head. Three plus fingers of head. Great retention and lacing that draped all the way down the sides.
S: Big time citrus and pineapple scents. Pine in the start that fades away. Also catching some biscuit and booze.
T: A lot of boozy pineapple and bitter hops. Hops are of the earthy variety. Grapefruit.
M: Medium body and carb. Slightly warming from the booziness. The bitterness is scathing.
O: Not great. After tastes of booze and bitterness are off putting. Otherwise, this had great potential.
04-06-2014 21:28:23 | More by mpedara429
3.15/5 rDev -16.9%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head starts at two fingers high (the color is off-white) and slowly recedes to a thin film, leaving some very nice lacing down the glass. Retention is very good.
S: At first, my nose is slightly pricked by herbaceous notes. After a while, I really notice the Mosaic hops in this. While a bit mild here, they bring decent notes of apricot, blueberry, mango, and sweet onion. Caramel and honey malt notes are prevalent throughout. No real wowing moments, but it gets the job done.
T: Maltier than what the nose promised, unfortunately. There's a gentle kiss of flowery, fruity Mosaic hops throughout, but is otherwise dominated by large amounts of caramel and toffee. One of my friends described this as tasting like an imperial amber - and he's dead on. It really isn't a bad imperial amber (it's no Nugget Nectar, but what is?!), it just needs more hops to count as a proper DIPA. If it weren't for the upsurge of finishing bitterness, this would be really damn mediocre.
M: The tongue is slightly pricked by malt astringency. For such a malty, sweet DIPA, it's pretty drinkable without being boozy. Residual sugars gradually build up on the palate, creating a full body and excess sweetness after 2/3rds of the bottle. Well carbonated, though.
O: For such a malty DIPA, it's not a total chore to drink. Still, this needs more hop presence, plain and simple. This one is especially disappointing considering these guys also make Dubhe and Hop Nosh.
04-05-2014 21:32:11 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Bottle from Tipples, with Best Before date of 5/31/14. Pours a beautiful copper crimson color, perfectly clear, with a nice big and fluffy off white head. Aroma of sweet and bitter grapefruits, lots of caramel malts, lots and grassy hops, very nice. The flavor is a medium bitter, super dank and resinous grapefruit, pine, and caramel combination. Hops keep this somewhat light and airy despite the dank resinous feel, and it goes down pretty easy. Clean finish, slightly dry, with a lasting bitter on the end. Medium low carbonation. Overall I like this one, and am now impressed by Uinta after this and Hop Notch. What a nice everyday double IPA!
04-02-2014 23:46:43 | More by BMMillsy
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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