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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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1,930 Ratings
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Ratings: 1930
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.57%

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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Photo of Bedrocker


3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Nice copper color with a 2 finger head that retains itself rather well. Nice lacing as well.

S: Sweet caramel and grapefruit, primarily. There is a bit of spice in there as well, and you can definitely detect the rye malts.

T: About the same as the nose. Strong flavor. Lots of spice in this one, and is fairly malty. Some alcohol on the finish, which also happens to be rather bitter. There's a little bit of oak flavor in there as well.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth, though. There's a little bit of alcohol warmth in there to let you know you're drinking a 10% brew.

O: Pretty good. One of the boldest flavors in a DIPA I've ever tasted. Reasonably balanced, rather drinkable. Cheers!!!

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 05:17:05 | More by Bedrocker
Photo of rdilauro


4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a full bright white head. Just a tint of orange color in the pour. The nose was full of hops, pine needles, cirtrus fruits, oranges, lemons and pink grapefruit.
The first taste was so very DRY. Not as full as I would expect a beer with this high an ABV value. The second and third sips were better and better. As the beer was half way down my beer glass, the aroma opened up so much more. Strong bitter hoppiness.
The aftertaste was lingering, very long and dry and bitter as only a good full IPA should be
I've come across this with wine, but never with beer, this one was chewable, meaning full, strong bold but not something to hit you on the side of your face

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 00:42:19 | More by rdilauro
Photo of stephenjmoore


3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JDM0221 for the extra.

A- Clear, honey-colored body with a sticky, foamy head.

S- Earthy hops, grainy bread, slight hint of sweetness, somewhat of a garlic peel aroma.

T- Hints of bitterness, some sweetness, slight sweet bread flavor. The hops are there, but the flavors are very different than most hop flavors. Unsweetened apples, sweet grains, just a hint of tropical fruitiness.

M- The feel is terrific. It is a big beer with a full bodied, but has some creaminess, medium carbonation and a lingering stickiness.

O- With all the IIPAs out there, at least I can say that this one is different. There is a definite earthiness to it that cuts out some of the bitterness, but leaves just enough.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 02:57:34 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of fmccormi

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz can to a nucleated can-glass; canning date of March 17, 2014 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“CANNED ON 03/17/14@08:40 OLD PEOPLE CANDY”). Oh, Oskar Blues. Thank you for your legibile, informative, and quirky dating practices. That means that this can is two and a half weeks old at the time of comnsumption, and it’s been refrigerated from before I bought it until right now. Freshhhh.

Appearance (4.0): This pours with an outstanding three-plus fingers of custard-colored head, capping a rich, clear, golden body with a steady stream of bubbles rising to the top. The head takes its sweet-ass time dying down, leaving a frothy, arcing collar near the top but not a lot of lacing until halfway down, where it’s leaving a nearly solid sheet on one side of the glass. There’s still a solid coating of foam on the surface of the beer several minutes after the pour, too.

Smell (3.75): Big, spicy rye malt with a peppery aroma mixed with a very rustic, grainy, fresh-baked bread kind of aroma. Citrus and pine for hops, though they’re not popping out particularly clearly amidst all this rye malt (the smell of which I do enjoy). As it warms, a sweet fruitiness à la tangerine juice comes out a bit more.

Taste (4.0): Holy hell, there’s a lot happening right now. Lots of the rye spice mixed with some sweet, juicy fruit character (like Citra kind of fruitiness), but it’s preceded by strong resin and grapefruit juice tones. At first they’re the main event, but the rye comes in before long and blankets everything with some peppery spice, rustic breadiness, and a little honey. A little lemon zest and then some very tart lemonade/limeade comes in toward the end, duking it out with the rye, before mixing with a somewhat resinous hop character in a decently long, bitter finish. Some booze, but it blends in with the hops (which for the style means big ups in my book) relatively well.

Mouthfeel (4.25): The body is on the full- side of medium-weight, for sure, but it’s not too heavy or overly syrupy at all. The booze, hops, and rye spice all help to shove it over the dry side, actually, in spite of the 10% ABV, and it’s easy to drink. Overall this has a pretty great feel for an example of the style so big.

Overall (4.0): Off-kilter, for sure, but I like its uniqueness. A lot of folks will lament the strength of the malt, especially since the rye really sticks out and that’s not everyone’s thing, and others will say it’s too boozy or messy. I say it comes with the territory, and if you’re looking for something different within the style, this is a very good bet. Worth the price? A can or two, at least once, yes. Beyond that is up to the individual.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 01:20:47 | More by fmccormi
Photo of bsp77


4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Light honey color with massive, clingy, stark white head.

Smell: Citrus, onion, marijuana and some herbalness.

Taste: Hmm, this is an odd one. Strong hop flavor, heavy on the onion, citrus and herbs. Malts are almost Barleywinish. Finish is spicy, boozy and bitter.

Feel: Medium to full bodied with relatively low carbonation. Smooth, creamy, oily and quite warming. Finish is nicely dry.

Overall: I know this beer causes pretty mixed reactions from people, and I can see that as it is odd. But I do like it, as it is somehow strangely balanced, as I have noticed for Oskar Blues beers in general.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 22:04:34 | More by bsp77
Photo of rawfish


4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New recipe, canned 3/14/14. Do a lil Gub step printed on the bottom of the can.
Pours clear copper into a Hangar 24 snifter. Stark white head forms ups to two fingers, the retention is fair and leaves clumpy lacing on the glass.

Syrupy molasses and toffee malt character, big sweetness as always. Getting this one pretty fresh allows the strength of the nose to be stepped up. Pineapple, green pears, orange citrus and pine hops.

Malty on the forefront, caramel, toffee and bready. Very solid malt character equalizes the earthy and blunt piney hops with some candied pear and soft apricot. Bitterness is muted and the alcohol is kept well back. Very balanced.

Syrupy and sweet, solid heft on this beer with just enough carbonation. Bitterness is just not quite enough to cleanse the sticky malt from the palate. Alcohol is well hidden despite the 10% displayed.

Deep DIPA flaunting bold barleywine malts and a solid hoppiness. Candied hops in a can. Still a great beer but I think I preferred it when it was a single hop Summit IPA.

Previous review 3/27/11
Pours hazy copper, metallic dark, billowy head results in 1 finger of pale yellowish froth, some nice lacing. (4.0)

Rather amazing nose on this one, not horribly strong but what a variety, pineapple tartness, pear, apricot and peach peach nectar with apple juice, muted pine hops and syrupy molasses malt character. Very sweet but very pleasant as well. (4.5)

Big malty backbone alot of residual sugars, caramel, toffee, syrupy sweet and sticky quite a contrast from other DIPAs I've tried where the malts try their hardest to balance the hops it the other way around here. Hoppiness comes out later, earthy and blunt with some pine and pear nectar character. A little bit of hot alcohol but this gets quickly overwhelmed by the maltiness and bittering finish. The dull bitterness lingers on for quite a while, eventually making the beer feel more refreshing than sweet. This thing is like hoppy candy, not for everyone but I'm really digging it. (4.5)

Heavy rather viscous mouthfeel, satisfying. Adequate carbonation, a little more would not hurt this beer though. Smooth but a little kick of alcohol. (4.5)

Quite a polarizing DIPA, swings like a barleywine in the malt department, sticky and deep but most of the fruit character in the nose and the bitterness is clearly hop driven. I'm comin' back Gubna. (4.5)

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 00:28:58 | More by rawfish
Photo of ahommell


3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. can into Chimay chalice.

A: Crystal clear orange to amber. Good finger head that has great retention

S: Light hops, malt, caramel. Unexpected light hops. Hops are grassy citrus.

T: Ever wondered what a Mickeys would taste like with more hops and more malt? This is it. Syrup like almost. Malt. Bitter grapefruit. Bitter dark citrus.

M: Lots and lots of body. Again.. Syruppy.

O: Can't rank this as high as I want to. Alcohol is in your face and the hop/malt ratio is completely unbalanced to my taste. Lots of malt that just seems unfermented - AND THAT IS WITH A 10% ALCOHOL BILL. I'd like to know what yeast were used...

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 19:58:44 | More by ahommell
Photo of hoppyturt


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting was done from a can into a room temp pint glass. Pours a light golden hue, with a smooth velvety head. Nose is hot, and full of alcohol in the beginning. The first taste is very welcoming and surprising. The alcohol is hidden by citrus and herbal notes that make this very pleasant to drink. Very smooth for a imperial IPA

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 20:07:42 | More by hoppyturt
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at EBF; can't believe I've never tried this goddamn beer! I guess they tweaked the hop bill?

A-Poured a copper color.

S-Lots of grapefruit and grass. Lots of caramel too. I wish I tried it when it was still an "onion bomb" because I like that sort of stuff.

T-I still do get some dank flavors but it doesn't overpower any of the other tasty hop donations. Pine, grapefruit, flowers and grass. Balanced by lots of caramel.

M-Full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Very bitter.

O/D-How have I not had this beer before? Really kicking myself that I didn't try this before they started screwing with the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 00:31:41 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of jimmah120


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, 2 weeks old, into tulip. This is spendy stuff.

look is clear and golden, small head. smell is sweet bread with a sour hop twist. taste is biting lemongrass with a grapefruit finish. There's also weed and pepper. Feel is a little syrupy and the malt and alcohol overpowers as it warms.

overly hopped but there are better iipa's

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 18:36:56 | More by jimmah120
Photo of Beerlover


1.55/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

as I poured this one from the can I could smell the hops and the clear golden color, with its 1 inch thick white head, it smelled and appeared to me that I was in for a treat. The treat started and ended there.
the taste of this is one of the worst ipas I can remember at least recently. the hoppyness was no were near what I would imagine for an imperial ipa certainly not one with 100 i.b.u.'s and there was an unmistakable sourness to it which sounds somewhat appealing to a guy who enjoys sours as much as I do but this was not a good sour, I find it hard to believe that this beer is supposed to taste like this, it must be infected. usually a can safeguards the beers and keeps it better and fresher for longer well the can didn't do any help for this swill, but it's not the can's fault. it can't make something that tastes and smells like rotting vegetables taste better or even ok for that matter.
all I can think about as I pour this down the drain is the 15 dollars I am also pouring down the drain for a 4 pack 12 oz can of this...how could anyone ever give this beer above a 3 rating, and how could anyone ever compare (much less call it "much better"!?) this beer to Founder's devil dancer one of the greatest and hoppiest ipas of all time!?!?! HORRIBLE!!!

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 04:29:14 | More by Beerlover
Photo of KYGunner


3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured a crystal clean appearance of dark golden color with a dense thick and heavily lacing foam.

The aroma was nicely balanced with caramel malt, honey, lemongrass, floral hop cone, pithy grapefruit rind and a sweet lemon juice.

The flavor too, was well balanced, as the malt held a caramel sweetness, but the lemon teeters between grassy and juicy. There's a little grapefruit flavor. I don't know if there is honey added but this finishes with a nice honey flavor.

The feel is thick, easy, very light on the bitterness, and it disappears quickly.

This is a very good DIPA. It's a bit simple, maybe not going to win over hop heads, but this would be perfect for a good hike; being in a can and all.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 23:29:02 | More by KYGunner
Photo of smcolw


3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Small but lasting head. Settles to a fine layer of bubbles but it leaves a blanket of lace. The liquid is light amber and is crystal clear.

Gorgeous flowery hop smell. There's enough malt (pale) to provide some balance and a touch of sweetness.

Solid malty beginning, but it quickly gets crushed by the strong straight bitterness of the hop. Not much complexity after this point. The body is fine and the carbonation leaning to the high side.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 01:02:46 | More by smcolw
Photo of MeanMotaScootah


2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: orangy hazy - nothing to write home about (but then again you're supposed to drink beer not look at it)

S: Very little aroma hops in this beer. It has a flat carmel smell - nothing really impressive at all esp given that it's a double ipa

T: All the bitterness is on the finish, sorta flat, very malty. Reminds me of a "stronge ale" with a little dank hops. It's kinda syrupy too - not sure what they were going for but compared to other DIPAs this one falls short - maybe I am just used to West coast style, regardless this is not what I expected. Note: the alcohol is very noticeable - not masked at all.

M: Medium-full bodied.

O: Overall not a great DIPA.

Serving type: can

02-12-2014 01:57:20 | More by MeanMotaScootah
Photo of BierJager89


4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy glowy orange with a white ring of head.

S Orange and lots of pineapple in the nose. Smells really tasty.

T: Piney and floral with hints of orange and pineapple. Delicious, but not as good as the nose.

M: Medium-full bodied. Typical DIPA carbonation/mouthfeel.

O: Looks nice, smells amazing, taste is a bit disappointing after the nose, mouthfeel is decent. Overall a great DIPA.

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 04:36:08 | More by BierJager89
Photo of stella77artois

New York

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a clear amber, a pretty sight to see. A 2' head formed, just slightly off-white in color, and dissipated very slowly. Small amounts of lacing left on side of glass.

S - A general hoppy aroma, with small amounts of grapefruit, earth and red pepper/chili powder spice. Rye malts are noted as well, as well as a very slight caramel/toffee aroma.

T - Doesn't have the best flavor I've experienced in a DIPA, but it's POWERFUL. Very strong flavor. Very hoppy and bitter. General fruitiness, perhaps a touch of grapefruit, sweet and sour sauce. Very spicy. Might be from the rye malts, but as with the aroma, heavy notes of red pepper and black pepper. A solid tasting DIPA. A very slight alcohol warmth on the tongue during the finish.

F - Finishes slightly dry and is easy on the throat and stomach, despite being on the thick side. Very easy to drink, especially considering it's 10% ABV.

O - A very solid DIPA. There are better DIPA's out there, but this one is spicy and powerful. I won't purchase it again for the price I paid ($16 for a 4-pack), but I would certainly do so if cheaper, or if it were offered. DIPA and any big beer fans should enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 14:31:25 | More by stella77artois
Photo of Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can into an imperial pint glass. Canned on 3/11/13 (8 months old).

A well balanced IIPA. For most folks this Imperial IPA might be too malty. Almost a high bitter American barley wine. Sort of a Double Bastard, but with less zing. 4.0

A – Pours a clear light golden with a one-finger off-white head. Good carbonation. Nice show in the glass after an aggressive pour. Excellent lacing. 4.5

S – Fruity hoppiness, grapefruit, pine, molasses, no hint of the high ABV. 4.0

T – Malty bitterness, much more malt than the aroma belies, oak, caramel and toffee. Not a clean maltiness. A bit stale (cardboard) (-). 3.75

MF – Medium-bodied, dry and bitter finish, smooth, a bit creamy, good carbonation. 4

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 20:23:39 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of Mitchster


3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$3.69 for a 12oz can at Sicilianos. Brewed with "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)."

Pours out to a hazy burnt orange, paler than expected compared to most other Imperial IPA.s. Forms a copious meringue-like frothy white head with superior retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so.The nose is sweetly fruity with mango, pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of malt husk. No off aromas. Mouthfeel is prickly, slick, with a huge malty body, ending slightly sweet but balanced by a sharp astringency in the finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma...tons of tropical fruit. A touch of pine and green leafiness in the flavor, but not much skunkweed or cat piss. Bitterness is quite firm and astringent. Too much pithy grapefruit bitterness to my taste. Alcohol is warming and contributes to the astringency. Some subtle higher alcohols but otherwise cleanly fermented.

Well, as far as DIPA's/TIPA's, this one has a bit too much bitterness and leafiness. I think it would do better with less bitterness and a broader blend of hops. The finish is mouth puckering and grassy. I probably wouldn't bother buying it again.

Serving type: can

12-28-2013 04:14:15 | More by Mitchster
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4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful in the glass. Light amber color. Hazy. Poured a super creamy 1 finger head. Awesome lacing and trailing.
S- I think this gets a 5. Usually more subtle tropical smells are up front in this one. Papaya, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, caramel, pineapple. I keep thinking I smell peaches. Big caramel presence. As it warms, some dank shows up.
T - Kind of departs from the smell. Caramel, grapefruit, pine, and booze. There's a lot of earthy notes and some grapefruit rind, too.
M- Thick. Strangely so. I've had Imperial Stouts that were touted for their thickness that weren't this viscous. Pleasant surprise. Takes a minute to get used to. Oily and drying.
O- I enjoyed this beer. It was one of those where the flavor scored the lowest out of the 4 categories, but the flavors were still awesome. It was definitely better than I thought it was going to be. I would have again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 23:50:48 | More by tmm313
Photo of cyclonece09


4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours orange golden with hints of red with a large head. Smells of cirtus and slight piney notes. Tastes of nice hops with citrus and earthy tones. Beer is a tad boozy medium body, definitely a sipper, good carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: can

11-24-2013 18:27:31 | More by cyclonece09
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4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM 8/28/13: I bought a fourpack of this after reading good things about it on BA, and have been anxious to try one. Rather surprised to see its BA rating is not over 4 considering all the affection it seems to generate. And at $15+ per in most places (I bought mine after finding it for only $12.79 at one of the last places I ever expected it to appear), there are quite a few other 3.75 rated DIPAs that are cheaper.

Canned on 2/18/13. Old. Hops may be weaker than intended. Now I know why my fourpack was only $12.79. It was five months old by then.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into an Erdinger weissbier vase.

a: Clear amber, formed a huge white head which took its time dissipating to heavy surface foam and some of the most beautiful and persistent even lacing I have seen on a beer glass.

s: Moderate strength grapefruit.

t; Immediate reaction is to the smooth, slick mouthfeel and then the hop and alcohol assault on the tongue and throat.

m: The silkiest smooth-feeling IPA I have had yet. Rolls over your tongue like a beautiful woman's...well you get the idea. The high ABV is hardly noticeable except on the way down. Resilient carbonation is showcased by the weissbier vase.

o: I'm in love. Very seductive brew! A sensory smorgasbord! Like many a love relationship, the bitterness of the hops does slightly grate on the finish, but before that all is bliss and delight! Definitely worth a premium.. Easiest-drinking damned 10% ABV beer on the planet? I would not be surprised.

UPDATE 11/18/13: Later cans were not as silky smooth but still powerfully hoppy. Based on which, I would venture to suggest that not all DIPAs being close to a year old have lost their hop punch. Flavor change, though, I can't vouch for at least until the 2014 version appears.

Serving type: can

11-19-2013 06:30:19 | More by scotorum
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3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into glass

appears a hazy cloudy golden orange color. half inch thick white colored head. good lacing and head retention. fruity aroma - citrus, mango, pineapple. with the taste, the malt barely stands up to the sledgehammer of tropical fruit flavored hops. quite bitter. slick oily mouthfeel, average carbonation.

overall - it's okay, but a bit overdone. I'll stick to Dale's Pale Ale and Deviant Dale's and GNnight for the hoppy beer from Oskar Blues.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 03:08:52 | More by jmdrpi
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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured GUBNA into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy golden with one and half finger of white creamy head.

S - Nice tropical flavors fill the nose. Pineapple, citrus, some grapefruit with bitter hops.

T - Wow, nice flavors of this Imperial IPA. It has grapefruit, citrus, pineapple. It has some smooth orange and more grapefruit mid palate. It has a touch of alcohol on the aftertaste.

M - A smooth creamy Imperial, medium to full on the mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - Another fine brew from Oskar Blues. Recommended ! Cheers!

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 18:34:15 | More by fitrock2112
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a short white head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy

S: citrus hops, orange, lemon, pineapple

T: quite bitter up front, lemon and pine, middle is really sweet, pineapple, finish is pine, flavors are not overly complex, good balance

M: heavy, high carbonation, does not seem at all as high as 10% ABV

O: good balance between bitter and sweet, flavors are simple and straightforward

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 01:50:39 | More by M_C_Hampton
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4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes: The beer poured a golden amber with a generous white head. I got a hint of onion in the aroma like I had heard, but more of a sweet onion with a base of sweet citrus and tropical fruit. The taste was a bitter hop monster that erupted in my mouth like biting into a grapefruit rind. The Gubna was big, bold and full of hop dominance with a blast of grapefruit and dank resinous hops. The rye malt gave the brew a spicy malt balance and a great lingering taste on my tongue. This had a very strong balanced bitterness that was delicious and surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. It got a little boozy as it warmed, but that’s to be expected with such a high ABV.

Serving type: can

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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