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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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1,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 282 | 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: 1,855 | Reviews: 384
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of negroobserver
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance... dark. very dark. reminiscent of a porter or a stout.

smell... coffee. malts. toasty aroma. a little earthy. hoppy.

taste... sweet at the front. it's a good start which makes a total 180 into a strong burnt toasty bitterness at the back end which lingers in the mouth for at least a few seconds after your sip. definitely not a clean finish. the bitterness linger in the mouth a lot longer than anything else.

mouthfeel... it's a bit on the lighter side, but not loo light. there is some lingering residue on the tongue.

overall... i really like hoppy beers, but this seems to be lacking something that I can't put my finger on. Generally, i prefer hoppy beers with a smooth clean finish, but this is definitely not the case here. i could live without this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Love the politics behind this beer and its company. Poured into a tumbler. Good color, dark with a light coffee head and lacing. This is a great one and done beer, at 9.2 abv, one beer and I'm usually feeling like it is much higher than 9.2. The taste is distinct from other black IPAs. Has to be the hemp.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jacket_fan
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler to a pint glass on a cold night in a warm basement.

Black (of course) with thin head a minimal lacing. Low on carbonation but the growler had been open a few days before thus review.

Earthy aroma. I am not very accurate with smells but this beer has an interesting aroma, very unique.

OK, I will admit that after a discussion with the proprietor at the local growler store, Blind Murphy's, I was told that the name pronounced "doobie" comes from being brewed from hemp. So now I taste rope in the brew. Perhaps that is the smell and stringent after bite. Whatever, this is an interesting beer with an unusual taste.

This is my second growler and a nice change of pace. A good winter time brew and I appreciate the name if this is true about being brewed with a bit of the doobie.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 3 Floyds tapered glass. Shout out to terrapinbrian for hooking me up with this. Label says Best Before 1/18/13. Hopefully they're underestimating the beer's shelf life.

A- Pours a translucent black color with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains quite well before eventually residing at an 1/8 inch head. Thick webs of lacing slowly melt down the glass.

S- Very grassy, herbal hop aroma that's also a bit musty. There's certainly an apparent malt roastiness underneath it all.

T- A one-two combo punch of hops and roasted malt right in the kisser. The bitterness is apparent but subdued and the malt has a slightly burnt characteristic. They work well together but don't give me that "wow" factor I'm looking for. Slightly glassy aftertaste. I like that the alcohol isn't as strong as one would think given the 9.2% ABV.

M- Somewhat chalky with a medium-heavy body and medium carbonation.

O- Age hasn't hurt this puppy one bit. I've enjoyed my first Uinta beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is richly hoppy and grassy, with a smoky undertone and a hint of molasses - hard to beat that, at least in my mind that loves black IPAs (um, if you think about it, that’s an oxymoron) because I love dark beers and hoppy beers. It pours a luscious dark-chocolate brown that lets light in only at the edges and has a thick, fluffy, light tan head that likes to hang around. Flavor has a roast malt overtone with nutty, molasses, earthy and caramel notes plus hints of hops and licorice. Absolutely lip-smacking! Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz and life. I love black "pale" ales (personally, I prefer the term CBA, or Cascadian Black Ale) and this is one of the best I’ve had.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up, in NC, can't believe I haven't reviewed this... BBD of 2/10/13

Pours mahogany with ruby highlights & 2+ fingers of tan head. Very good lacing & above average head retention

S: Tangerine peel & lemons & pine sap

T: Tangerine, pine & grapefruit & woody bitterness up front, roasty malt as well. Roasty & bitter as this warms along with grapefruit peel& just hint of dark fruittyness. Finishes roasty & hoppy wth much grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation, skews hoppy, but well within style. A touch of boozeyness

A nice example of the style , that hides its ABV very well, another winner from Uinita!

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

Best before 4/22/13. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with almost no light getting through. The head is off-white/light khaki and it sticks around. Leaves nice lacing too. Looks really good. The aromas are pretty fruity and hop dominated with a nice blend of milk chocolate in the mix. Grapefruit is present in the nose as well. Malts are there, but definitely take a backseat. Flavors are nice, but not quite as vibrant as I was hoping due to the nose. Don't get me wrong though, the flavors are somewhat complex. Lots of pine resin, orange peel, and grapefruit rind. Very earthy and bitter. There's some roasted chocolate in the mix. Malts are there, but not dominant. Hop flavor and bitterness shine. Finishes slightly warm, there's a touch of heat, but far from overboard. The mouthfeel is great and makes this such an easy drinking beer. The mouthfeel makes me forget I'm drinking a bigger beer. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied. Very fluffy and creamy and the carbonation is moderate. It really fits the style.

Nice Double Black IPA. The hops do their thing and you're always reminded that you're drinking an IPA. Very solid stuff.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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