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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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1,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 256 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 12/30/12

A: Pours a very dark brown color with 2 fingers worth of tannish brown head

S: Some nice dark fruit and roasty malts up front, along with chocolate and some earthy hops

T: Follows the nose, with the addition of some resinous pine and coffee. Complex with waves of different flavors

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A very good black ale with plenty of hops and enough malts to keep it balanced. Very easy to drink given the abv. I say we have a winner here

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of larryi86
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger light tab head.

S- Roasted malts, citrus hops, pine, kind of dank, some chocolate.

T- Very hoppy, tropical fruits and citrus hops, piney, resin, some coffee and chocolate, great complexity, really wowed me.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, medium body.

O- A great black IPA, very hop. This is the second beer I have tried from Uinta and this is much better than the first. Will pick this up again.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Best before 12/21/12.

Dark maple syrup garnet-brown. Sticky, frothy, light khaki brown head. Good lacing. Big piny hop nose. Some mint and resin. Roasted barley and traces of caramel malt lurk beneath.

Bitter, herbal, minty hops up front. Wallop of sweetish, roasty, caramel-y malt barrels in. Hops turn more citrusy, but with plenty of resinous pine in tow. Finish is a mix of coffee and hop bitterness. Some lingering sticky malt. Medium-full body with a very creamy feel. Very well done!

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours a dark brown, a few shades off from black with a finger of off white head, the color of the head reminds me of eggnog, which is strange to me, dissapates into a film, not much lacing.

S: a decent of hops, I get notes of grapefruit and a touch of mango, along with a touch of pine and some roastyness, some caramel in there as well.

T: nice lightly roasty malt character defined with a very nice blend of citrusy hops and a little bi of pine, the hops seem to be what is more on display here then the malts and they are quite delicious. A touch of alcohol starts to come in as the brew warms

M: light medium body, I feel like this brew deffinatly says a little bit more in the ipa side of things then the porter or stout, slightly dry on the finish with a rich of lingering bitterness.

O: a pretty good black ipa, again I'd say this one ends up a bit more on the ipa side of the spectrum, nice hop flavor here.

Photo of Phelps
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a snifter at world of beer.

Black, black, black. No light getting through any part of this. One finger of frothy tan bubbles coats the walls. Foreboding.

A dollop of dry dark chocolate, followed quickly by grass and pine needles. Good amount of grapefruit peel as well. Pithy.

Nice change-up in the flavor. The dark malts are roasted, rather than just black, which gives the brew a nice finish of toast and burnt peanut. Grass and orange blend on the hoppy side, while burnt malts add acrid bitterness to the sides of the tongue.Very orangey up front, but a nice toasted brown ale finish.

Smooth medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Active. The alcohol should be way more noticeable than it is.

Decent. Not mind-blowing. A good balance of malt and hops. I enjoy how the roast plays a role in flavor, rather than simply adding color.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer #36 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Oh, the infamous Dubhe. How I have waited for our paths to cross.

This strikes me as the quintessential black ale. It doesn't get really boisterous and loud in its personality, but it is definitely delivering. Consistent flavor. Carries the tones I expect for the style. Has that after effect of hoppy tones with the robust black ale body attached to it.

Well, I can see why people talk this beer up. It's nice to see beers that really go all the way out and exceed all others, but it's also nice to see beers that can match style parameters without having to be showy or out there to prove a point. I can definitely suggest this one.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.