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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

1,127 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 31
Gots: 157 | 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:
Beer added by: Beaver13 on 05-30-2010

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
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of puboflyons
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle dated 02/27/13. Sampled on May 26, 2013

The pour is a handsome amber-bronze with a long-lasting off-white foamy head. Great clarity.

The nose presents itself with floral, earthy hops but not in an overpowering way. The malt and yeast characters are lower on the totem pole but at the same time can be noticed vaguely.

The body is medium to bold.

This grows during the session starting out a little mild for a Double IPA with upfront sweetness in the wink of an eye followed by moderate hopped bitterness that lingers. But as I make my way through the 750 ml. bottle the hoppy character becomes the more predominant flavor. The alcohol is well-integrated and I didn't feel that 9.5% ABV until it was all done and in my head.

It is a Double IPA I could enjoy again.

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

750ml bottle poured into a large snifter. "Bottled on" 04/10/13, drank on 25 May 2013.

Pours reddish, clear, huge head, fades halfway quickly but leaves a lot of lacing. Smell is rich, piney, grapefruit rind.

Taste is bitter, lots of grapefruit bitterness, and some other bitterness that might possibly be described as oniony or garlicky. Slightly caramelly sweetness in the back.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, but still surprisingly dry. Overall, this is pretty good, and lives up to the name of "double IPA". Not the best...but good.

Photo of Bierman9
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up this 750ml offering (bottled27FEB13) today at Ayotte's for $7.99... Weather sucks today, so I detoured inside to try this...

Uncaged and decorked, some was poured into a small tulip for examination and enjoyment. It's a deep, clear, orangey-bronze color. Carbo is scant and scattered. The topping was frothy and fluffy, a touch off-white, and about 3/4" thick while slowly ebbing. Lacing left behind is quite nice and sticky. The aroma is easily detected from about a foot away, and up close it gets real resiny. Has some citrus rind and a bit of piney action, too. Body is solidly medium-plus and the liquid glides easily across the tongue.

It has a little sweetness as it hits the palate, akin to some tasty apricot marmalade spread on a bit of malty toast. Then it's hop time, as the piney, resiny, pithy lupes take over. There's a lot of hoppage here, with pineapple and grapefruit mixing together, but it's quite well balanced with the fruity sweetness. It is dry in the finish, and a touch of alcohol warmth is detectable. All in all, I'm liking it, and $7.99 isn't toooo bad these days... Prosit!!

4.26/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled On 04/10/13

A: Pours a copper color with a towering 3 fingers of head that eventually settles down to a thin cap. Leaves some nice, thick lacing

S: Plenty of resiny and piney hops, with an almost tea-like note as well. Also get some lightly spicy malts. Alcohol comes through slightly

T: More balanced than the nose would suggest, with some sweet malts coming thorough right along with the hops. Neither really takes front stage, and mellow each other out. Malts are sweet and lightly spicy and the hops are earthy, piney, and grassy. Finishes bitter with a light alcohol kick

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely one of the more balanced DIPAs out there, with a big malt presence to go along with the hops. The bitterness eventually wins out over the sweetness, and the alcohol has a looming presence throughout. Definitely for those who like a well-balanced IPA

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Giant in Linglestown, poured chilled from a 750 into a tulip.

The color is deep copper with an almost ruby hue with thick cream of 2 fingers or more with fine bead and lace sticks well. The smell is very fruity up front with lots of piney woody hop aromas when swirled with a hint of alcohol ester and light sweet malt aroma. The feel is very bitter and gassy with sharp bitterness and slightly astringent feel with light sweetness and subtle acidic and warming texture of alcohol with spicy almost abrasive finish.

The taste is full of resinous piney hop flavor with sharp bitter hop tastes covering some of the malt sweetness yet you know it is there based on the fullness on the palate it is also obscured slightly by the alcohol which makes the bitterness of the hops seem harsher than it needs to be, but a relatively dry finish leaves the mouth ready for the next pummeling on the palate with hops which don't seem to let up. Overall this is a drinkable beer, but I would probably have shared this rather than enjoyed this bruiser by myself if I had known what I was getting into. I recommend chilling this well, perhaps some of the issue was I only gave it 1/2 hour in the icebox rather than a full hour the heavy bottle could have used. I would pair this with a nice pepper steak or some chili to augment the hops with some complimentary spice perhaps.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.