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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

1,527 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 79
Gots: 129 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,527 | Reviews: 349 | Display Reviews Only:
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davblo

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -75.8%

08-03-2012 23:39:21 | More by davblo
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Bmanion

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -75.8%

03-21-2014 00:18:23 | More by Bmanion
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Rihup

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

06-04-2013 02:05:07 | More by Rihup
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polishkaz

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -51.6%

01-13-2012 00:43:12 | More by polishkaz
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -51.6%

11-26-2012 01:03:30 | More by tmars13
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 01:54:56 | More by caseymv
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

01-13-2013 03:01:37 | More by Tnkemist
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Jvcshad


2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

01-13-2013 03:01:23 | More by Jvcshad
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 03:40:02 | More by Beaver13
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

02-25-2012 00:17:34 | More by jk3
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Mudfish

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

07-04-2014 15:08:23 | More by Mudfish
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

06-30-2013 19:35:02 | More by fullmoonbeer
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zatchmo

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

03-20-2013 21:31:20 | More by zatchmo
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Savage51

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

03-14-2013 01:48:10 | More by Savage51
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zachary80

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

05-16-2014 10:32:20 | More by zachary80
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jplopez21

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

11-16-2012 01:37:16 | More by jplopez21
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

01-22-2013 20:16:41 | More by Brew33
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lisomiso

California

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...

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 18:12:01 | More by lisomiso
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crossovert

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:46:51 | More by crossovert
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DaveHS

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 05:18:45 | More by DaveHS
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garuda

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 12:50:46 | More by garuda
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-10-2013 15:53:13 | More by vrbulldog22
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-09-2014 02:06:30 | More by KevMo84
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Alyssat_

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-02-2013 02:14:48 | More by Alyssat_
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-12-2014 15:59:28 | More by neckbeered
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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.