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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

1,539 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,539
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 80
Gots: 135 | 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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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - black with a off-white head that left a sheet of lacing.

S - a mix of citrusy hops and dark roast coffee.

T - the taste is much the same as the aroma with a dry bitter espresso coffee bitterness.

F - medium bodied it goes down smooth and easy.

O - a fine example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 12:42:54 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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smokejr

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-12-2012 13:11:32 | More by smokejr
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red brown appearing black with red highlights at the edges. One finger light tan head continually renewed by carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, light malt with faint chocolate and roasted elements, smells good. Flavor is mellow dark malt, herbal and citrus hops, hint of chocolate, finishing quickly with a lingering hop bitterness with just a hint of earthiness, probably from the hemp seed. Medium body with a hint of creaminess. Dark malt body not as assertive as some black IPAs, but enough to balance the flavor and support the hops. A tasty, well made IPA

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:53:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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cycoduck

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-10-2012 03:36:47 | More by cycoduck
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-08-2012 23:44:28 | More by CSQ1111
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, dark brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: big pine hops and chocolate

Taste: cocoa, chocolate, and big pine hops at the end

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone

Overall: A nice and piney black ale. The aftertaste is a bit different/odd but that is the only thing holding this one back...and even that is not enough to offset the rest of this great tasting beer. A solid beer that I will get again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2012 14:59:40 | More by tigg924
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours dark brown-black with some mahogany hues when held to the light. Nice fluffy head that sticks around for awhile, and leaves a sticky lacing on the glass. Aromas are floral hops and roasted malts with some hemp - but I feel it's my head playing tricks on me because I know it's in there. Tastes are nice and full with a rich complexity of roasted malt, loads of pungent pine and grapefruity hops, with some notes of baker's chocolate, and hemp with a hint of white pepper. Mouth-feel is full-bodied, creamy and smooth with an oily and astringent finish. Overall, I'm very impressed with this Uinta offering. I haven't been to thrilled with some of their other stuff I've tried and was ready give up on them, but this is a definite must-try!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 00:32:51 | More by barnzy78
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-07-2012 00:30:48 | More by jwat
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My latest serving, on tap at taphouse grill in wayne nj
Have previously had bottled beer

The winner here is the taste and aromas
The hemp seed infusion brings in an amazing bridge between the dark ripe fruits and malts to the high front end hops at 107 IBU

remarkable finish this beer is better on tap than I remember the bottle to be. Gooey resin like presence of sweet and tart combined There is a competition between the chocolate bittersweet and the hop citrus. that is at the same time piney a lingering finish

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 19:09:20 | More by muskiesman
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-04-2012 06:39:20 | More by InfernoBoss
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billyzoom666

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer. Pours a really dark red, just enough color to see through. The scent has a bit of malt and some liquor. For having a liquor scent this is a really smooth drink. Creamy texture. Something you could sip on, but at the ABV it's at, it'll sneak up and kill you. Recommended for anyone that can get one.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:54:44 | More by billyzoom666
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-03-2012 17:20:24 | More by FalconA
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-03-2012 01:19:06 | More by Brushkanna
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-02-2012 13:53:57 | More by rkcrozier
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color with a tan head on top. The lacing was decent along with the retention. The smell of the beer gave of some hoppy notes along with a good amount of coffee/chocolate aromas. The taste of the beer was well balanced with the bitterness and the rich roasted sweetness. The mouthfeel of the beer was slightly creamy, had a light carbonation to it. Overall this beer was pretty good. I would drink it again. I wasn't able to really find what Hemp Seed tastes like though from it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:43:37 | More by Knapp85
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-31-2012 04:58:56 | More by TastyIsBeer
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jjfancybeers

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-30-2012 15:44:19 | More by jjfancybeers
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2012 04:13:51 | More by Lawnboy33
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mrip

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-30-2012 00:53:39 | More by mrip
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Listers

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-30-2012 00:32:51 | More by Listers
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week and looked forward to giving this a go on a cold winter's night. Sure enough, this lived up to my expectations, as the roasted and chocolate aspects of this beer meshed well with the hops that characterize a good ABA. This could have been too overpowering for the novice drinker but for the most part, everything worked well together and this was a wonderful offering that redefined the style.

This poured a dark brown with a strong roasted aroma. There was quite a bit of alcohol in the smell as well that was repeated in the taste. To my surprise, this had a strong "weed" smell and taste as well, but that didn't detract from the experience of this. There was also a strong dry feel to this beer as I needed just a hint of water at the end to wash it down, and a good hop and pumpernickel presence rounded out the mouthfeel of this beer. Weak this wasn't - neither in taste nor in body!

This took a while to down because it was so strong but this grew on my quickly. I love how this style has taken off and anyone looking for a good representation would not need to look any further than here. Boldness works with this brew and the outside clearly matches what's on the inside of the bottle: beautiful and certainly not to be missed.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 20:58:30 | More by JerzDevl2000
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fergster75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-29-2012 14:41:15 | More by fergster75
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4 pack for $11. Bottled date of 1/12/12. Served at 50 degrees into a SA perfect pint glass.

A- Pours a nice deep brown from the bottle and sits really in the glass. The liquid is a tad thinner then a stout. A nice thick foamy khaki head forms and lingers around for a bit. Good lacing.

S- Aroma is freshly cut sweet grapefruit and mix of citrus fruits. There is a slight touch of roasted and chocolate malts in the background. This a very hop forward aroma.

T- Starts of with bittersweet chocolate, roasted/ blackened malts and piney bitterness and smoothly transitions to a more citric hop forward profile. The hops and malt blend on this brew meld very well together.

M- Medium bodied for a beer of this size, but great for a Imperial Dark Ale. The bitterness is big, but not too intense and lingers around while drying out the palate.

O- This is another solid offering from Unita at a very affordable price. Very easy to drink. Try this one of you are into ABAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 00:44:07 | More by busterthecat
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-28-2012 18:08:56 | More by pperez38
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a black color, this IEP have an inch of head in the appropriate glassware. The citrusy aroma was quite pontent, with definitive scents of grapefruit and a mild burnt/nutty type scent. The initial taste was biscuity, but that taste quickly melted into more potent tastes. Chocolate and citrus hops were dominant with a reasonably smooth mouthfeel. It was a little like one of those chocolate orange slice things, except the flavor of this IPA screams for your attention. Dark chocolate haunts the aftertaste with hints of the hops still hanging around. In this sense, the chocolately flavors overpowered the hops too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 14:08:47 | More by JohnnyHopps
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,539 ratings.