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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Ale brewed with Hemp seed.

Introducing the newest addition to Uinta Brewing Company’s lineup, Dubhe (pronounced Doo-bee), an Imperial Black IPA.

Dubhe was named after Utah’s Centennial Star, a star classified as a Red Giant. Dubhe, the star, appears orange in color, and is found at the top end of the big dipper’s spoon. The name “Dubhe” continues Uinta’s tradition of celebrating the great state of Utah, however, “Dubhe” is a fitting name for more than that reason: this beer is as black as the night sky and is brewed with an astronomical amount of hops.

Dubhe is comprised of five hop varieties, a hop profile bold enough to shine through the roasted, dark malt character of this beer. A citrusy hop aroma, achieved by dry hopping with a proprietary blend of extreme Northwest hops, balanced with notes of mild dark chocolate and a hint of sweet licorice. Smooth from start to finish, Dubhe’s layered flavor profile emerges with rich and rounded toasted malt flavors, and is followed by a lively hop bitterness. At over 5 pounds of hops per barrel, Dubhe is the most hop-laden beer Uinta has ever produced. This shinning new addition is brewed with hemp seed (A play on the name, perhaps?), and has a far-out ABV of 9.2%.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (719) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a dark, black-brown, with mid-sized head. Aroma of citrus, roasted grain, coffee, chocolate. Smooth flavor, with hints of coffee, leather, chocolate, some malty sweetness, and citrus-hop bitterness. Pretty decent black IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
Deep brown black pour. Nose of brown sugar, cocoa and floral pine. Flavor is brown sugar and faint roast/chocolate with nice pine/grapefruit bitterness. Dry hop-laden finish. One of the better examples of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (300) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Bought in Sweden in July 2014, best before August 2014. Stored in my beercellar for almost a year now. Beatiful black beer with a three finger high, fluffy, beige head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: Roasted malt, coffee grain, chocolate, dried fruit, grass and plum. Taste: Pine, red fruit, resin, hops, dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and dark bread. Full body with a complex texture. A great balance between sweetness and bitterness. A great aftertaste! This beer has matured beatiful! So good! Still very much of a fresh hoppy feeling and beatiful body. So glad I have a few bottles left!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
Tap at yard house. Almost black with thick white head. Great lacing. Malt and dark fruit roast smell. Nice balance of roasted malt black ipa with imperial ipa hop and alcohol sweetness. Dry roasted finish. Even if it is not my ideal style, it’s very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Deep black pour with a dark brown head. The aroma is quite roasty and very hoppy. Lots of earthy/pine hops and a little bit of sticky sweetness. Has some nice roast and a touch of bitterness. Sticky and earthy with some light pepper flavour. Decent. Slightly alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
What an awesome brew. Pours pitch black and has an aroma of dark fruit, earth and molasses that is met with loads of pungent weedy hops and some pinecones. Toasty flavours, resinous hops and a great length make this a really really good take on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (483) - USA - MAR 23, 2015
A dark murky blackish color with particles floating around. Smells of sticky pine, dankness, rye, roasted hops, some coffee and chocolate. Taste is a pretty good hop bite, pine/dank hop with the roasted. Finishes with coffee, chocolate, cigarette ash, caramel. Thin to medium mouth with average carbonation. Bitter sticks on the tongue along with the cigarette ash and some chocolate. Not sure what the hemp seed adds, but it provides a nice double entendres for the name. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (213) - - MAR 22, 2015
12oz bottle. BB date of 4/27/15. Appearance: Deep brown/ black and opaque, with minimal khaki colored foam head. Aroma: Citrussy and resinous hop notes, with light roasted malt. Taste: Starts with sweet citrus and resin hop flavors, then gives way to sharp bitterness and layers of chocolate and roast. Mouthfeel: Moderate to high with some viscosity, and a light carbonation. Alcohol warmth barely noticeable. Finish: Finishes bitter and with roast and chocolate malt flavors lingering. Overall: Wonderfully balanced between the intense hopping and chocolate/roasted malt flavors. Unique in that the citrusy hop flavors are what you notice, with the roastiness not showing up until the back end. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Outstanding! Appearance is a huge foamy, thick, light tan long lasting head, with plenty of lace, and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is fresh hops with a bit of a doobie character, roast malt, Flavor’s somewhat similar to nose, plus quite dry (except in finish - then a hint of sweet comes out), very bitter, some tang. Body is good though the extreme bitter coupled with alcohol warmth yields a strange tingle, while still being oddly smooth. Big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (758) - - MAR 11, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a vary dark brown with a foamy tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is bright herbal hops on a bed of earthy sweet malt. Taste is a lightly sweet roasted malt with grassy and earthy hops. Big bitterness but it's tempered by the malt. A little bit of dark chocolate. Medium, slightly astringent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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