Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
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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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Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice black brown, good one finger caramel color head, and some nice thick lacing
S - Really awesome aroma here, Fresh floral hops a little citrus, and some rich biscuit malt. Toasted grains and a nice nutty hint as well.
T - This has a really nice chocolate and nutty flavor thats right up front and rides out for a while that gets hit with some nice earthy hops mid way. Though I wish I had more hops in the flavor.
M - Creamy and smooth, just perfect.
O - Probably the best thing Uinta brews for sure. Great Black IPA

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12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.59. I think this is the first beer I’ve had that has been brewed with hemp seed, and it’s from Utah of all places! Best by May 9, 2013, according to the label. I think anything labeled “Imperial” should be okay a couple of weeks after the best-by date, but I wish I’d had the time to get to this earlier.

Poured a dark, cola-like color that showed lots of red when held up to light. Big, creamy, beige colored head that left lots of lace.

Piney hops and dark malt greet the nose, and it seems like they are well balanced, with the hops a little more forward (as any beer that has been labeled “IPA” should be), but with a heftier contribution from the malts (like many an Imperial IPA, black or otherwise).

Caramelish malts and bitter, piney hops hit the palate with about equal fervor, with a coffeeish note then kicking in before the hops signal the end of the taste with a big, dry smack.

Medium bodied, with a creamy yet resiny mouthfeel.

This is a pretty tasty example of a Black Imperial IPA. The hops and malts are balanced well and complement one another. No sign of the high alcohol content, so beware! I would definitely buy this again.

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single from a Utah state liquor store in SLC, super fresh bottled 4/11/12 consumed 4/17/12, nice labeling

a: poured into a stubby chalice, this beer is a deep pecan shell brown in color, initially sporting a finger of dark tan head that falls back to a thin coating

s: pungent dark green pine hop notes, heavy and acidic, sappy and thick, dominate the the front of the nose, underneath is found a body of black roasted malts and burnt sugars, bitter chocolate, toasted nuts, some nice alcohol after warming, love it

m: carbonation around moderate on a medium-full bodied ale

t: loaded with dense pine hop flavors spread across a base of roasted barley and toffee sugars, just a huge hop presence with big acids and resinous pine needles, the overwhelmed sugars are pushed out early to make way for bitter chocolate and a puckering, growing bitterness that lingers long with roasted barley flavors, alcohol warms with each sip

o: always thought the Uinta stuff was solid - but this was big surprise, a powerful pine bomb with a complex roasted malt structure balancing things out nicely, delicious

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,177 ratings