alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with a tan creamy head. Aroma of resin, hops, and chocolate with chocolate, roasted malt, and a hop bite at the end. Creamy mouth feel. Strong beer, but not overpowering.
elizabethmarie (37) - - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, good aroma. Some bitterness with a bit of an after taste. Overall good beer.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, almost black in color. The hemp smell is great and adds a unique aspect to the beer. It is strong, but not overpowering. Gives a sticky feel in the mouth but that is a small price to pay to drink this beer.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to ruby red when held up to the light, it has a two finger tan head, there is a fair amount of transparency for a beer that is considered black. Aroma is spicy resinous piney hops, chocolate, and creamy, very nice. The taste is a blend of chocolate malt and hops, the finish is a wallop of resin and marijuana, which makes sense since there is hemp seeds in it. Definitely a black IPA for the extreme hop lover, and I am one of them.
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 he aroma of the beer was amazing it was a malty grassy sweet scent the way an IPA should be. very dark ipa with a nice two finger tan head the dimished after a few minutes leaving a nice lacing. I was not as impressed with the grainy grassy alchol flavor that just kind of hangs out for to long. overall not a bad beer.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours avery dark brown, almost opaqpue black color with a fair beige head and some lacing. Smell is full of cit4us hops. Aroma has the same plus some roasted malts, pepper, and other spices.Taste is slightly bitter with medium to full body, average carbonation and malts un the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Very well done. This one is a sipper which I’ll gladly try again.
raphael (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smell resiny hops, caramel, and malted as in milkshakes, dark khaki head on very dark brown w/cabernet hints. the roast of the malt and the hop flavor don’t overly clash but still clash (inherent to this style, which I’m not a big fan of)m throw in alcohol, sour cherry & black pepper. thin the mouth. roasted bitter finish.
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good. big hop/choco aroma. maybe the hemp is in the aroma as well. in flavor its very burnt and bitter, nice hop finish, dark malts all over. very good and definitely an imperial. very balanced for how bold it is.
poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is grapefruity hops along with roasted malt, baked bread, soap; licorice comes out as it warms. Pours dark dark brown to almost black with ruby red tints. Has a medium collapsing beige head; falls into a skiff of foam after a couple minutes. Taste starts out sweet before turning bitter and sour with a lingering bitter finish. Flavor is very different, very good. I’ve never had a black IPA quite like this before. It’s definitely unique. The licorice comes through, and I don’t know if it’s the hemp seed or what that sets this apart, but it has a very interesting flavor. Carbonation and body are medium. Nice one. This is one of those beers that you wish you had more of. 12 oz isn’t enough.
JFGrind (1800) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite frankly I am impressed with Dubhe. Full bodied citrus grapefruit aroma, chocolate roasted coffee malts all in a well packaged Black IPA. Hops were well blended to make this a total package Black IPA. However, I could not taste the hemp.