Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 2,169 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:
#1,744
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
2,169
Liked:
1,932
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
10.44%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
477
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,169 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of Gabmen1290
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
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 -5.1%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMACH
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +2.4%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DrewBest
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of osuskin
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ry-Dog
1.91/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Great head and lace. Smells of chocolate and bitter coffee. Taste is okay to start, interesting, then extremely bitter and dry. Not my taste.

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Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobWhiting
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of pat61
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours brilliant dark brown under a clingy 3” tan foam collar with a very fine bead. S: grassy hops, citrus, light roast.
T: Chocolate, light roast, dark caramel and a hard to identify fruit lurking behing the malt flavors. Dark chocolate dry bitter finish.
F: Very creamy. Medium body and carbonation.
O: This is a big, well executed black imperial IPA. The 109 IBU of hops combined with the dark malts come across more as dark bitter chocolate than hops.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly smooth for IBUs and ABV. Bottle poured. Dark brown almost black. Head a little disappointing. I'd take more home!

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

Photo of bvcapllonch
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattR2014
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had out of bottle. It's good, very good I had clown shoes hoppy feet 2.0 before this beer tonight so that one was better

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Photo of hophead723
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked this one up at a good grocery store, a fresh four pack for $8.99. I loved the sound of this one especially with the hemp seeds, seemed very original. Poured into a pint glass.

Look: This beer wears a tuxedo of dark brown, almost black body with a tan head. The light reveals hues of faint mahogany around the edges, but it is fleeting and mysterious. Leaves excellent and sturdy lacing no doubt from the protein content achieved from the hemp seeds.

Smell: Very complex aroma consisting of chocolate, fruity hops, brown sugar, caramel, and faint pine. It's the smell of a great stout and a great IPA all at once.

Taste: Bursting with tropical fruit flavors from the hops with resounding and strong roasted malt characteristics. The hops are juicy in nature and deliver tantalizing flavors of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, and pine. The malts give way to caramel, tobacco, black tea, and chocolate. It genuinely is like an amazing IPA and stout all at once, with the weight of the body hiding the alcohol perfectly. This strong beast drinks like a 6% but is a whopping 9.2%. Extremely satisfying and delicious.

Feel: The mouthfeel is almost nitro smooth, but with plenty of carbonation. There is indeed a lingering bitterness from the awesome hopping, but also a coating of chocolaty goodness at the end. The head is uber smooth and envelops the upper lip in a cloud-like softness with each happy return to the rim of the glass.

Overall: This beer is perfect and satisfying. It fulfills expectations from both Imperial IPAs and stouts, which is no easy task. The hemp seeds no doubt contribute to this beer's exceptional execution and prevailing superiority. One of the best beers I have ever drank.

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Photo of the_benskii
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is what happens when you pack in the IBUs. I don't think it works as well as it could without that dark roasty-ness and perhaps a tweaking of the hop slate.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 2,169 ratings
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