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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%.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass. A: Pours a not-quite-black dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger light tan color with great texture and nice retention. A lot of thin, filmy lace is left on the glass, having that ’could almost pass for a black metal band’s logo’ vibe to it. S: Surprisingly citrusy - I was expecting more of a floral/pine hop quality, but I really can’t complain here. A decent amount of papaya, mango, and apricots form the main aspects of the aroma, with just a backing hint of roasted malt and chocolate. I also sense a little bit of marijuana, too. T: Again, I really like how citrusy this is, but the black ale qualities are subtle, at best. An opening salvo of mango and papaya give way to a finish of light roast and hemp. The darker malts only serve to smooth out the hop profile without creating a clashing sensation problematic of a lot of black ales. Smoothly balanced with minimal to moderate bitterness and a building roasted aftertaste. Nothing hyper complex, but son of a bitch, this just works. M: Silky smooth to start, before the hops create a coarseness after the midtaste. Hop oils build a resinous texture on the tongue without destroying the palate. Not easy to drink, due to the thicker body, but the finishing dryness and moderate carbonation makes this easy to sip. O: I love DIPAs and I love stouts, but hybridize the two into a black ale and the results can be questionable at times (see: Stone SSR). This, on the other hand, is an example of the style done right. VERY well priced for what it is, and highly recommended. Even at three months old, this is damn good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Charcoal, burnt hops, and water. It's not that this is a bad beer, it's just not the style I like. I hardly buy any IPAs anymore because they're just overly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tessic (985) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
This IPA poured a deep Amber colour with a rocky brown head. Scents include roasted malts and grass. First swig was quite hoppy with lots of delicious burnt flavours. Finish was bitter with delicious coffee and cocoa flavours lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mfhennig (179) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pour an almost black with a minimal brown head. Malt and chocolate aroma. Easy drinking imperial ipa. My first beer from this brewery, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (981) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Imperial IPA. あまい、苦い&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buukwurm (22) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Yeasty, doughy aroma with subtle earthiness. Deep brown, almost black in appearance. Medium amount of bitterness. Not as sweet as Stone’s Sublimely Self-righteous Black IPA (my reference). Medium body. Finish is bitter and long-lasting. This beer really shines if allowed to warm moderately before drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (72) - - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and biscuits. Tastes of resin and cocoa with a long bitter finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barroso2501 (39) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2015
Escura, com espuma persistente. Malte evidente e amargor marcante e persistente. Encorpada, alcool evidente, mas equilibrada. Recomendo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (848) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of roasted malts with a tropical cloak of exotic fruits. Taste is fruity and roasted, smooth hay and grass, slight chocolate notes. Leads into a lemon zesty finish with a pleasant bitterness. Very nice presentation of this style, not many out there who can really do it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1601) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Rich biscuity roasty chocolate aroma with some licorice hints. Taste of licorice, c-hops, roasty coffee. Big thick body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Really good black IPA. Roasty with a potent dose of citrus and pine hops. Wonderful balance.

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