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RATINGS: 686   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%.


5
   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?)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
finn1918 (193) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gachupines (861) - 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

4.9
   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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nealblind (719) - 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.

4.7
   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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
The Dubhe is wonderful. Has a heavy citrus aroma and is black as oil. Incredibly smooth and no alcohol detected. Hoppy, funky citrus up front and finishes smoothly into a dark chocolate roasted sweet hemp seed taste that carries deep. This shit is up there on my list.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uhljoseph (65) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Wow! Never had a dark IPA. What a great combination! Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
I loved this beer! I think this is what a black IPA should taste like. It’s bitter, piney, resiny, chocolatey, smokey, and roasty. It is extremely complex and big. It’s definitely a bigger IPA than most, hence the imperial label. As this beer warms, the roasted, chocolate notes come through even more, which is fine with me! Given that it’s an imperial IPA, my only slight complaint is that I could have tolerated even more hops on the nose. The hop aroma did not blow me away, but it was definitely very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUN 29, 2013
Very clean combination of roasted espresso and piney hops. Roasty bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue for a long time. One of the best black ipa’s ive had, but clocks in a little bit below self righteous due to thin mouthfeel.


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