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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,573 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,573
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 81
Gots: 146 | 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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sneefcity

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-17-2012 21:52:43 | More by sneefcity
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-17-2012 04:59:35 | More by wgfxkmf
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jvillefan

California

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%

A: A very dark brown/black beer with a mocha head that holds for a couple of minutes.

S: Very hopy and very malty. Perfectly balanced.

T: Very bitter from hops with an intense amount of malt. Subtly in the background is caramel.

M: A little under carbonated and but has excellent retention.

O: This is probably my favor regularly produced beer. If you haven't tried it you absolutely need to.

01-17-2012 02:04:13 | More by jvillefan
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

Repost of review from hacked account "jmkratt" :(

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack at Lukas liquor as it was my favorite style, listed as Imperial Black IPA. Decent price.

A - Poured from a bottled dated 4/26/11 to a pint glass. Huge head, 3 fingers worth of tan bubbly foam. Thick black appearance. Deep mahogany edges when held to the light but otherwise midnight black.

S - I expected a huge hop aroma...not quite what I had in mind but good, it just doesn't jump in your face. Still a nice blend of resiny citrus and a touch of hemp in the nose.

T - More character than the nose would allude to. The hops provide a medium bitterness as well as a piney, earthy, citrusy flavor. Blends well with the chocolate, roast, hemp, and malty sweetness. Hints of baked bread. Well balances. Finishes smooth with lingering roast and citrus.

M - Full bodied and well carbonated. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

O - A good beer. Not the best Double American Black Ale or whatever the proper name is, but certainly worthy of a purchase. I wish it had more aroma but aside from that good.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-02-2011 04:06:41

01-16-2012 19:28:06 | More by hopfacebrew
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tatums1984

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-15-2012 13:42:10 | More by tatums1984
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davidbowers13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-15-2012 02:09:30 | More by davidbowers13
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-14-2012 16:55:43 | More by kevgod
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-14-2012 03:17:23 | More by RyanGoodman
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2012 21:20:22 | More by Jspriest
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DreaminBeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-13-2012 10:54:38 | More by DreaminBeer
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Britton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-13-2012 01:56:41 | More by Britton
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polishkaz

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -51.6%

01-13-2012 00:43:12 | More by polishkaz
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IMHammert

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2012 18:06:29 | More by IMHammert
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knepper

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Look: Pure jet black with a tan bubbly head.

Smell: Spicy hops and dark chocolate. Roasted marshmallow, bourbon vanilla, and florals.

Taste: Reminiscent of a Russian Imperial Stout or something similar to Nightstalker by Goose Island. Due to its enormity, the beer has a slightly elevated roast/chocolate/acrid note. The beer is amazing though. A big malt profile mingles with spicy, piney, resinous hops; finishes dry with the roast and resin hanging around on the palette. Yum - a nice winter beer worth seeking out again.

01-10-2012 02:01:34 | More by knepper
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2012 01:14:49 | More by Jordanbryan10
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from 12oz bottle into taster.
Black to amber brown color. Little head and lacing.
Burnt malty hops aroma.
Very hoppy black ipa. Really nice...smooth, and full of flavor. Slightly smoky.
I usually don't like black ipas, but this is excellent.

01-08-2012 03:52:35 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Amalak

New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

Black, but there's clearness around the edges. Limited head and lace. There's a tan foamy head that leaves a bit of lacing. There's a slight hop scent.

A sourish taste, in a good way. A bit of cherry mixed in. A slight bitter hop taste. A slight caramel sweetness. A mild porter coffee hint in there. Nice and complex.

01-08-2012 03:44:50 | More by Amalak
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hannaho

Washington

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-07-2012 17:02:38 | More by hannaho
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-07-2012 03:30:59 | More by AaronBurr
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jak

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-06-2012 16:21:29 | More by jak
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match1112

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%

pitch black body with some lighter bown around the edges. a half finger of off white head settles down to a thin skin on top with some lacing, but not much. big pine aromas are the first to greet the nose. after it opens up i can detect some citrus hops, cocoa, smoked malts and hemp. all these things blend well to create an outstanding flavor. sticky hemp and oily hops create a full bodied feel with good carbonation. has a dry smokey finish with a pine after taste. this is a really good beer. big thanks to vegasbeerman for sending this as an extra!

01-06-2012 15:57:28 | More by match1112
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peacebone116

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a tulip.

A: At first glance this beer appears black to dark brown, but when held to the light, a beautifully opaque ruby red body shows itself. The khaki head quickly recedes to floating islands in the dark sea of ale, leaving a delicate lace at the sides of the glass as a reminder of its existence.

N: Roasted grains and pine with a slight zest; this beer smells rich and promising.

T/M: Following the fortune that the nose tells, this beer hits the tongue with a rush of complex flavor. Waves of bitter coco crash into a citric spice, washing the palate with an oily, sappy body that finishes with a resinous dryness.

Every brewer offers a different interpretation of what the "Black IPA " should look, taste, and smell like; every one that imbibes the "American Black Ale" has a varying expectation of the style. Uinta's Dubhe is a fantastic demonstration of how the style is progressing; truly finding its groove. The mix of bitterness from the citrus, pine, coffee and cocoa plays as eloquently as a four-string quartet.

Cheers to Uinta for their craft!

01-05-2012 04:41:22 | More by peacebone116
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colforbin73

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

pours a jet black with a nice billowy tan head.

the aroma is outstanding -- very deep roasted malt characteristics with hints of hops and maybe a little of the hemp. smells like a nice roasty stout, but with a little touch of spice.

the taste is bold and rich, not for the faint of heart. this is a dark, strong ale -- it does not really resemble Imperial IPA, seems closer to an imperial stout... but with the hop bitterness i guess it leans back towards IPA. the 9.2% abv is well masked -- it is obviously not a light beer, but if you said it was 7% i would believe you.

a hard to review ale, it has elements of both stout, porter and ipa -- a rewarding drink, but not something i would crack open casually. it's bitterness vs. roasted malts.... a SOLID WINTER WARMER?

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edit 9/23/12

upping the taste to 4.5, and the overall as well... my taste has come around to this a little more -- and throw it up against STONE sublimely self righteous and i think this comes out on top --- the abv is a little high, but this is the best black ipa out there.

01-05-2012 02:16:46 | More by colforbin73
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jennaski01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-04-2012 21:51:35 | More by jennaski01
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rtaps

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

poured black with a mahogany hue to it when held to the light. with a very light tan head not quite khaki, medium retention

nice aroma, but not much to it. roasted malt are pro-dominate here, a little hoppy bitterness, some black licorice?

roasted malts throughout much like the nose was kind of dominated. some black licorice at the end and dark fruit(figs) not really getting hops in it.

full bodied, slightly vicious, lightly carbonated.

overall it very nice easy to drink and enjoy, didn't have the hops i was looking for though.

01-01-2012 19:16:20 | More by rtaps
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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