Gubna | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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).

Added by natelocc787 on 01-15-2010

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Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of herman77
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark, dark yellow with a bit of orangish/amber. Fairly clear. Fluffy whit head. Pretty good lacing.

S: Sweet malt backbone with a bit of citrus and tropical hops. Then comes some herbal/earthy hops, onion and garlic! I'm guessing the nose has faded since this is from 11-17-11...

T: A bit of tropical fruits and sweet malts up front. Huge malt backbone on this. I have heard of people talking about onion in garlic in some IPAs before and this is the first time I've found it in an IPA. Its more on the backend, but it's there just a bit... Kind of strange, but good. Heard this can happen in a single hop beer. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be, but it's probably because of the age.

M: On the high side of medium, soft carbonation, feels nice and slick, almost creamy.

O: Not bad. Need to try this fresh since it's just over 6 months old. Pretty good drinkability considering.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a- very wheat and yeasty appearance in body with murky bright orange with 1 finger head. Moderate retention and decent lacing.

s - quite hoppy. Balance of pine and apricot

t - very, very heavy beer. Starts very sweet flavor and finishes with hop bitter crispness. Nice transition on pallete but a tad too much linger of the bitter. Alcohol warms the belly but isn't noticable on the toungue. This beer is getting more dry and bitter instead of less bitter as I work through it and it warms. Seems backwards.

M - ok

Overall - a little too hard to put down with the bitterness in finish and the heavy alcohol content. I'll try to work it down, but I might not finish. Just not very pleasing on the palete

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of bump8628
2.74/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have never cared for this beer, but I thought I would give it a try at the brewery before a final verdict, and this is it. On-tap at the Tasty Weasel. The summit hops just don't agree with me. All I get is onion, garlic, bell pepper, and dirt - blech. The malt side is nice and bready, sturdy yet clean. It looks great, too. Bright orange with thick, ringing foam. Everything is right except the chosen hop variety.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey colour, quite vibrant with a bit of haze to it. Head is white, decent when poured, thin crown after a while. Decent lace left behind. Looks pretty good.

Pleasant and hoppy on the nose. West Coast American style with citrus note but nice touch of passion and mango as well. Not a lot of malt pervading; it's all hops really, but still nice, tangy hops. My kind of smell, really.

Taste has an odd, and oddly strong biscuity malt character. Lots of hops from the get-go - large upfront but then re-emerging midway, but in the midst this leviathan of malt emerges with caramel and bready notes, some rye grain and just biscuit crumbs. Finishes hoppy, lots of citrus with some melon, apricot and a piquant green pepper as well. Not a bad palate, but the hops are sort of there as tokenistic flavour additions, and don't quite add very much to the overall effect. Almost as if they're "there if you want them".

Bit sharp front-to-mid, OK late-mid feel but then the hop acids are really noticeable on the finish. Not bad for the style though.

A good big IPA, but not quite enough meshing between the malt and hops for my liking.

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Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of tuka
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a brandy snifter. Canned on 20 December 2011 @ 13:09. "Dolphin Safe."

A: Hazy clover honey. Opaque, but translucent. Light head, scattered lacing.

S: Huge-sharp citrus. Straight up grapefruit juice. I suspect it was added to the beer. Fresh orange juice. Actually nothing other than raw citrus. Weird.

T: Good beer! The alcohol is undetectable and this tastes more like hopped oranges than anything else. Bitter and full, with citrus peel and pine. Sort of one-dimensional, but pleasant and strange. On the aftertaste, some onion/garlic. Earthy-spicy hops barely make a dint in the grapefruit.

M: Not much happening here, but it's not objectionable.

O: A very interesting sort of DIPA. I wonder what they did to get it this citrusy. I'd have another, and I'd recommend it. Deceptively strong.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of confer
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is medium gold and pours with a minimal head.
Sweet piney smell. Not the overbearing pine smell you get from many big hopped beers.
The sweet malts and the piney hops are both really powerful. They take turns showing up. Alcohol taste is well hidden for such a big abv beer.
Thick creamy feel. For being 100 IBUs this is not a mouth puckering beer at. Definitely a sipper though.

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Photo of cvm4
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy copper in color with a white head. Great lacing.

S - Citrus hops and sweet malts.

T - Pine hops and sweet malty cloying attributes. Slightly floral as well.

M - Syrupy and medium carbonation.

O - Not the best I've had from Oskar Blues. The malty sweetness along with the other flavors combined to make a not so awesome IIPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gubna from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,967 ratings