GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.01/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
08-14-2014 15:24:38 | More by dmgeng
4.25/5 rDev +11.5%
A - Pours a murky and effervescent amber body with dense off-white head. Strong retention and nice lacing.
S - Citrus and mint
T - The alcohol is really strong and gives a strong bite from the start. Big pine and floral hops moves to lemon grass and mint in the aftertaste.
M - Medium/full body with fine moderate/light carbonation. Creamy and dry, very drinkable.
O - Love this beer. Maybe the ABV could be dropped back for more balance. But I'm happy to have the variety.
08-17-2014 19:45:45 | More by JAFoley
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
Poured from the 12oz. can into a tulip glass.
The beer flows out a cloudy orange with a bubbly one-finger head that leaves lacing the length of the glass.
The smell is of grapefruit and candied fruit, a little floral note and a hit of booze.
The taste is, initially, a big bitter attack: pine and grapefruit pith with a shot of sweet candy in the middle and then a long, lingering, bitter drying finish. As it warms a bit, I can taste more of the sweet malt and rye. The booze is also a bit more obvious as the temp rises a bit.
The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit bubbly.
Overall, I quite enjoyed this beer. It's definitely big and bold but also packs a lot of flavor.
08-16-2014 03:02:33 | More by SD-Alefan
GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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