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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can with a canned on date of 4/17/14; into a tulip.
Appearance - a hazy orange, detectable carbonation and a bubbly, white head. Lacing is spectacular!
Smell - I'm getting tangerine, pineapple and mango; not much, but nice. A pleasant oaky alcohol in the nose after it sits (which I dig!).
Taste - follows the nose, the tangerine, pineapple and mango are still present. ABV is detected more in the nose.
Feel - very well balanced and an incredibly smooth drinker!
Overall - a bit on the pricey side, but I'd say this is an overrated brew...I recommend picking up a 4 pack!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. This beer is incredible. Honestly i don't know how people are complaining about booziness. I literally detect NO booziness. My biggest problem with hi-res was the alcohol taste. This beer blows hi-res out of the water. It's far and away the best imperial IPA i've ever had. Huge hits of candied grapefruit and nectarine followed by a nice, faintly piney hop bite. The back end is more citrus with some malt. Perfectly balanced, outstanding. Pours a delightfully bright yellow-amber. I could not recommend this beer any more strongly.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent imperial IPA from a can. It has a great drinkability that you don't get too often from an imperial. It's smooth, not too bitter and has a great finish and a unique taste. I'm drinking it on the beach and it is just a great beer. I wouldn't think of an imperial being beach material, but it is!

Oskar Blues brewery does a great job with their packaging too. Always fun and interesting to read the cans.

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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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