Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (86) - - SEP 21, 2014
(Bottle) This is a very good black IPA. However, the bitterness lingers and builds up to disproportionate levels. For people who enjoy extra bitter beers it would be fine, but for me it seems over-the-top and out-of-balance. A real shame because the flavor of the beer is quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, grapefruit and light chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, pine, citrus, grapefruit and subtle chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (397) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark brown pour with big dark tan head. Aroma is big citrus hops. Hint of roast in this malty imperial, lots of tropical bitter hops to balance and finish. Big fan of this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Intensely hoppy beer! Beautiful deep dark brown or black (lighting not too good where I sampled). Chocolate and toasty, hoppy and floral all at the same time (although mostly hops). Really good, but I would like a little bit more roasted malts shining through, but the hops really overpower...not that that’s all that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a dark brown to black colour with a big, creamy khaki head. Hoppy aroma with grass, grapefruit, leather, coffee, roasted malt and pine. More roasted malt in the flavour but still tons of grassy hops, grapefruit and harpix. Coffee in the aftertaste. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a heavy bitterness. A powerful beer that don’t disappoint at all!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (40) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This is an excellent IPA. It is dark, dark brown, and the creamy head is light beige. This brew is nearly perfect, but the single issue I have with it is I can detect the 9.2% abv. Maybe if it was just a slight bit more malty it would mask the alcohol fully. However, is a very good brew. I wonder if it has higher protein than other black IPAs, since it uses the hemp seed. I don’t taste the hemp seed, and hopefully they roasted the hemp seed like a malt. I’m very happy to have found this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1820) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-10-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a one half finger tan colored head. The head fades over a three minute time period to leave a moderate of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is very nice. It is a great combination of some darker, sweeter and hoppier smells. The darker aromas are of a roasted malt and strong chocolate smell and the sweet are a mix of tangerine and caramel with some candied sugar smells. The hop rounds out these sweeter and darker aromas well, with it being biggest of a citrus grapefruit with a nice blend of herbal and earthy hop mixed within. Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and a lighter caramel and sweeter citrus taste. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade with some coffee coming to the tongue as well as some hoppy tastes of a grapefruit and earthy nature. These flavors take to the taste to its end where the citrus hop gets stronger in nature and is joined by some herbal tastes. Along with the hop flavors that come at the end so too does a semi-sweet chocolate flavor which in the end, when combined with the rest, leaves a bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The creaminess and thickness of the brew is on the slightly lighter side for an imperial IPA with a carbonation level that is average for a normal brew, but a tad too high for an imperial. A lower carbonation level and a thicker body would likely have been nicer for the darker flavors and abv of the brew by really giving the hoppy tastes a chance to permeate the tongue. Overall – The aroma of the beer and the flavors up to the very end of the taste were fantastic. The weaker mouthfeel and somewhat unbalanced end/aftertaste of the brew hinder it from being a truly great brew though. Regardless of this it is a tasty beer and well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Viscous black pour with light brown thick head. Piney aroma with some grapefruit. Sweet and creamy with expresso until the hops take over then lingers a long bitter time, nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate and pine bItterness. Taste is big thick roast, chocolate with a big bitter and alcohol finish. Big beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (198) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Great blend of hop aromas come through on the nose of this ebony ale. Legs to match the drapes, this brew boasts a toffee head that clings to reveal the ABV if you didn't read it already. Robust, roasted malts come through first with abundant hop bitterness to follow with multiple layers of complexity that play out well after taking a sip. Full bodied palate matches appropriately and also hides a bit of the alcohol content here. While this brew might benefit from a little work on balance (not really necessary in an imperial anything) the layers and alternating smoothness, bitterness and sweet roasted malts deliver interest for miles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 74

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50