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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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1,624 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,624
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 88
Gots: 167 | FT: 2
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:
Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU

(Beer added by: TheFlern on 03-10-2011)
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

davblo, Aug 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

Bmanion, Mar 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.6%

polishkaz, Jan 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.6%

tmars13, Nov 26, 2012
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2.2/5  rDev -46.7%

jlira, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of caseymv
2.25/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

everyone i know raves about it, as the name suggests, its brewed with hemp seed, and it tastes like they tried to cram every kind of flavor into the bottle. Sickly sweet and overly bitter,and it smells like old pineapple mixed with moldy hops, i really don't see how anyone can enjoy this hodgepodge of flavors.

caseymv, Dec 04, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

Tnkemist, Jan 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

Jvcshad, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.3/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, bottled on 4/26/11. Pours dark brown with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bitter roasted grains, some toffee, and some vegetal malts.

The flavor is a little sweet malt, black licorice and a lot of charred, burnt, roasted bitterness that makes the aftertaste a bit unpleasant. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's just not pleasant.It's almost all charred bitterness that just sits in your mouth.

Beaver13, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of jk3
2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

jk3, Feb 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Mudfish, Jul 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

fullmoonbeer, Jun 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

zatchmo, Mar 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

Savage51, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

zachary80, May 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

jplopez21, Nov 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of lisomiso
2.8/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smelled like a fish tank. I thought I was crazy, but I asked walows what he thought it smelled like, and he said, it's not exactly fishy, but maybe like a goldfish tank? Well, ok then.

To us the hops and malts clashed, and I thought the mouthfeel was too thick. I wanted to like this one, but I drainpoured it instead. Drat.

ETA: Tried it again. Less goldfish-tank-y but a really one-dimensional grain bill and, well, I don't know, at least when it tasted like a fish tank it had some personality...

lisomiso, May 14, 2011
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2.9/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Bottled on 11/10/11. I am not a huge fan of this style but am always trying new stuff. I didn't pick this out for myself but was given it.

It pours nearly a pitch black with a real microfoamy tan head.

The smell works. It has a huge sweetness but also a nice bit of hops and a noticeable bit of chocolatey roasty hops.

The flavor isn't anything to behold. It bitterweet but with a lot of both. The chocolate bread flavor just doesn't mesh with the hops. I like the bitterness and the mouthfeel but this recipe seems un-thought-out.

crossovert, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of DaveHS
2.93/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours dark maple syrup brown with 1/3 inch of creamy mocha colored head. Leaves thin sheets of lacing.

S-Black malt, caramel, condensed milk sweetness.

T/M-Aggressively acidic bitterness. Ground espresso beans, condensed milk.The hop profile is a little off putting. Bitter dark chocolate like acidity. Very dry. Not much dimension.

O-Not that great. I like the concept, but it's not well executed.

DaveHS, May 08, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nearly black body, ruby highlights at the edges. Off-white head has great retention and lacing. Not sure how the style could look much better.

S/T - Roasty and dry like a stout. Hops add little to the taste, maybe some pine needles in there. Taste dominated by the roasted, burnt black malts. Finishes with assertive bitterness, but the burnt/roasted flavors linger with hop taste nearly non existent.

M - Voluminous full body, smooth, yet prickly. Abv well hidden.

O - Maybe I just don't get the style, I don't know. I figure it should have much more in the way of hop flavor if it has the IPA badge on it, and not just flavorless bitterness. Way too roasty, little hop character (other than bitterness). Even if the hops were more present, the flavor combination of roasted malt and pine/citrus hops just isn't going to work for me. Not gettin' this one again.

garuda, Jun 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

vrbulldog22, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Alyssat_, Apr 02, 2013
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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.