Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by Beaver13 on 05-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,537
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
1,545
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
394
Trade:
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Photo of Billsfanbeerlover
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great flavor but beware of easy drinkability at the high ABV... Well done!

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Photo of stadmo1
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep amber gold color with white cap.

Fairly strong scent of sharp, piney hops. There's rich malt in the background but hops dominate.

Taste on entry is hop forward with malt trailing behind. The hops shine with sharp brilliance yet remain somehow restrained. At 97 IBU they could be stomping in like a herd of elephants but they don't, rather a solid but slowly cadenced march. Malt really can't compete with hops on this level yet they stand with a united front that shows they have stuff of their own. The 9.5 % doesn't present a trace of alcohol flavor which helps make this beer easily drinkable.

Full texture with a mouth filling profile. Not alot in the way of carbonation but it doesn't really need any.

Years ago one of my favorite restaurants featured a desert named 'Death by Chocolate' which was not much bigger than a large biscuit yet contained 2000 calories. That's what I was reminded of when first tasting this brew because it packs so much into this 12 oz can. These are not complex flavors but they are deep and heavy resulting in a strong brew with an easy drinking quality.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper withh a nice off white, beige head with both good retention and side glass lace.
Aroma: A lot going on. I get citrus, especially grapefruit hops, caramel and stringent resin pine.
Taste: Malts enter creating good balance, creamy with sharp, drying hops.
Thick on the tongue. Bitter finish. Quite good.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike_from_Conn
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thick head, orange or amber color. Nice floral nose. Caramel and citrus tones. Well balanced. Not a bad IPA. I do not think this is 9.5% ABV though. I think it is much less. Maybe I am wrong, but it's weird that this does not hit me like a ton of bricks.

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamQ
4.78/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good double IPA. Probably one of the best I've had to date.

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Photo of RDW
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured in a tulip. Color is a golden copper with a creamy head with a nice buttery lacing all around. Smells of spices, hops and maple. Taste is spicy with light hops and a strong mix of booze. Good brew for an autumn day.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TigerTimmy
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall a decent beer, but has a bitter/vinegerish aftertaste which I didn't care for.

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Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coloute
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper orange color with a thick thin head with medium retention.
Nice aroma with notes of melon, pine, caramel, lychees, orange marmalade and lots of guava.
Flavor with notes of lychees, caramels, grapefruit, spices, guava juice, resin, pine and flowers. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It feels bitter, but not as its 96 IBUs given malts and fruity character of the hops.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% is hidden within its malt base. Mild sticky feeling.
DIPA with unique character that delivers intensively the promised guava, pine and caramels. Sure, hop enough and within style, but a bit too malty for me.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,545 ratings
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