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

1,080 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 28
Gots: 125 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh on my local shelves and Uinta always seems to fit what I am looking for. Easily worth trying in a mixed-six.

A- Poured from the 12oz compass bottle to an oversized tulip with an orange-red body. Head builds up to about a finger high with a frothy texture. Retention is pretty good as the foam falls to a creamy ring. Lacing forms some nice sheets at the top drizzling down to spottiness.

S- Pungent fresh hops are noted right when I cracked the bottle. Tropical and stone fruits shine with citrus and pine aromas as well. Pretty much just juicy hops for me in the smell but a tiny bit of malts and yeast in the backdrop.

T- The juicy side of the hops carry over nicely reminding me of mango, apricot and passion fruit but pine and citrus really pick up with resinous, orange and grapefruit notes. Some dankness comes with the hops that also bring a fair bitterness. Light cracked malts and sweetness but yeast overall is clean.

MF- Moderately thick body with a creamy overall texture as it is agitated. Carbonation at a medium-high level. Finishes with a substantial bitterness lingering with juicy hop flavors.

Seems to get better and better with each sip and the tropical juicy hop flavors never fade out as I find with other similar brews. Dangerously drinkable for 9.5% and something I will certainly visit again.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark orange with huge and dense offwhite colored head, settles very slowly to a big mound of meringue, leaving the glass lousy with peninsulas of lace. Smell: heavy caramel, candied citrus rind, whiff of sugared tropical fruit into melon with resin edges. Taste: huge toffee base, lots of pine and sugared grapefruit. Sweet and caramel heavy but enjoyable. Best by May 2014.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Rusty Monk poured into a pint glass. Nice light copper color with a full cream head. Nice lacing on the glass. The smell is of citrus, pine cut grass. The mouth feel is nice and smooth. The taste is of citrus pine and cut grass with a nice malt on the back side. Very well balanced not overly hopped but still the most pronounce taste. Even at 9% this is a very drinkable brew, went well with my beef pot pie.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best Before 6/14/14.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House snifter.

a: Clear dark copper with an inch tall offwhite head which receded to uneven surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pretty intense citrus and pine.

t: Smooth caramel malt overlaid with dank piney hop flavor and a powerful hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the sides of the tongue. Mellows out later with some tasty citrus notes.

m: Mediun to heavy and very smooth.

o: A wonderful DIPA, dangerously easy drinking for 9.5 ABV,. Somewhat similar to Green Flash Palate Wrecker, which I have also rated very highly and which this, although a little inferior in hop bite, is almost an equal for taste, and has a more silky mouthfeel. Near perfect darker-malt DIPA in my book, although citrus-dominated ones with a lighter malt base are wonderful too. I will definitely want to take another Detour!

UPDATE 3/29/14: Had a second bottle tonight and it reconfirmed my previous review down the line, with the exception that there seemed to be more dankness (I used to call it vinegary) to this one, but it added to the flavor and was not objectionable. Perhaps I'm getting used to that element in some highly hopped beers, and enjoying it more; or it is just made more palatable by the malt base.

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this beer many times in 750mL format. Walked into the store today to find it i 4 pack. Was stoked. Loved this beer the times I had it before. Let me tell you now, the recipe must have changed, because this beer is even better than the Detour in 750mL format!

A: Ruby red, grapefruit-ish. Transparent. Constant carbonation rising. Good head retention.

S: Citrus, tropical fruits, slight pine. Very nice. Good caramel malt backbone.

T: Heavy on the citrus. I don't mind! It is awesome. Malt compliments the huge hop profile and hides the alcohol (9.5%).

M: Heavier than most DIPA, which actually helps limit the intake of this delicious beer. Bitter, but not overly bitter.

O: Very good DIPA. Not mindblowing (but does every beer have to be minblowing?), but for $10/4pack@ 9.5 % abv, it is a great deal! Wonderful hop aroma and taste. Recommend.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Dark copper in color, but nearly completely clear. Forms a half-finger of white foamy head that fades rapidly on top of average carbonation.

S: Grapefruit rind, pine resin, and a bit of melon and tropical fruit hops, with sweetness from the toasted malt.

T: Pine bitterness and sweet toffee toasted malts with moderate caramel character dominate then flavors. This has big bitterness without a lot of complimentary hop flavors. The bitterness lasts into the hang with some mild booziness.

M: Body is a bit on the heavy side for style, and alcohol presence is a little more than average. Moderate carbonation sensation.

O: I don't think there's anything "bad" here, but it is an amalgamation of everything I don't prefer in my DIPAs - toffee and caramel malts, big alpha-bitter without balancing hop flavors. I'm glad to have Uinta distribute in FL, but I won't be drinking another of these.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.