Oskar Blues GUBNA now a seasonal, no longer single-hop

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by shand, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. shand

    shand Advocate (695) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Verified

    From the press release.

     
  2. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (380) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Yes I see that, but they can't set the price for retailers. Rather than sitting on the shelf for $15 it will be a "special limited seasonal release, get it while you can" and likely to see a higher price
     
  3. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    I'm ok with seasonal and it will be fresher than the 11/19/12 drank last night. Really good, but I'm wondering what 1 month old G Knight tastes like.
     
  4. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (740) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    can't wait to try this. GUBNA is a beautifully put together beer with an unfortunate single hop choice. IMO all it needs is a little bit of citrus-hop flavor to balance out all the marijuana / garlic / onion. reformulated cascade/summit GUBNA could end up being the best widely available DIPA in the country.
     
  5. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (740) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    only if they forget how poor a seller GUBNA is in most of the country (incidentally this is obviously why it's been relegated to seasonal status).
     
  6. I just had this from a cask in Asheville with the new formula. GUBNA was never my favorite, but after trying the new formula I must say that I am definitely a fan. The dank/onion was still there, but subdued by a good bit of floral and citrus that I did not remember before. Worth a try for sure, but at $4 each I don't know if it is better than some other (cheaper) double IPAs out there.
     
  7. clobby

    clobby Aficionado (130) Texas Aug 5, 2012

    Great brew.
     
  8. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I liked it before. Now with the new hop profile it is staggering. 3 of these is a bit much for me, I slept great.
     
  9. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    That first sentence you wrote is somewhat of a mess...just say'in.
     
  10. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Champion (765) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    I liked Gubna but I haven't seen a fresh four pack in a couple of years.
     
  11. I am drinking my first GUBNA canned 09/26/12. It seems to be the first DIPA I really dont like..although I keep finding myself taking another sip to pinpoint the flavor. Is this the new or the old? I havent been able to find what dates the new one starts.
     
  12. maybe it is the onion..
     
  13. This beer is so much better now
     
  14. Its old in more ways than one. 6 months is way to old to decide whether or not you like it, find some fresh stuff.
     
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  15. Based on your stance in the other thread about "old IPA's" but I actually dumped it. I don't think fresh would be a whole new beer over 6 months old. But its all good..all their other beers are killer.
     
  16. Not sure I'm following you. I just bought some Gubna today canned in March, will try it tonight. I do think 6 months could be the difference in liking or not liking an IPA.
     
  17. shand

    shand Advocate (695) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Verified

  18. Haha well after my 20th topper it just wasn't tasting as good. No IPA was..it burnt out my palate or something. Since then I've been guzzling Belgians and stouts..now with a fridge of KBS those toppers will be getting some more age. Yikes
     
  19. shand

    shand Advocate (695) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Verified

    Digging into my first GUBNA with the new recipe - and there was no reason for me to worry. GUBNA's a bit different, but it's still an awesome bruiser of an IPA. I'd say that the nose might be a little worse, and the taste might be a little better.

    E: Just checked the label and this bad boy is from their new North Carolina facility as well. Awesome.
     
  20. Just what we need. Another IPA with cascade. I love the Gubna how it is.
     
  21. kell50

    kell50 Champion (830) North Carolina Jul 25, 2007 Subscriber

    You mean, "was."
     
  22. BadJustin

    BadJustin Savant (290) New York Dec 18, 2010

    lemme know when you'd like my address bro. ;)
     

  23. My thoughts exactly, the original was a great unique beer. But like many truly great things in this world, they are not always appreciated by the majority.
    Sounds like a strictly business decision to me (which is understandable, after all they are a business).
     
  24. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    A sound decision where the feedback is your beer tastes like onions and it's not selling very well. Maybe drop it, and just go with G Knight.
     
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  25. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    shit beer. shit brewery. glad they realize Gubna is a shit beer that needs-a-fixin.

    fuck Oskar's and their extortionate prices and foul-taste beers
     
  26. TenFidy. Deviant is.. ok but not worth the price. U mad bro???
     
  27. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    How did I miss this thread? :confused: Just picked up two 4-pks this past week that were canned on May 1st. I have to say, I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and crack open a can with the giddy anticipation of that pungent onion forward flavor that Gubna is/was so well known for which made it a truly unique. Verdict, was disappointed. Oscar, please bring back those pungent signature onions, this beer has been sissified. :( (Probably a business move and totally get it.) Reading through this thread, I'm still in the minority so screw it as I go back to my glass of Gubna.!.!.!
     
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  28. bubseymour

    bubseymour Advocate (720) Maryland Oct 30, 2010

    Never been a big fan of Gubna. Ten Fidy is really only Oscar Blues beer that I find really worth revisiting. Others are all just "ok". Not bad/not exceptional.
     
  29. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Champion (765) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    I agree with you. I loved it when it was over the top. I have one left in a new 4 pack. It's good, but not the same. But I disagree with a lot of posters on here. I enjoy all their beers with the exception of Mama's Li'l Yellow Pils. I want to like it but I just don't.
     
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  30. Just had one dated 5/4/15 "Gub's last run" So different from the original, I too wish they would return to all summit. It's not bad but it's not Gub, to me. Coconut-lime-tropical bomb. Really good but not the onion-garlic dank bomb it once was. Still it is very well done even though I miss ol' gub.
     
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  31. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poobah (1,125) Missouri Jan 8, 2007 Verified Subscriber

    Gubna is one of my go-to beers in a can and always welcome in my house.