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

1,080 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 28
Gots: 125 | 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:
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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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet, warm, and bitter- Uinta devises a larger-than-life IPA that re-routs the common smoothness of IPA onto a path that's somewhat barleywine-like.

Deep amber hues and golden highlights illuminate the beer, even through its unfiltered hoppy cloud- giving the beer a honey-like appearance. Firmly headed at first, the beer releases an ivory white foam that caps the beer with a dense froth. But the head collapses back into the beer nearly half way through the session and leaving minimal lace behind.

Citrus and pine lead the way, but a supportive back note of caramel gives the beer's aroma a mild semblance of balance. Apparent alcohols offer a fruity, spicy tinge that I'm used to seeing in barleywines.

Malty sweetness greets the early palate, just before the hops settle in. White grapefruit peels, orange pith, and pine resins balance at first but then begin to overshadow the malts at the middle. But as the balancing sweetness recedes, the hops grip the throat with mild grassy-harsh bitterness. This also leads the way to allow for strong acetone alcohols to taste somewhat of cough syrups in finish.

Medium-full textures are due to early sweet sensations and embedded carbonation. But just as the hop bitterness sets in, so do mild astringency, spicy alcohol bite, and slight fusal roughness. A fruity and hot finish lingers deep into finish for an appealing yet unsettled aftertaste.

Detour is a tasty imperial IPA with somewhat one-dimensional hop bitterness, sweet off-balance, and alcohols that get a little out of control- all these insinuate a lean toward barleywine status, if ever so slightly.

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3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice amber/red color with moderate cloudiness. Stocky foam with thick lacing

S - Even balance of floral and pine hopiness

T - Malty and dry. Touches of bubble gum but finishes rather flat, bitter and dry.

M - Thick and zingy. Heavy for a DIPA.

O - Drinkable but not something I seek out. Could use a little more balance and slightly less carbonation.

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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This beer has a red to amber coloring with yellow orange foam.

Smell: Floral with pine.

Taste: Nice spice and toasted wood. Pine. Light flowers.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than I would have expected from a double IPA but not necessarily in a bad way. Medium-full mouthfeel with a long finish.

Overall: I love the spice and heat. The flowers and pine are not nearly as strong in the taste as they are in the nose. Good beer.

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.