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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company, Utah
Dubhe Imperial Black IPA brewed by Uinta Brewing - Salt Lake City, Utah
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. ABV: 9.2. IBUs: 109.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Pours dark brown with red highlights under light with a two finger creamy light
brown head that leaves nice rings of sticky, drippy lacing. Purty.
Aroma starts off hoppy, mostly citrus, some floral and pine as well. Then the
dark malts start to come through with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts,
caramel, toffee nuts, and maybe a bit of anise and weed. Very good strength.
Flavor is really nice. Good amount of citrus and resinous hops and the dark malt
come through really nice. A lot of chocolate and caramel notes, some coffee,
toffee, molasses, black licorice. A touch of sweetness in the middle, finishes
with a good amount of bitterness. Alcohol is there but integrated well for over
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy, good carbonation.
Really tasty Black IPA. Tons of flavor and balances the hops and dark malts very
well. One of the best Iíve had in the style.
Uinta Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class,
full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated
mechanic's garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty
variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars,
restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation
of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original
building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility, pictured
above, specifically designed for brewing beer.
Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern
Utah. Many of Uinta's beer names are inspired by Utah's diverse landscapes or
have historical significance. Cutthroat Pale Ale, Uinta's flagship beer, is
named after Utah's state fish. Subsequent beer names followed suit, such as
King's Peak Porter, named after Utah's highest peak, Golden Spike Hefeweizen,
named after the spike used to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental
railroad in Utah, and Dubhe, named after the Utah Centennial star.
Since 2001 Uinta Brewing has used 100% wind-powered energy, becoming the first
Utah business to reach this mark.