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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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1,755 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 97
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of McStagger
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally found a fresh bottle. Re review.

A: Pours jet black. Finger and a half of decadent espresso creme head. Excellent retention. Very creamy looking head. Looks like one mean imperial stout.

S: Smells like a hopped up version of that. Big hops in this one. Lot of pine, citrus and floral. Backbone of roastiness. Some sweetness in there as well. Bits of coffee, some baker's cocoa and even a malted milk chocolate presence.

T: Tastes much more IPA than black. Up front is a big surge of hop bitterness. Very west coast in style. This melds into a delicious roasty characteristic. Hops bring out a huge tropical element. Pineapple, mango, papaya.Mid finish is a woodsy/leafy element akin to something Sierra Nevada would do. Finish is some apple skin, with a deep roastiness and tobacco(?) that turns to bitter in the aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly light for the style and ABV. Goes down smooth. Carbonation is toned down, but this one feels like it's closer to 7%.

O: Great brew. Nothing really stands out. Not nearly as bitter as the 109 IBU's. The dark malts help to accentuate the fruitiness of the hops. While it doesn't meld perfectly, it's still damn tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TwoBeers
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of brian44556
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of CochonKing
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a 2 inch head that lasts. Excellent lacing. Smells of hop with some apple and fruit in the background. Malt is not balanced on the nose as in some other beers. Excellent taste, hop forward with very balanced malt on the palate as well as some caramel and roasted notes. Very nice. The mouthfeel is great as well medium bodied with small bubbles. Overall a great beer. Excellent with cheese too by the way.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BradT
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a beer! Jet black color... the nose wasn't that great but that's the ONLY weakness... Let me tell u what, this is one bad-ass beer. I bought this in my local grocery store as part of a "pick your 6" pack. Admittedly, I thought the bottle looked different and I hadn't had it so I grabbed it. Lucky me, this is one hell of a beer. Nice dark stouty feel with the thickness and hop of a double IPA. I don't know all the technical terms, but this beer is complex and delicious. Oh by the way, at 9%+, it's gonna knock u on your hiney. One of my new favs, headed back to buy more!

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tviz33
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, served ina Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a 3/4" soapy tan head with a dark brown translucent body. Dense head sticks around a while and leaves lots of lacing.

S- Mostly pine and grapefruit with a subtle roastiness.

T- Hop-forward. Very citrusy. There's a nice bit of peach flavor there too. Bitter, but very drinkable.

M- Killer mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied, silky, and prickly at the same time.

O- A nice surprise from a brewery I've never tried before. I hope to try some more Uinta stuff soon.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.