Detour Double India Pale Ale

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Detour is a Double (or Imperial) IPA from the Crooked Line by Uinta Brewing Co of Salt Lake City.  It’s a big beer, as DIPAs tend to be, at 9.5% ABV.  The nose is floral, with a hint of pine.  It’s a full bodied beer, and there are lots of hops.  The middle is bitter with oak and pine and alcohol, with more of the same in the finish.  Unita claims a dry finish, but I don’t find that to be particularly the case.  Medium dry, maybe, and only because you can feel the alcohol evaporating from the back of your tongue.   It’s a pretty straight-forward beer, not a lot of complexity, and I’m not a big fan, I’m afraid.

I give it a 2.8 out of 5

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