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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Nice solid malts but there are much more hops. (IBU: 104). Solid brew, good tan head. Exceptional beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (241) - Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2012
There is a lot going on with this beer. Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine and roasted malt. Body is on the heavy side. Taste is a nice balance between hops and malt with neither overpowering. It is smooth considering the high abv. There are some chocolate/coffee/roasted malt notes. Along with the sweetness there is also a mild bitterness in the finish. This is a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
The aroma is fit for the style with lots of pine and citrus hops as well as porter like qualities of burnt malt, chocolate, and coffee. The appearance is dark with a large head. The taste is like the aroma and very bitter. The palate is exactly as it should. Overall a good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours opaque sit ruby highlights. Smells pleasantly hoppy, with an austere pale malt touch. Nice medium body, quite hoppy, satisfactory malt backbone. I can’t really taste the hemp seeds, but I can’t taste the 9.2% abv at all either so call it a fair trade. Impressive effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4929) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1367) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4007) - - 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.

   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.

   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.

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