Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by estlinska:
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle to shaker at SLC International.
Deep black with just a thin trace of head on the pour. Held to the light it does have some transillumination. Lacing is quite thick for the very little head that was produced.
Overall, the nose was underwhelming. Maybe I'm missing something, but to me it was just all pine and no malt, not even any subtle overtones of the hops showed through.
The taste was a very big improvement overall. There was definitely a smoky malt flavor backing up the hops. I expected the harsh hop flavor of an IPA built of hops for hops sake, but it was nicely done. There was a the subtle hint of citrus peel in there that I like.
On the palate, it had a good body for an IPA, not at all watery. Not so much alcohol burn either.
Overall, this is a good Black IPA, but nothing earth-shattering. I would love to try it again on tap to see if it adds anything to it (I'm a sucker for beer on tap).
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 22:30:30 | More by estlinska
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