Dubhe Imperial Black IPA

Utah
United States
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA by Uinta Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Astronomical amounts of hops align with roasted malts in this Imperial Black IPA brewed with hemp seed. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, and pine shine bright. 

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
100
Hops: 
Falconers Flight, Bravo, CTZ
Malts: 
Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, Hemp, C-40
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dubhe Imperial Black IPA by Uinta Brewing was judged as a Specialty IPA as a hybrid of a Double IPA and a Black IPA (BJCP Style 21B).

This enigmatic beer pushes the boundaries of hop aroma, hop flavors, alcohol, and mouthfeel, all while keeping the various elements complementary. 

It pours a dark brown, not as black as an Imperial Stout, with a cappuccino-like froth that dispersed slowly. One is immediately struck by aromatic notes of licorice, hazelnut, toast, pine-hop dank, and citrus. As the sample warmed, a tone of alcohol wafted free.

The flavors were a robust barrage of herbal and pine hops, dark chocolate and vanilla. Hop bitterness was quite extreme, with the bitterness providing a longing dryness in the back of my tongue. Its finish also delivered a creamy mouthfeel, quite full for the style, but not distracting. 

The heaviness of the alcohol was discernable, and combined with its mouthfeel, made this a sipping IPA to be luxuriated over. 

Brewery Introduction

It would be cliche to say that everyone who works at Uinta cares about one thing: beer. It would also be a lie. We've built a team that shares a need for adventure. Beer unites our eclectic team and while not all of us know exactly how we got here we're sure glad we did.

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