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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

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 78
Gots: 119 | 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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HippieHops

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-05-2013 23:14:32 | More by HippieHops
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-05-2013 21:21:22 | More by comrade_tony
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-05-2013 06:01:46 | More by sendbeer
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of chocolate-khaki frothy head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, pine, grassy, and citrus hops, some coffee, molasses, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet roasted chocolate and caramel malts with grassy, pine, and citrus hops, some good lightly resiny bitterness, some roasted coffee, molasses, a bit of black licorice, vanilla, dark fruits, and bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and roasted finish.

D - Very nice Black IPA. Great overall balance of hops and malt with roasted flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:11:22 | More by ngeunit1
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-04-2013 18:47:41 | More by iKasey
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-01-2013 19:18:16 | More by ThatCracker
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-01-2013 06:23:47 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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Tibi81


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-31-2012 12:56:45 | More by Tibi81
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Pamola

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-31-2012 00:47:42 | More by Pamola
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-30-2012 06:22:08 | More by GuyIncognito
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark brown with red light let through. Body appears to be relatively haze-free based on the deep red highlights. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam, leaving a nice lace as it dissipates. Attractive.

Smell: big herby, citrusy hop aromas with a thick, sweet, alcoholic malt underneath. Smells a bit like a strong ale. Not bad at all.

Taste: strong, but not overpowering hop flavor is right up front. Citrus is highlighted here; this is followed by the sweet, strong malt character and a strong but balanced bitterness. A good example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: a good, if strong, example of an American black ale. This might even be better classified as a strong ale. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:10:14 | More by flagmantho
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-30-2012 00:08:22 | More by bostonryan
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apf

Utah

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-27-2012 01:32:02 | More by apf
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-27-2012 01:21:09 | More by Ncpogs
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-25-2012 23:11:00 | More by Bnoise11
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sloelco

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-25-2012 23:05:35 | More by sloelco
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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-25-2012 22:24:53 | More by Vbloise
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle into my Duvel Stefan Glerum. Best by 1/18/13. 8.99$ per 4 pack at Total Wine Winston-Salem.

A. 4.5. Poured freely provides a nice 2 finger light brown head. Holds and sticks well. Black with a little red to dark brown if you hold it just right.

S. 4.5. Hops. Piney citrusy grapefruit hops. Blindfolded, I wouldn't know there was a black to this double. Smells earthy and west coast.

T. 4.5. Delicious. Hoppy and malty and working. Citrus hops with a dark twist. Bitter dry finish. Hardly any alcohol burn for the abv.

M. 4.5. Really good carbonation that works well with the oily feel. High enough hops to linger on the back of my tongue.

O. 4.5. I have had my fair share of these in the last few years. An exceptional black IPA and the price point is great. I readily recommend if you like dark hoppy beers. It holds it's own. As far as the hemp seed oil.. I better not fail a drug test from drinking this! Drink responsibly!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 21:35:18 | More by Ivegotmule
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness followed by bitter-sweet flavors of dark chocolate and black coffee. There’s a hearty roasted malt character and a touch of an alcohol sting but not much of a balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 20:38:04 | More by TheManiacalOne
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limefest


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-22-2012 22:53:26 | More by limefest
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TheQuaker

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-21-2012 06:14:30 | More by TheQuaker
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a nonic:

A: deep black colored body yielding a nice two finger slightly tan around the sides head that lasts for a good three minutes before dieing. Nice foamy lacing in rings appears.

S: hops up front with some slight malty yet slight coffee notes coming out as the beer warms.

T: pretty much the same but in a very good way

M: medium and is very smooth and creamy around the tongue

O: I am thoroughly impressed, and am glad I picked this up. This is a very good American Black Ale. I'm currently having some horseradish cheese along with this and am really loving how they both go well together, at least in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 01:42:48 | More by BeerKangaroo
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mactrail

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown in the wine glass. Big spicy hoppy aroma is intriguing.

This starts out with a promising malty and roasted flavor, but turns rapidly into a dark searing offensive. Plenty of hops-- actually a vast amount of hops. That wouldn't be so disturbing except for the dank, dirty flavor. Something like charred rubber and rusty water. A real adventure in aggressive brewing, but I find it thoroughly undrinkable. Shame to waste the alcohol.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at the Utah Liquor Store in Sugar House.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:16:09 | More by mactrail
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-19-2012 19:33:30 | More by GRUUMSH
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.