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RATINGS: 635   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%.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Poured from another great looking bottle from Uinta into snifter. Super dark as expected with slowly rising, quickly dissipating head. A bit strong on the malt for my taste, but super smooth. Would be great in a situation like portrayed on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1400) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Dubhe pours dark brown in color with a thick, retained light tan colored head. The aroma is rich with strong cereal and roasted notes as well as strong citrus aromas. Taste is very bold being initially sweet, the sweet gives way to a strong bitter flavor. I love black IPAs and this one does not dissappoint. High ABV is almost completly hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tugboat_801 (7) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Has a nice hip flavor not a lot of aroma however. Finishes heavy and you can feel the hops on the back of your tongue. Awesome black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Harvest Market Pours a clear dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a huge bubbly tan head that persists forever. Aromas of earthy pine dominate with bits of caramel and chocolate in supporting roles. The flavor is rich chocolate and caramel malt with lots of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor. Moderate to high level of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this brew. It’s just at is expiration date which I didn’t notice at the store, but its still drinking really well. I’d like to revisit this with a fresher bottle as this one has lots of porter like qualities to it at this time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (91) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, caramel notes, and hops. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and light lasting bitter finish. Drinks more like a stout than a black DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (143) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
Very dark brown or black with thick tan head. Smells of malts and tastes of hops and some malt

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
perezs25 (38) - - APR 4, 2014
1" tan thick foamy head, medium lasting with moderate lacing. Black liquid. Aroma of roasted malt and strong hops. Aroma matches the taste plus nutty tones and with dry finish. Moderate body palate and moderately warm finish. Goes great with grilled lamb burgers. Will have the whole 4-pack, but please don't call me tomorrow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Grass and pine on the nose. I like very few spiced or flavored beers, but this is how you do it! If the hemp adds anything it is a rich hoppy grass and pine flavor. The strong hop notes are insanely well balanced to the point of being subdued. Complex flavors of hops and malts linger for ever on the tongue. This will be a staple in my cellar from now on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2014
From bottle. Coffee color, with dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, and potent grapefruit. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate truffle, citrus and grapefruit hops. A good blend of hoppiness and roasted dark notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (508) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Nose of strong piney hop, floral components. Smooth and foamy mouthfeel. Taste is of syrupy hop, pine, and malty but dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
A big delicious juicy beer. Aroma was actually disappointing. Very green and hoppy but faint and one dimensional. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown/near black with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was outstanding. A little hot and alcoholic, but a superb mix of strong citrus and piney hops with a heavy malt backbone. Tastes like someone spilled an imperial stout into an IIPA. Nice carbonation. Solid


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