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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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%.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Woah! Crazy hop bomb with HUGE malt backbone. Wow - everything is big here - even the alcohol presence. This is overkill in every way, but it doesn’t really feel undrinkable - more like something big to save for special occasions. I wonder if aging might improve the monster flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Tap at Freakin’ Frog in Vegas. Dark brown pour with a big frothy cream head. Aroma and taste of bright citrus hop and malty chocolate. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Thin head dark. Light aroma. Strong bitter, but not a hops bitter. More like a grass bitter. Overall main theme is a burnt flavor. Not bad, but I wouldn’t be proud of it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (670) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours black with a big fluffy off-tan head. Aroma is citrus, spicy, earthy, fruity, very crisp. Taste is surprisingly mild with a subtle bitter alcohol aftertaste. Bitter, juniper, hoppy citrus, dark chocolate, nutty, creamy, a touch of licorice. Really clean mouth feel. Some lacing. Interesting; not as malty as I like my beers of this style. I won’t be buying a 4-pack but I would definitely order one in a bar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Dark. Very bitter, but balanced. Flowery. Hard wood. This is a very solid beer. Very bitter, but incredibly drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
A friend of mine made a hoppy imperial stout which was nice but a bit unbalanced. This beer bridged the gap between a chocolate malty sweet beer with the right amount of hoppy goodness. Strong citrus aroma. So many good flavors here. Have to admit I was a bit rocked when I had this so I’m going out to get more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2431) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2012
12Oz bottle. Sweet roast hop nose, roasty black body. Dry tart hop, roast malt. Heavy mix, alcohol warming. Tasty but odd style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Draught @ Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas.
Pours black color with small head. Aroma of lemon, hops, mild malts and grass. Flavour of hops, malts, fruits and caramel. Nice.
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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
250712. Tap at freakin frog, Las Vegas. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma hops. Strong bitter hoppy taste. Strong palate. Not Bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Tasted from a very stylish 12oz bottle, from Bullocks in Marietta, Georgia into a Willybecher glass. It poured an opaque black color with reddish tinged edges, huge rocky off-white foam, very long-lasting with lots and lots of Belgian lace. Really incredible appearance. Huge aromas too: citrusy and resiny American-style hops, bready malts, dark toast, coffee, cocoa nibs, roasted barley, fruity ale yeast esters, some black pepper. Perfectly balanced flavors: rich malt sweetness, profoundly tangy hops (but thankfully not overwhelmingly bitter), toasty, roasty and fruity. Medium body, strong carbonation, extremely complex, well-rounded mouthfeel. In my opinion, this recipe combines the very best aspects of a high-gravity black ale AND a double IPA. Almost unbelievably delicious, I really wish I’d brought more of this home to Missouri. C’mon distribution!


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