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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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%.


TheCrowsNest's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Very dark ruby brown with a fine khaki head that recedes quickly. Hops contribute citrus and grapefruit to the aroma while the unique malt bill gives off chocolate, toffee, and breadcrust. The roasted malt flavors blend well with the bitterness from NW hops; chocolate, light roast, burnt bread, piney. The roasty tanins and bitter hop profile lend a very dry, tannic finish. A well done black IPA. It’s rich and complex, but at 9.2% it’s not something to drink more than one of.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Tap at Happy Gnome. Snifter glass. Dark brown to black with tan head. Aroma is earthy with a hop undertone. Citrus in small fashion. Taste is bitter with a hop resin and oily mouthfeel. A little bit of roasted quality towards the end. Aftertaste lingers more than it should. I’m not really uinta it. Not really my favorite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2455) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Translucent watery black with a lacing, eggshell head. Nose is floral, citrus, a little zesty hops, a little cracker, cocoa powder. Flavor is cocoa powder, malty, light toast, orange, a little citrus zest. Full bodied dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (371) - Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
A black body displays a thin, vibrant amber to mahogany highlight at the edges beneath a resilient, creamy-smooth, frothy capped head creating rhythmic, interwoven lacing all around

Juicy, zesty citrus with piney-floral-savory nuances blending into smooth coffee notes with an accent of fudge, all on a signature, dangerously drinkable, silky-creamy-smooth Uinta medium body offering moments of blackberry, strawberry, and melon as the complexities play off each other, a glow of bitterness resonates through the finish and residual, blanketing the dark chocolate and caramel layers with orange juice regaining the spotlight as the bitterness fades out, another very solid offering from Uinta

12 oz bottle best before 07/19/15S, served at 45º into Orrefors Pulse Beer glass


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2010) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with a nice tight fluffy khaki head that sticks around. Aroma is bitter chocolate roasted malt some pine spruce earthy hop notes. Taste is very bitter bakers chocolate roasted burnt malt such a biter beer. Palate is medium sticky and dank.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMCtime (65) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
So good. So much flavor. All of the light citrus notes of a good IPA with the added richness and weight of a dark stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anderson01 (227) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black in color with some floaties( hope that is normal for this beer). Has a thick, off-white head that is frothy. Has outstanding lacing. Aroma consist of licorice and what i can only think of is soy sauce. Salty taste that starts smooth and ends with a long, harsh finish. For some reason it taste nutty. This beer is all over the place. This would be alright of a beer once and a great while but could not see it as one of my daily drinkers.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EBROVIAK (17) - - APR 18, 2015
Sorry but I don’t get any hoppy nose here and nothing citrus in the taste. It seems like somebody hopped up a good porter. Interesting but not Black Maharaja by any means.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (716) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a dark, black-brown, with mid-sized head. Aroma of citrus, roasted grain, coffee, chocolate. Smooth flavor, with hints of coffee, leather, chocolate, some malty sweetness, and citrus-hop bitterness. Pretty decent black IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1691) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
Deep brown black pour. Nose of brown sugar, cocoa and floral pine. Flavor is brown sugar and faint roast/chocolate with nice pine/grapefruit bitterness. Dry hop-laden finish. One of the better examples of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (279) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Bought in Sweden in July 2014, best before August 2014. Stored in my beercellar for almost a year now. Beatiful black beer with a three finger high, fluffy, beige head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: Roasted malt, coffee grain, chocolate, dried fruit, grass and plum. Taste: Pine, red fruit, resin, hops, dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso and dark bread. Full body with a complex texture. A great balance between sweetness and bitterness. A great aftertaste! This beer has matured beatiful! So good! Still very much of a fresh hoppy feeling and beatiful body. So glad I have a few bottles left!


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