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RATINGS: 412   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with a short, dense cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up a sweet blend of honey, pale, and biscuity maltage topped by floral and pine hops plus peppery alcohol.. the boozage seemed like it was going to be rough. The flavor found nondescript pale malts, corn, and honey at the core.. moderate floral and pine bitterness around, along with a lot of rough booze.. sticky, ugly malts and alcohol on the finish. Medium-plus bodied with slow-rolling carbonation.. sticky and unpleasant in a lot of places.. didn’t much care for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Bottle at SBWF. It poured a clear golden liquid with a small white head. Sweet flavour with fruity hops. Pleasent DIPA but not extraordinare. Re-rated after Allt Om Öl Festivalen in Eskilstuna. A freash DIPA with lots of hops without overwhelming the drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Bottle shared at Septoberfest. The beer is an orange-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Piney malt and caramel malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of piney malt, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a piney aftertaste that has caramel undertones. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear amber, brief head. Salty grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with full body and clean mouthfeel. Big and bold, but one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of douglas88. Thanks Douglas for hooking us up with yet another tasty SLC/Utah brew. Pours clear deep gold with copper hues and off white head. The aroma is nice with spicy hops, floral hops, tangelo, grapefruit, apricots and pineapple as well as a bit of caramel and malt sweetness. The taste starts with spicy hops and then a modest wave of malt sweetness comes to the surface followed by floral hops, pineapple, tangelo and grapefruit citrus hoppiness. Into the finish the hoppy bitterness grows to pleasing levels. Nice but smooth and subtle for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
bouteille partagée avec ibrew2or3 dorée/cuivre, blanche arôme, houblon, citron avec pas mal d’épices goût, houblon, citron reste doux, palais épais de malt, qcq épices, houblon est sympa pour le style, on y note peut être un peu de seigle?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
The pour is a clear, orangey-amber color with a full, eggshell-colored, pillowy, fluffy head which takes some time but is mostly diminishing but does leave thick lace. The nose is pleasant with lots of ruby red grapefruit, floral, light pine, light caramel, maybe even just a bit of tropical fruit; not overly complex but very nice. The flavor is similar with ruby red grapefruit and pineapple, light floral, and a resinous bitterness overpower some caramel and honeyed dark breads. The palate is medium to full, soft to lively, and creamy and oily. The finish is fairly short for an IIPA with lots of similar grapefruit notes, spicy resinous notes, and just a bit lingering tropical notes. A very nice and balanced IIPA with the grapefruit notes adding to the sweet notes, but it does lack depth, the bitterness is short-lived, and the finish is lacking. All things considered, the beer was nice, just not one of the better examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
first beer at GABF 2010. A good one to start with, Big lots of flavor, piney, grapefruit. a tad boozy. Pretty BIG, wish i tried more from this brewery

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Clear copper. Frothy off white head. Aroma is loaded with juicy fruits. Clementines come to mind. An assertive resinous character lurks in the background. Flavor is bitter and hoppy but restrained for the style. Medium attenuated feel in the mouth. Pretty nice stuff. A bit too much alcohol flavor is the only real misstep to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2010
750mL caged cork. Poured into goblet. A deep copper with substantial, pillowy head. Heavy lacing. Looks good. Looks tasty. Pine and grapefruit. Resinous. Some alcohol and sugary-type sweetness. Heavyish mouth. Not as sweet as I was expecting. From the aroma was thinking maybe like a Squall or Unearthly but it’s drier and finishes a little bitter though with some stickiness. I like it a lot. Will be a good option and is on par with other big, large format DIPAs.

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