Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,526 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
1,526
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
383
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,526 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

 632 characters

Photo of ntanner83
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from can

16 characters

Photo of GaPeach
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned.

7 characters

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had it on draft in a tulip. Pour a pretty copper with a nice creamy head. It is smooth, strong, resinous, creamy. The hop profile is nice and balanced, containing citrus, orange and other fruit notes combined with pine resin and danker hops, though I'd have liked more of a punch. The sweet caramel malt kept insisting too much on its presence, however--a bit too much for me. Overall an enjoyable and balanced drink, but definitely not a hop fest and a bit to syrupy for me personally.

 491 characters

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of huthuty
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As far as IPAs go this is the best I've had for the alcohol content therein, it looks groggy and intimidating, the taste is strong yet delicious, highly recommended

 164 characters

Photo of AlexErez
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very nice double IPA perfect for summer afternoons. Enjoyably hoppy taste with floury and sweet undertones to round out the aftertaste.

137 characters

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Messy light lacing all over the place. The smell starts off with a sharp citrus to piney hops moving into subtle crisp spicy tones over a caramel malt backbone. Nicely balanced. The taste took in all of those flavors. Caramel malt seemed a bit more pronounced. Semi-dry sticky citrus / piney to sticky caramel malt aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth. Malts and spices balance to hit my tongue. Overall, this one seemed to be very well balanced. I’d have again.

 732 characters

Photo of Franziskaner
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper colored with a quarter inch of creamy and tightly packed beige head. Honestly the nose seems very reserved for a double IPA. I'm getting some faint pine and light malt. I'm tasting some fairly balanced piney hops and light bready malt. There's some faint piney burn on the tongue that lingers. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy.

 349 characters

Photo of moundbz
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours tan-orange with decent head and abundant lingering lacing on draft. Smells of malt, and pine and herbal hops. Taste is similar. Feel is thick and resiny. Solid double.

 177 characters

Photo of AJmon13
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsmith313
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesertFox24
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can.

A: Moderate citrus, light pine and grassy hops, followed by an ample malt caramel sweetness

A: Copper color, slightly hazy with a thin white head that quickly forms a film across the glass with a thick ring around the glass and moderate lacing the glass.

T: Moderate citrus, light pine and resin hop flavors, followed by moderate caramel malt sweetness, followed by a moderate hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and hides its alcohol well.

O: Solid; this is big beer with lots of malt sweetness to off-set the citrus, piney hops. The beer drinks almost like an American Barleywine.

 630 characters

Photo of Samputnam14
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,526 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.