Detour Double IPASeptember 1, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT
Uinta Brewing Co.
Salt Lake City, UT
Available: AZ, AR, CO, DC, DE, GA, MD, MA, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, PA, UT, VA, WY
Uinta Brewing Co.’s Crooked Line of beers are the company’s more experimental recipes, brewed “outside the lines.” Uinta Brewing Co. is entirely wind-powered.
Original gravity: 1011
In the famous Michelin Guide, the finest restaurants are described as “worth a detour.” After tasting this beer, I’m heading to Utah! The bright copper color, lovely off-white head and heavenly bouquet are a good indication of what’s to follow. The wonderful floral hop flavor dominates the palate but does not overpower the beautifully-balanced malt. Though powerful, this is a session beer with food. We shared a 750 ml bottle with Oysters Rockefeller and crab cakes and wanted more!
- Charles Finkel
Yowser! Deep head of potent foam can’t cover the unmerciful explosion of American hop fireworks. Hop flavor and aroma is both sophisticated and enormous. Full body, full texture. Full-on bitterness renders silliness, but mysteriously dissipates in aftertaste. A beer that keeps beckoning. Lots of personality creates a cloud of joy. More detours, please.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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