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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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1,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 282 | 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:
Beer added by: TheFlern on 03-10-2011

Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pint glass: color is dark brown, near black; head is tan and lingers really well, with some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is malty, light roast, and then bitter hoppy, fresh hops, floral and citrus; malt is really nice in the nose, great roast presence and bitterness.

Taste is very good, great malt balance between roast and sweeter malts, hops are fresh, floral, citrus and bitter to backup the size of this brew.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweeter than other black ipas, but because there's no noticeable alocohol esters this is expected, flavors sit on the tongue and linger well with some presence on the cheeks.

Overall, a great beer, near perfect roast/caramel balance in the nose and taste, but it seems to be malt heavy in the mouthfeel. Great tasting and would look for it again.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA comes from my home state of Utah, and what drew me to Uinta to begin with. When I first tried it, I was overwhelmed with bitterness, but I decided to retry it. I am glad that I did.

Keep note throughout, I poured it out of a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a very creamy looking head to it. Very carbonated look to it and looks very flavorful and tantalizing even.

Smell: On first smell, detection of orange or orange peel comes to mind. Second smell, I detected orange and a slight chocolate scent.

Taste: Make no mistake, it is a very hoppy IPA. Let this one sit in your mouth for a bit and you can taste a definite orange flavor on the first few drinks. Later though, in the middle of the beer, I start to taste the chocolate undertone along with a very subtle roasted coffee flavor, which is very pleasant. Toward the end, it is back to the straight up orange-chocolate undertone flavor it started with.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel here is a balance of smooth and rough. The hoppiness brings rough bitterness, yet there is a pleasant smoothness after the initial hoppiness of the beer.

Overall: Overall, I think this is a very excellent beer. Will be picking up again in the future. As for being a drink-straight or drink-with-food beer, I feel it could go either way. If drinking with food, I recommend that heavy meat (pork), starchy foods and salad dressings such as Bleu Cheese be paired with it. It is also a heavy beer at that, leaving you feeling full after drinking it or pairing food and drinking.

Final score: 4.75/5.0

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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