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
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
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
GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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