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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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very good

968 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 27
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

luvbier, Nov 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

CBrown3763, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ChadSabin, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%

Poured into a Lost Abbey glass on 3/28/13

Bottled on: 02/27/13

A) Clear. Surprising clear even. Dulled and faded tobacco; dark for a DIPA. Two finger head of loose foam drops to 1/4th inch and leaves delicate lace meanderings. Slow rising bubbles. Thicker lace farther down.

S) Spritzy, herbal hop aroma; it has a botanical gin quality to it. Sweet candy citrus fruit, quarts of hop oils, pine, tea leaves, sugary grapefruit, sweet cracker and hints of sugar cookies. Perfume-like.

T) Tastes every bit as oily as it smells; perhaps even more so. Dank oils and pine resin. The herbal components throw me though - it's a cross between candy fruits, perfume and aerosol spray. Bombastic amount of rolling, grainy malt. I don't think it is pilsner malt, but it does have a more neutral, clean aspect that I associate with pilsner malts in an IPA. The finish scrapes against bitterness which leaves me with the same feeling of brushing up against poison ivy after a stroll in the woods (editor's note: I have no idea what was going through my mind when I wrote that).

M) Full, slick body and feel. Carbonation is moderate when sparring with the size of the beer. Not terribly boozy.

D) It's like hiking on a different trail - some of the same pretty stuff you're used to seeing but with some new sights and smells (editor's note: This is why I don't review anymore; that description is ridiculous).

Ryan011235, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

A top-notch DIPA that's both malty and rather bitter. It might be a bit simple, but it's still delicious. A dark golden brown color with a strong pine scent. Taste is bitter and sweet. Though I know a lot of hop heads don't like sweetness in their DIPAs, this is something I love. This beer reminds me a bit of Southern Tier Unearthly, which comes in for a lot of criticism as cloyingly sweet. This isn't quite as good as Unearthly, but if you like your DIPAs to be a bit like barleywines, this is a nice option.

Qbdoo, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Hopheadhiker, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MeisterMayhem, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Pando, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

GraduatedCashew, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Lanstrum, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dlin0sbb, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

LI_PO12, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Basshooker, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Schmuckles, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

JeffreyJDavis, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Horbar, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

BigJYoungblood, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

wchasse222, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

djgustafson, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

groleau, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

smccann, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Sonofalime, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of TheBigJohnson
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

A smooth, cloudy deep amber color with a foamy head, and immediate scent of a toasty caramel with hints of fruity sweetness-- grapefruit, orange. The head recedes into a thin carbonation layer.

First sip is met with great toasty flavor, not overpowering, and finishes dry and delicious because of it. Mouthfeel is very malty, but well-balanced and overall flavor is above average when it comes to a DIPA. The dry finish is met with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, chocolate, and resin.

Overall, a visually-appealing, great-tasting musky DIPA that is easy to drink given its relatively high ABV. Malt and roasted characters, although delicious, dominate hop flavors, which is unique for DIPAs.

TheBigJohnson, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rwilde, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

2GOOFY, Sep 21, 2013
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.