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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
From the bottle this poured a clear amber body with a tall, rocky off-white head. Lots of sticky lace. The aroma had some toffee-ish malt covered heavily by piney and floral hops. Same with the flavor, but tipping towards the hops and having a mid to strong bitterness. Pleasant lingering bitterness in the finish with a touch of sweet stickiness. I would call this a fairly decent IPA, but not a DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
While not a lover of DIPAs I enjoy this one. Hoppy all over, nose, palate, super bitter finish. Mostly just bittering hops, not too complex in character. Itís not sugary like some DIPAs, a plus for me. good brew, give it a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2011
This was from a late July bottling or sometime in the past. Regardless, its showing a bit of age but still held together well. Pours soft peach skin amber with two fingers of creamy off white head. Nose shows age, doing pretty well for being a 4 + month old DIPA. Super resinous/oily hop character, definitely some oxidation. Spicy alcohol and bready malt backbone. More like a strong ale at this point. Piney bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Big Game @ Sierra #1, on tap. Pours out a nice golden color, fluffy white head. Aromas arenít as potent as I expected. but none the less a nice floral and pine citrus notes. Palate is decently balanced considering the low 74 IBUís. Citrus finish is clean and the palate is smooth. Really decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Wow I love hops and this has it.Think of a candied hop and honey.Would pair well with spicy food or the Indian dessert gulag jammon.Pours cloudy dark amber with a large cream head that fingers the glass.Flavors are sweet,hoppy, bitter the kind of bitter that last forever.Great hop head beer. Drink this with my broth in law big guns and my father in law

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Wow I love hops and this has it.Think of a candied hop and honey.Would pair well with spicy food or the Indian dessert gulag jammon.Pours cloudy dark amber with a large cream head that fingers the glass.Flavors are sweet,hoppy, bitter the kind of bitter that last forever.Great hop head beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1397) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Roasthouse. very nice IPA but not a double, nice head and not much fragrane.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2386) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
This is one of the best beers of this sityle that Iíve ever had and, coincidently, from this brewery, another earth shaking beer. Poured with a large, foamy, frothy, cream colored head, that very slowly settles down, and some lace. Color is a crystal clear dark amber. Flavor is an incredibley well balance of bitter, sweet, & tang. Finish is like flavor and extremely drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A nice clear amber body with an off white head that faded away quickly. No lace either. Aroma had an assertive pine note to it with mild complements from grapefruit hops, caramel malts and a warming alcohol note. Flavor had good hop profile and just enough caramel malts to ease the bitterness. Alcohol was a pleasantly warming presence in the background. Mildly crisp and moderately dry in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2931) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Meh...a subpar IIPA and it takes a lot for me not to like this style. Aroma was fine. Nice and spicy hoppy with lots of grapefruit rind. Pour was a cloudy orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was where this beer fell short. In the front there is lots of grapefruit rind; very earthy. But mid swallow there is a nast dusty flavor that reallyh kills the beer. The finish was very thin and bitter and left much too quickly. The only thing left behind was that dirt flavor. Very odd. Light to moderate carbonation. Not terrible. Bought at Total Wine Sterling, VA


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