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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

2,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 67
Gots: 154 | 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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BryanCarey

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gubna Imperial IPA pours from a can to a golden color with good carbonation action and a slightly hazy body. The ale has a nose that is powerful and memorable, packing such scents as pine, bread, citrus, and floral and making for an enticing first impression.

Tasting this beer is arousing, and it hits the palate on multiple levels. One can taste breadiness, pine, toasted malt, caramel, and some rye. Then, there is the dual action of the citrus and floral hops that adds the bitterness you knew was coming. The alcohol presence is also obvious, yet more subdued than I expected for a beer of this strength.

One other interesting quality of this beer is the slickness of the body. Others have noted this quality and it is certainly true. It just seems to glide down the throat with ease, just begging you to take another sip.

This imperial IPA is one of the smoother ones I have tried. It really packs the flavor and the alcohol reaches double digits, but it is remarkably more drinkable than others of this style/strength. The complexity is very nice and the taste is interesting, to say the least. About the only issue I have with it is the price- it is quite costly, even for an imperial IPA. Still, the experience is worth it at least once and everyone who has the chance should give this beer a try.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 03:43:16 | More by BryanCarey
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-25-2013 00:21:00 | More by MidwestBA
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Dirksen

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2013 18:35:30 | More by Dirksen
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Andonato

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-23-2013 05:20:45 | More by Andonato
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-22-2013 21:38:20 | More by Phillyz
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scottyu27

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-22-2013 13:14:12 | More by scottyu27
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-21-2013 20:19:54 | More by InspectorBob
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-21-2013 17:53:47 | More by johntfox
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dfillius

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-21-2013 11:13:28 | More by dfillius
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dmueller

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-20-2013 02:39:28 | More by dmueller
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2013 21:25:59 | More by buzzy
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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-18-2013 22:08:16 | More by afrokaze
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-18-2013 17:41:36 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-17-2013 19:35:28 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 18:35:25 | More by jplopez21
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G_Rod

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-17-2013 11:24:41 | More by G_Rod
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-17-2013 04:31:36 | More by TreyIsWilson
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-17-2013 00:05:46 | More by HarryPotHead
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-16-2013 21:50:07 | More by linnymtu
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-15-2013 21:54:29 | More by Popp24
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mikeyodell

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a snifter.

It's extremely drinkable, which almost de facto excludes it from being an imperial representation of the style depending on how stringent the criterion is.

Decent lacing, slightly off white head that didn't want to hang out, and beautiful pale orange in color.

Extremely well balanced with a mild hop aftertaste. Finish is CARAMEL, wow, I've never tasted it so concisely before.

Would have liked a little more hop in the aroma (and overall, as it's an imperial), but I did appreciate this take on an often over the top style.

Serving type: can

05-15-2013 21:25:31 | More by mikeyodell
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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ChrisCorbin

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Call me crazy... but first sip reminded me of Pliny.

I have drank a Dales Pale Ale and a Founders Centennial IPA previously in the evening, and this is holding it's taste on my palate quite well.

It has a smooth taste for an Imperial IPA, with crisp aftertaste.

I would rate its smell as the least impressive trait, not bad, just not defining.

A slightly malty aftertaste, that doesn't make you forget you're drinking an IPA.

Good stuff.. wish I could find it more often.

Serving type: can

05-15-2013 03:05:08 | More by ChrisCorbin
GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.