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Detour Double India Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

1,074 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 29
Gots: 126 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kromes
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a snifter, a hazy copper color with a thick off-white head that laces the glass and dies down to a thin line of bubbles.

S: Floral, earthy and citrus hop mixed with a toasted malt and alcohol aroma .

T: The hops hit right up front with a citrus peel bitterness and don't fade until after the finish is long gone. There are some oily floral hop notes and the sweet malts are there, but struggle to come through.

M: More acidic and bitter than most Double IPAs. Heavier feel to it with. Peppery from the carbonation and alcohol.

O: Pretty good IPA, but for me the drinkablily is a little lost in the acidic and bitter qualities of the beer. However, the aroma and flavors are good.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HopHead84
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5


On tap at The Beer Company before the Symphony X and Iced Earth concert.

A: Yellow gold with stunning clarity and a mountain of a white sea foam head. Excellent retention and lots of lacing.

S: Floral and aromatic with soft orange and tangerine. Malt is balancing caramel and bread.

T: Alcoholic up front (this doesn't subside) with a lightly spicy floral aspect. Caramel and bread overshadow feeble orange notes. There's notable astringency in the boozy finish.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Despite their claim, Uinta isn't blazing any trails with this beer. Perhaps if your world consists of Utah. Solid aroma and subpar flavor.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled on: 11/22/11. Like their Labyrinth, the cork was a total nightmare to get out. It took three grown, presumably healthy people and the cork eventually ripped down the middle requiring a corkscrew to excavate the remnants.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, dark golden-amber body with a fully foaming, off-white head. Heavy lace on the way down.

Smell: A sweetish scent of caramelized sugars over toasty, bready malts with noted citric, woodsy, green grassy hop notes and some fusel wafts. Not entirely appealing, to be honest.

Taste: Sugary caramel with plenty of toasty, bready malts. Splash of liquor singes the tongue early on. Pinch of freshly swept sawdust. Heavy, heady hop flavors of citrus pith, resin-damp wood chips, and sun-dried grasses (and noxious, lawn-spoiling weeds). Medium-high bitterness. It remains a bit boozy (okay, more than a bit) through to the end (and beyond). Bitter, hot finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

Overall: It's a DIPA, so it's a big beer, but it's too brash and the rough booziness tires me out quickly. Make a detour around Double Detour and pick up something else, something better.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of duckrabbitfan
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful deep copper, looks sexy, head sticks around for a bit

smell is very potent, lots of fruits going on; powerful scent. the alcohol even comes through here.

taste is great, thick and heavy even for a dipa. coats the mouth and you can taste a bit of the 9.5% but that's not a bad thing; a lot going on here.

i suppose i'm in the minority, as it seems, but i love this one. absolutely love it. love the alcoholic bite and the aroma. i'll be getting this one again before too long, for sure.

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a nice clear amber color with two fingers of frothy gently off white head that lingers nicely, leaves a small amount of spotty lacing on the glass
S: nice hop notes, has a deep malt not and slight smokey caramel notes
T: really nice taste but definitely finishes with a slight alcohol bite, nice hop notes in the forefront with a malty note at the end, leaves a lingering taste of smoky malts on the palate
M: gentle carbonation tingle, smooth and slightly. Viscous, leaves the mouth feeling distinctly dry
O: a nice tasting double ipa with nice notes definitely has an alcohol bite as well it should at 9.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking foamy orange amber in the tall Stella glass. Nicely carbonated with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very spicy, almost hot between the alcohol and the spiky hops. Appealing aromatic hop nose, smells like lots of Cascades. But very flowery and hoppy. Flavor is full of hops but not terrible bitter. Rich flavor, but a thinner body, more like a big Tripel. Foam lasts well. Very pleasing mouthful. Lacks complexity to me, but the spiciness just never quits. Definitely more of a sipping beer.

750 ml bottle from Boulevard Liquor in San Diego.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.