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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Hemp seed.

Introducing the newest addition to Uinta Brewing Companys lineup, Dubhe (pronounced Doo-bee), an Imperial Black IPA.

Dubhe was named after Utahs 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 dippers spoon. The name Dubhe continues Uintas 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, Dubhes 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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (863) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma and flavor or dominantly hoppy but with a strong malt presence as well. Tasted like a mix of IPA and porter. Very interesting balance and good price too

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (773) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown, bubbly, medium small tan head. Aroma is extremely pleasant, pine and citrus hops with a background of roasted malts. Medium body. Alcohol is only present as a warming factor but does not intrude on the flavor. At first the flavor comes across as an above average IPA with nice floral and piney hops and then there is a roasted coffee-like malt component. One of the few of this style where this dynamic enhances everything rather than coming across as 2 styles mixed together for no purpose. Dry throughout. Quite drinkable too. This is a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 10, 2013
A nice roasty and hoppy blend with a very smooth drinkability. Pours porter black with a medium head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (523) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
I have recently noticed a couple of beers by Uinta at my local grocery store. Picked this up in a 4-pack. $8.99 which is so/so for a price point, but you look at other 4-packs (ie. Green Flash $10.99) its no so bad. Pours a dark amber, almost black color with a creamy, thick tan head. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, doughy yeast and I do detect a little hemp once up to the nose. Taste is rather hoppy and bitter, with a roasted malt backbone. Smooth, creamy mouthful. Medium body, thats easy to drink. On the end, its bitter with a alcohol bite. Good beer and my 1st beer from Uinta, that I would buy again. Looking forward to trying others from this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Delightful! Dark thick pour from 12oz bottle, thin slight foam light in color. Bite of hops in an imperial Stout pour. Only knock is that its thin on the palate. Otherwise, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dscales22 (10) - - FEB 8, 2013
Not too bad. A little bitter for how dark it is. Looks like Coke and tastes like a mix between an IPA and tar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Smells like spicy, resiny hops. Its black with little head retention. Tastes like spicy hops, hop resin, a spicy hemp seed note, a little warming from the alcohol but it is pretty well hidden. and OK palate some bubbly from the carbonation. Overall a good black ipa, nice and bitter

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fittyfunk (1) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Aroma - Fresh, uncompromising citrus Appearance - Pours an onyx, with a pillowy off white head Taste - A delightful overwhelming hop intro, smooth and crisp in middle with a pleasant subtle roast and bitter finish. Palate - Smooth and fully encompassing mouthfeel Overall - One of my favorite CDAs available. Citrusy, drinks like an IIPA (as it should) but with a little more body to back it up,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2487) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle pour black with purple highlight in the light. Nose of citrus hop. Citrus and fruit hop follow by decent bitterness. To me has the slight burnt roasted aftertaste common to black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (1021) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
This was one of the best black IPAs Ive ever tasted. Thick and rich, sparkling palate, woody/piney notes. Strong alcohol is completely covered up by an even stronger taste!


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