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:
1,530
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
384
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of D9sus4
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
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 Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +16.2%
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 BdM
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dspader1
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.91/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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 Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PSanger
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Shy5
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cgrunin
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,530 ratings.
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