Dubhe | Uinta Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

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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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark, dark brown with great clarity and garnet highlights, tan head

Aroma: roasty and malty but with bright citrus hop notes

Taste: citrusy hop finish and a very roasty malt drink. Slight sweetness that immediately gets extinguished by bitter hop finish. Much maltier than most Black IPAs

Mouthfeel: very full bodied and thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. Definitely drinks like a stout. Medium-low carbonation

Overall: A well balanced beer that exhibits both strong maltiness and strong bitterness, but at different times during the drink.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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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  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Redrover
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had three of these while at the Old Toad in Rochester I had no idea of the ABV until looking at Beer Advocate. That may explain my slightly wobbly walk back to my hotel.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is black with a nice tan head. Rings of lace was you work your way through the beer.

Nose of roasted malts and some juicy, citrus type hops.

Taste leads with roasted malts, a bit of toffee and some pine. The beer has an earthy quality which I liked. The alcohol was well hidden.

The mouth is coating and a touch oily. Very easy to drink….

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room in Rochester NY.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color. 2 inch head forms, with good lacing down the glass.

Smells more like an IPA than a black ale- citrus aromas- grapefruit and orange, with some resinous pine. Some roasted malt in the background is drowned out by hops.

The taste is a bit more balanced between dark and hoppy. A hop attack up front, supported by 109 IBUs. Fresh and zesty tastes of citrus and pine crash into a big backbone of roasted malt and some chocolate.

There is a lingering hop bitterness after each sip that is very nice. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, dry.

A great black IPA, lots of dank hop flavor in here.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of FLima
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color with a caramel thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of grapefruit, coffee, roasted malts that come and go.
Flavor rotates between full roasted and caramel malty taste, peppery yeast and piney hops. All strong and predominant at some point in the degustation. Hints of grapefruit, cocoa, resin and roasted coffee. Probably I would not mention the unexpected hemp seeds if I haven’t read about it, but I did felt it, likely using as a benchmark a German beer (Cannabia) I had a couple of years ago where Cannabis were really intense.
Very dry and bitter aftertaste with a residual long lasting tasted of roasted malts and a hint of charcoal.
Full body, a bit oily, with low carbonation, the 9.2%ABV is dangerously well hidden.
Beautiful Black Imperial IPA, full of flavors with strong character in all three key ingredients. I loved the constant interchanging taste feature. A must try beer.

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Dubhe from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,180 ratings