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).

Added by natelocc787 on 01-15-2010

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow-gold, with a small white head.The nose on this had a lot of hoppy citrus, mainly grapfruit and even pineapple. A dry, bitter liquid pine flavor with citrus and grapefruit. The malty balance is there but the hops power through this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into my makers mark snifter.
A - pale yellow/orange, a bit lighter than I expected. not much head, but it lingers
S - hops, but not as much as I expected or hoped.
T - bitter, with a strong alcohol taste. boozy
M - a little sticky, numbs the tongue if you swish it around a bit.
O - not my favorite Oskar Blues brew. The alcohol - malt - hops balance is a little too far on the alcohol side for my taste. Extra point for the can.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a pretty big fan of Oskar Blues. They put out a really good product. I also like that they buck the trend by canning their beer. It makes it great for bringing to parties and games. Plus, you can stack these much better than bottles.

The beer looks like grapefruit juice with carbonation. The smell has a light grapefruit presence as well.

The body had a pretty strong alcohol flavor. I get a bunch of hops. They have a little bit of vegetal quality.

This beer really packs a punch. You can tell that it is 10% ABV.

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2.84/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very hazy orange with slight yellowish gold highlights. Off white head that leaves considerable lacing and settles into a nice cap.

On the nose I get citrusy leafy hops and some solvent aromas.

Taste brings caramelly malt and some astringent hops. A second sip and the astringency mellows out a bit bringing melon and leafy hops.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium. Slightly sticky.

Overall, I'm a huge hophead. But I'm also an idiot for buying a 4 pack of dipa that was solely brewed with summit hops. So unbalanced. I've had probably around 150 ipas and dipas, this was practically unpalatable. With that said, interesting idea, it just didn't work out. high AA mess.

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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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