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:
#17,033
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
1,569
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of AleManDan
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.96/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Detour has a medium, white head, a somewhat clear, orange appearance, and moderate glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet, white bread and hop oils. Taste is of strong bitterness. hop resins, and sugary, white bread. Mouthfeel is nearly heavy, and Detour finishes dry and sticky.

RJT

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Photo of bongobeer
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WTKappler
4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcaleb86
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinks a lot smoother than a triple IPA I’d tried, which it IS, almost. Love the burn and the hops. Malt is behind only because of all the alcohol and hops. Big big good beer though.

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Photo of pabney
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claytonham34
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Uinta Brewing Company "Detour Double India Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "BEST BEFORE 09/04/18M #UNTHINKABLYDRINKABLE", sampled on 06/07/2018
$2.49 @ Whole Foods Market, South Street, Philaelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A little bit darker than I thought it would be, very much a hazy deep copper that's starting to border on heading into russett brown. The head is a creamy finger-thick cap of yellowed off-white that's been holding quite well. The aroma is resinous, earthy, piney or spruce-like, and "dank" with some medium-dark caramel coming through as well. On to the flavor... you guessed it, as the aroma suggests. The hops appear first with the darkly caramelish malt rising from beneath as it crosses the middle of your mouth, and then asserts itself fully in the finish where the hops start to fade but the resolute bitterness rises. Some caramelish malt, spruce-like and herbal-spicy hops, and bitterness lingers. How strong is this beer? 9.5%!!! Yeah, I'm not finding that. There's some sense that there's strength there, as there should be, but the alcohol is otherwise very well hidden. Looking back the head has held up well and there's some very nice lacing left behind. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth. Overall it's a decent double IPA with an interesting hop character that's worth trying.
Review# 6,054

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Photo of corywalston
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark orange with some amber hues. It has a white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has citrus and piney aromas. There are some grainy sweet elements with some caramel. It addition there are some tropical touches.

Taste: It has piney flavors with some tropical and stone fruits. It has grainy sweet elements with a bit of caramel. There are additional floral elements as well.

Feel: It has a moderately full body and a bit of slickness on the tongue. The bitterness levels are moderately high. It bitterness is pleasant with only a slight sharp tinge to it.

Overall, this is a hoppy beer that is enhanced by the malty elements.

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

Photo of SwellSwill1
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Darker than expected amber color. Thick, lingering head and lace. Sweet and malty in flavor. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spluger
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlaS4
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freddydefish
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer. Careful to not let this malty brew sneak up on you.

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

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Best before 3/20/18. Opened on 1/23/18 " unthinkably drinkable"

Amber color with golden highlights. A high rising all white foam cap is impressive, settles in fast but leaves plenty of bubbly left over froth and lace.

A very sweet, caramel malty and sweet tropical red fruit style hoppy nose. Boozy heat tingle, lush fruits...very sweet but complex. Starwberry jam from the hops. Maple syrup from the malt.

The flavor harkens back to the monstrously malty and bitter hopped west coast DIPA's of the past. The beer geek gold has turned into the lighter, malt, pine and juicy hopped and hazy New England Ipa' these days. So it's interesting to grab one of the amber hued ipa's....a thick malty presence right off, caramel, smoked wood and booze! Then, right on time, the earthy, bitter, piney hops crush the palate with ibu's. Earthy, dry notes, boozy heat and then a very nice burnt caramel complexity to the hops.in that order.

The body texture of the liquid is crisp, dry and then malty, practically full bodied....then dry and boozy heat to finish. Classic.

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Photo of baldy00
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a can into a tulip glass, amber in color, clear in opacity, minimal head, not bitter, almost barleywineesque

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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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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,569 ratings