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RATINGS: 782   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%.


LizaCerveza's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LizaCerveza (1) - - FEB 3, 2013
It is a strong beer with clean dark appearance, nice aroma with fruit notes, great medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this beer offers a combination that is easy to enjoy.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (119) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2015
This brew is a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, pine and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, resiny hops and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is roasty malt up front with an earthy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (319) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Near-black pour with lasting khaki head. A lot of pine resin in the aroma. Flavor is well-balanced considering the ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Medium brown, bit hazy. Has a light piney hop character, has a fairly alcoholic character that, with a fair bit of roast, makes his much more like an imperial stout. Good, but damn that’s a lot of alcohol in the finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (598) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- A very nice blend of hops and sweet malt. Appearance- A great looking brew. ours black with a small brown head. I really looks good. Taste- Big flavor of hops and caramel. I then note some fruit and malt in the end. Palate- This is a heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation. It has a dry finish. Overall- A really good example of an American Black Ale. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (230) - - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle pours dark ruby brown with a thick foamy head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, raisins, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is creamy bitter chocolate. Tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1115) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola pour with a big offwhite head. Caramel, herb, citrus, roast, coffee, spice, grapefruit. Medium body but lighter than expected given the alcohol % and aroma. Nice balance of carbonation, sweetness and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints ’n Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Somewhat catty in aroma, but I must admit, they did well balancing the bitterness here with a good, smooth flavor balance and palate. Surprisingly not heavy-bodied, either. Really masks the elevated alcohol. Quite a feat what they did here. One of the better black IPAs you can try, and I’m not a fan of the style. Deserves its high rep.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SotallyTober (89) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
black pour with a nice mocha head. lacing present through out. has a pine, malty, and roasted coffee aroma. flavors of chocolate, roast, caramel, and pine. medium body that was creamy on the palate. a really enjoyable brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (540) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Poured from bottle...pours black with a nice creamy head...nose is pine and hops...mouth is the same with some roasted malt and chocolate thrown in....alcohol very well hidden...not sure what the hemp seed does but this is a solid black ipa...(#487)


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