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:
2,958
Reviews:
974
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
449
For Trade:
3
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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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Photo of life_of_agony
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejane
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smaddock
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VonZipper
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beercam
4.99/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

DEVIOUS. Old Uncle Oskar Blue has pulled something very very interesting on us here. Switched have been that purportedly devilish Deviant Dale with this particular brew here, this year. Deviant is delicious, don't do me dirt. It's just not deviant! This, ... This, on the other hand, is downright dastardly. True deviance here folks. Let's get into it;

L: A rustic, bloody mahogany shade of paint covers the can, artfully inversed with its burnished gleaming aluminum, along with a bold "GUBNA" blazened round the can. Beer itself is extremely interesting looking. will update here soon
S: Pitch perfect. Piney and excitingly exotically fruity. hopped to oblivion. What did they do to this?? What the????
T: Top marks. Bulldozing blasts of passionfruit, lime, guava and pineapple. But hold it right there buster. You think this is nothing but a fruity gloppy child's summer smoothie? Think again. This thing drops a landslide of zippy hops per can. I'm just saying, it's all built up on hops. This thing... Its malt game is friggin impeccable. Really skillful. Curious what they went with to keep up with this friggen rollercoaster of an imperial IPA
F: The hops and the carbonation somehow become one here. They become interspersed, it's very strange, but i like it. They each in greatness combine to create an entity of exponentially more greatness. am i the only one getting this?
O: Hah, obviously, overall, I am a fan. I am also a late-comer to this one. Surprised to see only an 85 here. To me, this is one of the strongest, truest, purest, wildest IPA's out there. Go get one, drink it, enjoy yourself.

Compares to: Kelso's Imp IPA, Deviant Dale's, Fremont's the Brother and Sister's. Avery's Raja and Maharaja (more this), Green Flash's stronger IPA's, Speakeasy's stronger hoppier stuff, Alaskan's Imperial IPA (hopthermia), Renegade's Triple IPAs, Evil Twin's strongest IPA's, Upslope's Imperial IPA.. will update with more soon.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ffshore545
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayden34
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Pel
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of megamick
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walterk
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of invalid665
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Squire123
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gman1602
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my go to DIPA and I was surprised I hadn't reviewed it yet.
Pours a great golden copper with nice lacing. The aroma is full of flavors that show a lot of layers - pine, citrus, passionfruit, all coming together into one hop blast for your face.
Following said hop blast, the taste rolls onto your tongue with the piney hops leading the charge and a little passionfruit to calm them down. The unique thing about this is the way the pine and tropical flavors play together really well.
Feels great, nice carbonation that adds to it.
Basically a unique DIPA from a trustworthy brewery. I love to almost only try new things but this one has become a staple in my beer fridge for a reason. Plus it makes you feel good...

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GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.77 out of 5 based on 2,958 ratings.
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