Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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

I had this on tap at Federal Taphouse served chilled in a tulip allowed to gradually reach cellar temp as I sipped.

The color is deep brown bordering on black w/ thin tan ring w/ tiny beads and spots of lace collect. The smell has light pine and dark cocoa powder with gentle citrus accents and subtle coffee roastiness in the aroma. The feel is semi-bitter and roasted with moderate carbonation and smooth bitterness overall with mild sweetness and low alcohol impact.

This has a very pleasant pine flavor right off from the hops which cooperates well with the mild roastiness and subtle cocoa like element with a mild caramel body and light citrus element in the hop flavor with subtle coffee nuttiness and semi sweet finish with the hops pretty constant throughout. Overall a very quality Imperial IPA with a little black malt flavor - a great beer for it has a lot of flavor and lots of hops with a nice mild sweetness to balance and relatively low alcohol on the palate for the strength.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Semi-aggressive pour yields almost two inch head and a show of cascading effervescence in a Guiness fashion. Pitch black and when held up to the light a moon glow of ruby hue. Head is fluffy in the style of a rootbeer float. One of the best lacings of any style brew I've had in a while.

Citrus hop aroma, some chocolate, roast and semi-sweet.

White grapefruit and piney hop ultra sensations. Sweet licorice, roast malt, chocolate brilliantly counterbalance bitterness. Finishes with a white grapefruit and black coffee breakfast feeling.

Slick-oily feel. Medium carbonation. Resinous bitterness and coffee through the nose. Dry with splendid alcohol warming.

I really love this ice-cold and it is super easy to put away. Love and appreciate the fact I can get this in 12 oz. bottle vs the 22 oz. bombers--thanks Uinta! Looking forward to pursuing the Uinta lineup. This is very impressionable in the same way when I had Zombie Dust for the first time. This brew is ridiculous! Two thumbs up!!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a one half finger tan colored head. The head fades over a three minute time period to leave a moderate of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is very nice. It is a great combination of some darker, sweeter and hoppier smells. The darker aromas are of a roasted malt and strong chocolate smell and the sweet are a mix of tangerine and caramel with some candied sugar smells. The hop rounds out these sweeter and darker aromas well, with it being biggest of a citrus grapefruit with a nice blend of herbal and earthy hop mixed within.

Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and a lighter caramel and sweeter citrus taste. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade with some coffee coming to the tongue as well as some hoppy tastes of a grapefruit and earthy nature. These flavors take to the taste to its end where the citrus hop gets stronger in nature and is joined by some herbal tastes. Along with the hop flavors that come at the end so too does a semi-sweet chocolate flavor which in the end, when combined with the rest, leaves a bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The creaminess and thickness of the brew is on the slightly lighter side for an imperial IPA with a carbonation level that is average for a normal brew, but a tad too high for an imperial. A lower carbonation level and a thicker body would likely have been nicer for the darker flavors and abv of the brew by really giving the hoppy tastes a chance to permeate the tongue.

Overall – The aroma of the beer and the flavors up to the very end of the taste were fantastic. The weaker mouthfeel and somewhat unbalanced end/aftertaste of the brew hinder it from being a truly great brew though. Regardless of this it is a tasty beer and well worth a try.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 2,169 ratings
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