Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.26/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz brown bottle, Uinta shaped with a beautiful label. Showing the star system in which Dubhe is located as well as artwork of the Utah which sits under the enormous star. I absolutely love this brewery from their label art to their wind powered brewing methods. Just a truly fantastic brewery. Poured into a stemmed Port style glass.
A - rich black colored dark brown producing some hints of ruby near the edges. Reminds me a lot of traditional soda pop in color. Head poured large, light tan in color and lasted throughout leaving a massive ring of lace providing excellent thin stick but covered the entire glass. Pure Uinta style.
S - citrus hops with orange and faint lemon. Pine hops blend well with the caramel malt with a hint of roasted coffee and chocolate. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.
T - sweet caramel malt up front followed quickly by a splash of roasted coffee. Bittersweet chocolate pops up just before the citrus and pine like hops. Hemp seed. Finish in a balanced duet of bitter hops and coffee roast. Really a grand tasting ale.
M - medium bodied with a very nice feel. Thickness and texture are exactly as I'd expect from Uinta and only add to the smooth yet fairly complex style. Bitter but very well balanced. Enjoyable!
O - definitely one of the top 3 American Black IPA's I've had. Not sure it quite takes the top spot, but it has the quality to put it very close. This is a great Black IPA and one I will pick up again soon.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 18:51:38 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.68/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance (4.25/5): Amazing black/very dark brown with an extremely long-last 2.5-3 finger tan head. Wow. Impressive!
Smell (4.5/5): Excellent nose of grapefruit, pine, and dark chocolate and coffee undertones. I like that this is clearly VERY hop-forward and does not seem to be leaning to the roast side of the Black IPA spectrum.
Taste (4.75/5): Massive, massive, MASSIVE grapefruit notes from start to finish. The bitterness makes itself known as soon as you take your first sip, and it is QUITE sharp; it ebbs in the middle, and the beer opens up to more unsweetened dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roast; in the end we’re back where we started–massive grapefruit bitterness. Not balanced at all, but that's not a problem in my mind.
Mouthfeel (4.75/5): The mouthfeel is quite extraordinary–the hemp seed lends a nice oiliness to the beer that beefs up the body and makes this silky smooth to drink. What a great ingredient addition, and a very unexpected one at that. Spot-on medium carbonation. The beer is rich and quenching at the same time, though it’s a very big beer, so the drinkability isn’t so high.
Overall (4.50/5): This is easily one of the best Black IPAs on the market and the best one that I have had, beating the exceptional Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous out with the extraordinary mouthfeel. Way to go, Uinta. You have my attention.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:31:48 | More by hagbergl
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,524 ratings.