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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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1,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,787
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 99
Gots: 240 | 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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Photo of MNishCT77
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased at Franklin's Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville, MD, unknown bottling date (best by 03/12/2014) poured into a Northern Brewer pint glass, drank on 10/16/13 over an hour.

A: 2/3 - dark-brown-to-black coloration, no clarity (cannot see through), white rocky head lingers through consumption, moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12- picking up some grassy hemp (and maybe Cascade) notes admixed with roasted, coffee ground malts

T: 16/20 - moderate bitterness on the front of the tongue; in the middle of the mouth, there are again grassy flavors that dominate but also picking up roasty, caramel-ish and dark chocolate flavors; on the back end, the roasted malt character predominate; taste very little alcohol (probably masked by all the other flavors); nice and dry aftertaste

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied, 9.2% is present but does not dominate; higher carbonation than other American black IPAs/CDAs on the market from my recollection

O: 8/10 - I was hoping for something in the class of Firestone Walker's Wookie Jack, and, even though this is a good black IPAs/CDAs, it's not in that class; I don't really like the grassy aroma/flavor likely imparted by the hemp but, if you smoke weed, you'll probably dig this more than me; however, it's one of the better examples of the style but just not world-class enough for such a high BA rating

TOTAL = 40/50

Photo of jarrett123
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerNinja85
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a black imperial IPA brewed with hemp seed so the interest factor goes up by a whole lot. The beer is dark with a strong hop taste. This beer would rate up there with the best of any black IPA I have ever tried. I also thought that the name was creative! The ABV on this beer is 9.20% which is up there but it does not deter from the taste of this beer at all.

Photo of gabrielsyme
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in a tumbler. Pours a dark, coffee black with a good amount of foam. Not much aroma. Taste is dark, roasty, and bitter. It is described as being brewed with hemp seed, but I'm not sure what that contributes as I don't know what hemp seed tastes like. Overall, it is quite complex but still drinkable even with the high ABV.

Photo of Doug_Skipper
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in tall ale glass.

A: solid black; very good carbonation, decent head
S: very inviting dose of chocolate, dark roast, and deep-seated hops (the first element to disappear in the nose)
T: aggressive black IPA; not very sweet; bitter; dark-roast malt; chocolate, espresso, tobacco; strong hop profile matches the booze and malt; yeast not discernible

This is the best Uinta I've had; it also fares very well as a black IPA. Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is amazing. It's a mix of roasted malt, wood, grapefruit, lemon and something I can't place.
The taste starts with smooth roasted malt, a little bitter-sweet, then moderate to heavy pine bitterness to finish. A great profile.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,787 ratings.