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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

2,411 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,411
Reviews: 877
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 73
Gots: 206 | FT: 3
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass form a can, as pictured. Printed on the bottom of can; CANNED WITH CARE
04-19-10 @14:33
HOPOCALYPSE, NOW?

A: Slightly hazy golden orange. Nice 1-1/2 finger white head that disipates quickly, but leaves nice heavy lacing.

S: Nice slightly piney, hempy smell. Excellent sweet, citrus scent too.

T&M: Medium to full bodied. Heavy hops and enough malts to offset the bitterness. Citrus, pine, and slight weedish taste.

This stuff is just as good in a can as it was fresh. Absolutely amazing! Very relaxing and pleasant tasting brew. Probably one of the BEST I've ever had in the DIPA category. The can has a more balanced carbonation and lacing over the growler. These DIPA's have different tastes, but are absolutely perfect when manufactured with quality as this one is.

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I love this beer! It is a very unique Imperial IPA. It has a high level of grapefruit/citrus appeal, but also has a wonderful malt to balance that out. There's something about the taste of this beer that is hard to describe, yet leaves me wanting to keep drinking it. At 10% it isn't difficult to drink at all...darn it!

If you've never mixed this with a Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues, I would definitely suggest it. Mixing half-and-half makes the perfect IPA!

I have also had Gubna on tap at the Oskar Blues brewpub in Lyons, Colorado. It is so smooth-- two pints go down way too easy.

Cheers to the best Imperial IPA I've ever had!

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I have not reviewed in a very long time. Simply put, this is the best double IPA I have ever had. Significant hops balanced perfectly with the malt profile. I always felt that Gordon did not really fit the double IPA category. So it is nice to see Oskar Blues put forth the Gubna, which is a fine example of a DIPA. That alcohol sure sneaks up on you. The only downside is the price, which I will now definitely pay in order to imbibe this tasty brew!!!

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,411 ratings.