Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by andrewinski1:
3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle says best before February 2013. Poured into a tulip. The color is dark brown, almost pitch black. There is a small sized medium tan head.
The aroma is full of chocolate with notes of aromatic bitter hops.
The bitterness comes through nicely in the flavor, but the flavor of the hops are tough to get through past the strong chocolate malt flavors. I get a little pine, and there is a great bitter oily hop finish.
This is full bodied, with a nice silky mouthfeel.
This is really tasty. I'm glad to have this available here in Maine.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 23:38:33 | More by andrewinski1
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.