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RATINGS: 456   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours orange amber with an off white head. Piny hoppy aroma with some lighter citric notes. The flavor has resinous hoppy notes on top of sweet malts.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear light copper and amber coloured body with a one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very rich and dank hops, resin, pineapples, grapefruit, pine and bunches of alcohol. Full-bodied; Strong rich pineapple and pine flavours at first with a lot of malt presence, some white grape flavours and a large sweetness of honey and syrup comes with the alcohol finish. Aftertaste is very nice and balanced with the hops leading the way, but fairly equal parts of malt, alcohol and sweetness, plus with some light complexity of tropical fruits and light herbs make this a very nice finish. Overall, a very good Imperial IPA with a ton of alcohol, but a very easy drinking beer in spite of the strength. Definitely worth trying if you like this style or even barley wines, since this is similar in texture and body to that. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 27-March-2014 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-July-2014 in celebration of quitting my job!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1263) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Single bottle from Mansfield. Pours out a clear medium copper color. Sweet aromas and flavors. Lots of toffee and piney-spice. Otherwise balanced and clean drinking and finishing, but not my style of DIPA. Too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy fragrant citrus, pine and resin hops with biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting crisp malt, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12 oz bottle consumed on a sailboat in San Diego harbor. Clear orange amber with a good head. Medium body with a smooth, semi-creamy feel. Very hoppy yet attractive aroma. Sufficient malt load to tame the bitterness of the hops in the finish and aftertaste. O: Adequately bold but drinkable and civilized DIPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1972) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft in a tulip - nose is citrus, pine and caramel. Very hoppy. Malty backbone. Yummy in my tummy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz into a stemmed tulip. Pours a rustic amber dark cherry orange brown. Moderate lacing, light head retention that covers the brew, and about a 1cm head that starts off large and frothy. Aroma of grain hops, musky cedar, pine sap, fresh cut grass, and more fresher hops. Taste is super hop smack, a darker hop explosion similar to torpedo. More ale like in that aspect. But the hop presence opens up after bringing floral, pine, grapefruit. Drinks heavy, solid brew, great sticky hop flow, juicy pineapple makes an appearance as well. Dry malt finish. Ones not enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (987) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft sampler light copper. Nose mango and sweet hop, light pine, hint of dank. Tatse nice bitter up front, dank hop and heat from alcohol. Some sweet early palate then high bitter through the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber color with a one finger head. Very nice tripical citrus hop aroma. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, some pine. Medium heavy bitterness. Some malt backbone almost creates some balance but not quite. Caramel notes. Pretty darn good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1866) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost clear bright copper with a bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong hops, caramel, pine, orange, and light grapefruit and booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky pine hops, caramel, orange, and sweet alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, bright amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma is citrus fruit, floral notes, biscuit and cereal malts, and some tropical fruit notes. Flavor is dry malt base with a hint of caramel quickly followed by sharp hop bitterness, light grapefruit, and light pineapple; lingering hop bitterness through the finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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