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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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1,853 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,853
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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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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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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A. 4.5. Poured freely provides a nice 2 finger light brown head. Holds and sticks well. Black with a little red to dark brown if you hold it just right.

S. 4.5. Hops. Piney citrusy grapefruit hops. Blindfolded, I wouldn't know there was a black to this double. Smells earthy and west coast.

T. 4.5. Delicious. Hoppy and malty and working. Citrus hops with a dark twist. Bitter dry finish. Hardly any alcohol burn for the abv.

M. 4.5. Really good carbonation that works well with the oily feel. High enough hops to linger on the back of my tongue.

O. 4.5. I have had my fair share of these in the last few years. An exceptional black IPA and the price point is great. I readily recommend if you like dark hoppy beers. It holds it's own. As far as the hemp seed oil.. I better not fail a drug test from drinking this! Drink responsibly!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness followed by bitter-sweet flavors of dark chocolate and black coffee. There’s a hearty roasted malt character and a touch of an alcohol sting but not much of a balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.

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Into a nonic:

A: deep black colored body yielding a nice two finger slightly tan around the sides head that lasts for a good three minutes before dieing. Nice foamy lacing in rings appears.

S: hops up front with some slight malty yet slight coffee notes coming out as the beer warms.

T: pretty much the same but in a very good way

M: medium and is very smooth and creamy around the tongue

O: I am thoroughly impressed, and am glad I picked this up. This is a very good American Black Ale. I'm currently having some horseradish cheese along with this and am really loving how they both go well together, at least in my opinion.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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