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Uinta Detour Double IPA

Top 10 Craft Beers

Uinta Detour Double IPA, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Craft Beers, an experimental recipe from Uinta Brewing Company

Uinta Detour Double IPA
American Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company/Salt Lake City, Utah

Detour is part of the Uinta's Crooked Line series, so named because they are part of the company's more experimental recipes, brewed "outside the lines" of traditional beer styles. Since all of the beers in the line exceed 9 percent alcohol, "Detour" may also refer to the possibility that you won't be walking a straight line after finishing one. The brewery hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 9.5 percent ABV alcohol strength and 74 IBUs of this hop bomb help to destroy the myth that beers made in Utah are wimpy. Hopheads will be happy with the aroma of fresh grapefruit and pine, and a slightly bitter, lingering aftertaste, thanks to the addition of four different hop varieties. Stylishly corked and caged, it pours a copper burnt-orange with an off-white head. As with all of the beers in this line, its label is adorned with artwork of local artists, in this case that of Leia Bell. Uinta is decidedly green, obtaining 100 percent of its power from solar and wind, and its spent grain from the brewing process is donated to local ranchers to use as feed for cattle, sheep and pigs, reducing waste sent to the landfills.

Price: $10 for 750 ml
9.5 percent ABV

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