GUBNA Imperial IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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GUBNA Imperial IPAGUBNA Imperial IPA

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

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).

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Deep caramel color, medium carbonation

S: Rich, sweet smell. Not heavy floral or hoppy aromas.

T: Caramely, robust flavor of sweet malt to begin with a hoppy finish.

M: medium body feel

O: overall I'd say this is 3 out of 5. The epitome of average for an imperial IPA. Could use more hop character and a little lighter.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 4-finger white bubbly, pillowing head. Really nice retention and awesome lacing. It was clear with a good amount of bubbles until I poured in the bottom sediment. The haze eventually settles and makes the beer clear again.

S – Caramel and bready malt and lots of hops with grapefruit and orange aromas, as well as a little bit of marijuana and the onion that everyone is always talking about with Summit hops and this beer in particular.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel and bready malts and citrus flavors. Hop bitterness begins to pick up around mid-taste and continually builds all the way to the finish with grapefruit, marijuana, and onion notes.

F – Medium-bodied with not much carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Complex hop bitterness lingers in the throat for a nice amount of time and pairs well with the very subtle and slight warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – I like this beer. I don’t think the onion flavor is off-putting at all; in fact I think it adds a level of uniqueness in a world where most DIPAs are dominated by citrus, tropical fruits, or pine aromas and flavors. This is highly drinkable for a DIPA at 10% ABV. I’ve only had good beers from Oskar Blues so far, and this is one of them.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of vic21234
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on date of 8/17/12, pretty fresh stuff. This will be my first beer from Oskar Blues, as they just started distributing to my area last week.

A- Pours a cloudy orange with about two fingers of white head. The head retains for awhile. Lots of sticky lacing is seen along the sides of the glass.

S- Grapefruit, citrus and pine are most prevalent in the smell. The grapefruit brings an overall sweetness to the aroma.

T- Up front is a sweet malty beginning, amost caramel-like. Then comes the hops: the piney resin is noted most for me in the taste in regards to the hops, but some citrus is in there as well.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, very bitter and finishes dry.

A good DIPA to try, but nothing too memorable.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jsulko
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a tulip glass

Pours a cloudy orangish color with a slightly off white head.

Smell is heavy with citrus more towards the grapefruit side.

Taste has some of the citrus coming through but not as much as you would expcect from the smell. Alcohol comes roaring through on the finish.

Another good DIPA but the price point will not make it one of my go to beers. This beer is running $16 for a 4 in Chicagoland.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.77 out of 5 based on 2,957 ratings.
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