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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Reviews: 938
Hads: 2,780
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 99
Gots: 354 | FT: 3
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: natelocc787 on 01-15-2010

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).
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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Better than expected, under control balance with malt sweetness, high IBU but still nicely drinkable for the style. Carbonation right there. Deep yellow coloured body with off-white head. Hop aroma. Lemon and orange and grapefruit citrus rind and fruit. (253 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brew-Ligion in Murrieta, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is much better now that they have changed the recipe away from hops with onion and garlic notes. (613 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp golden orange with a full thick and pillowy white head. Great looking.

Nose is all ripe pineapple rich sweet hop nose. Mouthfeel is rich, bold and big.

Flavors are rull of big, bold pine resin and grapefruit skin oil bitterness that is assertive and long lasting. There is a rich, citric underlying hit of sweetness and complexity with layers of flavors from a hit of malt to lemon pie filling to rich grapefruit, grapefruit skin and pine and pine resin.

Finish of big citrus oils and pine. This big hoppy beer can hold it's head up high with any of the complex and popular hop head brews. (609 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 3 finger thick foam, off white head, very nice retention and tons of lacing. cloudy golden body.

S: Perfect citrus aroma with pineapple dominating and some banana, orange notes. Light musty hops come through as well. I disagree with many of the other reviews here. They may just have had some no so fresh or poorly handled cans.

T: Flavor is excellent as well with the beer capturing the citrus aroma well. So many of these smell one way and taste another. The hops produce a nice pine note as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Highly drinkable for an IPA of this alcholol content. The booze is well hidden. This one is highly underrated in my opinion after reading other reviews. May question the freshness of your can perhaps. (758 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured crystal clear yellow in color with a finger sized white head that quickly died down to a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is evident from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the grassy and citrusy hop flavors dominate the taste and contribute a mild amount of bitterness. There are also some hints of caramel malts.
M: The beer feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: The beer is relatively easy to drink given the alcohol content--it's apparent but well masked. (595 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. On cask at Rustico - Alexandria.

Pours a moderate orange color with a white head and good amount of lacing. The nose brings quite a bit of pine and really dank hops. The taste is the same with the dankness really taking over and dominating other flavors. No ham in this version. The feel is really nice and quite bitter. Dry finish. Drinks quite well, especially in this format. (400 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is awesome, so much better than i remember it being when i first moved out here, and i have heard from multiple sources that it has gotten a face lift recently, a tweak to the hop bill, and maybe that accounts for the changes, but they are all positive here. this beer is just delicious, i think the best regular release from these guys by head and shoulders. its hazy pale yellow in color, looking unsuspicious in the glass, under a full inch of slowly fading white foam. it smells like canned pineapple juice, straight up, with perhaps a floral hop hint, but the juiciness of this is insane. very little malt character in the nose or even in the taste, so this is just a juicy hop explosion, and its a unique one. there maybe some citra or mosaic or something, but the dosing and the timing and the blend is what makes this as awesome as it is. its got so much pineapple in the finish i really cant taste anything else, and it goes for miles. i dont miss the grain really, and i could drink these like 5% abv beers, as there is no trace of its alcohol strength. i could really get into trouble with these. this seems like the most well crafted beer these guys do, like a lot of thought and refinement went into it, and it gives me some restored faith in a brewery who was on the edges of irrelevant to my beer geekiest side. this beer is incredible, one of the best big ipas our state has to offer. if you wrote it off awhile ago like i did, you owe it to yourself to give it a second chance. im going to keep this one stocked for awhile. (1,550 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a full, creamy head that leaves wisps of lace around the glass

Smell: Bready malt elements along with pithy citrus; I pick up the meaty onion elements as well

Taste: Bitter and pithy from the get-go, with increasing resinous astringency arriving by mid-palate; there is also a hefty malt bill of shortbread and caramel sweetness underneath; after the swallow, the bitterness lingers, adding the oniony element, though there is plenty of residual sugar on the tip of the tongue in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Chalk me up on the side of those who like this brew; sure, it's a little different but that is a good thing to me (722 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Gubna, the appearance is pretty nice. It's a Golden copper color with a white head. The aroma is super piny, not much else really come out for me with this beer. The taste has a ton of pine in there too, some light citrus in the aftertaste bit not a whole lot else. I like the mouthfeel too, it's smooth and bitey like an Imperial IPA should be. Quite a damn good beer. (373 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gubna (can we even say that in any serious light?), is a solid Double IPA with a complex blend of citrus with also notes of onion, catty, and onion complexity.

The pour delivers a very clear deep golden, medium copper color. An initially formitable white head falls soon enough to a thin sheet but with good lacing. Where the clarity gets good marks, the head character lack somewhat.

Aromas of graham cracker sweet breads and spice proves very crisp and clean flavored while the hops provide the bulk of the flavors from early palate on. Heavy notes of grapefruit, orange zest, and pineapples are aggressively chased by earthy notes of onion, garlic, and nearly catty notes- some like to compare these Simcoe notes to canibus- fair enough. Still, the bitterness has the deciding factor of the beer; leading to a boldly and aggressively bitter finish. Only alcohlic paint thinner notes and alcoholic esters rival the bitterness late.

The moderate malty textures hold firm at first, but the beer's alcohols, bitterness, and minty quality causes a quick and fleeting finish. Nice but not the typical progression of great IPA's.

Gubna (I stil can't say that with a straight face), in the end is a graham cracker malted beer with earthy, citrus, and pungent hops. Alle leading to a alcoholic but muddled hoppy beer.

Thanks BrokenStv! (1,334 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a hazy medium orangey color ale with a nice thick frothy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus is quite intense. Taste is totally dominated by the hops with really heavy notes of pine and resin with some citrus undertones also coming through. Malt backbone is also noticeable thought taste is overwhelmed by hops profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no alcohol was showing. Very interesting though piney hops is maybe a bit too heavy. (497 characters)

Photo of largadeer
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can into a 12 oz tulip. A few years ago, I never thought I'd see a canned DIPA. The beer is golden, pale and nicely carbonated with solid head retention for a 10% beast.

It's got a rather fruity aroma, tropical in character, reminiscent of pineapple and peach. There's a good bit of sweetness to it as well, though the malt blends harmoniously with the hops, creating a scent that brings to mind fresh ripe fruit. As it warms, there's an unmistakable spicy garlic and onion character to it, though it's far from unpleasant.

Summit hops lend their mark to the palate; there's a distinct onion-like quality to this beer, but it's matched by pineapple and sweet papaya. This is very tropical, spicy, decidedly sweet, though not terribly viscous given the high ABV. Rye is evident, melding with the hops to create a pronounced spiciness not dissimilar to fresh rye bread with garlic spread. The finish has a firm bitterness which borders on, but never quite reaches, astringency. It's quite juicy, never really reaching the dryness of a West Coast IPA, but also lacking a heavy malt profile, with a hop bitterness that's intensely resiny, like sucking on pine sap. Unique, enjoyable, though not necessarily remarkable. It's worth a try. (1,234 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12oz can in a Whole Foods in Whitebread, WA. Enjoyed in my new Fish pint glass in a splendid Central Oregon campsite.

This beer pours a cloudy muddled golden yellow colour, with tons of teeming, frothy, voluminous, foamy (you get the idea) eggshell white head, which settles slowly and steadily, eventually rendering a nice thick bike chain of lace around the glass. It smells of soft, almost bready, caramel, citrus rind, and pine hops. The taste is sweet caramel, and a strong musty, earthy, leafy hop character. The carbonation is on the low side, the body pretty full and smooth. It finishes with a rather underwhelming uptake of that weird mustiness.

Not really what I expected - the hops seem to be off - no clean, crisp citrus/pine effect here, just an earthy dullness that overrides the other universal attractive attributes - a good looker, that holds its booze very well. Which means, of course, no lasting desire to engage. (948 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

With all the outright hostility and notoriety surrounding this beer, it was a given that I had to grab some in WI over the weekend. Can says it was canned: 4/23/10

Into a Duvel tulip, cold from the fridge. A finger of dense white foam coats the glass with a sheet of lace as it falls. Bright orange, really nice clarity.

Aroma is unique, as it warms the resiny hops get really earthy and yes, notes of onion, leek, or chives. It's not for everybody I guess. It didn't overpower, and lent a unique twist to this DIPA.

Resiny feel, alcohol is perceptible, with a massive resiny bitterness in the aftertaste. Very "green"... it's a sticky hop forward beer to be sure. Long aftertaste of resiny hop goodness, even some grapefruit comes out. Some pale malt is there, comes out more as it warms, but obviously steamrolled by all the hops. Just shy of being syrupy, it's fairly drinkable, but sipping one at a time goes a long way.

Thanks to the guy at DLD who first poured me some in line... it piqued my interest for sure. (1,023 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Exactly midway betwen Kruggerand gold and Sunkist orange. The upper third of the glass is filled with a lovely looking chunk of eggshell colored creaminess that has a finely pitting and finely bubbly surface. Good glass coverage as well.

Brewing this beer with 100% Summit hops was not the way to go... but then Oskar Blues didn't ask my opinion. The white grapefruit rind quality of the nose is coupled with an odd (though not entirely unpleasant) musky-spiciness reminiscent of onions. Here's hoping it's cleaned up a little on the palate.

Great googly mooglies, Batman! It looks like GUBNA is a love-it-or-loathe-it kind of ale. I'm somewhere in the indifferent middle. The sheer amount of tongue swamping hoppiness is great, but the flavor combination of the chosen hop and the unconventional malt bill isn't coming together as well as it might have.

Either jettisoning the rye malt or using a more enjoyable hop (I can think of at least 8-10 candidates) would make this much better beer. The latter is a much better idea than the former. Grilled onions are tasty... but not as the focal point in an Imperial IPA. A single can is more than enough, thanks.

The mouthfeel is pretty much where it should be for the style. While bigger and stickier would be good too, that would probably extend flavor linger, which wouldn't be a good thing. Lightly stinging bubbles are both fine and dandy.

It's hard to believe that Oskar Blues sells a ton of this stuff. It's just too 'out there' with respect to flavor. These guys can some amazing ales, but this ain't one of them. If the suggestion box is open... impeach the GUBNA! (1,625 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out an exceptionally clear, golden-orange color with a small, white, bubbly head of foam. It had good retention and left some nice lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and grapefruit rind. Some bready maltiness, too. Really good aroma.

T - The flavor was a disappointment from the aroma. Good bitter hops with a strong pine presence but the maltiness doesn't seem to fit. I can't really describe it, but it just wasn't a great malt flavor with the hops.

M - It was very sharp and crisp. Good dry finish and its medium body hid the ABV pretty well.

D - This is good but not great. I'd rather drink their Gordon for a DIPA. (636 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

God these reviews are soo much lower then i thought they would be after trying this for the first time last night. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consume on 06/25/2010.

The pour is a nice deep amber color with a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice head of white sitting on top for a good few moments. Aroma is deep an pungent pineapple and grapefruit. Very sweet an juicy, like the new 110k. Succulent hop flavors and rich juice like profile combine to forma thick, sweet, uber hoppy sensation that was simply stunning.

Nice light finish with long lingering flavor is superb. i plowed through this can in no time, simply an amazing beer, nees to get more credit. (728 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Seeing the mixed reviews of this beer,I was almost hesitent to buyit,but alas I did.Poured into a tulip glass a clear bronze with a fluffy one finger white head that never really fades completely.Hmm the hop aromas are a bit different,there is a resinous quality,but like a few others have stated there is a "meaty" quality to it wich is odd,also I pick up some leather wich I normally wouldnt find in a DIPA.wow the flavors are very odd,the Summit hop gives off an odd flavor,its gotta green leafiness to it and a weird kind of fruitiness as well,its a bit prickly and not fun to drink really.Hmm this is different in a not so good kinda way. (643 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a light amber color with a moderate white head and some streaks of lacing.

S: A strong fruity hop aroma with nice notes of grapefruit and pineapple. A fair amount of pine as well, along with some sweet caramel and perhaps a touch of alcohol.

T: The flavor is full of bitter grapefruit and pine followed by some tropical fruit sweetness. As with Gordon, there is also a fair malt component to the beer and maybe a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish.

M: The body is medium with a full and tingly carbonation.

D: A good but not amazing DIPA, especially for the price. I really enjoy some of the Oskar Blues beers, but why buy a 12 oz can of Gubna for $4-5 when I can buy half a liter of Pliny the Elder for that much? (734 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Canned On: 05-16-11.

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, orange-gold body with a lofty, foamy, near white head with not much head retention, though a fair amount of wispy lacing.

Smell: Toasted grains, gnarled grapefruit pith tossed with a few drops of triple sec, and store-brand dried onion soup mix.

Taste: Lightly toasted grains with a reasonable amount of spicy rye malt taste. Sweetish hints of cookie and light caramel. Pithy grapefruit and wild Georgians ramps alongside plenty of hop bitterness and some moderate alcoholic heat to give the tongue a good sear. Splash of Bellini. Spicy, bitter, onion-hinting finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body with a creamy, slightly sticky texture to it. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I've enjoyed most of the offerings I've tried from Oskar Blues, but this one, well, it just didn't do it for me. One and done for me. (925 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a two finger head of just slightly off-white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden-orange body. The rocky head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - An intense, pine and grapefruit hop aroma with notes of cedar and pineapple. Some sweet, caramel malt in the background as well.

T - Sweet, toasty malt up front with a strong, bready character. The malt is quickly followed up with sharp hop flavors mirroring those of the aroma. Notes of cedar, basil, grapefruit and pine. Finishes with the hop flavors remaining strong but fading in diversity to just cedar and grapefruit along with strong bitterness and moderate toffee malts for balance. Lingering spicy, woody hops combine with the toffee in the aftertaste to create a woody, cedar like cured tobacco note.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a very nice DIPA that delivers in the way one tends to expect from OB. The hop character is both complex (shockingly complex for a beer brewed with a single hop) and extremely pungent with a particularly spicy leaning. This hop intensity is mirrored in the flavor with strong notes of grapefruit and other, more subtle hop characteristics that combine well with the rich malt. This combination of malt and hops comes together particularly well in the finish and aftertaste, where it creates a woody tobacco character that highlights the moderately toasty notes of the malt. A nice new offering from Oscar Blues and well worth seeking out. (1,516 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

They need to barrel age this bad boy...call it Gubnator. ...That sounded funny in my head. Yeah. Anyway, it pours a cloudy sunset orange topped by a half-finger of quickly-dying white foam. The nose comprises a haymaker of hoppiness, as though a citrus blend (like those from Dole) was cut with a healthy amount of pine sap. There's also a sort of leek-like character in there as well, along with what seems like some spicy pepper. After this assault, a meek contingent of light caramel tries vainly to pitch a tent on the ruins. The taste follows in lock-step, with a hefty amount of oddly peppered hoppy bitters and leeks swarming the tongue, followed by a comparatively faint bit o' caramel. The hops...the hops... The body is a fairly hefty medium, with light carbonation and a somewhat chewy feel and sticky finish. Overall, an experience, yes, but not the greatest in the world. I think it's the pepper. Maybe. (951 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, topped with several stiff fingers of bright-white head. This shrinks down to a frothy ½ finger, leaving back sticky swathes of foamy lacing all down the sides of the glass. The aroma has a big hoppy bouquet on it, full of pine, grass, herbs, bitter citrus, and a good bit of sweet tropical fruits. The rye and malts are toasted, grainy, earthy and deeply spicy in the nose, adding a gritty tang in the nostrils. I'm getting some stiff warmth out of this as well but I'm not overly surprised considering the ABV at work here.

The taste is sharp and biting with spice and resins, along with a juicy flush of bitter grapefruit character. This is mostly well balanced by some sweeter fruit accents of mango and orange, as well as some caramel and toasted bread. I'm still getting some of that earthy and grainy feel from the rye but it doesn't seem as pronounced here than it was in the aroma. This finishes spicy, with lingering citrus rind and more grapefruit hanging around in the mouth for a bit. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a softer feel to the carbonation that sits on top before a much slicker and oily feel takes over underneath, helping keep this easier on the palate, considering the size of it. Much like the aroma, this is showing some heat but it's not overly distracting, as this actually adds a bit of an edge to the all around flavor.

I rather liked this and enjoyed it's overall tangy and earthy profile from that mix of Summit hops and rye. I didn't really get any of the strange flavors that many other reviewers seem to have gotten but I can understand that some different stuff might come out from that mix of ingredients. Also, I drank several of these fresh in late March and the ABV was very nicely hid. Had some more a few weeks later and this was already showing much more alcohol than before. Best get this one uber-fresh when you can find it. (1,952 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Yay, another awesome beer in a can, this time a DIPA from Oskar Blues, what could be better... except a beer with Eddie Vedder.

A: Pours a large 2 finger fluffy head that retains very well. It's pretty clear with a darker golden orange with hints of red color.

N: I could smell it on the pour. Tons of hops, especially fresh wet hops. It has that very fresh wet hop aroma, with lots of musty hops, as well as some pine, citrus, some earthy chewy hops, and some strange orange peel cotton candy like aroma. The only thing I can think of it reminds me of is Gumballhead. A weird fresh fruit aroma can also be detected, hidden in the back.

T: Starts very weird, again reminds me a lot of gumbalhead. I really think they are trying a Gumballhead clone here with more hops. It has a strange fruity and chewy taste at first, with some sweet malts. Lots of sweet malts in fact, with a little syrupy sweet flavor. With that is lots of bitter hops, some pine, citrus, fresh wet musty hops, earthy chewy hops, and even spicy hops. Nothing really overpowering. I even get some cotton like flavors. I really can't get past that strange fruity almost gummy bear like flavor at first. It also has a lot of musty fresh wet hop flavors. As it warms, I get more piny flavors, and some metallic tin flavors... hop thats from the yeast and crazy hops and not the can, although I haven't had any issues from the other Oskar Blues cans.

M: Chewy, thick, and almost syrupy, with lots of bitterness and lower but decent carbonation.

F: Even more bitter as it seems to build, but that strange gumball/gummy bear fruit flavor also come through on the beginning of the finish, but seems to give way to the heavy fresh musty wet hops. The heavy bitterness just sticks around, bombarding the tongue. Crazy, and doesn't seem to want to fade. It's a little drier due to the crazy hop bitterness, but still sticky sweet from the heavy malts. I think I could call this beer a triple version of Gumballhead. It's nice to know I can get some of the weird 3F flavors distributed here, but the heavy sweetness and ridiculous amount of hops almost overpowers it and takes away from the crazy 3F flavors. (2,172 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a touch of an alcohol sting. The malt character is hearty and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it's a good beer but there are several other in the style that I would choose first. (782 characters)

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
84 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.