Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best before 09/19/14. So I assume probably brewed mid March. Two months old?
A: Pours a very dark brown, close to black. Tall, fluffy light light brown head. Good head retention. Decent lacing too.
S: Interesting aroma. It smells a lot like brown sugar initially. Mild hoppiness, pine I'd say. Then a sort of chalky chocolate that makes me think roasted malt. Interesting aroma that is not at all what I was expecting given the IBUs. I get some mild tropical fruit when it's fully warmed up.
T: Well, a lot hoppier than the aroma would betray. There is some sweet tropical fruit (almost like candied pineapple or something) but there is also a huge spicy pine flavor in there too (citra?). Mixing in almost equally as strong is a nice sweet milk chocolate. Makes for a very interesting combination. Spicy pine is strongest in the middle where it nearly stands alone. Then the big bitter hit on the back end that is barely tempered with the nice roasted malt chocolately goodness. Finish is quite bitter, spicy and piney. Long, long lasting bitter and spicy aftertaste.
M: Nice medium body. Very bitter and spicy, especially on the back end. Lingers in the mouth forever.
O: Very interesting black IPA. The aroma was pretty standard but the flavor is full of hop character. This would be almost unbearably bitter and hoppy if not for the strong roasted malt. As-is, it is extremely strong and bitter (and I love big bigger IPAs). It would just be over the top, instead it is just extremely strong :)
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 03:40:48 | More by Dope
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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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