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RATINGS: 791   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%.


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4.2
   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (660) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1508) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Really good black IPA. Roasty with a potent dose of citrus and pine hops. Wonderful balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1384) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2015
The beer pours black with a medium khaki-colored head, and the aroma blends resinous hops, roasted coffee beans, and pine needles. The taste is mildly bitter which comes from both the malt roast as well as the hops; there is also a slight amount of umami that helps balances the roasted malt flavors with the bitter American hops. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium-light body, and an oily texture, which does a good job of hiding this beer’s high ABV.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at Marlow’s Tavern, I Drive, Orlando. Wow! Huge aroma of ripe rich fruit and piney hops. Thick and black, but still way too drinkable for 9.2%. Woody notes on the tongue, hops by the bucketload, but with rich chocolate flavours picked out easily aswell. $8 a bottle in a smart bar & worth every cent. Loved it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle poured into glass gives a large coffee with cream colored head. the head is a bit rocky with good retention. Leaves heavy lacing. Beer is almost pure black, with hints of brown and red in the light.Smells of citrusy hops (mostly orange and grapefruit), some more earthy/floral hops, caramel, roasted malts, and chocolate.Taste starts with citrusy and floral hops along with roasty malts, the roasty malts quickly overpower the hops then comes a strong chocolate taste (more than smell) along with a bit of hemp seed in the finish. Has a crisp, but very roasted finish. Has a medium body with a bit of a buttery/creamy feel, low carbonation. Black IPA’s arent my favorite, but this one is a very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (65) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours almost black with a cream head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, coffee and pine. Taste is chocolate/caramel malts, dry coffee, spruce and a bitter hoppy alcohol aftertaste. Very good offering.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (618) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Rich scent and thick flavor. Deep black brown coloring. Sweet but not rough. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (762) - Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2015
A dark beauty, with a nice foamy head. Aroma is like a hybrid between an IPA and a stout... just a bit harsh. Tastes like a coffee/chocolate stout with some hops added. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Crestwood MO. Aroma is piney, resinous hops over rich roasted malts. Appearance is dark brown to black--almost opaque, with 1 finger-width off white head and nice lacing. Taste is medium malty sweetness with moderate bitter interplay. Palate is medium bodied, creamy with lively carbonation and long, more bitter than sweet finish. Overall, nice complexity with more bitter than sweet but decent balance.


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