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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

2,240 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,240
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 67
Gots: 155 | 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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BryanCarey

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gubna Imperial IPA pours from a can to a golden color with good carbonation action and a slightly hazy body. The ale has a nose that is powerful and memorable, packing such scents as pine, bread, citrus, and floral and making for an enticing first impression.

Tasting this beer is arousing, and it hits the palate on multiple levels. One can taste breadiness, pine, toasted malt, caramel, and some rye. Then, there is the dual action of the citrus and floral hops that adds the bitterness you knew was coming. The alcohol presence is also obvious, yet more subdued than I expected for a beer of this strength.

One other interesting quality of this beer is the slickness of the body. Others have noted this quality and it is certainly true. It just seems to glide down the throat with ease, just begging you to take another sip.

This imperial IPA is one of the smoother ones I have tried. It really packs the flavor and the alcohol reaches double digits, but it is remarkably more drinkable than others of this style/strength. The complexity is very nice and the taste is interesting, to say the least. About the only issue I have with it is the price- it is quite costly, even for an imperial IPA. Still, the experience is worth it at least once and everyone who has the chance should give this beer a try.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 03:43:16 | More by BryanCarey
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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.