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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

1,526 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,526
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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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2012 00:02:12 | More by rabiddawg
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kdown

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-30-2012 17:49:29 | More by kdown
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Mick-e-d


4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-29-2012 03:14:08 | More by Mick-e-d
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Appaachian Vintner in Asheville.

Pours a very dark and reddish mahogany. Clear with lovely red-orange highlights. The creamy tan head is durable and leaves a nearly complete coating on the glass.

S: more subtle than strong

T: complex, rich and long lasting. As much dark malt flavor as an imperial stout, with the hop load of an IPA -- both combined in a nicely balanced way that brings out the best of both contributors. The rich flavor evolves nicely over time, and ends with a long lasting aftertaste featuring hops and dark malt with hints of smoke, expresso,

M: creamy smooth; medium-full body. Can't see how to improve this"

O: a terrific black IPA; a style where brewers often flop IMO. I'll seek this out again in the future!

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2012 22:48:43 | More by chinchill
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CrazyP

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep reddish brown reddish. 1/4" tan head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Citrusy hops - Grapefruit. Some hints of roast and alcohol.

T - Hoppy bitterness with toastiness. Toasted bread, chocolate. Quite a bit of malt sweetness as well. The alcohol comes through fairly strongly (at 9.2% it should!). The sweetness can almost be cloying. This beer needs to be sipped.

M - Fairly thick. Carbonation is on the light side.

O - This was my first imperial black IPA and I can say I definitely appreciate the style. It's much more than (as some people say) just an imperial IPA with dark coloring. The toastiness adds a nice touch. I can see myself drinking this on a cool fall evening, although the sweetness makes me want to only have one. I personally would like a little thinner body.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 21:19:29 | More by CrazyP
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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-28-2012 03:58:29 | More by kyager2000
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-28-2012 03:23:49 | More by Njstoutlover23
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2012 13:44:16 | More by bonbini26
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vkv822

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
bottled on 03/06/12

Pours near-black, with deep red highlights when held to the light. Has a quarter-inch thick light tan head.

Well balanced blend of big citric, resiny hops and roasty malt.

More big resiny and citric hop notes backed by roasted malt.

Medium body with low carbonation.

A well done American Black Ale, the hop character blends nicely into the malt notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 08:53:23 | More by vkv822
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raffy313

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass, received through IP trade with crusian... Thanks Seth!

A clear dark brown appearance, with a dark tan one finger head that dissapates rather quickly, but leaves behind some nice lacing.

Roasted malt aromas are the intial smells I get from this. Dark chocalate, sweet caramel and a bit of coffee aromas are also present. Then comes the citrusy hops that balance out the nose rather well. Nothing is too overpowering here.

Taste follow the nose quite well. Bitter, citrusy hop flavors are abit more upfront on the tongue, but again... the roasty, chocolaty malt presence balance everything out nicely. There's quite a nice alcohol bite in this beer, but nothing I'd consider overpowering.

A medium to full body with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Very smooth, very drinkable going down, but make no doubt about it, this is a sipper.

Overall, this is my first ever Uinta offering, and after having my doubts being that I'm not a huge fan of this style, I rather enjoyed this beer alot, and would definately both have again and recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 01:03:54 | More by raffy313
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SirHefeweizen

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2012 20:19:31 | More by SirHefeweizen
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Murrhey

Montana

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger tan off-white head. Longer retention for the relatively high ABV. Creamy and solid looking with ribbons of lacing. Very dark brown, mahogany colored.

S- Citrusy hops forward, caramel malts. Darker warm smell. Wish it were more complex. Maybe my nose is broken.

T- Powerful hops. Very bitter with a distinct chocolate flavor from the malts. Grapefruit, chocolate, earthy tones.

M- Light, almost lager like feel with a very dry finish.

O- Tasty, complex beer. Got a lot of things going for it. Will buy again, especially since I got it for like two dollars.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 05:07:42 | More by Murrhey
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2012 05:04:29 | More by mbs11
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-21-2012 04:01:48 | More by jhb138
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2012 03:46:15 | More by mhaugo
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SiflandOlly

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2012 03:41:33 | More by SiflandOlly
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de322

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-20-2012 03:27:11 | More by de322
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Stinkepete2021

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2012 18:29:56 | More by Stinkepete2021
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bigoten13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-13-2012 13:07:47 | More by bigoten13
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harris4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-13-2012 03:02:31 | More by harris4
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-11-2012 11:12:36 | More by harrisjohnson
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Chugger

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-11-2012 11:04:59 | More by Chugger
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tony223366

California

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with just hints of a ruby colored. Head is a solid two fingers but it's quickly receding to only one finger. Tan in color with a really fluffy top. Lacing looks pretty good. Hard to see much else as far as action. Would have like to see both a bigger head and better retention.

S: The first thing I get is a grassy, earthy hop leaf aroma. Some citrus but what I'm really getting is that huge pine aroma. The darker chocolate/rich caramel. Smells inviting!

T: I know a lot of people that really don't care for this beer and I'm solidly not in that crowd. I get a lot of that hop pine but I pick up some of that citrus too. But I get some nice malt depth of chocolate, caramel and even some dark fruitiness. Even some more burnt flavors from the darker roast.

M: Medium, slick body with medium carbonation.

O: I wouldn't say that the beer is balanced but it is good. I like the bold hops, bitterness and the rich malt flavor. I need to drink sublimely self-righteous again and to review it to see how it holds up.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:09:33 | More by tony223366
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coldriver

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in San Diego. Pours a dark black with adequate head and lacing. Aroma is a nice oily, piney, roasted malty, sensory boost. Taste is a little more hoppy than most I've had from this style, with pine and citrus dominating the roasted coffee and subtle cocoa malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, a bit boozy and warming. Liked this one - would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 04:16:31 | More by coldriver
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a dark brown with minimal clarity, short brown head, significant lacing

S: nose features deep and rich pine, a touch of earthiness, along with resin and a little roast, waves of caramel and molasses peak through at the end

T: things start off with a bit of malty sweetness along with a bit of roast, the bitterness then starts and becomes more intense on the finish. The finish also features some boozy heat.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation

O: Pretty decent brew. Its a little on the hot and bitter side, but good overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 01:11:54 | More by homebrew311
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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