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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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1,686 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 93
Gots: 191 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

pbass78, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JohnLynch, Jun 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

seanmugs, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Sheepdog, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

LianoPerez, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of mntlover
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black but dark walnut when held to the light. Descent sized brown falls to scum with some good lace.

Aroma is wonderful big hoppy nose pine, citrus nose maybe some hemp presence blended in. Some light malt notes underneath the big hops coco and light licorice notes.

Taste is wow bitter hop resins bite the tongue right away then the malt sneaks in for a bit. Chocolate roast with hints of dark fruit but a lingering licorice note says through out to the finish. Some alcohol spiciness shows up in the finish but blends well. Nice bitter brew lots of resins floating around maybe even hemp resin.

Mouthfeel is only little above medium with some lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall a nice hoppy black IPA very well done, not sure if hemp is noticed as hops smell like nice kind bud anyway but very enjoyable.

mntlover, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Paul68
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Paul68, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

eskimo21r, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown, tan head and messy lacing.
Smell: funky and hoppy. Deep malt and resin I assume from the hemp seed.
Taste: faithfull to the nose but a mere shadow. A bitter finish
Overall: earth, wind, and beer. Very cool. Hemp seed makes an interesting addition.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: barely less black than an imperial stout, foamy beige head

S: roasted barley chocolate, some citrus, bright hops

T: well-played: some sweetness up front, of cocoa roasted malt; but then nice bitter dry espresso and pine, citrus rind

M: creamy, nice bite from hops and espresso flavors; a great finish

O: I'm on and off with American black ales - never sure what I'll like, but this was a winner - perfectly melds the citrus pine hoppiness of a DIPA with the bitter espresso dryness of an American black ale

Greywulfken, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Omer4176, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

bsimms, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $2.59 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled 04/16/12.

Appearance: Pours out a matte black body with a lightly foamy, lightly hued beige head.

Smell: A fist-a-cuff tussle of malt notes and hop notes: charred bread crusts, heavy resins, bitter chocolate squares, citric-scented lemon pith, and roasted barley.

Taste: Bitter chocolate coated roast with some slight ashtray qualities. Low sweetness that's altogether brief. Hard-handed resins, powdered pith, discarded lawn weeds, and coagulated, gloopy pine resins. High bitterness. Roasted, highly bitter finish with the angry-looking bitterness slowly riding out like a senior citizen cruisin' at twenty under the speed limit in the fast lane.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Though the hemp seed is an appreciated added ingredient, it's, for me, completely lost amidst the hard roastiness and heavy hoppiness. It's black, it's high on the alcohol scale, and it's bitter -- that's IN these days, right?

ChainGangGuy, Jun 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

nosavingsaccount, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

JNW, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

cspieth, Jun 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

bspain5, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wizo, Jun 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

kennethkearns, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger off white head on a hazy dark brown body with nice lacing.

S: brown sugar, nice earthy and grapefruit hops, roasted malts.

T: nice strong hop presence with earthy, herbal, citrus hops with a nice backbone of roasted malts. Its a little hop heavy but I think we all want strong hops in our DIPA with the smoothness of roasted malts in the background for balance.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Finally a good black IPA. So many arent hoppy, some are just IPAs and you arent sure how it is a "black IPA". Perhaps you need an imperial IPA to create the right balance. Whatever the formula, this one has characteristics of both.

kylehay2004, Jun 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

brentusaurus, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

chebode2, Jun 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

BeerNDoggerel, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mbabble, May 31, 2012
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.