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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz to a snifter, enjoy by 2/25 date

First thing that stands out is the compass on the bottle along with some nice bottle art. I wish more breweries were creative like this. Anyway, it pours black with a dark red/purple transparency when held up to the light and suspended yeast is visible. Aside from that, good amount of foam and great lacing

Smells of toasted hops, caramel malts, coffee, tobacco, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. Everything comes together well yet somehow I feel it's all a bit muted. There's a lot going on here but even in a snifter it's not a very pungent aroma

Tastes pretty good, consistent with the smell. Toasty hops, black coffee, dark chocolate, and sweet caramel malts come together and deliver a pretty strong punch.

The mouth feel is thick and full bodied leaving a nice dry creamy finish. Incredibly bitter with and smooth, this is pretty easy to drink

Overall this beer reminds me why black ipas are one of my favorite styles. The only thing I don't think would improve with more freshness with this beer is the color which is close to being a solid black, but might clear up my other problems, which were visible yeast and a weak smell. Were this available to me regularly I'd get it frequently

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of negroobserver
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance... dark. very dark. reminiscent of a porter or a stout.

smell... coffee. malts. toasty aroma. a little earthy. hoppy.

taste... sweet at the front. it's a good start which makes a total 180 into a strong burnt toasty bitterness at the back end which lingers in the mouth for at least a few seconds after your sip. definitely not a clean finish. the bitterness linger in the mouth a lot longer than anything else.

mouthfeel... it's a bit on the lighter side, but not loo light. there is some lingering residue on the tongue.

overall... i really like hoppy beers, but this seems to be lacking something that I can't put my finger on. Generally, i prefer hoppy beers with a smooth clean finish, but this is definitely not the case here. i could live without this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Love the politics behind this beer and its company. Poured into a tumbler. Good color, dark with a light coffee head and lacing. This is a great one and done beer, at 9.2 abv, one beer and I'm usually feeling like it is much higher than 9.2. The taste is distinct from other black IPAs. Has to be the hemp.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jacket_fan
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler to a pint glass on a cold night in a warm basement.

Black (of course) with thin head a minimal lacing. Low on carbonation but the growler had been open a few days before thus review.

Earthy aroma. I am not very accurate with smells but this beer has an interesting aroma, very unique.

OK, I will admit that after a discussion with the proprietor at the local growler store, Blind Murphy's, I was told that the name pronounced "doobie" comes from being brewed from hemp. So now I taste rope in the brew. Perhaps that is the smell and stringent after bite. Whatever, this is an interesting beer with an unusual taste.

This is my second growler and a nice change of pace. A good winter time brew and I appreciate the name if this is true about being brewed with a bit of the doobie.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 3 Floyds tapered glass. Shout out to terrapinbrian for hooking me up with this. Label says Best Before 1/18/13. Hopefully they're underestimating the beer's shelf life.

A- Pours a translucent black color with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains quite well before eventually residing at an 1/8 inch head. Thick webs of lacing slowly melt down the glass.

S- Very grassy, herbal hop aroma that's also a bit musty. There's certainly an apparent malt roastiness underneath it all.

T- A one-two combo punch of hops and roasted malt right in the kisser. The bitterness is apparent but subdued and the malt has a slightly burnt characteristic. They work well together but don't give me that "wow" factor I'm looking for. Slightly glassy aftertaste. I like that the alcohol isn't as strong as one would think given the 9.2% ABV.

M- Somewhat chalky with a medium-heavy body and medium carbonation.

O- Age hasn't hurt this puppy one bit. I've enjoyed my first Uinta beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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