Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

2,161 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Uinta Dubhe

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Basically black ale with a nice dark brown head. Head stuck around for a minute or two, left a lacing. 4/5

Smell: Not getting a whole lot from this bottle, earthy dark malts and pine-y hops are hinted. 3.5/5

Taste: Pine-y hops mixed with a nice earthy dark ale. Pretty good, big flavor. Not too much alcohol in the flavor for the ABV. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy, appropriate carbonation. 4.25/5

Tasty beer with plenty of flavor. 4/5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid black with a massive head of tan foam that reduces down to a one finger layer, but leaves a ton of lacing all over the glass.

Citrusy hop goodness up front followed by a nuttiness from the hemp seeds and some chocolate notes.

Oh my, this is a flavor punch in the mouth that I was not expecting. Huge roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate up front. Piney and citrusy hops with nutty hemp in the middle with a hop bitterness, coffee bean and boozey finish. Lots of depth in the flavor.

Heavier side of medium bodied with a velvety carbonation feel.

Wonderful beer. So much character and depth. This would appeal to anyone into big stouts and porters, but with an equal affinity for hops. Just hits the hops and malt flavors in a big way. So happy to have tried this.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #277
Served On: 06/26/2013
Glassware: DFH Goblet
Labeled ABV: 9.2%
Date/ Code: 10/12/13

This was from a 4-pack picked up at A.K.A. Frisco`s in Frederick.

Look: Poured a crazy black color - like stout black with a sandy tan colored head. Lacing was everywhere and super thick.

Smell: Roasty malt character with some hints of dark chocolate. Some juniper and black licorice mixed with an herbal spearmint.

Taste: First up was some roasted notes and a creamy sensation right at the middle with a lactose quality. An herbal twang set in towards the finish and a nice black licorice that lingered well into the aftertaste. No booze detected at all.

This was probably the best Black IPA I’ve had to date. Very complex and interesting. Not just a porter with some extra hops.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an oversize "stone" wine glass. Head is solid and as big as you want it to be.. Lacing is sticking good to the side of the glass through the whole serving.
Smell is inviting. but no real indication of the ABV coming your way..
Taste is malty alcohol. Its good but could hang in their a little longer. after taste is weak.
Once the optimal temp is reached the feel is a little thick and very smooth. loved to leave it there for a few secs.
As best I can tell this is a first release. probably not a first effort (obviously) but a damn good one none the less.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,161 ratings.
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