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RATINGS: 787   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%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2059) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with a nice tight fluffy khaki head that sticks around. Aroma is bitter chocolate roasted malt some pine spruce earthy hop notes. Taste is very bitter bakers chocolate roasted burnt malt such a biter beer. Palate is medium sticky and dank.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
So good. So much flavor. All of the light citrus notes of a good IPA with the added richness and weight of a dark stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anderson01 (235) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black in color with some floaties( hope that is normal for this beer). Has a thick, off-white head that is frothy. Has outstanding lacing. Aroma consist of licorice and what i can only think of is soy sauce. Salty taste that starts smooth and ends with a long, harsh finish. For some reason it taste nutty. This beer is all over the place. This would be alright of a beer once and a great while but could not see it as one of my daily drinkers.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EBROVIAK (18) - - APR 18, 2015
Sorry but I don’t get any hoppy nose here and nothing citrus in the taste. It seems like somebody hopped up a good porter. Interesting but not Black Maharaja by any means.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (731) - 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 (1791) - 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 (345) - 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 (653) - 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 (9004) - 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 (1329) - 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.


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