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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.


DoublEE's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1449) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours an orange amber with a full pale yellow head and lots of lacing. Fruity and spicy aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grapefruit juice, strong hop bitterness and a slight breadiness. If it weren’t for the high IBU, I imagine the malty sweetness would be cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (345) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a beautiful hazy orange fading to gold - a bubble-strewn sunset with a huge foamy white head. Wet lacing. Aroma is candied caramel and peach - apricot citrus. Taste is a nice balance of caramel malts, grapefruit and piney hoppy bitterness. Actively carbonated, sticky and dry on the palate. Finish is strongly bitter with fairly noticable booze. A pretty high quality IIPA - sweetness toned down and balanced with bitter, but the alcohol is a bit dominant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
We had the first bottle after a homemade pasta dinner. Unfortunately...not paling blame on tomato or bottle compromise...but it left a cat tongue in its wake. Tonight we had a "remember the alamo" moment. Vengeance happened. Clear as mud, as yankees say...smells like syrupy hops...tastes reminiscent of Bells Two Hearted and that’s NEVER a bad thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2072) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Noble Grains, New York, NY. A dark orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, pine aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, pine, a little dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1047) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Cloudy copper pour from bottle. Taste is citrus, pine, hops, dough and booze. A nice blend of hoppy bitterness and biting booziness. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (109) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from the bottle of a 4 pack ($8.99) looks like a peach with foam in the glass. I was drawn to it by the Winston Smith like label art, and sold by the 9.5%, the fact that it tasted really good was just a bonus. If this one came in a 6 pack, I might be writing this review on my lap top from jail.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a murky orange-golden color with a short white thin layer on top. Sweet malt competes with orange citrus aromas. Full and a bit cottony in the palate. A lot of malt there, but less so than is noted in the nose. Citrus comes through evidently and with a notable harshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2413) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Slight hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light pine hop nose and flavor is piney hops and caramel that is nearly balanced. Light hoppy aftertaste. Best by 8/15/14 but still tastes like a DIPA on 10/6/14. $3.29 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Poured cloudy, bright orange/copper in color, huge off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, hops and caramel. Taste starts sweet, caramel and malts; boozy and a bit hoppy towards the end. Definitely a slow drinker but quite enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorOfSudz (41) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Nice head with great lacing. Very nice aromas of apricot and caramel. Wonderful caramel beginning with a great transition to bitterness and slight citrus and pine notes. A really nice DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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