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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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1,678 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,678
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 92
Gots: 189 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass, the beer is a dark almost black color with a 1 " tan head. Sipping leaves intersting patterns of lacing on the sides of the glass. Head retention is fairly good in that even to the last 1/4 or so of the beer there is a thick ring of foam around the glass and the liquid is mostly covered with a thin patch of foam.

The smell of the beer changes over the as the beer warms and eventually takes on a nice dark chocolate aroma with undertones of some hops in the background.

The flavors of the beer illustrate the importance of giving the beer time to warm to a comfortable drinking temperature. At first the taste is bitter with a burnt malt character and no hops detectable. As the beer warms the beer becomes more dark chocolate with some hop flavors to balance it.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and the finish of the beer tapers off nicely from dark bitterness to light dryness.

While I've enjoyed this beer it is definitely a one a night beer and while I could drink more of them in the future I'm increasingly finding that my tastes are shifting from high ABV intensely flavored beers towards more subtle beers where the hops and malt play together nicely with some sweetness, some earthy bitterness, and a nice dryness at the end that invites another sip.

drtth, Oct 03, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

PVMT, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

akillerburrito, Sep 30, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: [4.5] Poured into a standard pint. Formed a nice creamy 1 1/2 finger tan head. Looks black in the glass but there are ruby hues when held up to the light. Looks quite nice in the glass. When drinking it leaves lots of nice lacing on the glass. The bottle clearly lists a best by date 11/19/14. The ABV is listed clearly at 9.2%. These guys know how to label a beer that is a big plus.

S: [3.75] Caramel. Dark Fruits. Piney hops.

T: [4.00] Much more chocolate than I expected. Really nice on the front with chocolate. There is a spicy quality to the hops (not bitter - spicy). There is a slight nip of bitter on the finish but not jarring. I am also getting some earthy tones in the midpalate. The earthy tones are more pronounced as it warms up. This beer is more complex than others I've had recently.

M: [3.75] Smooth and full bodied. There is a slight dry feeling due to the bitter - but nothing to unsettling.

O: [4.00] I really like this beer. The appearance, smell and tastes are all hitting. There is a slight sense of alcohol - but not bad for a 9.2% ABV. I don't think this is a beer that I would drink more than 1-2 of in a sitting. Also I liked the flavors a bit more when it was colder. The warmth brought out a bit more of the earthy and bitter tones (and subdued the chocolate).

fscottkey, Sep 30, 2014
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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,678 ratings.