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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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1,790 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 100
Gots: 244 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
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…

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black lagoon body with a creamy, lite mocha head which stays put.

S: Roasty chalky chocolate. Not burnt at all makes it an enjoyable roastiness. Big pungent American hops are not tamed. Smells thick like hersey syrup. Clean aroma without any booziness.

T: Malts and hops fight for attention. Smooth, creamy, roasted chocolate up front to a pungent, herbal hop flavor.

M: Unique blend of a chalky dry feel with a slightly sticky lingering feel.

O: Great interpretation of a Black IPA. The mouthfeel I expect, not as thick or bitter as a stout, with a hop presence that is richly bitter but not over-top-taste that sits on pallet taking away from the malts.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.