Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
BA SCORE
4.12/5
2,171 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:
#1,754
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
2,171
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
480
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,171 |  Reviews: 435
Photo of gshak
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I've never seen a head grow after pouring quite as much as this one did. Big full tan head. Very dark brown body, quite clear with some reddish highlights.
Nice spicy hop aroma mixed with a clear dark malt character. Good solid aroma. Hints of fruit.
When is this not a stout? Anyway, Clear roast with some malt drying on the finish, also some sweetness from malt too. All this intermingled with spicy hop flavors with the bitterness kicking in mid-stream and growing somewhat through the long finish where it mixes nicely with the soft drying.
Moderate body and fully but smoothly carbonated.
This is well mixed and a better than average blending of flavors. Very solid.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy, light bodied, wish it were richer to balance out some hops or maybe a touch boozier

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Photo of WolfStOner
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of agreenman19
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Admittedly not a huge fan of black IPA style beers but this one makes its mark and brings something a little different to the table.

Very interesting striations in the color palatte, its much more complex than what you typically find in a black/brown stout. Haziness and carbonation, plus the easily resuscitated head, adds to the complexity.

Aromas are a mix of toasted malts, molasses/licorice, the piney signature of abundant IPA hops, and both a dark and ripe citrus fruit note. The toasted character expresses itself more as the beer warms. Unlike true dark ales in the porter family I recommend drinking this just above fridge temperature.

Massively bitter finish, and a slight alcohol note upon exhaling. Its 9.2% abv is mostly hidden except for this feature. While highly drinkable I feel like having several of these would build into too strong of a toasted/oakey/fumey crescendo. At any rate, anyonne with a hankering for or curiosity about black IPAs should definitely seek this out.

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

Photo of Ergin754
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer loved all the flavors, a truly amazing blend for an ipa. Just overall a great beer drunk nice and cold.. Whoop!!!

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KShophead
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeDL
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougish
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beertsipper
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tbone2131
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,171 ratings
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