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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

875 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 875
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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-08-2011 02:52:11 | More by SirWilliam666
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-06-2011 14:55:14 | More by bobbylang
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2011 22:42:17 | More by barnzy78
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

very deep and hazy amber color, with some notable sediment evident in the bottom of the glass.

hard bitter pine hops. Nothing at all in the balance here, this one was just all about the IBU and ABV apparently, well at least upon the nose that is.. A total tongue eraser would be a good way to put it. Tons of ABV from the first sip, very harsh and a really all too noticeable presence there. The hops were not overly flavorful, but rather a mixture which just seemed to try to batter you more then anything else. A really just a massive quantity of bitterness and abv. Nothing else really to say as far as that.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:31:08 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of Kevlee722


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-01-2011 20:46:33 | More by Kevlee722
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-29-2011 23:50:36 | More by xnicknj
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-27-2011 15:00:10 | More by RTrain12
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-23-2011 21:41:05 | More by gbird
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-21-2011 00:54:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-20-2011 16:32:30 | More by wpreynolds
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-20-2011 07:03:22 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers of this style that I’ve ever had and, coincidently, from this brewery, another earth shaking beer. Poured with a large, foamy, frothy, cream colored head, that very slowly settles down, and some lace. Color is a crystal clear dark amber. Aroma is hops, malt, caramel, spice, yeast. Flavor is an incredibley well balance of bitter, sweet, & tang. Body is spot on: mouth filling and perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor and extremely drinkable

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 00:24:10 | More by drpimento
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-17-2011 09:07:16 | More by Texasfan549
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 19:03:50 | More by mjtiernan
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 00:14:33 | More by Retsinis
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 08:22:42 | More by Travisnin
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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bruisin' Ales on my trip to North Carolina a week ago. Love that store.

A - Copper in color, somewhat ruddy almost. Huge foam head that is a medium khaki in color. A solid three fingers that just doesnt want to go away. Moderate carbonation.

S - Sweet and citrus. Lots of citrus hoppiness with aromas of grapefruit and tangerine especially coming to mind. A caramely sweetness lingers just behind and the two aromas play together beautifully. As the beer warms a bit of pine comes through as well.

T - Sweetness is the first big taste, lots of caramel and a touch of sweet bread. The hops quickly come in with a sharp bitterness but the flavor profile is a bit of a mish-mash. II pick up a touch of citrus and some of the pine from the nose, but neother is very strong or recognizeable. The flavors are all in there, they just dont play well off of each other.

M - Medium bodied with a long lasting bitterness. Sweetness is not overwhelming and quickly fades after the drink. Carbonation is good and there is some definite bite.

O - Good, not great. The aroma is phenomenal but the taste just doesnt do it for me. Certainly a beer worth trying, but there are certainly better DIPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 21:10:44 | More by ckeegan04
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into an oversized pint glass.

Appears a hazy brown with a little orange marmalade coming through. Just a touch of bubbly foam rests on top.

Smells sweet and syrupy with a bit of pineapple but no real true bitterness.

Tastes sweet too. Bitter on way out. There's certainly some biscuit like malt that comes through.

Mouthfeel is pretty dusty. It leaves the tongue a little sweaty.

Overall it was ok but nothing too special. I wish there was more of a hop blast with a bit of a bolder flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:33:25 | More by Yagman3000
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2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gonna call this one a swing and a miss.

The appearance started with a good forthy pour that had plent of lacing and settled to a pleasing head.

Smell was hoppy and a hint of sweetness.

Taste was a large languishing let down. The hops were smothered in a grity musky alcohol burn that nearly extinguished an drinkability.

Mouthfeel was nicely carbonated but the alcohol nearly feels like an additive at this point.

Overall a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:38:00 | More by NoHipTee
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was not a fan of Cockeyed Cooper and was a bit skeptical going into this one but enjoyed it more than I expected. Pour is solid; big white head that hangs around, hazy orange color. Big aroma of floral hops, somewhat boozy and sweet. The taste is pretty balanced between the malt and hops for an American DIPA; not super bitter, but boozy and malty sweet in a big way. Still, there was enough floral, pine and citrus notes to put things into harmony. Sweeter DIPA’s are not necessarily my favorites but this was acceptable enough to my palette.

Sticky, chewy body, decent carbonation. Finish not overly long. This bottle may have been slightly past its prime; I didn’t get the big bitter taste or aftertaste that some have mentioned. Not all that easy to drink; it’s boozy and you feel it quickly. Sort of heavy handed and probably not something I would buy again. Decent enough though.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 03:56:46 | More by tobelerone
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New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love doubles...its one of my favorite styles.
And this is a "good" double...The smell was incredible, i got alot of pinapple and the hops were very nice.

But overall it didnt match up to the smell...it left me wanting more suprisingly...more hops. It was still a very good beer and at 9.50 the alcohol was prominent, all the way up to the warming.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 21:05:44 | More by FLOglida
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 750 ML bottle.

Chill hazed orange colored beer with a tall tan colored head.

Smell is sweet and fruity and full of tropical fruit hop scent. Lots of pineapple and papaya with grapefruit. I can smell pine in here but it is really all tropical fruit.

Starts out sweet and tasting mostly like papaya. On the sweet side Tropical fruits are more subdued than the smell. Papaya and pineapple are the main flavors. Could be more flavorful.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is OK, but could be more than it is. Not worth a second buy.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 02:11:45 | More by Zorro
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this bottle hiding in the cooler at my local shop.

A- Bright orange and copper color with big amount of white head.

S- Awesome! Alot of citrus and grass notes picked up. mostly grapefruit and pine for me.

T- Big hop punch up front with some malt in the back. Oily hop taste lingers a little

M- Slick and bitter the way i like it.

O- very soild DIPA. I have tried only one other beer from this brewery so will have to find others as this was a great find for only 7.99 for a 750ml

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 17:16:02 | More by dankster
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle from Total Wine in early July for $6.99. Bottled on 5/25/11.

Beer poured an amber orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is citrus hops and caramel malts.

Taste is very well balanced between the huge grapefrit hops and a large amount of caramel malts. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy smooth.

Overall this is a pretty solid 2ipa. The malt base and hops flow together very nicely. Drinks very easy. Definitely worth a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 01:13:58 | More by arizcards
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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale is a crappy DIPA. Avoid this beer.

A: Orange colour and crappy head. 3

S: Cardboard oxidised aroma. 2.5

T: Tangy slightly citrus flavour. Overall, it's kind of oxidised. 3.5

M: Flat and slightly syruppy. 3

O: 3

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 23:42:23 | More by vandemonian
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.