Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gushue3:
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into mastic hotel cup.
A. Nice 1+ finger head tan head sits above a robust black body. Somewhat transparent on the pour but black in the glass. Beer is slightly lively with some visable carbonation. Nice lacing rings left after the head goes down.
S. Roasted dark malts, earthy hops. Not too overwhelming but smells nice
T. Roasty dark malts, bitter coffee, piney hops.finish is a big bitter bite with a piney linger. Tastes like black coffee dumped into a bag of weed.
M. Medium to thicker feel with a lower carbonation. Finish is slightly syrupy.
O. Nice ABA. I like t how you can actually taste the pronounced roast unlike many ABAs that are to hop centric.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 19:30:56 | More by Gushue3
More User Reviews:
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.