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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,504 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 78
Gots: 121 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU

(Beer added by: TheFlern on 03-10-2011)
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Reviews by EricLander:
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EricLander


4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Interesting, well rated ale brewed with hemp seed. Drank this following a rather disappointing nut ale and once I cleared my palette I was pleasantly surprised by the hoppy, bitter punch this imperial black delivered.

Poured with a single finger head that took a good five minutes to dissipate. Deep, dark color barely allows light to penetrate through when held just inches from a strong bulb. At 9.2% ABV, this was a nice way to cap off my night trying a few new craft beers for the first time - but the alcohol wasn't prevalent or dominating. Considering the composition and strength, this is incredibly easy to drink.

Very strong piney hops dominate the aroma and which reminds me of many of my favorites beers. Overall this had a medium, drinkable body that didn't feel heavy at all. Certainly picked up on some toffee and coffee flavors up front before the strong bitter hops kicked in on the tail end taste.

This is an incredibly well balanced black IPA that I look forward to trying more often.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 03:34:07 | More by EricLander
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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hagbergl

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4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
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

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.