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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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. Venture to pair with other spirited flavors such as those found in spicy ethnic foods.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa AZ. Pours a murky amber with a pale yellow beige head. Ale ester and faded hop aroma. Medium to full bodied with a nice earthy mouthfeel, likely unfiltered. Rich caramel and toffee malt backbone, with some faded hop bitterness. Probably past it’s prime, but comes across as a cross between a IIPA and a light barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2011
750 ml. Copper with a lasting spittle of foam. Luscious aromas of pineapple, molasses, praline, resin, citrus, and tea leaf. Medium body is oily smooth and has some alcohol burn. Flavor has same components as the nose, but the resin, tea leaf, and woody hop notes take the upper hand on the sweetness. Minty, herbal, and alcoholic finish detracts a bit; but still a great brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerelephant (12) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
This DIPA will change what you may think about Utah. Not only did the aroma scream "take me home and tell me you love me," but the flavor followed up with "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!" I’d never had a beer open up and be so honest with me. Huge hop, citrus aroma, combined with sweet fruit/malt profile. Taste provided unexpected strawberry and caramel notes. If you get the opportunity to take this seraph home, don’t stutter! And for god’s sake, take your time with her.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Modest white head on dark bronze beer. Aroma is beautifully hoppy: complex mix of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. Body is very syrupy; hardly any carbonation bite. Kind of slippery across the tongue. Flavor is sweetish and subdued overall. Lingering, intense hop bitterness on the finish: kind of a glue-like consistency. I expected a lot more hop punch, but it’s not there. Sweet alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2558) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. A hazy orange-amber color with a white head. A strong pine aroma with hoppy peach flavors. A solid body, smooth but with a strong bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Caged/corked. What a beauty ... towering foam atop a picture-perfect amber-colored beer. The aroma, too, is almost sexually charged -- full of nice, round piney resin. Beautifully balanced, this beer is sublime ... rich with woodsy hop character, yet easy to drink. The richness of this beer is artfully subdued, like a perfectly constructed beauty. Well done, Uinta!! This is why I became a beer geek. (#4145, 6/25/2011)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2011
750 ml bottle at Sorbon. Hazy, amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, hops and light caramel. Smells very nice. Dry taste with very little sweetness and medium bitterness. A bit lighter bitterness than average for the style. Medium bodied with OK (maybe a bit low) carbonation. OK DIPA for a good price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Pours a deep copper-amber into the glass, with a frothy head that reduces to soap and sudsy lace. The nose is of huge floral bouquets with mingling pine. The flavors are of deep grapefruity citrus, some malt backbone and deep bitters. The finish is of fresh pine needles (chewed, citrusy) and peppery bitters, intertwined with just a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is oily and the body is full. With a semi-chewy palate, this is a very nice DIPA offering, very substantive and well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Olive bottle, 750 ml, bottled on 03/30/10, with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 5 2011; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, average lacing; nose: resinous hops, grapefruit, alcohol, malt; mouth: resinous hops, malt, alcohol, grapefruit, alcohol warmth, finale in resinous hops with good presence of malt-caramel, full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, nice astringency, grainy texture; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Bouteille olive, 750 ml, embouteillée le 03/30/10, avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 5 juin 2011; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon résineux, pamplemousse, alcool, malt; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, alcool, pamplemousse, chaleur d’alcool, finale en houblon résineux avec bonne présence de malt-caramel, corsée, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, bonne astringence, texture granuleuse; en résumé : bien aimé

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge, 3rd June consumed 8th June 2011 Pours mid amber with white head. There is a significant hop burn at the back of the throat, this is heavy laden with hops. There is an initial sweetness but the hops kick in soon after. Soft in the mouth with big green juicy hops, big warmth from the alcohol. Good stuff. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7


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