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RATINGS: 697   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%.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1705) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1924) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Thanks to MMDan for sharing. Dark brown pour with a medium tan foamy head. aroma is a nice combination of roasted malt and citrusy hop. light cocoa and herbal/licorice tones as well. Nice body, a lot of stuff going on in that flavour. Plenty of roasted malt goodness, a more pronounced licorice, herbal hop, fruity citrus, bittersweet chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (283) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 10, 2012 Pitch black pour. Aroma of citrus and dank hops. Massively hoppy for how roasty it looks. Flavor is much more roasty than the aroma with a very bitter hoppy citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark burgundy with fair brown head. Strong citrus aroma is shocking and surprising on such a dark beer. Nice dark malt flavour with lots of citrus and coffee and woody overtones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells toast and floral. Taste is brown sugar, roasted malts, dark fruits, soy sauce, and ample hops. Texture is smooth. Carbonation low. Med body. After taste is dry and slightly bitter with some hints of dark notes.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wchesser (1144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2012
This this bottle is skunked or something. I can tell what this should be, aroma is nice: grapefruit fading to roast coffee and sweet malts. Really had me excited. But this is crazy bitter and not just in a hop bomb way (which, for the record I drink a lot of). Dank doesn’t begin to describe it. There’s some dark roast coffee notes in their too, but I can’t get past it. I hope I got a bad bottle, but I won’t be coming back for more. What I can get from it reminds me of Stone’s awesome recent collab More Brown than Black IPA but this beer falls way short of that mark.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2012
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark pour, no head. Citrusy aroma. Roasty, of course, with coffee and ash. Really holly with a lot of citrus. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but this one is pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (602) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
5oz draught sampler @ Flaming Grill in Sac. Nice roastiness, slightly boozy, muted hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong malty sweet flavor with a lingering aftertaste.


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