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:
2,164
Reviews:
431
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
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128
Gots:
474
For Trade:
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Ratings: 2,164 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of mitch3114
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JAFoley
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of JasonTaverner
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Skater_Rich
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Flounder57
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing from reduced head. It is a pitch black color with no clarity but bubbles can be seen coming up through the glass. More lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Smoke, ash, chocolate, toasted malts, and molasses.

Taste: Tangerine and grapefruit, ash, smoke, roasted, chocolate, and toasted malts. Nice bitterness in the end too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, creamy, roasty, medium to full bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty awesome black ale and the alcohol is merely noticeable. Porter, stout, nope. It's a delicious black ale.

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

A: Coffee color, clear when held up to the light, with minimal head.
--Label is nicely done evoking the classic images of the west. The color is very appealing, however this is in the eye of the beholder. The bottle itself is imprinted like a compass which is very cool.

S: Smells like a classic IPA, nice floral sweetness

T: Initial hops followed by a mild roast malt. Occasionally I get a "bottled" taste afterward, which is more likely due age/poor transport rather than the beer itself.

M: Slight residue lingers after finishing, which I like

O: Nicely done black IPA. Very similar to others I have had (21st amendment).

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,164 ratings.
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