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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

1,123 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 31
Gots: 154 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Amalak
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Clearish and a deep copper. A big tan foamy head with beautiful lacing. Slight bubbles.

S. Nice floral hoppy scent.

T. This is a nice appley taste with a floral undertone. There's a balanced bitter hoppy blend there. Very nice.

M. It has a bit of a sour taste at the end, but it is refreshing.

O. It's a nicely balanced IPA. This is on par with a 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die.

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

A: Poured from the 750 ml into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy honey-amber in color with a 1-finger off-white head. Leaves good lacing behind.

S: Sweeter stuff - caramelized sugar and brown sugar - with some grapefruity/citrusy hops. Touch of booze.

T: Follows the nose - caramel malt, toffee and brown sugar sweetness from the malt, then some piney and grapefruity hop bitterness - which never really fully overtakes the malt. Some alcohol warmth at the back end and down the gulley. Some spice, suggesting rye, is there too.

M: Medium-to-full in heft, slightly gritty creaminess. Carbonation isn't too sharp at all.

O: OK. Torn between 3.5 and 4.0 for the overall score. Gonna go with the 4, as this is a pretty good effort.

Photo of brentk56
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very nice head that hangs around for quite a while, leaving a few strands behind

Smell: Very leafy and piney, with undertones of caramel

Taste: A load of malty sweetness on the front end, with a boozy caramel wallop; by mid-palate, however, the leafy hop flavors arrive, bringing an aggressive bitterness that hangs around, after the swallow, and well into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation, boozy warmth descends down the gullet and warms the belly

Overall: Well, this beer certainly blazes a new trail but I can't say it's one I wish to follow; the hop profile is harsh and bitter, more than flavorful and the malts are so big and boozy; the flavor elements struggle to come together, but I am not going to wait around to see if they do - there are too many better DIPAs out there to spend more time on this

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, muddled, orange-amber coloring with a thick, dense, chunky, uneven, off-white head that coats the glass as it recedes into a lovely one inch topper. Aromas of resiny and bitter hops atop a layered malt backbone of pineapple, toffee, and buttery biscuit. Flavors are layered malt initially, with tropical fruits all over, including pineapple, mango, and citrus. Hops presence is subtle, with a slight bitter, peppered character and some resiny highlights. This is more of a malt bomb than it is hop heavy. Dynamic and tasty. The aftertaste is rich and caramel sweet, with some pepper and roast characters. Smooth, slightly bitter dry finish, with a roasty linger. Solid flavored beer with some ABV to back it up. Decent.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big beer from uninta. pours a really radiant amber color with a lasting white head. smells really fresh, sweet nectar of hops, even a bit oily in that direction. sturdy caramel malt backbone on this monster. flavor is totally different than the smell. its all pine forest in the hops, pungent, earthy, and memorable. there is a bit of sweetness at the end, and a few of these could be a serious hangover if you let it be. good feel, bubbly and just over medium on the body. stands up well to big food. overall not a standout big ipa, but a very good local product in the salt lake area. the alcohol isnt as well hidden as it might be, but well balanced in general, and the pine profile is awesome, like being out in the woods. good gear here

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.