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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

2,542 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,542
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 88
Gots: 248 | 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:
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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Ratings: 2,542 | Reviews: 895
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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$3.69 for a 12oz can at Sicilianos. Brewed with "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)."

Pours out to a hazy burnt orange, paler than expected compared to most other Imperial IPA.s. Forms a copious meringue-like frothy white head with superior retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so.The nose is sweetly fruity with mango, pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of malt husk. No off aromas. Mouthfeel is prickly, slick, with a huge malty body, ending slightly sweet but balanced by a sharp astringency in the finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma...tons of tropical fruit. A touch of pine and green leafiness in the flavor, but not much skunkweed or cat piss. Bitterness is quite firm and astringent. Too much pithy grapefruit bitterness to my taste. Alcohol is warming and contributes to the astringency. Some subtle higher alcohols but otherwise cleanly fermented.

Well, as far as DIPA's/TIPA's, this one has a bit too much bitterness and leafiness. I think it would do better with less bitterness and a broader blend of hops. The finish is mouth puckering and grassy. I probably wouldn't bother buying it again.

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4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful in the glass. Light amber color. Hazy. Poured a super creamy 1 finger head. Awesome lacing and trailing.
S- I think this gets a 5. Usually more subtle tropical smells are up front in this one. Papaya, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, caramel, pineapple. I keep thinking I smell peaches. Big caramel presence. As it warms, some dank shows up.
T - Kind of departs from the smell. Caramel, grapefruit, pine, and booze. There's a lot of earthy notes and some grapefruit rind, too.
M- Thick. Strangely so. I've had Imperial Stouts that were touted for their thickness that weren't this viscous. Pleasant surprise. Takes a minute to get used to. Oily and drying.
O- I enjoyed this beer. It was one of those where the flavor scored the lowest out of the 4 categories, but the flavors were still awesome. It was definitely better than I thought it was going to be. I would have again in a heartbeat.

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 2,542 ratings.