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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4680) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Very nice, dark, fruity, chewing tobacco ale aroma. Great bottle and label -- A 50’s sci-fi paperback sort of affair. Very dark, tall dense head in a pint. Rich dates and prunes, lots of hops, coffee roast. Sticky. Foam is metallic. Heavy body. Acidity and bitterness get a bit strong in the finish, but otherwise very enjoyable sipping brew. Warming and vaporous towards the end. Big beer. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2844) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
Pours dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, fruit, light hops, somewhat understated. Taste is a different story entirely, rich and creamy. Roasty malt sweetness at first before a fairly long balanced bitterness. Body is medium to full and very creamy with low carbonation. A very atypical DIPA but very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
355ml bottle. (Rating #1300) Pours a clear, dark brown, with a beige head. Expressively hoppy aroma, roasted malt, spruce, grapefruit peel, chocolate, grass, mint leaves, ashes, licorice. Dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, spicy aroma, spruce, resin, citrus peel, roasted malt, chocolate, ashes, coffee beans. Very well balanced, the intensity of the roasted malt is at just the right level. Very drinkable. (2012-10-31)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a bottle received by Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a fairly dark ruby color with a thick, dense head of khaki colored foam. The aroma is dark roast, caramel, light pine, some ginger, and a hint of wood. The first sip dries the mouth out immediately. The taste is like that of strong coffee. I do get some dark roast and some herbal pine notes, but coffee is really what this beer makes me think. I can definitely feel the alcohol on the back of my throat. This is a nice Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hemp seed, roasted malts, caramel and hints of chocolate. Flavor is resin upfront with citrus hops coming through. Sweetness from the malt comes in with some roasted flavors. On the palate the beer is medium-bodied, smooth and creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1859) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle pours black with nice tan head. Hop aroma. Taste is loads of hops and roast coffee bean

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (795) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours almost black, with a decent head. Roasty malt aromas mixed with strong pine and citrus. Taste is hop foward followed by slightly harsh burnt and roasted flavors. Finishes with more hop bitterness, ending with a little burn. I would like a little more malt sweetness for balance. Great bold beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22990) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. More or less black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, toffee, fruity and floral hops along with some mild grassyness. Flavour is liquorice, grass, some toffee, fruits and mild floral notes. Big biting bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours a deep umber black color with a big three finger mocha colored head that laces nicely... Aromas of citrus pine and chocolate nice ripe juicy hops and dark roasted notes. On the palate its deep and dark with a big full body. Nice stout creaminess and a touch of nutty flavor that mingles with the rich chocolate and licorice flavors. Good bright hop flavors reappear on the tail end to brighten up the finish and add some interesting bitterness in on the backend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Hop and dark malt dominate the nose, drinks pretty light given the high ABV, has a lingering bitter dark molasses like finish that sticks around. A big but well made beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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