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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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1,817 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 104
Gots: 259 | 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: 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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black with a one finger tan head. Decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma is absolutely glorious. A huge shot of pine and a little citrus blends wonderfully with cocoa and roast undertones. Really a great smelling ABA.

Lots of pine along with pineapple and grapefruit on the taste. There is a quick shot of alcohol followed by heavily roasted malt. A little bit of dark chocolate and coffee follows along with bitterness seemingly from the roasted malt. Bitterness is very high as to be expected with 109 ibu's. Mouthfeel is very slick and oily and a little bit light.

Overall, this an amazing ABA. Probably the best one I have ever had. The alcohol is barely present and the roasted character shines through remarkably. Something I will have to pick up again whenever I can find it.

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A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body appears black, but when backlit it's brown with mahogany/crimson hues on the edges. Small (half-finger) khaki-colored head rests on top. Leaves nice lace with each sip.

S: The nose I like for an American Black Ale - roasty malt and juicy hops. Both are evident and both are fairly pronounced.

T: Dry roasted barley malt and charcoal up front, followed by a nice juicy citrusy hop flavor. Finishes with char/charcoal and ash. Quite dry, with a water-sucking, lingering dry hoppy bitterness - think bitter, chewed-up pine needles. Heat from the ABV noted in the belly.

M: Medium-plus in heft; carbonation is modest, making it slightly creamy and even slick at times.

O: Good stuff. I like it really roasty like this. Very close to being exactly what I look for in an American Black Ale, though I have to say the claimed 109 IBUs really make this a palate-shredder. Tempted to lower the score here to 4.0 based on drinkability concerns, but I think I'll leave it at 4.5 for an "overall" positive impression.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.