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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

936 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 24
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian 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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Photo of Peglegtim

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-26-2012 20:07:16 | More by Peglegtim
Photo of scotthatch123

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-16-2012 20:28:16 | More by scotthatch123
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-15-2012 20:05:35 | More by Twifiter
Photo of Lookjoesays


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2012 04:19:22 | More by Lookjoesays
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Beer #68 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a very malty double ipa. What hop tones are there are salty and earthy and not very interesting. Overall, it seems rather muddled and undefined. And there is a boozy tone to it that seems a bit much. The verdict on this one: so-so.

10-11-2012 04:21:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-09-2012 00:20:23 | More by brendaniel
Photo of Strongarm81

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

A. A beautiful light cherry look. A good two to three inches of head which quickly receeds, yet leaves a foaM.m behind.

S. A very sweet, nutty smell. Refined, not overpowering.

T. Initially a fair amount of hopiness, with a medium body. A bit of a tart, barley wine taste.

M. Little hoppy after taste for a double IPA. A definite hint of alcohol, similar to barley wine.

O. Easy to drink, good bang for buck. A good beer to start the night.

10-07-2012 21:23:10 | More by Strongarm81
Photo of OWSLEY069


3.58/5  rDev -5.3%

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, some mellow orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry orange citrus and a a little boozy. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop and alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Big citrus hops, which are good, and a small alcohol presence, which makes it a bit too much.

09-26-2012 11:23:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-23-2012 21:10:32 | More by IPAchris
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-19-2012 16:34:04 | More by BoRaeCho
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-19-2012 11:11:14 | More by OGkushington
Photo of FlakyBiscuit


4.63/5  rDev +22.5%

Even with a gentle pour, this beer produced a beautiful inch of off white head. Soft citrus and piney aroma, the beer has a very wonderful balance of hops and malt. I would say a citrusy and vanilla prominence to the taste. I enjoy double/imperial ipa's and would say this is one of the best ones I have had. Very drinkable for 9.5 abv. A thick mouthfeel but very tasty and would go well with a host of spicy foods or a bold steak. The lacing is beautiful. This seems to go in contrast with other reviewers but i really enjoy this beer. I would say give it a shot if you can find it.

09-11-2012 19:25:10 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-08-2012 12:55:04 | More by BillyTWilliams
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-07-2012 17:28:29 | More by joshnovaski
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-06-2012 07:49:36 | More by mdagnew
Photo of farrago

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev 0%

Whipped up head with more craters than dimples, easily over three fingers during the initial pour, loosely knit enough to settle down into an even thick coating across the surface, the lacing is ultra-sticky and remains in full sheets rather than thinner streaks. The liquid is a noticeably dark copper to amber color, stays transparent this notwithstanding, only the tiniest smattering of bubbles visible. The nose is thick and pungent, even if not the longest lasting, coconut custard, pine sap, candied orange peels, floral musk as well as sharper peppery and grassy notes, curiously the apricot, peach, pineapple fruit seems to get lost in the mix while in no way weak, ends with an earthy and close to peaty flourish. Full-bodied, verges on a foamy attack, only the herbal bite and overall bitterness slices away the foam to prevent suffocation by down pillow. The pepperiness takes it up a notch, more pith in the lemon to grapefruit citrus. By the mid-palate vanilla, coconut and caramel accents salve some wounds. Gets a little creamier as it opens into the apricot, peach, nectarine, fig fruits. Not very biscuity, some darker grains present. Mouth texture is sticky and resinous. Not aggressive per se, however, nothing to just pop and pour without some prep work first.

09-06-2012 03:37:19 | More by farrago
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-31-2012 17:55:24 | More by hiphopj5
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2012 16:02:58 | More by Yoda22
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

08-25-2012 14:37:33 | More by GoBIG
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance is a dark copper with half a finger of head. The head dissipates quickly but leaves some lacing behind on the glass. The nose is both piney and hoppy. The upfront flavor is a solid blend of malt and hops. The finish is not nearly as hoppy as top flight IPAs, but this still remains a solid effort. There is a touch of alcohol on the finish as well, but it is nothing terribly unpleasant.

08-23-2012 04:09:41 | More by 57md
Photo of ryko


4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-21-2012 08:25:33 | More by ryko
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.35/5  rDev -11.4%

Detour Double India Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.50 %

LOOK: Ontap into a snifter. Pours a dark ruby color, with a slight off white head and some lace work. Appears a bit dark for the style, almost resembling a barleywine.

SMELL: Sweet fruits, herbs, citrus and pine all are apparent in the nose. Smells a bit sweeter than expected for a double IPA.

TASTE: Ale yeast fruityness starts things out with dark fruits and a faint prune note, followed by some piney notes and small grapefruit. Mostly fruity and sweet, mildly bitter if at all, but does go down easy. Another strong suit of this brew is the relatively low alcohol presence. Sweet fruits with a notion of hop make up most of the flavor, and while not offensive, is not really to style.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied feel, smooth, almost creamy and easy to drink. Medium carbonation level and velvety smooth. Easy drinking for a beer of such strength.

OVERALL: A solid, though uninspired double IPA. If this was labeled a barleywine it would have scored higher, but as is, it is still a good choice as a strong ale. This is being sold in corked and caged bottles, and honestly, for the price, it could really be alot better.

08-17-2012 21:37:30 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of thecheapies


3.63/5  rDev -4%

Dark red/amber color with an immovable cap.

Caramel, overripe pineapple, and lime. A bit strange in aroma.

Carrying over from a rye-like spiciness that I was picking up in the nose; there's plenty of softly ripe fruits, toffee malts, and booze. Stinging in bitterness, sweetness, and strength. Ok, but not impressive.

Sweet medium to burly. A little sticky. A bit too boozy.

08-14-2012 03:50:23 | More by thecheapies
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-12-2012 17:00:38 | More by zonker17
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

08-11-2012 00:09:24 | More by kendellmarie
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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