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RATINGS: 753   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2012
Very dark, almost black in color. The hemp smell is great and adds a unique aspect to the beer. It is strong, but not overpowering. Gives a sticky feel in the mouth but that is a small price to pay to drink this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1627) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to ruby red when held up to the light, it has a two finger tan head, there is a fair amount of transparency for a beer that is considered black. Aroma is spicy resinous piney hops, chocolate, and creamy, very nice. The taste is a blend of chocolate malt and hops, the finish is a wallop of resin and marijuana, which makes sense since there is hemp seeds in it. Definitely a black IPA for the extreme hop lover, and I am one of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 he aroma of the beer was amazing it was a malty grassy sweet scent the way an IPA should be. very dark ipa with a nice two finger tan head the dimished after a few minutes leaving a nice lacing. I was not as impressed with the grainy grassy alchol flavor that just kind of hangs out for to long. overall not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle pours avery dark brown, almost opaqpue black color with a fair beige head and some lacing. Smell is full of cit4us hops. Aroma has the same plus some roasted malts, pepper, and other spices.Taste is slightly bitter with medium to full body, average carbonation and malts un the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Very well done. This one is a sipper which I’ll gladly try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2012
I smell resiny hops, caramel, and malted as in milkshakes, dark khaki head on very dark brown w/cabernet hints. the roast of the malt and the hop flavor don’t overly clash but still clash (inherent to this style, which I’m not a big fan of)m throw in alcohol, sour cherry & black pepper. thin the mouth. roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
very good. big hop/choco aroma. maybe the hemp is in the aroma as well. in flavor its very burnt and bitter, nice hop finish, dark malts all over. very good and definitely an imperial. very balanced for how bold it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1823) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFGrind (1872) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1968) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (303) - 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.

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