Detour

Utah
United States
Detour by Uinta Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our trail blazing Double IPA hauls a bold hop profile featuring heavy pine, orange rind, and guava with a sweet malty finish.

Profile

ABV: 
9.5%
IBUs: 
96
Hops: 
Bravo, Citra, Simcoe
Malts: 
Munich, C-40
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Detour by Uinta Brewing was judged as (22A) Double IPA (India Pale Ale), according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue, caramel-like, that had beautiful carbonation that resulted in a very fluffy, dense head that just wouldn't dissipate. There was just a slight chill haze in the clarity. The aroma of this beer was surprisingly subtle in terms of the hoppiness. Being a Double IPA I assumed an explosion of hop aromatics, but was taken aback by the restraint.  Nevertheless, I don't attribute this as a flaw. The hop aroma was still there but balanced with nice malty overtones. The flavor of this beer was well balanced and wonderful. It had a real nice malty flavor balanced with the hop bitterness. Again, the hop bittering was not aggressive or "over-hopped" but rather complementary with the malt. The flavor also revealed the alcohol in this beer (9.5% ABV), which is something that can sneak up on you. The body of this beer was between medium and heavy with very good mouthfeel and carbonation. The aftertaste was just as good as the first sip. A melding of heavy malt and moderate bittering that just balanced very nicely. A well-made beer.

Brewery Introduction

It would be cliche to say that everyone who works at Uinta cares about one thing: beer. It would also be a lie. We've built a team that shares a need for adventure. Beer unites our eclectic team and while not all of us know exactly how we got here we're sure glad we did.

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