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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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989 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 27
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of thecheapies
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

thecheapies, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of zonker17
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

zonker17, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of kendellmarie
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

kendellmarie, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of guezarka
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

guezarka, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ gulu gulu cafe in Salem ma serves in a pt glass.

A: served with about half a finger of lightly tanned head that dissapates quickly leaving a good amount of sticky lacing. The color of the body is a rather translucent caramel
Amber and you can see tiny carbonation bubbles running up the glass.

S: not to much going on for aroma here I'm a little dissapointed, I get some sticky caramel and earthy hop notes, it doesn't smell bad but the aroma is on the weak side...

T: deep caramel with a pretty good blast of citrusy and piney hops, the is a good amount of the resinousness here rounded out with a very sticky sweetness, wish the sweetness was toned back a touch personally... But not a bad tasting brew

M: medium to almost heavy bodied sticky and resinous, that alcohol is also deffinatly prevelant here... A sipper, on the almost syrupy side.

O: not a bad dipa but not a great one either, I don't see myself in a big hurry o grab another one of these, but if one was offered to me I would not decline it.

PeterIngemi, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of colforbin73
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a well rounded beer, not a hop showcase but not too malty either. and you will not notice the 9.5abv.... this is a good drinkin IIPA.

pours a nice maple amber, reminds me of SN -- small head, but this brew sticks to the glass. mostly malts and piney hops in the nose, not a powerful aroma.

the taste is great. up front hop bite, oily sumptuous texture.... a malt forward brew but the hopping is right on. more of an apples and pears IIPA -- not a West Coast style brew... this beer is rich mix of flavors.

would buy again. UINTA is proving a very reliable brew house.

colforbin73, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19%

TastyIsBeer, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of tilopud_rye
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer isnt an example of what to exPect out of a DIPA but it is a great take on the style that I'm glad a friend pulled off the shelf. This was bottled 3 23 12 so I had it just short of 4 months old. Smell reveals that this is very strong in hops and sweets. It reminds me of a hop liquor truffle with toffee and caramel. Taste starts with a great bite from the carbonation and hop combination- a little nit of that citrusy hop. Then it becomes smooth with influences of raisin and toffee like sweetness. Swallows dry and creamy. This is a very flavorful and hefty beer. Would like to Have this again. Suggest to serve with company.

tilopud_rye, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MarkyMOD, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Pjev11
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Pjev11, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ryan1423, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Flowyn82
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Flowyn82, Jul 05, 2012
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

5.0 A: Clear light amber color. First pour yielded a sizeable head. A couple pours later I got three fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is very good and plenty of glass covering lacing is left.

4.0 S: This is clearly a hoppy barleywine type DIPA. Big fruitiness including peach, plum, raisins, and figs. Tons of caramel and some toffee as well. Booze is detectable, but held in check. Hops are mainly flowery and herbal, but there is some citrus as well. Good blend of rich malts and hops.

4.0 T: This tastes a lot like DFH's 90 Minute. Rich caramel with some toffee, big fruitiness featuring those listed in the nose and emphasising plum and figs. Moderate bitterness, but on the higher end of the spectrum. Big neutral malt sweetness, but not too sweet. Lightly boozy.

4.0 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Big creaminess which is a must for this approach to a DIPA.

4.0 D: I wish I had looked at the reviews before opening this. This beer is a two man job. Anyway, it's a solid malty DIPA. Good balance between malts and hops and not too boozy.

DavoleBomb, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Reddish orange in color, moderate internal carbonation, pours a small light brown head, translucent

S: Moderately fragrant, strong elements of citrus and orange peel, some very mild herbal and floral notes, rounded out by a touch of alcohol

T: Quite similar to the nose, perfectly balanced sweet and bitter elements, heavy citrus peel and some coriander, extremely mild alcohol, flavorful

M: With such powerful flavor and alcohol content, very easy to drink, certainly lingering, though, and highly drying, still not uncharacteristic

O: A sturdy IPA overall, great flavor, nice look, and a respectable fragrance, definitely a dryer, but worth a try without a doubt

MatthewWilde, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +5.8%

BeerOps, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +19%

richkrull, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Tpsauer
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Tpsauer, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of cowboy83
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into a tulip at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, Calif., on May 27, 2012. Less than a finger of head once I got it. Color was honey amber, a bit hazy. Caramel white bubbly lacing on the top that had great retention throughout the pour.

Smelled fresh citrus hops up front, mainly lemon and tangerine. Also some caramel notes and a bit like Sprite. Reminded me of a Rogue Dead Guy Ale a bit.

Got citrus hops - tangerine and apricot. Tasted a bit like the Rogue Dead Guy Ale that I just mentioned. Caramel and orange peel as well.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

An OK beer overall, but I was hoping for a bit more after really enjoying their Hop Notch IPA awhile back.

BucannonXC5, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of wgfxkmf
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

wgfxkmf, May 27, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

6 months of age on this bottle but the hop presence is huge on the nose. I believe the liquor store I got it from has kept it refrigerated so that should've kept it somewhat fresh. Brilliantly clear amber color will a huge sticky off white head. Sticky webbing. Big malt nose, lots of raisin oddly enough but lots of pine and grapefruit as well. Spicy earthy hops as well. Some subtle alcohol on the nose as well.

A very spicy and malty DIPA. Tons of pine and earthy spice with lots of caramel and pale malt. Some detectable alcohol. Flavors are blended into one concise sip which is odd for a DIPA this size but impressive. Carbonation is there but low. Mouthfeel is syrupy. This bottle has a big of age on it but it's been kept cold, the problem with a beer like this is it's price tag. Uinta makes great big beers but this one is forced to sit because of its high cost. Despite being kept cold i'm sure the flavor is affected a bit. None the less tastes like a big double English IPA with tons of flavorless malts and subtle hops. Kind of a trick show from whats supposed to be such a big beer.

First dissapointing brew from Uinta.

jtierney89, May 25, 2012
Photo of nichcollins
4.5/5  rDev +19%

nichcollins, May 24, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

poppyjohn, May 18, 2012
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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