Detour Double India Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

very good
1,527 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,527 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of SimcoeKid
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy gold, 1 1/2 fingers off white head. Good lacing.

S - Piney, spicy hops. Strong malt backbone. Light caramel.

T - Citrus hops, malty sweetness, spice, heavy bitterness. A little bit boozy.

M - Thick mouthfeel. Coats the palate. Medium carb,

O - A solid double IPA. A little on the heavy side at 9.5%. The alcohol is relatively well-hidden.
Enjoyable, but probably not something I'd seek out again.

 413 characters

Photo of GratefulHop
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little malt in the nose.
Taste: Strong hops up front. Very piney and resinous. Fairly well balanced with the malts without being too sweet.
Long lasting pine resin finish with a little sweetness.
Overall true to their regular 'Hop Notch" IPA, but with beefed up characteristics.
Bought as 4 pack for~$10; potential repeat buy.

 329 characters

Photo of Copernicus
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ISmith87
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 4 - copper amber clear color with a white head that leaves good lacing
S 3.75 - lots of pine with a aired breast malt background. Pretty fresh smelling though.
T 3.75 - pine, pineapple. Lots of breast malt.
M 3.75 - grainy, coarse. Alc covered. Aftertaste bready with some pine.
O 3.75 - its ok. One time buy.

 312 characters

Photo of Beeahluvah
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brywhite
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Ken_P
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jkd03c
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tsp247
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Greg_Nall
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of maxhock
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: A mostly clear copper body with only a wisp of a head with a collar and ok lacing.

S: Interesting subdued citrus with a mainline of malts. Some decent fruity esters in there.

T: Odd taste with a lot of pine. Slightly sticky on the backend, with a weird kind of burn in the back of the throat (this must be from the beer because I had only had some pretzels, a homemade sour cream dip and this beer). Lots of alcohol in here, but not in the hot/burning sense, but mostly in the flavor and esters. You get a lot of it in the body. There is like a cinnamon or cardamom on the backend. Mostly malts and sweet at that.

M: Coarse and oily, but a pretty thin body overall.

O: I bought this because I thought it was a limited release and not a year round one. I realize my confusion came from the fact that it used to be in a 750.

 877 characters

Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mpedara429
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured out a copper color with a yellowish tan head. Three plus fingers of head. Great retention and lacing that draped all the way down the sides.

S: Big time citrus and pineapple scents. Pine in the start that fades away. Also catching some biscuit and booze.

T: A lot of boozy pineapple and bitter hops. Hops are of the earthy variety. Grapefruit.

M: Medium body and carb. Slightly warming from the booziness. The bitterness is scathing.

O: Not great. After tastes of booze and bitterness are off putting. Otherwise, this had great potential.

 552 characters

Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head starts at two fingers high (the color is off-white) and slowly recedes to a thin film, leaving some very nice lacing down the glass. Retention is very good.

S: At first, my nose is slightly pricked by herbaceous notes. After a while, I really notice the Mosaic hops in this. While a bit mild here, they bring decent notes of apricot, blueberry, mango, and sweet onion. Caramel and honey malt notes are prevalent throughout. No real wowing moments, but it gets the job done.

T: Maltier than what the nose promised, unfortunately. There's a gentle kiss of flowery, fruity Mosaic hops throughout, but is otherwise dominated by large amounts of caramel and toffee. One of my friends described this as tasting like an imperial amber - and he's dead on. It really isn't a bad imperial amber (it's no Nugget Nectar, but what is?!), it just needs more hops to count as a proper DIPA. If it weren't for the upsurge of finishing bitterness, this would be really damn mediocre.

M: The tongue is slightly pricked by malt astringency. For such a malty, sweet DIPA, it's pretty drinkable without being boozy. Residual sugars gradually build up on the palate, creating a full body and excess sweetness after 2/3rds of the bottle. Well carbonated, though.

O: For such a malty DIPA, it's not a total chore to drink. Still, this needs more hop presence, plain and simple. This one is especially disappointing considering these guys also make Dubhe and Hop Nosh.

 1,520 characters

Detour Double India Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,527 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.