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 #2,397
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,708
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
1,274
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
May 30, 2010
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  410
SCORE
86
Very Good
Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale
Notes: 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: 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 Texas

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
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Big pour reveals caramel color and thick, drippy lacing once the head retreats. The nose is heavy with pine and grapefruit and caramel malt.

The texture is thick and coating. A big, abrasive bite and aftertaste reveal a basic simplicity: There are some caramel notes but this is basically a hop bomb. A bit boring, but fine for those who seek the hop.
Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by AWA from California

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by drjamyma from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm not up to date on the beer scene, I don't know what the good beers are out there. I got this beer originally for my father because he has a travel trailer like the one on the label. Of course I had to try one or three, and I'll be damned if it wasn't some of the best beer I had in a while. I pick up this beer on the regular, very good, wish I could find it on tap in Boston.
Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by BaniJet from Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This beer looks great, it goes down great and kicks a little punch. It is smooth and a little fruity and nutty. I loved it and buy it whenever i can. Love it
May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by JDoHo from Michigan

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
"Best before 3/2/16"; drank 12/27/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through ruby red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggshell head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Honey, stale grapefruit & stale ganja notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Stale grapefruit & stale ganja flavors up front; mild trash water notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Flat out gross.
Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by weareallfalafel from Virginia

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fairly fast to leave some trace lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strong of a grapefruit citrus hop mixed with a good showing of pine. Along with these smells comes some notes of a grassy and a slightly caramel and tropical aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with bready and caramel malt flavor that has a little bit of sweeter fruit mixed within. Right from the start the pine and citrus hop are evident, with both getting slightly stronger as the taste moves forward. The citrus outweighs the pine, but overall there is a nice balance between the two. A bit more sweetness of an orange and light brown sugar come to the tongue at the end, and with a hint of an herbal hop working its way to the tongue, one is left with a nicely hopped, semi-malty, but still easy drinking taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was slightly thicker to moderate in chewiness and thickness with a carbonation level that was a little on the lower side. Overall fairly nice for the hop, malt, and abv of the brew as it helped keep it a flavorful slow sipper.
Overall – A rather fun double overall. For the style it is rather balanced in malt and hop and makes for a nice brew to just sit back, relax, and sip.
Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Kaey from Texas

Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Detour Double India Pale Ale brewed by Uinta Brewing Company, with an ABV of 9.50% This American Imperial IPA pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. Really digging the deep golden color almost a slight copper look to it. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with lots of strong IPA notes, not saying that is a bad thing. You first pick up on the hop bitterness. Then it mixed with lots of earthy grains and malts. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with hop bitterness , but a slight sweetness in the taste as well . Then there is a nice amount of earthy grains and malts tgat mixes well with the hop bitterness. The body of Detour Double India Pale Ale is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. It is hard to pick up on the 9.50% AN ABV in the IPA, it just goes down that smooth. The mouth feel is Hoppy,Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Detour Double India Pale Ale a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Uinta Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American IPA.
Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Tiernan from Texas

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by gangstabobangsta from Colorado

Oct 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by Jbavi360 from New York

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.33 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
[Original rating 2012-09-01] Pours copper with a tall tan head. Aroma is citrus and grass, spicy hops, a hint of malt. Taste citrusy hops with a bitter slightly boozy finish. Fine carbonation, nice mouth feel, just right for a DIPA.
Oct 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look is a dark and rich colored amber. Hoppy aroma that smells very good. Has a good malt backbone that I prefer. Taste's very satisfying for a DIPA lover like me. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel so this is an excellent brew. I'd like it to have a bit more sweetness but I'll buy this one again. Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 ounce aluminum can. Best Before:10/28/18H
#UNTHINKABLYDRINKABLE
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Bart4796 from Colorado

Sep 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by MTucker519 from Ohio

Sep 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerPirate from Utah

Sep 04, 2018
Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1612 ratings