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RATINGS: 708   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%.

SpringsLicker's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3152) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Black pour with a tall, long lasting light tan head. Aroma of roast malt and faint hops. The flavor is lots of roast malt flavor that almost hides the hop bitterness. More stout than IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (203) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
Surprisingly good beer. Dark hue. Lacy head. Hoppy and malty. The flavor seems roasted and a bit dank. But it is full-bodied so it supports the maltiness. I think if the abv was lower this beer would not work, but the booziness is what gives it its balance. Uinta can be hit or miss for me fortunately this beer is so good it makes up for their errors. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (48) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
I like that the malt is so strong; the hops are there, but they get to share the taste sensation with the malt. Hard to believe its 270 calories though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, licorice, roasted, malty, hoppy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Really nice balance of grapefruit hops and chocolatey roasted malts, especially in the flavor. After the initial hop blast in the aroma, it leans slightly to the dark side, but the balance of the flavor is juuust about 50 50. Thick and luscious feel too. Nice brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (18) - - SEP 21, 2014
(Bottle) This is a very good black IPA. However, the bitterness lingers and builds up to disproportionate levels. For people who enjoy extra bitter beers it would be fine, but for me it seems over-the-top and out-of-balance. A real shame because the flavor of the beer is quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2642) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, grapefruit and light chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, pine, citrus, grapefruit and subtle chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark brown pour with big dark tan head. Aroma is big citrus hops. Hint of roast in this malty imperial, lots of tropical bitter hops to balance and finish. Big fan of this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Intensely hoppy beer! Beautiful deep dark brown or black (lighting not too good where I sampled). Chocolate and toasty, hoppy and floral all at the same time (although mostly hops). Really good, but I would like a little bit more roasted malts shining through, but the hops really overpower...not that that’s all that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1248) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a dark brown to black colour with a big, creamy khaki head. Hoppy aroma with grass, grapefruit, leather, coffee, roasted malt and pine. More roasted malt in the flavour but still tons of grassy hops, grapefruit and harpix. Coffee in the aftertaste. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a heavy bitterness. A powerful beer that don’t disappoint at all!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (33) - 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!

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