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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
92
outstanding

1,682 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,682
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 93
Gots: 189 | 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 griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

griffeyb, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

richj1970, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

doremite, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into becker pint glass; pours jet black with a huge fluffy tan head that fades slowly leaving tons of rocky lacing. Smell is huge citrusey and piney hops with a strong malt backbone; some alcohol present in the nose too. Taste is a perfect blend of huge bitter piney hops and bittersweet chocolate malts, with a full body. A delicious black ale, one of my favorite styles; and I love it in an "imperial" version.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

tenacioustomato, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Irish12, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Rudy, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ValpoExpo, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

PGVG, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

monriverrat, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

davemathews68, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

LouDogg114, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

HellBlazerG, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Falcone, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

earljones199, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

DrDaves49, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Paccamacca, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with red highlights around the edges. Mocha colored head of creamy foam that fell off to a rocky cap and clinging lace. Nose is understated and a graceful blending of chocolate and piney hops. The fruit was there but not as prominent as it could have been. Chocolate was strong but not bitter on the nose, looks and smells like candy. Spice character is very faint and the malt opens up with the chocolate as it warms and some caramel and sugar. Taste is round and roasted. Hops are bitter but not aggressive. Drinks dry and doesn’t have a lot of aftertaste. Pine needles and a touch of cocoa on the back palate. Finishes with a bitterness that stops just short of harsh. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but a little unbalanced as the roasted malt left a little sour like coffee that had sat in the pot too long. The alcohol really came through as this warmed and left a little burn going down. It was more carbonated than it looked. This was a vigorous imperial black ipa that really gets your attention.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

bpasquini, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Hopscat, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

eulerthegrape, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of garuda
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nearly black body, ruby highlights at the edges. Off-white head has great retention and lacing. Not sure how the style could look much better.

S/T - Roasty and dry like a stout. Hops add little to the taste, maybe some pine needles in there. Taste dominated by the roasted, burnt black malts. Finishes with assertive bitterness, but the burnt/roasted flavors linger with hop taste nearly non existent.

M - Voluminous full body, smooth, yet prickly. Abv well hidden.

O - Maybe I just don't get the style, I don't know. I figure it should have much more in the way of hop flavor if it has the IPA badge on it, and not just flavorless bitterness. Way too roasty, little hop character (other than bitterness). Even if the hops were more present, the flavor combination of roasted malt and pine/citrus hops just isn't going to work for me. Not gettin' this one again.

garuda, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

DaveAnderson, Jun 11, 2013
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,682 ratings.