1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 81
Gots: 149 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Dubhe Imperial Black IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,583 | Reviews: 349 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jeb37
Jeb37

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

03-02-2012 22:50:33 | More by Jeb37
Photo of shelby415
shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-01-2012 06:57:04 | More by shelby415
Photo of BugTownPub
BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-01-2012 05:59:17 | More by BugTownPub
Photo of KC9LDB
KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-01-2012 04:19:23 | More by KC9LDB
Photo of keanlacrosse
keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-28-2012 14:51:21 | More by keanlacrosse
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-28-2012 05:32:41 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of jegross2
jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Reviewing the Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Unita Brewing Company.
Score: 91

12 oz bottle served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass on 02/25/12 at Square Bar & Grill in Chicago while waiting for a table at my favorite restaurant in the city -- Kuma's Corner. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Totally opaque, pitch black color. No light from my iPhone set to 100% brightness and using the flashlight application cuts through this beer at all. Served with a half finger or so of creamy tan head that settles into a ring around glass and clump of bubbly tan head in the center. Oily lacing and above average retention. 4/5

Smell: Piney hops, lemon and chocolate malt. A little candied citrus, grapefruit and sticky pine sap. There is a sweet and sugary malt aroma in the background as well. The aroma is very DIPA-forward without much "black" ale characteristics save for the interesting chocolate malt twist. 4/5

Taste: The taste largely follows the nose, and is similarly DIPA-forward. Sharp lemon citrus, grapefruit and piney hops upfront. The hops have a fresh and moderately "mulchy"/earthy characteristic to them too. Subtle chocolate malt on the midpalate. Palate perking all spice and pepper on midpalate. There is a sugary "citrus candy" backbone to this brew. Lingering piney bitterness in the finish. This brew is pretty hop-forward. The 9.2% ABV is completely hidden. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium high carbonation. Oily and creamy mouthfeel. Bitter and slightly cotton-mouthy finish. 4/5

Overall: Easily my favorite black IPA to date. The bar tender who recommended I try this got an extra tip for making a super solid suggestion.

Recommendation: If you do not like IPA's you can skip this one, but hop heads should seek this brew out.

Cost: $6 for a 12 oz bottle at the bar.

02-26-2012 03:47:45 | More by jegross2
Photo of steamboatbrewer
steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-25-2012 18:43:19 | More by steamboatbrewer
Photo of jk3
jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

02-25-2012 00:17:34 | More by jk3
Photo of jdhilt
jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, faint mahogany highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit hops, lingering bitter aftertaste, the high ABV is hidden. Bottled Jan 2012, $3.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

02-24-2012 23:15:11 | More by jdhilt
Photo of NWer
NWer

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +14.5%

Poured a nice deep dark almost black into a tulip glass. Abundant four finger head.
Very interestingly smooth mouthfeel and taste. Alcohol and apparent hop feel well hidden and sort of sneaks up on you.
An exceptional representative of the style.
Who'd a thunk? I never was able to pull the trigger on a beer from Utah before. Utah and beer? Unthinkable!
A gift of this beer made me a believer.
Never again will I travel to Utah and assume I will be beer-deprived.

02-24-2012 21:40:51 | More by NWer
Photo of ShemRahBoo
ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-24-2012 19:59:04 | More by ShemRahBoo
Photo of bullywee
bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-21-2012 05:58:57 | More by bullywee
Photo of Askchucky
Askchucky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2012 05:21:41 | More by Askchucky
Photo of savagepm
savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2012 23:19:53 | More by savagepm
Photo of Durb777
Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-16-2012 19:11:30 | More by Durb777
Photo of Mebuzzard
Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-15-2012 23:30:46 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of jewellrunner
jewellrunner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-15-2012 02:13:27 | More by jewellrunner
Photo of mdillon86
mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-13-2012 15:13:32 | More by mdillon86
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

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

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

02-08-2012 14:59:40 | More by tigg924
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.