Detour Session IPA – Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, ON, Canada)


Detour India Session Ale – Muskoka Brewery, 4.3% ABV, 473 ml., (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada)

printed on the back of the can:

“A refreshingly adventurous for those who want to stray from the everyday. Dry-hop brewed as a sessionable IPA, it delivers a rewarding aroma and a taste less travelled. And in case you see a little haze and sediment, that’s a good thing, and totally natural-a result of our pure, unfiltered brewing process.”


  • Style: India Session Ale
  • Taste: Crisp light drinkable apricot citrusy pine dry lagerish barley malt thin
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
  • How much: $3 CAD (after 7.5% off) – 473ml., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours clear golden orange with a smallish dissipating head, thin large island retention, just a few slow micro streams.

Nose: apricot tangerine citrusy. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp-citrusy malty

Mid-palate: fizzy-almost creamy, (lvl-2-sweetness), apricot-grapefruity-piney

Finish: dry lager grainy barley malt, soft bitter hops, thinnish body.

Summary: Approachable malty citrusy flavour, but a tad thin – can’t expect too much for 4.3%er.