Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale
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Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

Dated use by 12/7/14

It's turned.

ACloudy. Sediment
T: Bile
O: drainpour

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Photo of jtierney89
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

6 months of age on this bottle but the hop presence is huge on the nose. I believe the liquor store I got it from has kept it refrigerated so that should've kept it somewhat fresh. Brilliantly clear amber color will a huge sticky off white head. Sticky webbing. Big malt nose, lots of raisin oddly enough but lots of pine and grapefruit as well. Spicy earthy hops as well. Some subtle alcohol on the nose as well.

A very spicy and malty DIPA. Tons of pine and earthy spice with lots of caramel and pale malt. Some detectable alcohol. Flavors are blended into one concise sip which is odd for a DIPA this size but impressive. Carbonation is there but low. Mouthfeel is syrupy. This bottle has a big of age on it but it's been kept cold, the problem with a beer like this is it's price tag. Uinta makes great big beers but this one is forced to sit because of its high cost. Despite being kept cold i'm sure the flavor is affected a bit. None the less tastes like a big double English IPA with tons of flavorless malts and subtle hops. Kind of a trick show from whats supposed to be such a big beer.

First dissapointing brew from Uinta.

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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

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1.64/5  rDev -57%

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1.68/5  rDev -55.9%

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1.68/5  rDev -55.9%

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1.72/5  rDev -54.9%

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1.92/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2.01/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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2.28/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a tad bit of white head that recedes quickly without too much lacing. Nose is...booze. Then, booze. The hops are really faint. There is a tiny bit of citrus in the background as well as some grain, but this is mostly a hot mess. The bitterness and the alcohol really do not combine well. I would not recommend this beer.

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2.43/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gonna call this one a swing and a miss.

The appearance started with a good forthy pour that had plent of lacing and settled to a pleasing head.

Smell was hoppy and a hint of sweetness.

Taste was a large languishing let down. The hops were smothered in a grity musky alcohol burn that nearly extinguished an drinkability.

Mouthfeel was nicely carbonated but the alcohol nearly feels like an additive at this point.

Overall a disappointment.

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2.44/5  rDev -36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Was very disappointed to not get a refund on this beer, as it seemed oxidized and old (from being experienced with DIPA's as I am). I was assured thats how it tastes, so I am forced to review it the way it was.

A: Dark orange to amber in color, ring of head with nice sticky lacing.

S: Some muted hops mostly dominated by tutti fruit malt and dark fruits, screams oxidized to me, almost like a young barleywine. Some grassy hop notes on top, but the bready sweet sticky fruit dominates..

T: Egh, even worse than the smell. Some alcohol sweetness or heat, a little citrus that is blown away by all the sickly sweet fruity stuff. raisin, prune, just seems dead and wrong for the style.

M: Medium, tons of heat.

D: Huge disappointment. Wish I got a refund but didnt get it. didn't finish my glass, couldn't.

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2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml bottle (bottled 3/30/10) received for volunteering at the ACBF in Boston. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - After getting off the ridiculously difficult to remove cork...pours a mostly clear, deep orangey amber color with three fingers of dnese creamy tan head (love this Duvel glass!!!) with excellent staying power. Head seems to last forever (not sure this is even ever going to fade, no less disappear) with endless plumes of carbonation bubbles pluming up from the bottom of the glass. Beautiful!

S - Very heavy caramel aroma mixed with citrusy and green hop aromas and straight sugary barley malt...think hopped Goya. I was sitting in a brewpub the other day during a brew session and this strongly reminds me of the aromas there and in my own kitchen during a homebrew session. Extremely malty aromas mixed with fresh hops - smells wort-like! As good as this smells "in process" it gives me a bit of worry about being under-attenuated and overly malty for the style. We will see.

T - Well, I have to say the flavor is quite a bit like the aroma. This is a bit tough for me. Sweetness is quite cloying, caramel is overpowering. Hops are definitely fresh, green, grassy and a bit herbal. This tastes like the samples I take from the brew kettle or the primary fermenter before pitching yeast to grab an OG number. Again, as enjoyable as that is during the brewing process (lets me know the finish beer will be good "after" it ferments), this is too much for me in a finished beer. I'm gonna call this one sickly sweet and be done with it.

M - This is thick, sugary sweet and syrupy in feel. This really is so much like unfermented wort...I just can't get by this sensation.

D - I had heard good things about this one, but I am really just not getting it...this one isn't for me. This is the '09 Dark Lord of DIPA's to me. It is so sickly sweet and underattenuated, I really can't get thru this bottle. I always feel bad about drainpouring beer, but I just can't help this one. I had such high expectations from the appearance, but it all went downhill from there...really an exercise in extremes - as Pete Sampras would say..."This one - she is a pitching wedge. She looks good from 150 yards away, but on closer inspection, she just doesn't hold up."

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2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Big hop and big malt but didn't really work together.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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