raphael (1022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich complex aroma—resin, alcohol, peach. Likewise a lot for the mouth to sort through, strong citrus bitterness buffered with a dark honey and black pepper. Persistent off white head on clear amber body. a surprising thickness in the mouth but good to have those aromas linger. sticky bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a rocky cream head and descent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, passion fruit, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, toffee, orange, bread, pepper, and resin with a bitter finish.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Christmas gift. First, I left this outside for several days. The idea being that it was cold enough to keep it appropriately chilled. However, over the week the sun actually came out in Seattle and so this bottle was sitting in direct sunlight for a non-trivial amount of time. Second, I had such a hard time pulling the cork out that I think I may have pulled a muscle in my neck. Tha said, this is still a fantastic beer. Smells like a barleywine and tastes like a magical hop elixir. I’d love to try a properly stored bottle to see if the ever so slightly funky palate disappears.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a fantastic thick head that sticks around. Carmel malt smell and taste dominate this beer with a hint of floral hop but don’t get a lot of hop flavor.
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a 3 finger white head that retains well and settles to some nice thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is loads of citrus and hints of caramel. Taste is big bold citrusy hop bitterness balanced nicely with a caramel malty sweetness and a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body and adequate carbonation leave a nice feeling on the palate. A solid DIPA worthy of a tasting.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Detour Double India Pale Ale
Date: May 03, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear deep copper, huge off white head, sticky globs of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, crystal sweetness, lots of grapefruit
Flavor: sweet crystal and pine flavor, lots of citrus, touch of floral, light peppery spicy alcohol, just enough bitterness to balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, very fresh taste with outstanding hops. Palale is super crisp with nice sweetness on the finish.
Sammy (9664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy grapefruit coloured body, pleasant enough aroma. Average mouthfeel. A good hopping and malting, nicely balanced for the style so that my palate is not shredded. A lot of alcohol, is it necessary? Nice drinkability.
drfabulous (4906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to James. Big malty double IPA. Tons of caramel. Can feel the alcohol.
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold dry hoppy malty and sweet. This was pretty darn tasty. Better than i thought it would be for sure.