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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
93
outstanding

1,686 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 93
Gots: 191 | 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 Mongrel
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a beautiful dark brown with a tan head and nice lacing as you drink it down. Almost looks like a stout.

S - Dank herbs, pine, licorice and a touch of citrus and pineapple.

T - I was surprised that my initial taste impressions were chocolate and licorice, like a rich stout. But from there the palate is dominated by pine, bitter, dank marijuana and orange/citrus. A delicious, seductive melange of flavors. Semi-sweet chocolate and toffee notes continue to balance things out. There's a touch of Sambuca-like booze.

M - Medium-full body with a soft, velvety feel, but ample carbonation. Dry, pleasantly bitter finish, with faint lingering mocha.

Overall, this is one of only a few very successful marriages of an imperial stout malt bill with a big IPA hop profile. It's certainly reminiscent of good, sticky marijuana, and as one who has been known to indulge, this is an almost addictive brew.

Mongrel, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

FCRICH, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MisterFuzz, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

kinmundy77, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

smccann, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

PSU_Mike, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of MeganandDana
4/5  rDev -3.1%

MeganandDana, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Solid black, good head, 1 finger tan and thick. Decent retention; lacing coats the glass.

Light citrus and pine hop aroma with gentle honey background. Slight toasty black malts.

Sweet chocolate toasty malts, immediately washed over by tangy citrus and floral hops. Excellent balance; very cool. Resinous aftertaste.

Smooth, full bodied. Nice lingering residue, refreshing liveliness. Alcohol extremely well hidden.

This is an excellent black IIPA, highlighting the hop profile but still allowing the malts to come through.

Roguer, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of delta490
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- poured a deep brown with a great ruby tint. Big creamy tan head has nice retention and leaves big lacing

S-the aroma is rich pine hops

T- where the aroma goes to the hops, the taste goes big roast malt with a nice hops balance. as the beer progresses, the hops take a more pronounced role.

M-a little thinner given the big hops but still pretty good

O- a really good black IPA

delta490, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of poolemhore
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

poolemhore, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Thickfreakness, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

mendvicdog, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Duff27, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

tabhill, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

wiscokid920, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

MAJ85, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

lakeylake, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

target88, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

montereyjay, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

HeadieBrews, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of sully11277
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle into my snifter glass.

A- A very dark brown that almost looks black until you hold it up to the light. It has a very light that stays on the surface.

S- It is a nice mix of roast and hop notes. it smells bitter like dark chocolate.

T- It taste a lot like it smells, roast, dark chocolate, and hop notes come through. a slight alcohol bite afterwards.

M- It is very smooth with a slight bite afterwards the roasted notes stay in your mouth for awhile.

O- It is a great black IPA, it has the best of both worlds. You get the great strong hop taste coming from it and then the stout/porter roast notes and dark chocolate.

sully11277, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours out in a dark black, midnight color with some ruby color coming through in the light with a tan huge rocky head. Beautiful stuff!

The aroma is just wonderful of sweet grapefruit, very citrusy, a bit of pine, and then some wonderful coffee and roasted malt in the back.

The flavor is really interesting. It hits you with a juicy juicy hop profile. Mango, pineapple, peaches, tons of grapefruit, but then gets you with some coffee and roasted malt towards the end. The finish is a strong grapefruit peel flavor. It cleans up very easily and makes this beer very drinkable, despite the ABV.

It's very much an extremely well made DIPA along with some big robust stout/porter character. No hint of alcohol and super drinkable.

This is a gem!

dar482, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

KolbMarley, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Bjlps, Dec 04, 2013
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.