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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (492) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (251) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2482) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (777) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2/28/15. On tap at Island Girl, Jax. Rich black pour under a nice creamy tan head, fantastic lacing. Roasted malts, a bit of citrus and pine on the aroma, mild chocolate. Solid flavor, citrus, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, pine. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (548) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with an inch of tan foam and there’s some nice lacing. Very hop forward smell of grapefruit but has a sweetish side to it. A very bitter first sip of grapefruit and grass, not getting any roasted malt at all but perhaps the slight sweet note or 2 could be chocolate. Hard for me to tell. Medium body and carbo. Best by June 12 and I reckon it would be fine even after that. My bottle, I bought at least a month ago. Bottom line, this is super hoppy and super tasty. The abv is hidden well too. Worthy of repurchases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Really nice black IIPA. Pours very dark with a tan head. The aroma has roasty cocoa maltiness, dark caramel, grapefruit,, pine and a bit of dank and tropical hops. It has a medium / full body with some bite to it and light frothy carbonation. The flavor begins with grapefruit, earthy / woody hops, spice, roasty malt with some cocoa notes and a bit of nectar fruit. The finish is very bitter and hoppy. Really great example of the style. Tastes like what it says and not just like a hoppy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct roasted taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Very impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruity hops. Taste is a nice roasted malt base shadowed by the hops. One of the better black ipas I have had. Alc. well hidden. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a thick beige head.
Aroma: Citrus, herbal, malt, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, grapefruit, some fruit, alcohol, caramel.

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