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RATINGS: 698   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%.


Eberndt's rating

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eberndt (173) - - DEC 7, 2013
Beautiful black color when poured. Creamy mouth feel and nice roasted aroma. Abv is masked well.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-10-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a one half finger tan colored head. The head fades over a three minute time period to leave a moderate of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is very nice. It is a great combination of some darker, sweeter and hoppier smells. The darker aromas are of a roasted malt and strong chocolate smell and the sweet are a mix of tangerine and caramel with some candied sugar smells. The hop rounds out these sweeter and darker aromas well, with it being biggest of a citrus grapefruit with a nice blend of herbal and earthy hop mixed within. Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and a lighter caramel and sweeter citrus taste. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade with some coffee coming to the tongue as well as some hoppy tastes of a grapefruit and earthy nature. These flavors take to the taste to its end where the citrus hop gets stronger in nature and is joined by some herbal tastes. Along with the hop flavors that come at the end so too does a semi-sweet chocolate flavor which in the end, when combined with the rest, leaves a bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The creaminess and thickness of the brew is on the slightly lighter side for an imperial IPA with a carbonation level that is average for a normal brew, but a tad too high for an imperial. A lower carbonation level and a thicker body would likely have been nicer for the darker flavors and abv of the brew by really giving the hoppy tastes a chance to permeate the tongue. Overall – The aroma of the beer and the flavors up to the very end of the taste were fantastic. The weaker mouthfeel and somewhat unbalanced end/aftertaste of the brew hinder it from being a truly great brew though. Regardless of this it is a tasty beer and well worth a try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (289) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Viscous black pour with light brown thick head. Piney aroma with some grapefruit. Sweet and creamy with expresso until the hops take over then lingers a long bitter time, nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate and pine bItterness. Taste is big thick roast, chocolate with a big bitter and alcohol finish. Big beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (164) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Great blend of hop aromas come through on the nose of this ebony ale. Legs to match the drapes, this brew boasts a toffee head that clings to reveal the ABV if you didn't read it already. Robust, roasted malts come through first with abundant hop bitterness to follow with multiple layers of complexity that play out well after taking a sip. Full bodied palate matches appropriately and also hides a bit of the alcohol content here. While this brew might benefit from a little work on balance (not really necessary in an imperial anything) the layers and alternating smoothness, bitterness and sweet roasted malts deliver interest for miles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (684) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a nearly pitch black with three fingers of khaki foam. Nose is peach, resin, roast and a touch of smoke. Taste is bitter tropical hops leading into some pleasant roast and coffee. One of the better black ipa?s I?ve had since it?s so well balanced. Couldn’t even tell is 9.2.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (742) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
pours opaque black with a big off-white head and lots of lacing. Leather, black currant and rum aroma. taste has warming spice notes, currants, leather, some nutiness and an overall grapey character. finish is more bitter and acidic. A solid, big Black IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with tan foamy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and roasted malts. Palate is hit first with loads of bitter tingling hops, citrus, pine, then follows a sweet rich roasted malt and dark cocoa backbone. The sweetness balances the bitterness very nicely. A bit of hemp on the finish. Love this!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Earthy, pine, dark malt and lighter oxidation notes, for both aromas and flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From bottle : Thanks Chris you left this. Nice dark pour with a thin brown head...also nice sticky lacing. Love the pleasant aroma of floral hops and citrus. Light sweet taste that has a slightly bitter finish. Body is a little thicker than an average IPA I think. Has a nice texture...only complaint is the finish is a little long with the bitterness. Otherwise, a solid IPA that is enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (258) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at the Black Sheep..opaque pour..off white head..aroma of citrus,pine,hops..hop forward but with nice balance of roasted malt base..very good.


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