Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.9/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A beer from Utah? Who knew!
Darker than cola in the glass, with minimal head. Pretty.
I get almost nothing on the nose. A little bit of faint booziness, but even that smells more fresh than strong. There's a little bit of roastiness as well.
I like this. There's the backbone of a good, balanced IPA, but immaculately blended with the darkk notes of a stout. Roastiness, bakers chocolate, and a little coffee lead off, finishing with a nice warm malt/hop IPA.
Smoothe, easily drinkable, if you don't mind the bitter hops on the end. If I look for it I can tell that there's a strong booze presence, but it's not readily apparent. Brewed with hemp seeds, huh?
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 04:00:29 | More by kemoarps
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.