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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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1,849 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 106
Gots: 279 | 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
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Ratings: 1,849 | Reviews: 383
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've had some great black ipa's this however was not one of them drinks ok but one and done for me

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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.

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2.32/5  rDev -43.8%
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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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