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RATINGS: 697   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%.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish edges, a large light tan head that leaves some thick lacing. The aroma has pine, earth, roast, coffee and mint. Flavor is lots of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and piney hops. Medium full mouthfeel and it finishes on the sweet side with some light bitterness. This one crosses over to big, hoppy porter territory. Very flavorful and easy to drink.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (288) - 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 (159) - 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 (680) - 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 (735) - 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 (3217) - 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 (256) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Dark chestnut brown color with thick beige head. Aroma of dark malt, grapefruit, resin. Dark MALT overlapped by extra portion of citrus and resiny hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.


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