Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA

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1,763 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,763
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 97
Gots: 226 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark oily brown with a tan head and plenty of lace. Aroma has herbal hops, citrus and some roasted malt. In the taste, more unsweetened dark chocolate and coffee like malt flavor that has good hop balance. Some earthy bitters and dirty citrus round out the flavor. Full bodied and relatively smooth. Overall, you can't complain about a big balanced hoppy black ale. It does not suck at all.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the dedicated attention to both IPA and porter, Dubhe surpasses the the limits of both styles with imperial strength and the unique addition of hemp seed for a spicy, herbal and botanical nuance.

Dubhe starts off with porter-like tendencies. Burnt molasses wraps around heavy toast, cocoa and strong coffee. Even as aromas suggest vibrant citrus and tropical fruit, its porter flavor but heightened intensity says otherwise to the early taste.

Developing dryness leaves way for hop dominance to grow- shedding its red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and mango character over the middle palate. Ribbons of earthy resins play out like pine, herbal grasses and pepper sneak in before finish.

Its late charge slathers on a malty-dry taste and texture, fueled by toast char, deeply resinous bittering and acute peppercorn. Even as more herbaceous flavors suggest cannabis- these seem more hop-derived while something akin to rye pangs away lightly on the palate.

The common flaw in "black" IPA is that they usually result in a hoppy porter and resemble American IPA in no way. However, the imperialized porter supports in Dubhe gives this dark beer a roundness that's even still commanded by hops.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,763 ratings.