Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
2,175 Ratings
Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,175 |  Reviews: 435
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

Very dark red-brown. Looks like a red ale with squid ink mixed in. Long-standing beige-colored head holds true.

Very hoppy nose with earthy notes and grapefruit. Malts have a generous amount of roast bitterness. Citrusy, not piny. A really bold, yet simple, nose that doesn't disappoint.

Surprising mellowness, as if this has an estery yeast with a Belgian flair to cut back on the rigidity of American hops. Grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and a spicy hop acidity. Earthiness comes from a dry smooth roastiness that adds very little bitterness. Like a Belgian dark ale spiked with a bushel of fine hops from the Pacific Northwest. Strange note of root vegetable in the finish (beets?). Quite a delicious black ale.

Smooth for a black IPA. They usually seem over-carbonated, but the extra strength skimmed that back to just a good level.

Very tasty. Consistently good all the way through. A highlight from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of buschbeer
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours dark brown with dark amber highlights. It is topped with two to three inches of mocha head.

S - I notice some resin-y hops right off the bat. Then I notice a tea smell. The roasted malt comes out as it warms.

T - As with the smell, I notice the hops at first, and then the roasted malt flavors open up as it warms. It is a nice balance of hops and roasted characteristics.

M - It is leaning pretty hard towards full.

O - This is a pretty good black IPA. I especially like the 9.2% ABV.

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Photo of Bosazga
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mitch3114
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into dollar store tulip glass!

A- Dark brownish red body with a nice fluffy tan head. Really cool package design and bottle art. Nice use of colors!

S- Smelled of citrusy hops and roasted malts.

T- Bitter hops up front, a little bit of grapefruit, roasted malts, earthiness. Not sure if there is any "hemp seeds" in the flavor. But then again, I have never tasted hemp seeds, so I wouldn't know it if there were...

M- Mouthfeel was spot on for an imperial IPA, but I think it was a little smoother due to the roasted malts.

O- Overall this was a good DIPA. It was interesting with the earthy aroma and flavor. It was a little bitter for my preference. I wouldn't buy again, but I would drink it again!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JAFoley
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Solid black/red body with dense caramel head. No difficulty bring the head to three fingers, and really nice lacing.

S - Deep bready malts and slight wiff of citrus.

T - Pine, floral, and slightly citrus hops rush in followed by a wave of deep sugary malts, molasses and dank earth. Good bite of alcohol rides out at towards the end.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. So creamy and smooth and in no way sticky, washing away clean.

O - This is great black ipa. It has a solid bite of hops, not overly sweet malt base, and best of all a huge ABV. Definitely a great beer for the fall season.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,175 ratings
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