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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

1,106 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 28
Gots: 139 | 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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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

Photo of muskiesman
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.

Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jimelee108
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of yergermeister
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

Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CHickman
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head that faded very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down; a great looking beer with very impressive lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, grains, herbs, spices like pepper, cinnamon and allspice; very sweet and hoppy with a lot of complexity to it, this nose let the booze show as a warning that it's strong, but the nose was still fruity and hoppy enough to be inviting.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, floral hops, tea leaf, caramel, syrup, lightly toasted grains, biscuit, herbs, spices like pepper, cinnamon and allspice, pine cone/piney hops, coriander, and a sweet alcohol like rum; this brew does not hide the ABV well and tastes like the juicy hop oils were wrung straight into the glass from wet hops, so there is some heat and minor burn after each sip. Overall it's very tasty, very complex and fairly well balanced for a DIPA, but the ABV is always present.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oily slick, with light zesty carbonation, a medium body and below average drinkability because of the ABV presence and burn; a very good beer overall that was quite hoppy and tasty, but the alcohol keeps this as a slow sipper and off just a tad to make this an outstanding DIPA. Real nice taste though so it's definitely worth trying out.

Photo of PintOHops
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Tulip

A - An amber colored brew with a fairly high clarity. It produced a pretty massive 3-finger head on a gently pour. From what I can tell it only has moderate carbonation. I got a bit of spots left on my glass.

S - It's got a very bright and fresh aroma of grapefruit, herbal leafy like hops, pineapple, papaya. Wonderfully fruity with moderate sweetness and mild brown sugar.

T - Wow this is tasty stuff! I pick up alcohol and herbal leafy hop characteristics that quickly give way to a rather subdued (compared to the smell) pineapple, grapefruit and mid palate. More leafy hop characteristics come in at the finish, along with pronounced alcohol, soft caramel, big dryness, and a bitterness that sticks on the tongue a good while.

M - Smooth, viscous, mildly crisp and full bodied.

O - It does a good job at hiding that 9.5% ABV without being overly sweet and sickening. I really like the fruity and fresh aroma, the appearance was nice as well, and the flavors were good but I would only enjoy a glass in one sitting. Overall pretty darn good.

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

glass: Tulip

Dark clear copper color with a generous 2-finger semi-creamy head, lots of small bubbles. initial alcohol on the nose but quickly morphs into a wide range of hop aromas, pine, orange, lemon. There's also a nice malt base to level the playing field a bit.

For 9% this beer hides it well. The texture is smooth, it goes down easy with low bitterness (strange knowing that the IBU is 75) and just a hint of heat on the backend. Rich toasted malt mixes perfectly with a plethora of dank and somewhat musky hop flavors. Very nice.

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of thydarkprevails
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured in a duvel tulip. Clear orange amber with a thick white head that tapers down to a half inch with sticky lacing. Aroma is pineapple, toffee, caramel and orange. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit, toffee, and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is on the syrupy side and the beer is well balanced with a taste that lingers. Pretty good.

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A crisp, clear copper body with a robust head. Excellent lacing on the glass.

Sweet and malty aroma. A bit light bread. Spicy hops, but not overpowering. Somewhat earthy.

Caramel and biscuit character in the malt flavor. Finishes with a strong bitterness with alcohol warmth making a noticeable appearance at the end.

Good body, light-to-medium in body. Smooth yet bright.

All in all, a great IPA. It's somewhat lacking in dynamics for a DIPA except for its ABV and noticeable alcohol warmth in the taste. I would have expected a stronger hop aroma presence for the style. Still, a pretty damn good IPA, all else considered...

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.