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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ratings: 2,416
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 72
Gots: 207 | FT: 3
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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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hellooo Gubna! Oskar Blues Gubna one of the most unique DIPA that I have ever tried. The Sorachi Ace, Chinook and Mosaic hops combination gives it a piny evergreen hop flavor with a hint of lemon. It is the malts that really make this different though. Rye and North American Pale Malt and Munich Malt give off a spicy flavor I do not think I have ever tasted in a DIPA. Started off really loving this beer but as I finished beer 1 and started beer two (20 oz pours from my growler) the flavors are starting to become a little overwhelming. At 10% abv this is a real ass kicker. If you are a hop head well worth the try, but this strikes me as a beer that you would either love or hate.

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4.68/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.59/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Hazy, murky faded burnt amber-orange colored body. The head is a foamy cream colored bubbly patch after it recedes. Large bands of foamy lacing on the glass.

Aroma: A malty presence of caramel, pine, cedar, apricot fruitiness.

Taste: Spicy up front with a malty backbone dressed in citrus and piny notes.

Mouthfeel: Thick.

Overall: A very tasty double IPA, but very boozy and thick.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.