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RATINGS: 746   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle: Pours a dark reddish brown with a small off white head that dissolves quickly but leaves decent lacing on the glass. Smell: Predominantly grapefruit accompanied by a general citrus aroma with an underlying sugary sweetness. Taste: Strong hop character dominates the first sip. Resiny/piney characteristics of the hops are featured up front. The finish features some of the grapefruit notes promised by the aroma. There is some slight astringency but what truly surprises me for such a bug beer is how completely unnoticeable the alcohol is. The mouthfeel is soft, with a medium-body and just a hint of carbonation. It finishes smooth and creamy but then you are struck with a resiny hop aftertaste that dries out the mouth. Overall I think this beer is serviceable. I think I was hoping for a little more body and a little more malt support from an imperial. If all you want is hops and hops, then this is probably worth a try.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (295) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus, pine, powdered cocoa, caramel, chocolate malt, anise. Tastes of citrus, pine, chocolate, caramel, espresso, milk chocolate. Very light bodied beer for a 9.2% Imperial Black IPA. Very good beer, and very drinkable......

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (178) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from the bottle of the 4-pack into the pint glass. This is a mind and taste bud confusing beer, It looks like a Guinness but has the taste of a mighty fine Double IPA with a touch more malt. I would call this a hybrid strong IPA stout, I hope the hemp doesn’t cause me to fail my next drug test, but if it does I’ll just sit home all day and drink this.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (579) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Very dark brown color with a pinkie-finger tan head. Aroma is a bready and a tad astringent. The taste is mildly sweet with a slight tang similar to tropical fruit, then fairly in-your-face citrus and rind hops. The palate is a bit juicy and thick, heavier than most black IPAs. Not my favorite black IPA, but very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1118) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours a fairly clear very dark brown with reddish tinge and a thin lasting tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, and some coffee notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, citrus, resin, light burnt notes, medium bitterness that lingers a little(which is helped by some dark malt bitterness), mild burnt notes, a fairly dry finish but also some alcohol(more as it warms up) that has some bite and lingers little. Very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1077) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Dark brown pour with a thin and creamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, licorice and coffee. Flavor is has roasted coffee up front, loads of citrus hops in the middle and a good amount of bitterness on the back end, with lingering roast/burnt notes. Huge body, aggressive hop profile. The flavors are all over the place but are very complex and interesting. The beer gives me hope for this style of beer, which most people seem to interpret as adding chocolate malts to an existing IPA and calling it a day. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (206) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is comprised of mocha, dark chocolate, coffee, resin, and pine. Taste is real bitter up front with the dark chocolate and it finishes bitter. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Good beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (471) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark brown, off-white head, Aroma: chocolate, citrus, roast. Coffee in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10974) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2015
bottle. clear dark brown, smooth briwn head. aroma of nutty malts, sweet malts, bitter malts, some hops.certanly full and thick aroma, smells like quality. Flavor is loads of malts, bitter, bitter hops, the overall flavor is bitter nutty.not your usual black ipa, but pretty tasty. This sample is somewhat old, so the hops could’ve been burned off over time. Clear to gather from the taste though that this is high quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
This pours black with a dense tan head and lively carbonation. Aromas of spicy hops, grapefruit, toffee, and burnt toast. Tastes slightly sweet with a bitter hops and alcohol finish. Notes of toffee, light chocolate, and a slightly burnt taste that is perhaps from a black patent malt or black roasted barley. There is an odd combination of citrusy and spicy hops with the roasted malt flavors that is somewhat unique to me in this combination. Finishes a little too sweet and bitter without balancing each other very well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3107) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served cold in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a nice tan head. Strong citrus and resin, some roasted malt...molasses mainly, green pepper corns. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. More strong pine and citrus, dark roasted malts, peppery; dry with good bitterness and a quite hoppy, dark roasted malt finish. Weird name, decent beer.


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