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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

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 78
Gots: 119 | 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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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-24-2012 20:28:46 | More by Evil_Pidde
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black in color with mahogany tones on the edges of the glass. Poured with a short beige foam that reduced to a nice cap that left random sticky lacings on the glass. Pungent pine and citrus hop aromas with grainy dark roasted malt aromas beneath. Thick, oily feel up front that transitioned to a grainy, reisnous feel at the end. Pungent pine and citrus, mostly pine, that ride over dark roasted malts. The hop and dark malts ceate an intense but flavorful bitterness. Finishes cleanly with a dark roasted malt, roasted coffee and pine hop aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 03:58:20 | More by IronLover
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep rich brown colored beer with plenty of coffee colored head. A good showing right out of the gate.

The nose is chock-full of brown sugar, toasted malts and generous hops. A great smelling brew that begs you to drink it

Sadly the taste slips slightly from the nose and appearance. The roasted grains and brown sugar dominate the taste like the nose but the hops fade into the background which is disappointing. To me the flavor edges more towards a stout or porter then blAck IPA.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with a good dose of carbonation that is a nice contrast to the smooth sweet feel of the grains. Hops are present and nicely acidic but could always be more for my taste. A solid brew that's worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 02:20:18 | More by jbphoto88
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magnusdave

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-22-2012 18:22:06 | More by magnusdave
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eriktoyra

Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black liquid into the glass. There are a lots of visible carbonation bubbles. The head is fudge colored and creamy. Nice lacings on the glass.

S: It smells of roasted malts, wet leather, dark bread and molasses. The hops are more spicy and floral than citrusy. I can also find some delicately hidden alchohol.

T: It tastes of roasted malts, dark bread and molasses with some spicy hops. The aftertaste is bitter and clean with some warming alcohol. The bitterness tasted like grapefruit peel.

M: The body is medium with medium strong carbonation. If feels very, very smooth and balanced.

O: I'm usually not very fond of this beer style but this one is an exception. A must try!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:11:24 | More by eriktoyra
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-22-2012 04:22:26 | More by hollywood_15063
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-21-2012 20:46:33 | More by brbrocc
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-19-2012 21:46:09 | More by Souleman
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-19-2012 03:38:15 | More by lupercmda
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

imperial black ipa with hemp seeds. this is a really unique brew. pours a nice dark brown smooth looking color with a very excited tan head on top that stays for awhile, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. the nose is not hops right away, but a complex combination of malts, chocolate and toast come up first, and maybe even some oats or something. there is a gentle sweetness too, followed by a growing bitterness. the whole thing culminates in a powerfully delicious brew. notes of coffee and burnt bagel at the end with the bitter hops, and a scarily well hidden alcohol potency that makes a 4 pack tough to get through without being dickered. velvet gentle mouthfeel, just enough bubbles for it to not be heavy, full body but not weighty at all. overall a sensational beer, one of the best ive had from uinta.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 17:33:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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jplopez21

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-13-2012 16:04:46 | More by kculbertson
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-12-2012 23:10:59 | More by Larrydoherty
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sevenshubby

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-12-2012 23:10:21 | More by sevenshubby
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-12-2012 23:06:17 | More by stogirelli
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casapy

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-12-2012 02:15:15 | More by casapy
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-11-2012 23:11:27 | More by PatGreer
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-10-2012 23:14:27 | More by Beerbuddy21
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arizcards

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4 pack from Total Wine in mid-September for $7.99. Bottled on 7-3-12.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is citrus and pine, with a hint of roast and mocha.

Taste is very well balance, chocolate malts lay a nice backbone. Citrus and piney hops counteract the sweetness in a near perfect manner.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very good beer that i would do again. As good as any black ipa i have had to date. Very easy drinking despite the high abv. Love the hop blast paired with chocolate malt - almost could be considered an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 23:12:54 | More by arizcards
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BucannonXC5

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $9.99 for a 4-pack on Nov. 7, 2012). Light black (if that is a color) with two fingers of tan head. Great circular tan retention on the side and above average on the top.

Smelled toffee, caramel and dark chocolate malts up front, giving way to a hop finish. Couldn’t put my finger on the type of hops, though. Seemed pretty a heavy beer overall.

Tasted similar to the smell. Got toffee and coffee malts up front, followed by a hoppy finish. Bitter coffee beans in there, albeit light. Very good overall.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

Really good Black IPA. Not too many negatives at all. Glad I have four of these. Uinta is just so good…

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 07:26:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-06-2012 20:56:16 | More by aztraz
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ale207

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-06-2012 00:26:52 | More by ale207
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-04-2012 05:09:27 | More by Dana718
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yas

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-04-2012 02:46:12 | More by yas
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ghengisflan

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours with a nice, thick tan head and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The beer is the darkest possible red.

Smell: The well-rounded hop aroma coming off this beer comes with just the slightest hint of dark malt.

Taste: A great, dark chocolate malty flavor that is well supported by the hops.

Mouthfeel: I like that it has a rich mouthfeel compared to an IPA. It sets the black IPA apart a bit.

Overall: An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 00:36:24 | More by ghengisflan
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.