GUBNA Imperial IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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85
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2,960 Ratings
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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:
2,960
Reviews:
975
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
449
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,960 |  Reviews: 975
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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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a clear amber with a nice head, just filling the glass it was in, slowly sinking as I watch it. Piney and fruity in the nose. The mouth revels in the hops and malt, with a slight hoppy aftertaste.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Beer Shop and Tasting Table NYC.
Beautiful copper/Amber color with a lovely moderates foam head that retains.
Caramel malt and some tropical fruit in the nose. Sweet and pleasant.
The caramel malt backbone is prominent, as is the pony hops that provide quite a kick.
Medium bodied but sweet and rich in the mouthfeel. Nice alcohol warming, yet, so drinkable. I hAd two of these babies and it was quite smooth.
A great DIPA from a great brewery. Wow! A great beer and a gray find!

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Photo of jascott2112
4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ppavlick
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boblemo
2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of cbcrunch
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at LD's Beer Run, Jackson, MS

A: A clear golden/amber with a thick white one finger head that lingered. Ample lacing.

S: Piney hops, grapefruit, mango, guava.

T: Hits you like a bullet train of hops. Piney, resin-y grapefruit with lots of citrus action in the background. Bitterness is very manageable. Nice malt balance with some spiciness in the middle. Smooth and dangerously drinkable. Slow down, it's 10%!

M: Medium with medium, crushable carbonation.

O: Glad to finally wrap my lips around this killer DIPA. Pricey but worth the taste. This Gubna rules.

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Photo of aufie
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Special_hoperations
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ChittyChambers
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myuncle
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of phatsmackey
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper color with a finger of head. The nose has notes of earthy hops. The flavor profile has notes of malt, dankness and alcohol. The finish is not particularly hoppy.

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Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanPiek
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

GUBNA Imperial IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.77 out of 5 based on 2,960 ratings.
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