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RATINGS: 826   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%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Excellent black imperial ipa. Starts with a Smooth malt taste then it is followed by Emerell entering the room and BAMM!!! A punch to the face with hops, and finally, a slight alcohol finish. Perfect!! (and its from Utah, go figure?)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
finn1918 (233) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a 1-finger khaki head that recedes very slowly and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is faint roasted malt that is quickly overpowered by a barrage of hops. Taste is similar: dark chocolate for a split second before a tongue-splitting hop bitterness. This is not a beer for an inexperienced beer drinker, but is guaranteed to put the hair on your chest. Excellent black IPA, and the 9.2% abv packs a punch at the end of the glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - MAR 11, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma is slight citrus hops with a scent of malted chocolate. Flavor is big hops melded with roasted chocolate malt. Aftertaste of nice robust chocolate. More hops in the finish, but very well balanced. Really quite excellent. Wife’s rating: 3.75/5

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 9, 2014
I love a good black IPA! This is no exception. The smell upon opening the bottle was divine. First taste was a good one, but felt pouring it into the glass and letting it warm up and breathe a little would make it even better. I was not wrong - worth the extra wait!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This is an excellent IPA. It is dark, dark brown, and the creamy head is light beige. This brew is nearly perfect, but the single issue I have with it is I can detect the 9.2% abv. Maybe if it was just a slight bit more malty it would mask the alcohol fully. However, is a very good brew. I wonder if it has higher protein than other black IPAs, since it uses the hemp seed. I don’t taste the hemp seed, and hopefully they roasted the hemp seed like a malt. I’m very happy to have found this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Steve40 (1) - - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
My personal favorite so far, truly everything you could ask for in a beer. Extreme yet perfectly balanced complexity. Pours deep dark brown, almost but not quite black. Minimal creamy tan head. Aroma is pine and coffee. Starts bitter, piney hops. Finishes dry and malty, a little chocolate but mostly coffee, and just the right alcohol bite. Outstanding combination, outstanding beer!!! Probably the best thing about living in Salt Lake City is I can buy these for $2.15 a bottle at the liquor store any day of the week, except Sunday (after all it is Utah, ya know??). To the rest of the beer drinking world, if you get a chance, try it. You won’t be disappointed.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nealblind (1680) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2013
If I were stranded on a desert island and I had to pick a harem of beers to drink from for the rest of my days, I would fight a small naval war in order to win the favor of this beer. Light tan head. Looks dark as a bat in the night! Smells like grass, dark malt, nuts and citrusy hops. Lightish carb. Tastes Licoricey, chocolatey, piney and boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
So good. So much flavor. All of the light citrus notes of a good IPA with the added richness and weight of a dark stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1340) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
A real good beer. Like a hoppy guinness. Good body, head, and lacing. Thick and black like a negro beer ought to be brewed. Even good at room temperature. Does not lose it’s class. The best Uinta has to offer in my opinion. Dig the hemp seed. Recommened to all. Good drinking!

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