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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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2,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,323
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 68
Gots: 175 | 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%

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

08-14-2014 15:24:38 | More by dmgeng
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New York

1.76/5  rDev -53.8%

08-28-2014 00:06:41 | More by Mattylaz22
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-27-2014 12:24:23 | More by AmeriCanadian
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a golden amber with a finger of head and good retention. Nose is very fruity. Tones of hop aroma with citrus playing a dominant role. Taste follows with lots of hops and lots of beer. It's a big one. The 10% alcohol pokes through, but it's well hidden considering the size of this beer. Mouthfeel is bitter but balanced, overall a great dipa.

08-27-2014 04:59:06 | More by IllNate
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-26-2014 23:21:19 | More by oldmankoch
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-26-2014 22:06:27 | More by yanosh
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4.49/5  rDev +17.8%

08-26-2014 02:59:54 | More by DYFLWD
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2014 01:52:54 | More by RummyRedbeard
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4.04/5  rDev +6%

08-26-2014 00:05:19 | More by Sheepdog2169
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2014 21:30:13 | More by Schwegler
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2014 19:30:08 | More by maniaczak
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4.44/5  rDev +16.5%

08-24-2014 17:01:26 | More by reilljt0
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

12oz can poured into a globe.

A: Hazy orange in color. Creamy off-white head keeps at a half inch. Thin, broken rings and spots of lacing.

S: A tropical melange. Mango, melon, blood orange, tangerine, passion fruit, sweet and sticky cannabis. Subtle honeyed and caramel malt tones with a slight brush of rye.

T: Juicy tropical hop flavors. Tangerine figures prominently. Mango and melon. That sweet and sticky cannabis character is there too. Caramel and honeyed sweetness is tempered by a hunk of toasted malt flavor and a small dose of spicy rye. Firm brush of alcohol and tropical esters mid to back. Maybe a touch minty too. Tangerine and dank hop flavors sit atop drying, spicy rye on the finish.

M: Firm and creamy mouthfeel. Medium-thick body, though it does not feel weighty. Carbonation scrubs at a firm and even level. Alcohol warms throughout. Hop astringencies lightly rake at the tooth enamel.

O: Oskar Blues has been switching up the hops in this brew each year now, and this year's hop of choice was mosaic. It was a damn good choice. It's just one of those strains that can do no wrong. The nose in particular bursts with mouth-watering tropical aromas. Smart use of rye here too. It keeps the body from feeling thick and viscous and prevents things from getting overly sweet.

08-24-2014 15:16:13 | More by ryan1788a5
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4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

08-24-2014 01:58:04 | More by Journey_man
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New York

3.85/5  rDev +1%

08-23-2014 17:10:59 | More by Phigg1102
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

08-23-2014 00:52:40 | More by Labeorphile
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-22-2014 17:23:14 | More by mattycasey
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-22-2014 02:36:46 | More by jakewatt135
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

08-22-2014 00:42:36 | More by Bp123
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

08-21-2014 03:42:03 | More by 2GOOFY
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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New Hampshire

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
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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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