Detour Double India Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale
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From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,042
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,723
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,619
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2023
Added:
May 30, 2010
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  411
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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Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.8 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 18, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can into a pint glass.
Orange-ish, opaque, not a hazy though. Scraggly head.
Smell is rankly dank, no single hop identified. Spoiled fruit.
Taste takes a minute. Mixed hops and unidentified fruit profile. ABV makes itself known. Slightly sweet and dank finish. Unpleasant burp.
Feel is very carbonated, crisp.
Overall.,. fits in the ‘just another DIPA catagory. Take one if it’s offered.,.
Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sort of a foggy orange color, nice eggshell head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine, flavor follows, a nice malt backbone. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. This went down pretty easily for 9.5%.
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by USAF-Mike from California

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Idk for a cheap double I actually really like this one fresh. I'm mostly impressed in I was scared to try and then ended up liking it. It's by no means a great double but the abv and taste makes this pretty good when comparing it to the other cheaper options. I'm not gonna compare this to Outer Range or Weldwerks or something but this is about as good as say double digit or maharaja by Avery or myrcenery by O'Dell or one of the cheaper options for the style. I have no complaints it is what it is and probably the best thing I've had from Uinta.

I don't like this in a glass this was more flavorful right out of the can to me in this instance.
Dec 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by viking77 from Louisiana

Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBrewsClues from California

3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Look: I liked the color. A bright reddish-orange
Smell/Taste: A little too dank for my taste. It seemed like they tried to hard to give it flavors and rather than complex, it seemed a bit too much. The citrus flavors took a backseat to a lot of grassy, staleness.
Feel: A bit over-carbonated for my liking, had almost like a sparkling cider feel. Definitely would not call this smooth
Overall: Wasn't terribly impressed. Not going to have this one again.
Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a dark orange with a white head which dissipates to good lacing. Strong notes of hops, tropical fruit, and a floral aroma. Taste is distinctly hoppy with the bitterness of hops resin, pine, grapefruit and malt with a fairly well balanced sweetness of caramel, honey and tropical fruit. A solid DIPA but not life changing. Quite boozy at 9.5 ABV and certainly feel the bite.
Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
12 fl oz pull-tab can acquired as part of a sixer at a beer store in New Orleans, LA via Drizly. Canned 01/06/20.

"Double IPA." 9.5% ABV. 96.0 IBU. 19,0 SRM. Some online sources that are not Uinta's official site suggest the following: "Hops: Bravo, Citra, Simcoe. Malts: Munich, C-40"

Served cold.

Caramel. Yogurt (suggestive of Simcoe). Munich malts, sure. Faint alcohol warmth. Bitter orange/orange rind. Subdued pine.

I don't love the hop profile, and it's a bit too warm alcohol-wise as well as too full-bodied and heavy on the palate. Caramel malts are emphasized more than the hops and their concomitant bitterness, leading to a beer that while not egregiously imbalanced fails to showcase hop varietals instead of malts - at least to the extent that an Imperial IPA needs to.

Drinkable but far from great...I hoped for better from Uinta but its pricing isn't awful. I can't imagine ever wanting to pick this up over a widely distributed, cheaper, and better expression of the style like Lagunitas Sucks, let alone superior regional and seasonal stabs at the style.

I guess I'm glad this is available in a market like Utah's where higher alcohol craft beers are less ubiquitous, but it won't impress those familiar with the modern imperial IPA. I don't see any potential here and don't think the recipe can be tweaked to save it.

Underwhelming.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE
Mar 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by gefinley from California

Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2020
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops. Tastes of nice citrus and floral hops and nice malt backbone. Beer is full bodied yet smooth and has good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1619 ratings