387. Uinta Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA
Uinta is new to Maine and they offer a nice variety of beer. This is their Imperial Black IPA which checks in at 9.2% ABV. I tried a couple of their beers at The Vault and ended up with this bottle from my brother-in-law.
As you can see the beer truly is black with a nice thick tan head. Very nice looking black IPA and has a great mix of aromas with plenty of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some earthy hops.
Taste starts with the hops; pine and a bit of citrus then an almost burnt coffee, chocolate taste comes in with a lingering bitterness. Overall not a bad beer but the burnt flavor seems a bit off. Worth trying but I still prefer regular IPAs over their black counterpart.
Cons: Burnt Flavor
Alcohol Content: 9.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 109
Brewers Website: Uinta Brewing
Brewers Description: Named Utah’s Centennial Star in 1996, Dubhe (pronounced Doo-bee) illuminates the front of the big dipper from 124 light years away. Dubhe, also known as Alpha Ursae Majoris, is a red giant that appears orange in color and has a mass 4x that of the sun. Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.