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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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1,756 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,756
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 96
Gots: 221 | 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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Photo of muskiesman
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My latest serving, on tap at taphouse grill in wayne nj
Have previously had bottled beer

The winner here is the taste and aromas
The hemp seed infusion brings in an amazing bridge between the dark ripe fruits and malts to the high front end hops at 107 IBU

remarkable finish this beer is better on tap than I remember the bottle to be. Gooey resin like presence of sweet and tart combined There is a competition between the chocolate bittersweet and the hop citrus. that is at the same time piney a lingering finish

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of billyzoom666
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer. Pours a really dark red, just enough color to see through. The scent has a bit of malt and some liquor. For having a liquor scent this is a really smooth drink. Creamy texture. Something you could sip on, but at the ABV it's at, it'll sneak up and kill you. Recommended for anyone that can get one.

Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color with a tan head on top. The lacing was decent along with the retention. The smell of the beer gave of some hoppy notes along with a good amount of coffee/chocolate aromas. The taste of the beer was well balanced with the bitterness and the rich roasted sweetness. The mouthfeel of the beer was slightly creamy, had a light carbonation to it. Overall this beer was pretty good. I would drink it again. I wasn't able to really find what Hemp Seed tastes like though from it.

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jjfancybeers
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mrip
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Listers
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week and looked forward to giving this a go on a cold winter's night. Sure enough, this lived up to my expectations, as the roasted and chocolate aspects of this beer meshed well with the hops that characterize a good ABA. This could have been too overpowering for the novice drinker but for the most part, everything worked well together and this was a wonderful offering that redefined the style.

This poured a dark brown with a strong roasted aroma. There was quite a bit of alcohol in the smell as well that was repeated in the taste. To my surprise, this had a strong "weed" smell and taste as well, but that didn't detract from the experience of this. There was also a strong dry feel to this beer as I needed just a hint of water at the end to wash it down, and a good hop and pumpernickel presence rounded out the mouthfeel of this beer. Weak this wasn't - neither in taste nor in body!

This took a while to down because it was so strong but this grew on my quickly. I love how this style has taken off and anyone looking for a good representation would not need to look any further than here. Boldness works with this brew and the outside clearly matches what's on the inside of the bottle: beautiful and certainly not to be missed.

Photo of fergster75
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of busterthecat
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4 pack for $11. Bottled date of 1/12/12. Served at 50 degrees into a SA perfect pint glass.

A- Pours a nice deep brown from the bottle and sits really in the glass. The liquid is a tad thinner then a stout. A nice thick foamy khaki head forms and lingers around for a bit. Good lacing.

S- Aroma is freshly cut sweet grapefruit and mix of citrus fruits. There is a slight touch of roasted and chocolate malts in the background. This a very hop forward aroma.

T- Starts of with bittersweet chocolate, roasted/ blackened malts and piney bitterness and smoothly transitions to a more citric hop forward profile. The hops and malt blend on this brew meld very well together.

M- Medium bodied for a beer of this size, but great for a Imperial Dark Ale. The bitterness is big, but not too intense and lingers around while drying out the palate.

O- This is another solid offering from Unita at a very affordable price. Very easy to drink. Try this one of you are into ABAs.

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a black color, this IEP have an inch of head in the appropriate glassware. The citrusy aroma was quite pontent, with definitive scents of grapefruit and a mild burnt/nutty type scent. The initial taste was biscuity, but that taste quickly melted into more potent tastes. Chocolate and citrus hops were dominant with a reasonably smooth mouthfeel. It was a little like one of those chocolate orange slice things, except the flavor of this IPA screams for your attention. Dark chocolate haunts the aftertaste with hints of the hops still hanging around. In this sense, the chocolately flavors overpowered the hops too much.

Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of theempire
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of danielp215
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of portia99
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled on 11/10/11) courtesy of a recent trade with Wasatch. Thanks again John! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Have to say that I really love the bottles and label art on these Uinta beers...cool compass points on the bottles, somewhat low key recycled? paper look labels, but interesting artwork...nice designs.

A - Pours a quite dark color that approaches black but is defintely a brown. Low, 1/4 finger of not quite white foam falls quickly but leaves a thin collar and light lacing on the glass.

S - Surprisingly more malty than I expected, definite caramel aromas, perhaps a bit of coffee, light citrus hoppiness. Actually smells a bit more barleywine-ish than black ale to me.

T - Citrusy hops, sharp bitterness, acrid and a bit burnt malt, light coffee...still picking up some caramelly sweetness, brown sugar and a firm hoppy bitterness too.

M - Medium body with a corresponding medium carbonation. Burnt toast like flavors end up taking over and create a finish that is largely made up of sharp and acrid bitterness, almost charcoaly...reminiscient of flatbread burnt on a charcoal grill.

O - Overall, decent example of a black ale...I tend not to be a huge fan of the style - burnt flavors interfere a bit too much with my American hop flavors! I would call this a well made, but fairly typical example of the style. If you enjoy black ales definitely give this one a chance.

Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a murky dark brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, roasted malt, citrus hop, and pine. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, pine, pine hop, and alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was what one would expect from this style with a nice hoppiness and a nice roastiness on top of that. The flavor on this one was pretty nice and hoppy with a touch of alcohol on the followthrough. Worth trying if you get the chance or are a curious hop-head.

Photo of B33R501
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

interesting beer. must be the hemp, like drinking a beer and smoking a joint at the same time, wait, now i can do both by just drinking a beer? what a concept.

pours black, good head, lace. not blown away by the smell, but this beer opens up with tasty, roast, black, and chocolate malts followed by a nice hoppy, earthy, very dank with biting bitterness. impressive, had 3 could have had another. very reasonable value $10 4 pak, would purchase again.

Photo of rondufresne
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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