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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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4065) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Aroma is citrus/piney hops and a hint of malts. The flavor is malts, grapefruit and a mildly nutty/sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1055) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a cola brown almost black with aroma of sweet malt, and mild citrus. Taste is of chocolate mixed with black licoric. A malty character throughout, the palate is a little hoppy with a minimum of sweetness after the taste. The alcohol content is evident all the way thru the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3247) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Traded bottle. This pours like a porter with a large milk-chocolate head and nice lacing. Big aroma of sweet hops and a little simple syrup. Wow, strong bite and bitterness but not overpowering; well balanced. Really no clue on the 9+ ABV other than a little tongue tingle...or was it the hemp seed? Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3832) - - JUN 28, 2012
bong. clear brown with a medium sized head with great retention and lacing. nose of a typical black ipa. flavors are very hoppy with punchy citrus, and a smorgasboard of chocolates. smooth considering the abv. has a nutty character from the weed seed. uinta’s been brewing some heady brews lately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
*puff puff* Pours lighter black with a finger of tanish head and good retention. Smell is roast and juicy hops, more of the former. More hops come out in the taste, toward the end of the pallet, but up front is roast. Some alcohol present. Heavier bodied and a piney finish. Long after taste, leaves the mouth feel a big slick. Run of the mill black ipa, the imperial might hurt it a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2012
pours deep amber with frothy beige head. Nose bitter with prominent grassy hop. Medium bodied with caramel malt and slight toast. A refreshing citrus, grassy hop finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours an opaque, chocolately black with a cream/tan head. Big chocolate/malty aroma. There’s another component there that I can’t lock down that I assume is the hemp seed, but it’s very light an refreshing. Taste is very chocolately, coffee, smokey with a nice hop bite. The high ABV barely makes an appearance. There’s a little alcohol burn, but it’s mellowed by the malt. Definitely less of an IPA than many other black IPAs. More of a porter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a nice cream head and beautiful lacing. Smells gloriously hoppy with the hemp seed coming through. Wow this beer is delicious. It’s exceptionally hoppy with just enough dark notes creeping through to keep it grounded. Well carbonated and refreshing. One of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a thick, lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, some roasted and caramel malts, and some dark fruits or spiciness or something. The hop and malt combo isn’t the best, but the beer is strong on both. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Surprisingly light aroma, with citrus and resin to accompany some malt as well. Appearance is dark brown with a thin is stable head and fair lacing. Taste is a solid, complex run from the light pine and citrus to the heavy roasted malts which stick maybe a bit longer than desired and overpower the other flavors after a couple of sips - by the end of the glass it is hard to get the lighter flavors back. Would drink again, but for me this would have to wait until late fall (Drinking in late spring/early summer)


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