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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

1,018 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,018
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 27
Gots: 117 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of wpreynolds
5/5  rDev +32.3%

wpreynolds, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BenTherHppedThat, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of drpimento
4.8/5  rDev +27%
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

drpimento, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Retsinis, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of ckeegan04
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

ckeegan04, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Yagman3000
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Yagman3000, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of NoHipTee
2.38/5  rDev -37%
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.

NoHipTee, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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.

tobelerone, Oct 05, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

FLOglida, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Zorro, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of dankster
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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

dankster, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of arizcards
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

arizcards, Oct 01, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
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

vandemonian, Sep 24, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25cl->Cuvee de Trolls Squat-Tulip
A ~ Pours reddish-brunette with great very white looking head & carbonation.

S ~ Really fantastic floral aromas as well as some Kumquat-like Citric-notes, as well as a touch of berry. Bit of simple syrup lies beneath the bed of hops. Touch of ethanol.

T ~ Grass, Citrus zest, & Dandelion make up the bulk of the hop profile. Great amount of hoppiness, but not nearly as floral as the nose. Malt has a stale wheat bread/brown rice characteristic.
Bit of black tea, pine tar, & heat caress the back of the throat.

M ~ Medium in body, with a lingering bitterness. Finish is semi-dry. A bit like chewing grass at times. Carb is extremely fine & smooth.

D ~ Overall I definitely enjoyed their take on the IIPA, & am very enthused to try plenty more of Uinta's Crooked-Line series in the future. Thanks to Brent for making another want happen.

chocosushi, Sep 22, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.

rajendra82, Sep 18, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle on 9/11/2011. Written from tasting notes.

A - Poured into a pint glass. CLear amber color with a nice off white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Lots of hops, with a certain underlying sweetness. Not a bitter hop aroma, much more floral, underlying tones of of citrus and grapefruit.

T - ALmost the same as the nose, except reverse. I got more of a sweetness at first, finishing with a good bitterness from the hops. Underlying tones of citrus and quite pleasant.

M - Fantastic. Its quite rich and creamy which is truly enjoyable.

O - Good Double IPA. First offering Ive had from the brewery but will be picking up some more beers based on the quality of this beer.

OutFox, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Bfarr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange amber with big tan fluffy head, great retention, and decent lacing. Earthy sweet citrus aroma. Sweet barley caramel and earthy citrus and light alcohol and a lightly peppery end. Light hop linger. Velvety smooth feel.

Finely balanced, this is reminiscent of 90 min IPA from DFH with a strong barley character. This is a very well crafted and easy drinking beer. Not exactly a great DIPA but it’s a fine brew to share with newly initiated and at $8 for a 750mL bottle, it’s a great deal.

Bfarr, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of PerHops
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

S- Served well after it's prime (bottled five months earlier).

A- Very good looking iipa.

S- Actually much better than I was anticipating. Nice floral, citrusy aromas

T- Again, better than I thought it would be. Much less sweet than i expected, but still sweeter than I like but the bitter finish lingers a long time, in a good way.

M- not carbonated enough. Not horrible, though.

O- I will have to try this fresh next time, but it was better than I expected for being so old which I definitely factored in my ratings.

PerHops, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Glowing ruby/orange/brown body. Slightly hazy with a tall head. The head sat mountainous above the rim of the glass, lingering a while.

S - A fresh bouquet of spruce, sap, and spiced, peppery hops. Floral, with green, fresh hops. Sweet.

T - Green floral hop up front. Chewy, earthy notes with kicks of spruce and balsam sap. Warming, bitter hops. A dry twang to it.

M - A warming, clean flavored brew. In my opinion, IPAs and DIPAs are refreshing to the palate.

O - Nothing extraordinary here, just a decent DIPA.

BeerForMuscle, Sep 08, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle was courtesy of a coworker. He recently went to Vegas for his bachelor party and selflessly and graciously brought this back for me, knowing I love trying new breweries. Thanks Will!

This beer poured a bright amber in color with a frothy off white head that sits atop the glass. The aromas are very fresh, light, crisp and piney. It has a nice yet mellow malt backbone and this weird, hard to describe hop presence. It is almost spicy, peppery. Very interesting nose. The flavors are very, very malty. It is sweet, perhaps faded, and very heavy on the caramel malt. It leaves an imperial amber/amber like hop and flavor profile behind. It's ok, just not as hoppy as I prefer my IPAs. It drinks medium in body and is kind of sticky. The sugar definitely plays a role here. It's ok. I wouldn't buy it necessarily but if I thought this was an amber it would be really solid. It just doesn't drink well for the style.

aasher, Sep 07, 2011
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2.55/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing Nathan!

Dark and clear auburn and orange with a small off-white head. Leaves little lacing down the glass. Looks thin and oily.

Powerfully alcoholic aroma, sweet toffee and caramel, and then more alcohol, unfortunately. There's a hint of pine and citrus lurking in the background. I'm having trouble putting it it to my lips. I don't want to.

Toffee and caramel sweetness, some faint pine hop presence, and lots of warm, stinging, and unpleasant alcohol.

Medium bodied, though a touch oily.

Too hot.

ehammond1, Sep 06, 2011
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,018 ratings.