Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale

Posted: December 3, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, Uinta Brewing Company

Today’s beer is from a brewery that gets relatively wide distribution in New Jersey, but I haven’t tried many of their beers, nor do I see a lot of reviews of their beers. This can is one I think Val picked up for me to finish out a mixed six-pack. The can art is pretty whimsical, so hopefully the liquid inside is halfway decent.

detour

ABV: 9.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our trail blazing double IPA hauls a bold hop profile featuring heavy pine, orange rind, and guava with a sweet malty finish.”

Random: This is a year-round offering from Uinta. I also wish they gave a slightly more comprehensive description of the beer.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small crown on top of the slightly hazy, bright orange body. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of caramel malt sweetness. It went into notes of mint, pine needles and grapefruit. The taste was filled with piney hops and old grapefruit zest. Then, some caramel malt came through and gave it sweetness. It also had a prominent alcohol note. The body was thick and syrupy with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with syrupy pine and booze. A single can of this was $2.25, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. This beer was alright, but the booze needed to be better integrated. I wouldn’t rush to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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