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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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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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Photo of GreenKrusty101
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass, average tan head with some ciitrus and pine aroma fighting, but failing to dominate some significant , but smooth roast flavor. This one is bitter...not so much from the high-alpha hops present, but from the hemp seeds used, I imagine. I didn't want seeds in my weed 40 years ago...and I think this beer would be better without them here. A very satisfying beer, nevertheless. This brewery is the real deal.

Beautiful label and bottle detail.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle, Uinta shaped with a beautiful label. Showing the star system in which Dubhe is located as well as artwork of the Utah which sits under the enormous star. I absolutely love this brewery from their label art to their wind powered brewing methods. Just a truly fantastic brewery. Poured into a stemmed Port style glass.

A - rich black colored dark brown producing some hints of ruby near the edges. Reminds me a lot of traditional soda pop in color. Head poured large, light tan in color and lasted throughout leaving a massive ring of lace providing excellent thin stick but covered the entire glass. Pure Uinta style.

S - citrus hops with orange and faint lemon. Pine hops blend well with the caramel malt with a hint of roasted coffee and chocolate. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.

T - sweet caramel malt up front followed quickly by a splash of roasted coffee. Bittersweet chocolate pops up just before the citrus and pine like hops. Hemp seed. Finish in a balanced duet of bitter hops and coffee roast. Really a grand tasting ale.

M - medium bodied with a very nice feel. Thickness and texture are exactly as I'd expect from Uinta and only add to the smooth yet fairly complex style. Bitter but very well balanced. Enjoyable!

O - definitely one of the top 3 American Black IPA's I've had. Not sure it quite takes the top spot, but it has the quality to put it very close. This is a great Black IPA and one I will pick up again soon.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - As the label suggests, it's black. A little red hue when held up to the light, nice 2 finger head brown head.

S - Very hop forward nose. Piney, citrus, floral. Not much malt character to speak of.

T - This is black? Taste is similar to the nose. No malt character to taste of. If blindfolded, I would think this was a DIPA. Not that that is a bad thing, this beer tastes excellent.

M - Very smooth. the 9.2 ABV is very well hidden. Carbonation is pristine. Drinks like a 6-7% IPA.

O - This is my first brew from Uinta. I do believe they've just recently added the bluegrass state to their dist. list. I'm glad they did. Not as much roasted malt flavor as other black ales I've had but a very tasty beer nonetheless.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours black with red hues. A billowy brown head.

S- A somewhat subtle nose, A sharp pine, very herbal. Not so much of the malt but a very pleasant hoppy aroma.

T- The Malts hit first but are immediately subdued by a refreshing bitterness. The hops in this beer are very piney. There are herbal notes, onion, mint and parsley. A touch of citrus on the back end. The malt is consistent throughout, A subtle but well balanced roastyness to the hops. A lingering bitterness.

M- Surprisingly balanced and fairly easy to drink.

O- A very solid Black IPA and probably the best beer to come out of Utah.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,171 ratings
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