Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,526
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
383
For Trade:
3
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Photo of FrancisM12
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of searsclone
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Roybert
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KShophead
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buddance
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejwright02
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! If you are a hop lover and want a refreshingly unique and new beer experience, then Uinta Brewing is for you, specifically their Double IPA called Detour. It has a whopping 9.5% ABV and a respectable 74 IBUs. This beer focuses on dynamic flavor and plenty of variety instead of palate wrecking hoppiness—which is fine, but this is a nice change to the DIPA class.

Look: This pours a thin head if poured gently and a medium head if poured vigorously. I got a nice thin head on mine that was more of a silky coating than an actual head, but I did that on purpose. The color is an orange gold with light hues of yellow in the right light. It is very clear and crisp and you can see columns of tiny delicate bubbles rising to the top incessantly.

Smell: This beer has an amazing variety of smell and taste. I smell brown sugar malts laced with toasted oak, pine, nut, spices, and a zingy zazziness that floats delicately above these aromas.

Taste: The flavor is excellent and with stunning timing between the various aspects. I get a mild flavor of brown sugar malts which lend their sweetness (but not too much) and toasty cracker which takes its time to melt into waves of fruits and spices; coriander, black pepper, mango, clementine, piney hops, grassy notes to follow, cola, bread pudding, noticeably delightful yeast, and even raisin. There is a long lingering bitterness on the tongue that makes you almost forget the contrasting sweetness found at the beginning. This is a great timing between the flavors that makes each sip memorable. The alcohol is noticeable the entire time which gives a nice cut to the sweetness and it complements the bitterness. Even still I wouldn’t say that the hops are over the top and I would go so far as to say this is reminiscent of an English-style barley wine.

Mouthfeel: This beer has an extremely smooth mouthfeel that gives way to effervescent carbonation that tickles the tongue and gives way to the bite of the alcohol and bitterness; a great orchestra!

Overall: I love this beer and even though I usually go for the more strongly hopped Doubles, I’d say that the unique flavors found in this beer make it a must try for any beer advocate and especially those hop heads out there. Be sure to serve very cold and poured into a worthy glass. Cheers!

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Photo of einman
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldTime
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoJengs
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlrbuendia
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the greatest Utah has to offer b

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Photo of jmg480
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroberts8811
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poopfaced
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Massive hop aroma. Mix of pine and tropical fruits. Certainly has some booze and spicy notes, but digging this

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Photo of Moose90
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,526 ratings.
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