Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU

Added by TheFlern on 03-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,162
Reviews:
431
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
474
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice pure black color with a one finger white foamy head that ends up holding its own as far as trying to settle out. I believe this head must last for almost the entire beer. The lacing was clingy and somewhat thick. The smell had roasted coffee notes coming through in a malted chocolate sort of way. The taste was sweet, roasty and bitter at different times that ends up leading into a dry bitter roasty finish. On the palate, it sat about at a medium and tries to show a decent sessionable aspect but probably because of the high ABV, it ends up being more of a sipper. The carbonation shows enough harshness for the black ale style and still shows a decent smoothness running about my mouth and tongue. Overall, super nice Imperial Black Ale, well worthy of having again.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Smells of brown sugar, hops, and roasted malt. Tastes of hops and bitterness, roasted malts, some sweetness, and some citrus. Medium-light mouthfeel with low carbonation. This is a delicious black IPA, one of the best I've had.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mintzmeet
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Nice smoked molasses aroma. Interesting almost flat anis flavor. Caramel overtones. Good stuff.

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Photo of cdupler40
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanKininger
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice, enticing aroma of hops, light fruit, malt, and coffee.

T: Tasted of some mild malt notes, a whole bunch of hops, some light (very light) coffee, dark fruit (a little bit of raisins), light chocolate, and some pine as well. Definitely a big, powerful flavor. It's incredibly well-rounded, complex, and forceful. Very hoppy, but never overly so.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, very easy to drink beer. One of the better ABAs I've tried.

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Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into goblet. Inky black with tons of spongy eggshell-white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aromas and flavors of roasty malt, cocoa, and espresso, with a little pine resin in the background. Nice bite of hop bitterness and alcohol burn on the finish. All the characteristics of a good imperial porter, with an added hop kick. Well done!

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,162 ratings.
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