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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at the Whole Foods in Coral Springs, Florida. Best before 1 7 15. The pour is cola brown golden with a tan head. The aroma is roast, pine hop, resin and a soft vanilla. The taste is the roast malt up front, pine hop close behind, a touch of cocoa and a bit of soy. The palate is medium bodied, slick mouth feel and some heat in back. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
36cl, new American brew Anno 2011, wth hemp, thx alot to Dirk for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter/roasted and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyldbeerman (1) - - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
Pours very dark molasses color, good head retention. Smells of burnt malt with citrusy grapefruit. Tastes of dark chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1478) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque dark reddish brown with a sizable light tan head. Aroma is a handful of hop cones. Taste is sweet roasted malt, molasses, burnt licorice and bitter dark roasted coffee beans. ABV goes unnoticed. Not the hop head I once was, but this is pretty easy drinking for 109 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtth (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Nice IPA with dark roasted malts. Good head retention and definitely a beer to be consumed after the chill of the refrigerator has worn off. Hops in this one muted in the background so the dark chocolate dominates but here are traces of the hop flavors showing here and there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (207) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
Surprisingly good beer. Dark hue. Lacy head. Hoppy and malty. The flavor seems roasted and a bit dank. But it is full-bodied so it supports the maltiness. I think if the abv was lower this beer would not work, but the booziness is what gives it its balance. Uinta can be hit or miss for me fortunately this beer is so good it makes up for their errors. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (61) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
I like that the malt is so strong; the hops are there, but they get to share the taste sensation with the malt. Hard to believe its 270 calories though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, licorice, roasted, malty, hoppy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Really nice balance of grapefruit hops and chocolatey roasted malts, especially in the flavor. After the initial hop blast in the aroma, it leans slightly to the dark side, but the balance of the flavor is juuust about 50 50. Thick and luscious feel too. Nice brew."

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