Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
2,165 Ratings
Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,165
Reviews:
431
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
475
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,165 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of Jwburns75
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle best by early August, poured into snifter. Dark dark color, three finger head, strong lacing. I am a big fan of black IPAs and this is a fine representation of the style. Very solid brew, we'll balanced and would have again.

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Photo of AlanLamp
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drpimento
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding! Appearance is a huge foamy, thick, light tan long lasting head, with plenty of lace, and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is fresh hops with a bit of a doobie character, roast malt, Flavor's somewhat similar to nose, plus quite dry (except in finish - then a hint of sweet comes out), very bitter, some tang. Body is good though the extreme bitter coupled with alcohol warmth yields a strange tingle, while still being oddly smooth. Big beer.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown with medium brown accents; 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with citrus and some pine behind it;

T: deeply roasted grains up front; chocolate comes in quickly; citrus is added at mid-palate; all three are still there at the finish; moderate bitterness doesn't kick in until after the swallow;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: Really nice black IPA:

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Photo of InkedinRi
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top of the line black Imperial ipa, hoppy as hell with notes of coffee! I will make this a regular'

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smbslt
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SDStoutly
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark but not deep black with a solid, sustaining mocha head. The aroma starts with roasty coffee and toasted rye bread, followed by a strong dank pine resin odor. The flavor leads with nice astringent pine, followed by sweet roast malts, pumpernickel rye, and strong caramel. The mouthfeel is full but not too rich. Overall this an excellent black IPA, one that trikes the right tension between roasty malts and pungent hops.

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Photo of bigbeers84
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JessJohn
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dradair
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Savan
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Only thing I have to note is that i am usually not a fan of Black IPA but, you see a new beer in your liquor store (one made with hemp seed at that) you give it a whirl. Not at all what i expected from this, a rather approachable Black IPA. For all that is in it it is well rounded not a beer for everyday, however one i will take a second gander at.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

- very thick long lasting head light brown to a very opaque dark brown
- smell is a nice ipa smell but with roasted notes
- has a nice roasted sage flavor with some chocolate roasted malt taste and of course the none overbearing hops
-a little dry for a beer this dark but it doesn't take away from anything just liked the flavor and hoped it lingered a little longer
- Great beer from my home town, a great company and nailed it with this beer

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Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Miller9410
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, almost black, deep brown producing a huge 2+ finger, mocha, somewhat lasting head that leaves webby sheets of lace. Aroma dark malt, Hershey\'s & semisweet chocolate, toffee & faint smoke forward backed by citrus & pine hops. Taste dry & astringent, bitter chocolate, burnt, bitter coffee, phenolic, resinous hops. Finish is a continuation of the drying & astringent bitterness that intensifies & lingers long into the aftertaste.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,165 ratings.
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