GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Light golden color to this beer. The aroma is very interesting with a citrusy presence. This bitterness is quite intense but not too much as it is balanced well for a 10%er. The alcohol is strong with the bitterness covering some of it. The thing that really grabs me from this beer is the STRONG grapefruit rind bite to it, it over takes a lot of the bitterness and alcohol in this strongly bittered alcohol beer. It is different than any other DIPAs i have had, and worth trying just for its uniqueness, quite interesting! It is enjoyable, but not sure I would drink more than the one i have had.
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 19:51:05 | More by Llcruserll
3.96/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - Strong yellow hue with a slight amber tint. Good head retention, smooth head
Smell - Very citrusy, slightly piney hop aroma dominates the front of the smell, with a sweet toasty malt backbone.
Taste - As with the smell, the first thing that hits is the citrusy, floral hop character, but is followed up by a smooth, sweet malt taste that covers the typical bitter after bite of the hops. The malt finishes the taste with a toasty, slightly vanilla-y flavor. Very well balanced and not dominated by any one flavor. My only recommendation would be a stronger hop flavor on the front end. Though I am from the west coast so that could be a style bias.
Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, medium body. Meets expectations of how an imperial ipa should feel: not thick but not watery.
Overall - Although I wanted a stronger hop front end to this beer, its smooth, sweet, and toasty malt backbone was a pleasant surprise that makes a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 20:05:16 | More by rhynosorus
GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.