Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
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2,168 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:
2,168
Reviews:
433
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
477
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,168 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of drews240
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wumpshire
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Steve78
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brent_B
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dalizzie
3.56/5  rDev -13%
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 +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trailrunner3
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mhenehan7
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pgreer77
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown nearing black with burnt orange edges and a very large tan head leaving cobwebs of lacing.

Bright yet roasty aromas with wild mint and chives, and a touch of maple left on the rim.

A lot more roasted malt and coffee than I've experienced in other Black IPAs. While there is also some chocolate, spicy pine takes over most of the flavor, with a raisin and brown sugar finish.

Bittersweet for the most part, more bitter than sweet, with a fluid mouthfeel.

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