Detour Double India Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Detour Double India Pale AleDetour Double India Pale Ale
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,769
Ranked #20,232
3.83 | pDev: 12.53%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
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
Reviews: 332 | Ratings: 1,599
Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear orange color with a large off-white head. The aroma is pine and oranges. The taste is spiced oranges with some pine hops. A very nice beer.

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Photo of CurtC
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like full-bodied beers with a well-balanced array of flavors, this IPA is definitely worth a try. Uinta used to produce this in a big bottle with a cork. Haven't seen those in a while, but I thought it tasted better out of the bigger bottle. Still really good though, one of my favorites.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure why this brew doesn't have a higher rating in Beer Advocate. Maybe because it is a more traditional style Double IPA, instead of just another grapefruit infused, citrus driven hop first beer. So, I thought I would weigh in on this for the sake of anyone else out there who likes a good, malty, bitter style of double IPA. Not grapefruit juice!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chill haze burnt amber with a thick convex khaki dome.

Smell is toasted, burnt caramel, tangerine, PEZ, dankness and a little cattiness.

Taste is caramel, pine, cracker, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and lemon.

Full bodied and dry.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Nice piney resin aroma with caramel toffee. Very good, smooth taste. Nice malt to hop transition. Caramel toffee, piney resin. Mild dry finish but juicy at the same time. Astringent aftertaste. Mild carbonation with a medium body.

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Photo of Dspader1
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-dark amber, great head almost off white
S-sweet and hoppy with a warming boozy smell
T-very interesting to me not quite what was expected.. starts off sweet almost caramel quickly moves into a nice smooth but bitter hop ends with a nice malt backbone and dries faster in your mouth than a snail in a desert
M-to me was enjoyable.. creamy texture with a boozy feel.

Overall very enjoyable beer I will definitely have again

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is amber, hazy, a little dense looking; head is off white to light tan with a mixture of small to medium bubbles, head laces the glass sides.

Smell is sweet, then strongly hoppy, then some strong fusel alcohol.

Taste is sweet, moderate caramel flavor, hops are muddled a bit with pine and citrus but a bit over bitter. Fusel alcohol is a bit strong and doesnt seem to meld well with the stronger caramel and bitter flavors.

Mouthfeel is bitter, hoppy and then some harshness from the strong alcohol presence.

Overall flavor profile seems to be a miss for me, not bad just a little off balance from the malt to the hops.

Update on 6/7/2017: picked up a case on discount as it approached best by date - less fusel alcohol, harsher/sweeter flavor, bitter and hoppy flavors dominate.

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Photo of PSanger
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Awesome color. Really burnt orange. A thing of beauty. Taste is different though. With all the alcohol I'd expect more flavor. I am not getting much other than light caramel

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with clingy top of white. Aroma is tropical fruits and mild malt. Flavor brings out a large presence of mango and other similar fruits. A bitter bite accompanies the whole sip. Finish is dry and lingering. Looks and smells better than than the drinking.

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Photo of stevoj
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Brewer's haven. Crisp and tart double, darkish amber, thin skin of a head. Lots of piney hops, dry and crisp.Enjoyable. Accessible, for the style.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear dark copper color, nice head dissipates kinda quickly, nice lacing
S- malt, citrus hops
T- piney, citrus hops, some malt
M- medium bodied
D- very good, I would drink it again definitely.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass.
Aroma is hops, citrus, Orange, grass, hay.
Appearance is Deep Orange color, creamy white head.

Taste is yum, smooth hops,sour Orange, lemon, smoke, ash, very nice.

Feel is creamy with above average carbonation.

Top of the line IPA."


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Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best By Bottle Date is 12/01/16.

A - Pours a medium amber color with a very thick, cream colored layer of foam, thick lacing, some floaties in the glass even when pouring carefully.

S - Biscuity sweet malt, resiny and sticky smelling sweet tropical fruit, some alcohol in the nose.

T - Nip of sweet caramel malt up front with some strong alcohol presence. Almost immediately, bitter piney resin kicks in and finishes with a nice resiny, spicy pine and citrus bitterness to wash any sweetness away. Lingering pine and alcohol effervescence.

M - Very thick and full bodied, oily, and creamy. Alcohol permeates the sinuses. The hops gradually build and form a nice coating in the mouth that feels like cotton.

O - This is a fresh bottle and I'm impressed with this beer, especially at the price point. Uinta has a winner here.

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Photo of dornbure
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Everything is relative, and to me this is a slightly above average double IPA compared to others on your top 250.

It does not have the delicious bitterness I would expect in an imperial IPA, but leaves a yeasty aftertaste.

Having grown up with Wasatch and Red Rock Brewing, it is a Utah beer on steroids.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been on a Uinta Brewing Company.kick of late & this one comes to me from my local, in-person trader, tone77. Following this bottle, I expect to be back on The CANQuest (tm), albeit something other than Uinta.

From the bottle: "Brewed with RENEWABLE POWER Wind & Solar"; "Mapped Out by Uinta Brewing Co."; "Earth, Wind and Beer"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass."; "Keep Cold".

I Pop!ped the cap & gave it a heavy enough pour to create a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with great retention. Color was a hazy Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose had a definite fusel alcohol heat that singed my nose hairs & filled my sinuses with a tingly feeling that I could not shake. Recovering, it was a combination of minty hops & caramel malt that caused this feeling. Phew! Mouthfeel was big, rich & thick, like a dollop on my tongue. The taste was not making any effort to hide the inherent alcohol presence, paving the way for the intensity of the hops to worm their way into my taste buds like hydrofluoric acid had been applied to my tongue. Double phew! The hops had a cool mintiness to go with the heat that put me in mind of IcyHot. It really was dichotomous, but as a hophead, I did not mind it. Finish was at once both cool and hot and definitely dry. It had me reaching for my asthma inhaler.

Today is T 04 July 2017 & this marks the beginning of Happy 4th of CANuly!

From the CAN: "Mapped Out by Uinta Brewing Co."; "Goes well with Anywhere."; "Forget the Map, Pack the Uinta"; ""Brewed with Renewable power Wind & Solar"; "Pack It In - Pack It Out".

I love/hate that UT has become less restrictive in terms of alcohol in their state since PA remains the most restrictive, but OTOH, Uinta is making some kick-a** beer.

I Crack!ed this bad boy open with the best of them & CANtinued with an inverted Glug! Man, the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head was not to be believed. The sticky lacing that remained was astounding. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose just took me aback. Who said that yinz CAN shove a pine tree up my nose & into my sinuses?!? Holy ... Oh, so the Detour is into a stand of pine trees? I thought of "Band of Brothers" in which they were in the Ardennes forest in winter & a GER rocket fells a pine tree. This embodied that smell - clean & crisp with loads of pine! Bee-yoo-tee-full. Mouthfeel was like a big gob of viscous liquid in my mouth. The taste was of pine sap, maple syrup & shaved ice. Was this made in VT?!? Wow. Phew. Finish was bone-dry & devastating. I feel rocked.

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Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a hazy, dark orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, light fruits. Taste is pine, malts, resin, hints of citrus and alcohol, fairly bitter. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 Oz bottle into sevilla glass

Looks a nice hazy, golden honey color with foamy white head

Smells of sweet tropical fruits and grass with subtle pine.

The taste is surprisingly sweet with notes of fruits such as pineapple and papaya, maybe some mango. It's followed by Citrus peels with a hoppy, resin end. The sweet tends to linger on the palette.

This is a smooth drinking double IPA. Very little carbonation and finishes clean.

Overall, this is a different dipa than most I've had. This is a refreshing beer and I can see it being enjoyed on a nice summer afternoon. Good job with this brew. I'll gladly have another

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Hand and Foot in Corning. Comes in a tulip glass.
The appearance is super hazy amber with a fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing.
Caramel, pine, grapefruit, and a touch of apricot on the nose.
The palate is sweet caramel and toast, balanced against grapefruit peel, pine, apricot, and dried papaya. Sweet up front, bitter and dry on the finish. Lingering pine sap and grapefruit pith.
Slick, almost creamy mouthfeel, prickly carbonation.

A good DIPA, almost TIPA. Not as complex as I remembered, but a good DIPA nonetheless. Worth getting.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Yard House, Las Vegas - poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a dark golden orange color. Clear with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Hops, hops, hops... citrus and evergreen. Mild grapefruit mixed with baking bread.

T/F: Malty and thick up front... hearty German bread that very nicely gives way to a big time citrus hop profile. Lemon peel and grapefruit... spruce and spice. Good carbonation... oily and resinous. Finish is dry and bitter.

O: Very nice double IPA from Uinta. Easy to drink, lots going on, loved the color and balance.

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Photo of KenSkyHopper
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pungent, crisp, floral, citrus. Nice lacing. A little heavy but does not distract flavor. I have a glass of water in between servings. 9.5% abv in a beer that tastes this good will sneak up on you in a hurry if not taken with a meal or appetizer. Definitely not entry level for those new to double or triple hopped ales. Give in to the dark side young padawan and imbibe this tasty treat.

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Photo of Bretweir
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the pour and the color. Dark amber let's through just enough light to glow orange. Very complex hope profile and long lasting bitter finish. Love it.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Pours a barely light permitting orange, with a lovely off white head that doesn't leave, sticking to the glass all the way down.

Nose is mixed, some hops bitterness, some malt sweetness. Lightly tropical, hint of grapefruit, citrus, and a bit of grass. A little floral notes and honey round out the nose.

Taste leans more grapefruit and grassy with a little bite of spice and/or alcohol. Herbal to vegetal mid taste, a nice lingering bitter/sweet ending in this beer. Definitely seems to lean a little more old school, which is fine by me. Just a little conflict in the sweet and bitter in the transition to the end.

Pretty straightforward classic double to me. Done well, but overall just wish it melded together a little better.

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Photo of CAcreeks
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was going to say that this is the best Double IPA available in cans, but yesterday I saw Evil Cousin IPA in a can, so maybe not. No way the IBU is only 74 as the BA Notes currently say. RateBeer says 95 IBU, which seems a lot closer. Uinta says they kicked up the hop profile with Citra when making this a core product. Anyway, it's just wonderful with great aroma, bitterness, and long lasting aftertaste.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy amber with two finger head with great retention, soapy lace. Piney aroma, caramel malt. Bitter piney IPA with solid malt backbone. Super dry graoefruit peel n pine finish. Not a bad DIPA, but way bitter with not much other character.

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Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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