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Detour Double India Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

877 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 75 | 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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funkel81

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2012 18:23:17 | More by funkel81
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jimelee108

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-22-2012 21:46:17 | More by jimelee108
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-19-2012 14:00:15 | More by yergermeister
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big beer from uninta. pours a really radiant amber color with a lasting white head. smells really fresh, sweet nectar of hops, even a bit oily in that direction. sturdy caramel malt backbone on this monster. flavor is totally different than the smell. its all pine forest in the hops, pungent, earthy, and memorable. there is a bit of sweetness at the end, and a few of these could be a serious hangover if you let it be. good feel, bubbly and just over medium on the body. stands up well to big food. overall not a standout big ipa, but a very good local product in the salt lake area. the alcohol isnt as well hidden as it might be, but well balanced in general, and the pine profile is awesome, like being out in the woods. good gear here

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 01:31:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-16-2012 17:12:57 | More by SalMineo
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CHickman

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head that faded very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down; a great looking beer with very impressive lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, grains, herbs, spices like pepper, cinnamon and allspice; very sweet and hoppy with a lot of complexity to it, this nose let the booze show as a warning that it's strong, but the nose was still fruity and hoppy enough to be inviting.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, floral hops, tea leaf, caramel, syrup, lightly toasted grains, biscuit, herbs, spices like pepper, cinnamon and allspice, pine cone/piney hops, coriander, and a sweet alcohol like rum; this brew does not hide the ABV well and tastes like the juicy hop oils were wrung straight into the glass from wet hops, so there is some heat and minor burn after each sip. Overall it's very tasty, very complex and fairly well balanced for a DIPA, but the ABV is always present.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oily slick, with light zesty carbonation, a medium body and below average drinkability because of the ABV presence and burn; a very good beer overall that was quite hoppy and tasty, but the alcohol keeps this as a slow sipper and off just a tad to make this an outstanding DIPA. Real nice taste though so it's definitely worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 03:39:28 | More by CHickman
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PintOHops

California

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Tulip

A - An amber colored brew with a fairly high clarity. It produced a pretty massive 3-finger head on a gently pour. From what I can tell it only has moderate carbonation. I got a bit of spots left on my glass.

S - It's got a very bright and fresh aroma of grapefruit, herbal leafy like hops, pineapple, papaya. Wonderfully fruity with moderate sweetness and mild brown sugar.

T - Wow this is tasty stuff! I pick up alcohol and herbal leafy hop characteristics that quickly give way to a rather subdued (compared to the smell) pineapple, grapefruit and mid palate. More leafy hop characteristics come in at the finish, along with pronounced alcohol, soft caramel, big dryness, and a bitterness that sticks on the tongue a good while.

M - Smooth, viscous, mildly crisp and full bodied.

O - It does a good job at hiding that 9.5% ABV without being overly sweet and sickening. I really like the fruity and fresh aroma, the appearance was nice as well, and the flavors were good but I would only enjoy a glass in one sitting. Overall pretty darn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 23:25:46 | More by PintOHops
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JosiahS

California

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

glass: Tulip

Dark clear copper color with a generous 2-finger semi-creamy head, lots of small bubbles. initial alcohol on the nose but quickly morphs into a wide range of hop aromas, pine, orange, lemon. There's also a nice malt base to level the playing field a bit.

For 9% this beer hides it well. The texture is smooth, it goes down easy with low bitterness (strange knowing that the IBU is 75) and just a hint of heat on the backend. Rich toasted malt mixes perfectly with a plethora of dank and somewhat musky hop flavors. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 23:17:34 | More by JosiahS
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2012 13:59:32 | More by JVan
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured in a duvel tulip. Clear orange amber with a thick white head that tapers down to a half inch with sticky lacing. Aroma is pineapple, toffee, caramel and orange. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit, toffee, and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is on the syrupy side and the beer is well balanced with a taste that lingers. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 11:21:27 | More by thydarkprevails
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beergoot

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A crisp, clear copper body with a robust head. Excellent lacing on the glass.

Sweet and malty aroma. A bit light bread. Spicy hops, but not overpowering. Somewhat earthy.

Caramel and biscuit character in the malt flavor. Finishes with a strong bitterness with alcohol warmth making a noticeable appearance at the end.

Good body, light-to-medium in body. Smooth yet bright.

All in all, a great IPA. It's somewhat lacking in dynamics for a DIPA except for its ABV and noticeable alcohol warmth in the taste. I would have expected a stronger hop aroma presence for the style. Still, a pretty damn good IPA, all else considered...

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:58:30 | More by beergoot
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2012 14:17:43 | More by AngusOg
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cenci1m

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-08-2012 13:34:12 | More by cenci1m
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Blavaq

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

04-04-2012 01:18:13 | More by Blavaq
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-02-2012 15:13:45 | More by KC9LDB
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-02-2012 00:35:08 | More by DonFrap
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-30-2012 20:08:43 | More by mhaugo
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-30-2012 04:05:51 | More by tbeq00
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mrwflyin

Missouri

1/5  rDev -73.6%

03-29-2012 14:53:29 | More by mrwflyin
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-27-2012 23:53:20 | More by polishkaz
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-25-2012 17:57:21 | More by Lantern
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xmorgan

California

4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought the Large Bottle at Whole Foods. The package was the reason I bought it on impulse at WFs. I could not resist the bottle with a cork, for a Double IPA. I was not disappointed and found it worthy of mention.

Appearance: it has a cloudy copper color, and for that is the only real disappointment for me in this beer. It's off white foam head does not set off the color of the beer. Sorry the visual was less then stellar. But the lacing was along the whole glass was great.

Smell: Citrus on the side of orange or tangerine, and alcohol come out.

Taste: Big citrusy hit up front, with a stung dry finish.
It hits your mouth, and lingers, a longing dry feel that makes you want to drink some more. This left my mouth dehydrated and I Got some water so I would not drink this great Double IPA to quickly.

It is big on alcohol as you get in some Barley Wines, but without the sweetness you can get in some high alcohol beers. But this beer has only a hint of malt sweetness.

MouthFeel:A dry and astringent bitterness.

Overall: I tasty member of the Double IPA list! I would be a repeat buyer, and would recommend it to others to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 05:01:37 | More by xmorgan
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ADemshar


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-25-2012 03:42:53 | More by ADemshar
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-25-2012 02:43:33 | More by cbgbslev
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-23-2012 13:21:57 | More by GoGators
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.