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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

2,254 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 68
Gots: 157 | 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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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from mmapes in a trade - thanks very much!

A 355ml can with a canned-on date of Aug 17th 2012, along with a facetious message. Stored in my fridge since receiving it. At 10% ABV this is a monster beer...

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A hazy golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a smallish head of white foam that subsides after a minute or so. An intense aroma of fruity, earthy hop notes: onion, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine and hints of tropical fruit. All this is underpinned by sweet malt with a hint of caramel, yeast and mild booze. The overall aroma has a dry, 'planty' quality that is reminiscent of leaf sap or cut grass. Odd, and not as clean as I might wish for.

Tastes of extreme hops - fruity, spicy and bitter. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, rind, pine, tropical/white fruit, subtle onion, weed, caramel/toffee and yeast. The malt takes a back seat and there is a powerful bitterness upon swallowing, followed by a solventy alcoholic burn. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, spicy and tingly, with nice carbonation and good, thick body. Slides nicely over the tongue. Highly astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of intensely bitter aromatic hops.

Blimey, this is something else. Very hoppy and bitter, as well as a booze bomb. Rather unbalanced, with odd notes like onion, cannabis and earthy hints of plant that are somewhat disagreeable. Could do with a bigger malt backbone to balance the hops more effectively, though the spicy/tingly mouthfeel is nice. An impressive effort, but an imperfect drinking experience.

Serving type: can

11-10-2012 02:31:41 | More by jazzyjeff13
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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.