Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
2,176 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
Ranking:
#1,848
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
2,176
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
482
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,176 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of MoMaMe
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's like a cross between a stout and an IPA.

This beer has rich favors of chocolate, and molasses - sweet, rich roasted malts with a strong bitter finish that lingers on the palate.

Look: dark brown, noticeable carbonation, small head
Smell: nutty and sweet
Taste: rich, mix of sweet and bitter, nutty, chocolate and molasses. Heavy on the malts
Feel: a bit of a spicy character
Overall: great beer. Definitely worth trying. Very unique.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - not quite black but very dark and dense with a creamy two-finger head. It also has some great lacing and impressive legs.
Smell - roasted malts, hop oil, slight coffee, and a little bit of chocolate.
Taste - chocolate and roasted malts hit first, hop oil forms a strong backbone and lingers in the aftertaste.
Feel - great carbonation, full body, smooth finish.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marklaker
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Artwork: What a beautiful label. I've always wanted to get a hold of this beer purely because of its label. A prime example of how packaging influences one's desire to purchase a product. So colorful, yet tactful, so American yet not necessarily patriotic, so aesthetically pleasant, it's just well-made all around. I know that Uinta just designed a new label for this beer (that looks however very, very similar to this one).

Appearance: Not so much black as dark brown/purple. Head disappears pretty much immediately but the lacing is nice.

Nose: Very malty. Can't detect any hops on the nose (this beer was consumed a month prior its best-by date). Smells a lot like a Scotch Ale.

Taste: Bitter/sweet but with primarily malty notes. Cannot detect the hops again (other than in the quinine-like bitterness - 109 IBUs!). Again, it tastes a lot like a very bitter Scotch Ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. No detectable carbonation on the tongue. Quite syrupy.

Overall: Admittedly not my cup of tea. The bitterness is just harsh and the accompanying aromas don't match it well. Had trouble drinking it but then again I'm not one to usually enjoy "Imperial" anything. Judging by other reviews though it seems that people that dig this style are quite pleased with this beer.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wumpshire
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was curious about the beer, luckily my local grocery store let me sample before I bought a 4 pack. My first thought was it was it had a smooth mouthfeel yet very bitter, roasted hop flavor. A lot of contrasts to this complex beer. Very unique! I'd argue its more of a hoppy imperial stout, that said its very unique and worth a try.

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Photo of Psg5062
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve78
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brent_B
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really impressed with this beer. Sampled in a 4-5oz tasting glass at a tasting event. Though I've been underwhelmed by the bulk of Uinta's beers, this one really hit the mark, and is one of the best entries in the style I've tried to date. The dark malt gives the brew notes of barley and a bitter component that merge well with the IPA-hop to yield a nuanced final product. A very well-executed beer.

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Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dalizzie
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

(L) The color is dark cola but reddish on edges where light comes through. Khaki head and lacing.
(A) Smell is predominantly malt and raisins.
(T) Taste is bitter dark malt. More bitter than sweet. Sweetness comes from raisins and other dark fruits. Not getting much chocolate.
(F) Lighter and smoother than I was expecting for style and 9.2% ABV.

Personally, I found the raisin aroma and taste a little off-putting, but otherwise enjoyed.

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Photo of StoverB
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,176 ratings
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