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GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,472 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,472
Reviews: 882
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 76
Gots: 221 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Crispy yet citrusy yet easy drinking

Photo of RickS95
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a milky golden orange. Very cloudy. Looks like a wit. The head is bright white and has the expected meringue-like foamy top. Frothy large bubbles sitting on top of tiny, tight bubbles. Thick, sticky lace.

Sweet tropical fruit fills the nose. Lots of citrus, but a splash of pineapple sweetens the pot. Pine and grapefruit round out the scents. Malts are surely there, but you won't notice or care.

Very pleasant taste as the German malts finally show, giving the palate a break from all the hops. The pine is the dominant flavor, though grapefruit and pineapple make appearances, with rye making just a cameo for spice.

A big hit of sweet tropicalness opens the sip but gentle bitterness soons grabs the tongue and never relinquishes. ABV is high, but you never pick it up. Again, spicy rye shows up late to the party, just before the finish. Plenty of bittering agents make it a long bitter finish.

I had this beer a bit on the cold side, so it was a bit less tame than it might have been had it warmed a little. I like it the way I had it. The bitterness was never overwhelming, but with the high ABV and rye, I'm sure it could have been. A really good beer.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hellooo Gubna! Oskar Blues Gubna one of the most unique DIPA that I have ever tried. The Sorachi Ace, Chinook and Mosaic hops combination gives it a piny evergreen hop flavor with a hint of lemon. It is the malts that really make this different though. Rye and North American Pale Malt and Munich Malt give off a spicy flavor I do not think I have ever tasted in a DIPA. Started off really loving this beer but as I finished beer 1 and started beer two (20 oz pours from my growler) the flavors are starting to become a little overwhelming. At 10% abv this is a real ass kicker. If you are a hop head well worth the try, but this strikes me as a beer that you would either love or hate.

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,472 ratings.