Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

2,168 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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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pretty much pitch black in the glass. Poured a nice, sticky, creamy 2 finger head. Good lacing.

S- Smells amazing. Big tropical fruit and floral up front. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, pine and slight roast when you dig in.

T- Sweet citrus and tropical fruit over caramel and roasted malts. Finish is huge roasted malt, char, pine, and light bitter chocolate.

M- Medium body. Oily and resinous. Good carbonation.

O- If my memory serves me correctly, this beer tasted almost identical to Wookey Jack. The aromas were heavenly, but the taste ended far too burned and bitter for my palate. Huge flavors, nice complexity, just not my style.

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Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 09/19/14. So I assume probably brewed mid March. Two months old?

A: Pours a very dark brown, close to black. Tall, fluffy light light brown head. Good head retention. Decent lacing too.

S: Interesting aroma. It smells a lot like brown sugar initially. Mild hoppiness, pine I'd say. Then a sort of chalky chocolate that makes me think roasted malt. Interesting aroma that is not at all what I was expecting given the IBUs. I get some mild tropical fruit when it's fully warmed up.

T: Well, a lot hoppier than the aroma would betray. There is some sweet tropical fruit (almost like candied pineapple or something) but there is also a huge spicy pine flavor in there too (citra?). Mixing in almost equally as strong is a nice sweet milk chocolate. Makes for a very interesting combination. Spicy pine is strongest in the middle where it nearly stands alone. Then the big bitter hit on the back end that is barely tempered with the nice roasted malt chocolately goodness. Finish is quite bitter, spicy and piney. Long, long lasting bitter and spicy aftertaste.

M: Nice medium body. Very bitter and spicy, especially on the back end. Lingers in the mouth forever.

O: Very interesting black IPA. The aroma was pretty standard but the flavor is full of hop character. This would be almost unbearably bitter and hoppy if not for the strong roasted malt. As-is, it is extremely strong and bitter (and I love big bigger IPAs). It would just be over the top, instead it is just extremely strong :)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought in Sweden in July 2014, best before August 2014.
Stored in my beercellar for almost a year now.

Beatiful black beer with a three finger high, fluffy, beige head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Roasted malt, coffee grain, chocolate, dried fruit, grass and plum.
Taste: Pine, red fruit, resin, hops, dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and dark bread.
Full body with a complex texture. A great balance between sweetness and bitterness. A great aftertaste!

This beer has matured beatiful! So good! Still very much of a fresh hoppy feeling and beatiful body. So glad I have a few bottles left!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BriantheBeerGeek
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 5-27-14, 12 oz. bottle. Thanks to Aaron for hooking me up with this one.

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, almost black with some cola highlights on the edges.

Aroma: Wow, upfront aroma of pine sap, hemp, dark brown sugar, dank molasses-like hops.

Taste: Big bitter floral, pine at the front of the tongue, roasty with some cocoa and mild coffee. Middle of the mouth; some brown sugary sweetness tries to take over. Hemp oil presence, but big citrusy hops dominate, though well balanced. Very complex.

Mouthfeel: Big and oily. moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: A big, bitter imperial black ale. Lingering bitterness. The hemp seeds set this black "IPA" apart from the rest. Well done Uinta.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz short neck

A) Pours with a finger thick head. Slight off-white in color. Settles quickly to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Nearly opaque body, deep mahogany / ruby in color.
S) Roasted grains. Spruce.
T) Spicy - hints of black pepper and spruce. Some citrus rind notes. Subtle caramel malt notes. Finishes with a potent hop bite.
M) Fizzy. Medium body. Alcohol warmth.
O) A good imperial black IPA. I'd have another.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,168 ratings.
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