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RATINGS: 782   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with a dark beige head leaving lacing. Aroma: hoppy with peach, spruce and pine needles, licorice. Taste: salty licorice, some spices, spruce and pine forest, rosemary or similar, cocoa, roasted, light burnt rubber, medium bitter. Alcohol is not really apparent. Medium bodied. Nice stuff, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4953) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-11-08 Göteborg AR: thick orange and apricot marmelade, pine, roasted malt AP: high thick dark brown creme stouthy head, dark brown body F: round thick orange and apricot marmelade, wee alcholic, soft great carbonation, grape fruit bitterness, wee goose berries, wee roasted metallic maltiness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 8, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Hazy dark brown with a nice dark beige head. Aroma is full of chocolate covered citrus peels, with other spicy and slightly piney complex hop aromas, mint and some roast. Pleasing. Dark chocolate flavors, roasted coffee, intense hop flavors (bitter citrus and earth), some chocolate covered dark cherries, ash and high bitterness. Full body, super long complex finish, nicely carbonated and satisfying. A nice sipper as a digestif.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with nice tanned head with nice lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, chocolate, a bit prunes and a sting of alcohol. Taste of chocolate and roasted malts. Oily feeling on tongue with a long bitter finish. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $9.99 for a 4-pack on Nov. 7, 2012). Light black (if that is a color) with two fingers of tan head. Great circular tan retention on the side and above average on the top. Smelled toffee, caramel and dark chocolate malts up front, giving way to a hop finish. Couldn’t put my finger on the type of hops, though. Seemed pretty a heavy beer overall. Tasted similar to the smell. Got toffee and coffee malts up front, followed by a hoppy finish. Bitter coffee beans in there, albeit light. Very good overall. Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Really good Black IPA. Not too many negatives at all. Glad I have four of these. Uinta is just so good…

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (228) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2012
Dark ruby red, big nicotine coloured head with long retention. Aroma of fruit liqueur filled chocolate pralines. The taste is almost like an inverted chocolate praline, first comes the sweet slightly alcoholic fruity innards, then the bitter dark chocolate. After that the hops take over for a looong and very bitter finish with some roasted notes. Medium mouthfeel. The bitterness in the finish was a bit harsh for me and I think my bottle could have been fresher, but still a very rich and complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
From Growler. Pours dark brown with amber edges and a medium tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, caramel and big citrus/resin hops. Taste is hoppy citrus and more reson with wooden, dark malts, some vanilla. Bitter and reasonable dry finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours blackwith a huge creamy bubbly tanned head leaving plenty of lace. Aroma is sweet roasted molassis bready a bit sweet coffee fruity; very nice and balanced. Flavor ís velvety bitter roasted malty a bit peppery tar dark chocolate fruity; very drinkable very good. Finishes lobglived bitter roasted and malty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5908) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear deep reddish brown, rocky beige head. Strong piney, resiny and citric hop aroma, some lightly roasted chocolate. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abrakarl (383) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
Extremely hoppy aroma which is very nice, but there is something a little funky in the background besides some coffee. Sweet and some bitterness. This is an interesting type of beer. Caramell perhaps. Will buy more of this. Nice solid head too which is good for overall impression. A bit less bitterness than some IIPAs and not so much carbonation.


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