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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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1,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 256 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

A: black/dark brown body, 2 finger khaki head,
outstanding lacing

S: lemon peel/grassy/fresh pine, solid choc. malt

T: same as nose with roasted malt bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth

O: Glad I tried Uinta again, quite fun.
Malt and hop heads will enjoy this alike.


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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer has a black body with some dark brown shades where light barely shines through. The head is a fluffy tan color with minimal lacing.

S: Big hop scents. Huge refreshing hop scent. It smells like hop pellets crushed up in my glass. There's a soft pine scent, some earthy character, and a light caramel sweetness to the smell. Very lovely.

T: Lots of roasted flavors, some smoky character, lots of big pine flavor and bitterness. There's a lot of roasted bitterness as well. It's a very good tasting beer. Some caramel flavors come out after the bitterness dies down on the palate.

M: The mouthfeel is full bodied, light on carbonation, and finishes pretty dry and clean.

O: Overall I thought it was a really good tasting ABA. I would drink it again. I'm not sure what the whole "brewed with hemp seed" thing is about, because I didn't notice anything particular about it in the beer. Anyway, the beer has a lot of pine character to it, so if you enjoy those hop flavors you will most likely enjoy this beer. The malt roasted presence is also there, without being overdone.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of chocolate-khaki frothy head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, pine, grassy, and citrus hops, some coffee, molasses, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet roasted chocolate and caramel malts with grassy, pine, and citrus hops, some good lightly resiny bitterness, some roasted coffee, molasses, a bit of black licorice, vanilla, dark fruits, and bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and roasted finish.

D - Very nice Black IPA. Great overall balance of hops and malt with roasted flavors.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark brown with red light let through. Body appears to be relatively haze-free based on the deep red highlights. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam, leaving a nice lace as it dissipates. Attractive.

Smell: big herby, citrusy hop aromas with a thick, sweet, alcoholic malt underneath. Smells a bit like a strong ale. Not bad at all.

Taste: strong, but not overpowering hop flavor is right up front. Citrus is highlighted here; this is followed by the sweet, strong malt character and a strong but balanced bitterness. A good example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: a good, if strong, example of an American black ale. This might even be better classified as a strong ale. I would have this again.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.