GUBNA Imperial IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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).

Added by natelocc787 on 01-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,955
Reviews:
972
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
446
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnyFriday
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites from Oskar Blues.

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Photo of RectaFire
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsa7783
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours an amber, tawny hue with minimal frothing. Medicinal aroma replete with hints of hops and honey. Slick mouthfeel. Not recommended.

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Photo of Patlee3324
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FFreak
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4x12 of 3 week-old cans for $13.99. Can poured into willy glass. Super clear, golden-amber with a finger of white head that leaves spotty lace. Smell is a mix of citrus rind, pineapple syrup, pine and malt. Taste follows with a big helping of malt and some citrusy tones. Mouth is medium-full, fairly soft and good carbonation. Overall, I'm glad I tried this. It's good and really packs a wallop.

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a 12 oz Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden/orange pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Fresh and fruity... grapefruit and sweet malts.

T/F: Rich and malty.. caramel and bread to open. Gives way to a tropical fruit hop profile... mango and grapefruit, pineapple... peppery. Resinous and sticky... definitely coats the tongue. Warming... the ABV is hidden but this hits you fast. Dried pineapple on the aftertaste.

O: A big, big DIPA from Oskar Blues. Wish my can was fresher (just purchased at Wegman's... saw that it's 9 months old... strong work guys) but held up very well. A slow sipper of an IPA that has a ton of flavor.

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Photo of Griphon
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with an eggshell colored head that fades fast leaving excellent lacing behind.
Smells like grapefruit and pine.
Tastes is just about the same.
This is smooth, almost creamy in the way it goes down. ABV is well hidden, but shows up quickly.
This is just another terrific brew from Oskar Blues. You can't go wrong with this.

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Photo of Timtac
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of darker gold honey, small 1/5" white head. That aroma, depending on which recipe (used to be 100% Summit hops), you would get a wallop of onion/garlic to some people, others would not notice it. It is unique either way, but I find it enjoyable in that funky, earthy, pungent abrasive kind of way.

Taste is so nice and hides the alcohol very well. Fully pushing that 100ibu envelope but also draping your mouth with all kinds of hop flavor beyond mere bitterness. Its around $4 a can, which is like $8 a bomber, so price wise isn't super friendly, but not abusive either.

Ages rough, drink asap especially here. Can be thick and syrupy moreso as the days go by. Distribution got wider, cans got older on shelves.

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Photo of mjcallahan7
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pure believer. Perfect.

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.77 out of 5 based on 2,955 ratings.
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