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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

1,790 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 101
Gots: 244 | 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:
Beer added by: TheFlern on 03-10-2011

Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,790 | Reviews: 364 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dgaffney88
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vlaminck
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased one bottle from total wine and more. I typically like black IPA's and brew my one once in a while as a nice change in pace to traditional. Although this delivered nice malty back bone, good hoppiness, nice feel I found a weird presence of a metallic like taste. Made the spot between my cheek and ear twinge. I want to like this beer but its just OK for me. Then I realized, im drinking 20 days past best buy date. Ill blame the wife for rushing me through the bottle shop and force her to drink it and crack open a fresher beer for now. But I will definitely wish to try this one again only fresher. Will update then

Photo of nhirsch04
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lattydaddy07
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roy1586
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zanico
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMWSIY
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

if you have a clean pallet, you can taste the slightest hint of hemp by 5/6 way through the beer. Beat nose of any dark IPA ive had. Probably best dark IPA ive had.

Photo of GFM
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the better black IPAs I've tried. Hoppier than most and the hop flavor holds out longer in this beer than it does in many of its peers. Midway through, however, I feel like I'm having a porter, not an IPA. (8.0)

Photo of tcstation
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A new favorite beer. Brilliantly blends malty sweetness with hop bitterness. Initial tastes are of chocolate and caramel but finished strong with a large dose of traditional IPA hops but enough of the malts remain to keep it balanced.

Photo of jooler
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's an alright black ipa. I can really taste the alcohol also, I can barely taste the coffee, but I can smell it. Black ipas are not my thing

Photo of almostjay
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.41/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours seal brown with a healthy head of khaki froth. Aroma smells of robust grapefruit with some toffee and dark chocolate. Gorgeous tracts of lacing envelope the glass and simply won’t go away.

The taste is dominated by grapefruit pith, and it’s going to take a good deal of warming and habituation to unearth much else. Substantial warming unveils some roasted malt in the finish, but brings with it a twinge of warming alcohol that makes the bitterness more caustic. Medium body and smooth, tingly mouthfeel serve their purpose here.

Overall, this is a fairly one-dimensional black IPA that leaves me disappointed. I’m usually more optimistic about black IPAs delivering a little more malty complexity than their traditional counterparts, but this was about as straightforwardly bitter as they come. Not bad for what it is, but not something I’d pursue again.

*I qualify the above with the fact that this beer is brewed with hemp seed, so the entire experience may have been a hallucination on my part :-) .

Photo of J2A2
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Salud24
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jscal10
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of --Dom--
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.