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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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1,790 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 100
Gots: 244 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a coca cola color with a tan colored head with excellent retention
S-coffee,roasted aroma, citrus, chocolate
T-roasted coffee and chocolate and citrus bitterness, very well balanced and flavorful
M-full bodied
O-Big beer that has a bit of a kick but definitely delicious. Highly recommended

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A: Beautiful brownish-black with a solid finger head. Decent lacing.

S: Malt presence but hops too. Resiny, slight coffee, very complex.

T: Very balanced, all of the flavors compliment each other. Citrus from the hops works well with the roasted grain flavor.

M: Medium, some heat from alcohol, which was kind of overwhelming.

Overall: Very enjoyable and worth coming back to.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 7/7/12
*From notes

A: Brown ruby in hue. Cascading 2.25 finger mocha head. Good retention, lacing and collar follow.

S: Toasted malt. Lots of juicy hops as well.

T: On point. Certainly more IPA then Porter or roast forward. Lots of juicy hops overwhelm the palate from the get-go to late mid. This
moves back and then finishes chocolate roast-like.

M: Thick and big, yet drinkable and really quaffable. This gets big thumbs up for sure.

O: This might just be the best Cascadian Dark I've had. I love this beer, as it's much more hop forward then many in-style. I'd have this one tap, in the bottle, or drizzled into my mouth by a gorgeous (female) porn star. A delicious beer I'd ask for in my five-star suite.

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

a really nicely designed bottle poured into a snifter. beautiful deep ruby (under lighting) / black pour with 2 fingers of off white head give off a nice lacing throughout. smells of dirt, grassy hops, burnt caramel, cigarette ashes. bitter up front with an immediate sweet backbone - almost like a milk stout, a bit of bitterness from roasted grains/black malt. really tasty. the booze is a bit noticeable.
medium body with a slight creamyness, light carbonation, and heavy warmth from the abv.

overall this is a great beer. not very familiar with the style, i think i only had 21st amendment back in black and wasn't a fan so i've avoided them. this is definitely better than what i remember the back in black to be. anyway, i really am enjoying the warmth from this one, even though it's the hottest day of the summer - it rained and cooled off a bit ... this is kind of what this beer feels like.. a summer night that turned on you, for the better.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent pine-citrus hop aroma rises from the rich mahogany body, oozing through a thick, creamy head. A faint black licorice scent is in there, too. Anise, toasted grains, and alcohol warmth play out in your mouth, with a sharp bitterness mingled with caramel rounding things out. Medium bodied, clean and smooth.

A good beer, yet a bit too strong in the overall bitterness and alcohol heat for me.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown body with a thin tan head that just leaves bubbles.

S- Hops come through a lot, with just a hint of roasted malt. Smells close to a malty IPA.

T- A porter up front, with IPA hops and then a roasted malt finish. Very good mix of dark malta and hops.

M- Frothy, full bodied ale.

O- Excellent black IPA. Extremely hoppy dark ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the finance for finding this one. One of my favorite styles. Form a sweet looking 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. Bottled on 5/23/12

Pours a proper super deep brown, almost black, but when held to light some reddish tones come through the whole glass and reveal nice clarity. Produced a two-finger, light khaki head that displayed decent retention and really solid lacing.

Super balanced in the nose. Exactly what I look for in a Black IPA. Tons of American hops lend pine and citrus notes, blend with tons of deep/roasted malt. A decent whiff of alcohol lets you know this one means business.

Follows the nose in it's sheer balance. Hop flavors come in first with a nice American blend of dank pine and tropical fruit. Caramel and toffee malts with hints of cocoa and coffee meet the hops quickly in the middle. Some resinous hop bitterness and clean alcohol bring up the finish.

On the heavier side of medium. Adequate carbonation helps lighten. Finishes dry and properly bitter. Highly drinkable for the ABV.

Overall this a very tasty and exceedingly well balanced Black IPA, and one of the better "Imperial" versions of the style. Complex in flavor and drinkable for the ABV. This beer reminds me why I love this style. Recommended to any fan of the style or any BA looking to get into the gray area that is the American Black Ale. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.