Saturday, July 2, 2016

Uinta Detour Double IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1632) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Sweet guava/passionfruit concentrate. Pine. Clean malty malty sweetness. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Burnt umber; body is dark but mostly clear (no sediment). Small, tan, foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Intense maltiness right away. Caramel/honey flavors are prominent. A gentle dank bitterness in the background never really crests or bites and seems much less than the advertised 96 IBUs. Finishes with a juicy sensation plus some alcohol, which is nice. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body with fairly low CO2. Mouthfeel is noticeably thick, slightly syrupy texture. Alcohol imparts warmth, but is not hot. Lingering bitterness and slight malty cloying. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine DIPA with enjoyable flavors, but this is a borderline barleywine or strong ale considering how sweet it is. 7/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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