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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 2,390
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 69
Gots: 197 | 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:
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).

(Beer added by: natelocc787 on 01-15-2010)
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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottom of the can says, "Use can as pillow". (words to live by)

Guy at the liquor store thought it was the best beer ever and it was Oskar Blues so I had to try it. Called "Gubna" because it's what you say when you try to say "Governor" after drinking 2 of these beasts.

A - Deep orange color. Hazy DIPA with lots of white head coming out of my glass and strong lacing.

S - Extra strong hop fragrance with lots of citrus and resiny tones. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics. Alcohol definitely present as well.

T - Full flavored with a pungent hop character that has resin, citrus, fruit, herb and with some alcohol and malt to round it out. Full bitterness from the alpha acids but it isn't the only thing you taste with the malt other flavors mixing together to make this beer complex and tasty.

M - Strong mouth-feel with high carbonation. Lingering finish with hops, malt, and alcohol.

Overall, a solid IIPA. Great aroma, and good flavor, feel, appearance, but doesn't have as much citrus character as I love in an IIPA. This brew isn't nice to your palate but if you like big, resiny, and complex beer I'd recommended it.

Glass- Tulip

dmgeng, Aug 14, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Final Gravity in Roseville, CA

App- served in a 11.5oz snifter. Poured a hazy golden orange with a half finger white head. Fair, decently spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Predominantly Orange in aroma with hints of pine.

Taste - Pretty much just follows the nose, with over-ripened orange and hints of pine with light candied sweetness. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Close to full in body with fairly lively carbonation. Somewhat syrupy in the finish.

Overall - Good, but not exceptional. Seems to lack that extra umph that recent DIPA's deliver on.

TheSixthRing, Sep 23, 2014
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Originally rated on 4/21/14. Updated on 8/2/14

Re-rate: 2014 version is even better. Poured from a can. Earthy fruity aroma. Taste is amazing. Huge yummy pineapple taste. So good. I don’t know if they could top it in 2015 if they switch the hops up again. ---- On tap for $3.50 a pint at brews brothers. Really like this beer. Happy to see it added on tap by me. Love the sweet caramel taste with the pungent summit hops. Very well balanced. Nice juicy citrus happyness.

kkleu357, Sep 18, 2014
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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.