Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

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2,159 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:
2,159
Reviews:
430
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
472
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,159 |  Reviews: 430
Photo of KShophead
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeDL
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougish
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beertsipper
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very roasty taste. Virtually no fruit or coffee notes, but no detection of alcohol. I've had better black IPA's. This one was quite drinkable but too bitter. A big plus was no detection of the high abv. Can get you in danger due to its quafability. Very refreshing.

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Photo of z_taylor
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tbone2131
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has a unique, hazy dark brown wood-stain color that almost seems to have some greyish tones. Nice color. Nice head retention. Lacings throughout.

Mildly resiny hop aroma.

The flavor is pure bliss. Strong hop profile paired with toasted, dark, nearly burnt malts. This is really nicely done. I think I'm growing a crush on this brewery.

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Photo of tyjo26
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dubhe by Uinta Brewing has brewed an amazing Imperial Black IPA with Hemp Seeds. I hadn’t ever tried Uinta before, but I am instantly a new avid fan of this variety.

Look: This beer pours a tuxedo black body with a thin head. The opacity is reminiscent of a Guiness, but with hues of amber brown shining through dimly in the right light. If you look through the side obliquely under a bright light you will see layers of color separating out of the darkness: yellow, golden amber, then a deeper orange hue which then gives way to the profound blackness of the rest of the beer.

Smell: The smell is amazing. I get a fruity sweetness and a toasted Oaky maltiness. I also get hints of aromas that are common in West Coast style IPAs.

Taste: The taste is amazing. Before I describe it let me just say that this has 109 IBUs which is the most I’ve ever been exposed to, but it definitely drinks like a more modest 70 IBUs. If you clear your palate first, you can tell it has 100+ IBUs, but you need to pay attention. It also has a whopping 9.2% ABV, but it is so smooth and refreshing that it drinks like a 7% ABV so watch out. Now the fun part, the taste is so dynamic and robust that it is unlike anything I have tried before. And as an Imperial Black IPA it is arguably the king of its own class. I get an amazing wave of toasted oak, caramel, cocoa leaves, mango, pineapple, piney hops, perhaps raisin, chocolate, coriander, and a great resinous coating at the end. It is amazing to drink something that looks like an Imperial Stout, but tastes like a Double IPA. The carbonation is silky and subtle so as to not interrupt the many flavors that this beer packs. Most of the flavors are subtle and intermingle in an explosive dance on your tongue so pay attention. You’ll definitely want to pour this beauty.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a silky mouthfeel that gently caresses your tongue and mouth. It has the perfect amount of subtle carbonation to let the flavors run wild.

Overall: I would say, overall, that this beer is amazing. It has an excellent aroma, flavor, and dynamic timing of all its attributes. And since it is one of the absolute best of its class, I can say that this belongs at the top of the ‘Must Try’ list for any and every avid beer drinker. Be sure to serve chilled and poured into a worthy class. And don’t forget that this variety is packed full of protein from the Hemp Seeds. Cheers!

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Photo of Gabmen1290
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the best Darker pale ale Beers! Dark beer yet so Hoppy. .will for sure be buyin this Quad again! !

CHEERS!!

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Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Quite a dark color. Smell was rather clean and neutral. Taste was hoppy just like you'd want from your ipa w Chocolate notes. Most memorable black ipa that I've tasted thus far... I most definitely would recommend this to a friend.

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Photo of BigBry
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMACH
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful black color hides the AVB very well .insane amount of hops but balanced out with malt. Went perfectly with S'mores around the camp fire

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Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I like it. A good cross between an ipa and stout. A little dry though, and a tad boozy.

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

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

Photo of DrewBest
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of osuskin
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,159 ratings.
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