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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,530 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,530
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 86
Gots: 243 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: natelocc787 on 01-15-2010

Gubna was bred from Oskar Blues Brewery’s hankering to confront 100+ IBUs by cranking up the complexity of hops by pouring Cascade on top of copious amounts of Summit, then balancing that with a backbone of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt. GUBNA’s post-fermentation dry-hopping with both hops allows this monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma while providing a rye malt-induced, spicy-yet-round middle, and a brisk, clean bitter finish (10 percent ABV, 100+ IBUs).
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Ratings: 2,530 | Reviews: 894
Photo of RyanK252
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into an Oskar Blues pint glass Canned

A: Pours golden yellow with a creamy off white head that hangs around and laces well.

S: Fruity, peach and melon, tropical fruit, a touch herbal, and big caramel malt sweetness.

T: Fruity melon, honeydew, cantaloupe, peach, and pear, a little spicy, a touch of pine, some dankness, a little citrus, hints of tropical fruit, and big caramel malt sweetness. A little alcohol on the finish.

M: Towards the heavier end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: There's a whole lot going on in this one, but I can't say I'm a huge fan. The fruitiness combined with the malt sweetness can be overwhelming. It really needs something like strong grapefruit to help balance it.

The 2015 edition features Galena, Columbus, Sorachi Ace, El Dorado, Comet, and Chinook hops.

Photo of ncelauro
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marley2112
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sampman
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2Bstout
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy amber; thick white head. Good retention and lacing. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Hops are quite evident, although bitterness is not. Resiny, citrusy.

This would be a really good alternative to Hop Crisis, which is one of my favs.

Photo of Willgraff81
2.71/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

something was off. Had it on draft. Not in love with it

Photo of UBrew1984
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobDB
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The aroma stood out for me on this one. Smells of honeydew melon, cantelope, very tropical. The taste was on point with the aroma. Getting a bit of alcohol on the finish,but it is 10%. Overall well done.

Photo of AndrewGoria
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Orange candy with a light cloudiness and few pin-head sized rising bubbles. Topped with a finger of yellowish head.



S: Really ripe pineapple, sweet and candy like, coconut, tropical fruit punch. Floral as well like a bouquet of flowers.



T: Tropical fruits, candied orange, phenols, a solid sweetness, a little cereal quality.



M: Thick and syrupy but balanced with a low powdery carbonation leaving a smooth finish. Alcohol is well hidden but the feel of it hits the whole mouth. Slightly sticky coating left on the tongue.



O: Great smell, good taste. Got it in Asheville, NC, drank in Kunming, China on March 13th, 2015.

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IPA1978
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curasowa
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, golden orange color with two finger of fluffy head that lingers quite a while with thick lacing.

Aroma: Malt really dominates the nose, with a nice mix of floral and earthy hop notes, resin, a little medicinal and woody.

Taste: Holy malt-bomb. A quick flash of bitterness, then lots of chewy, syrup-sweet malt with lots of booze. Nothing subtle about the 10% here. Some earthy bitterness builds towards the finish, but the flavor struggles under the weight of the malt and ends up being just bitter, which lingers on through the finish.

The Rest: This one's a but much. One glass is about all I think I could manage before wanting something else.

Photo of Dilbert65
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics17
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I get some grapefruit, followed by a nice malty sweetness. I can see the malt destroying this Imperial quickly if it goes further past it's canning date. I get some rye from rye malt. A nice bread character. Some spice, with orange peel later in the beer.

The beer starts off with tropical fruit as the big taste coming through. In the final sips as the beer warms. It becomes a big floral bouquet.

Photo of Brackh
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy head. Smells like sweet tropical citrus. Upfront taste is sweet and almost reminds me of a barley wine. Malty for sure too. Very clean and not too bitter on the back end. This is unique for sure. I really like it though. Hides the fact that it is 10% well.

Photo of KillerJigger
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dictator
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.