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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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2,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 70
Gots: 193 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a golden amber with a finger of head and good retention. Nose is very fruity. Tones of hop aroma with citrus playing a dominant role. Taste follows with lots of hops and lots of beer. It's a big one. The 10% alcohol pokes through, but it's well hidden considering the size of this beer. Mouthfeel is bitter but balanced, overall a great dipa.

IllNate, Aug 27, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

12oz can poured into a globe.

A: Hazy orange in color. Creamy off-white head keeps at a half inch. Thin, broken rings and spots of lacing.

S: A tropical melange. Mango, melon, blood orange, tangerine, passion fruit, sweet and sticky cannabis. Subtle honeyed and caramel malt tones with a slight brush of rye.

T: Juicy tropical hop flavors. Tangerine figures prominently. Mango and melon. That sweet and sticky cannabis character is there too. Caramel and honeyed sweetness is tempered by a hunk of toasted malt flavor and a small dose of spicy rye. Firm brush of alcohol and tropical esters mid to back. Maybe a touch minty too. Tangerine and dank hop flavors sit atop drying, spicy rye on the finish.

M: Firm and creamy mouthfeel. Medium-thick body, though it does not feel weighty. Carbonation scrubs at a firm and even level. Alcohol warms throughout. Hop astringencies lightly rake at the tooth enamel.

O: Oskar Blues has been switching up the hops in this brew each year now, and this year's hop of choice was mosaic. It was a damn good choice. It's just one of those strains that can do no wrong. The nose in particular bursts with mouth-watering tropical aromas. Smart use of rye here too. It keeps the body from feeling thick and viscous and prevents things from getting overly sweet.

ryan1788a5, Aug 24, 2014
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A - Pours a murky and effervescent amber body with dense off-white head. Strong retention and nice lacing.

S - Citrus and mint

T - The alcohol is really strong and gives a strong bite from the start. Big pine and floral hops moves to lemon grass and mint in the aftertaste.

M - Medium/full body with fine moderate/light carbonation. Creamy and dry, very drinkable.

O - Love this beer. Maybe the ABV could be dropped back for more balance. But I'm happy to have the variety.

JAFoley, Aug 17, 2014
GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.