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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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86
very good

2,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,310
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 68
Gots: 173 | 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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dmgeng

Indiana

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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Phigg1102

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1%

08-23-2014 17:10:59 | More by Phigg1102
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Labeorphile

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

08-23-2014 00:52:40 | More by Labeorphile
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-22-2014 17:23:14 | More by mattycasey
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-22-2014 02:36:46 | More by jakewatt135
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Bp123

California

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

08-22-2014 00:42:36 | More by Bp123
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2GOOFY

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-21-2014 00:42:13 | More by illiniipa
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kcq101

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6%

08-21-2014 00:28:03 | More by kcq101
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-20-2014 16:52:50 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

08-19-2014 10:43:59 | More by blue-dream
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JAFoley

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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toadman14

California

4.8/5  rDev +26%

08-17-2014 02:03:55 | More by toadman14
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2014 02:02:50 | More by rxthree
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shutter

Nevada

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

08-16-2014 18:56:58 | More by shutter
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-16-2014 05:41:35 | More by Booner818
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

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
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JoshNLFTW

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +31.2%

08-15-2014 02:51:55 | More by JoshNLFTW
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EigenBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +6%

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shiggins22

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

08-14-2014 20:43:33 | More by shiggins22
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-13-2014 21:31:04 | More by kotzbauerm
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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,310 ratings.