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Oskar Blues GUBNA now a seasonal, no longer single-hop

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by shand, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. shand

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    From the press release.

     
  2. willbm3

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    Yes I see that, but they can't set the price for retailers. Rather than sitting on the shelf for $15 it will be a "special limited seasonal release, get it while you can" and likely to see a higher price
     
  3. nc41

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    I'm ok with seasonal and it will be fresher than the 11/19/12 drank last night. Really good, but I'm wondering what 1 month old G Knight tastes like.
     
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    can't wait to try this. GUBNA is a beautifully put together beer with an unfortunate single hop choice. IMO all it needs is a little bit of citrus-hop flavor to balance out all the marijuana / garlic / onion. reformulated cascade/summit GUBNA could end up being the best widely available DIPA in the country.
     
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    only if they forget how poor a seller GUBNA is in most of the country (incidentally this is obviously why it's been relegated to seasonal status).
     
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    I just had this from a cask in Asheville with the new formula. GUBNA was never my favorite, but after trying the new formula I must say that I am definitely a fan. The dank/onion was still there, but subdued by a good bit of floral and citrus that I did not remember before. Worth a try for sure, but at $4 each I don't know if it is better than some other (cheaper) double IPAs out there.
     
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    Great brew.
     
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    I liked it before. Now with the new hop profile it is staggering. 3 of these is a bit much for me, I slept great.
     
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    That first sentence you wrote is somewhat of a mess...just say'in.
     
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    I liked Gubna but I haven't seen a fresh four pack in a couple of years.
     
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    I am drinking my first GUBNA canned 09/26/12. It seems to be the first DIPA I really dont like..although I keep finding myself taking another sip to pinpoint the flavor. Is this the new or the old? I havent been able to find what dates the new one starts.
     
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    maybe it is the onion..
     
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    This beer is so much better now
     
  14. Frankinstiener

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    Its old in more ways than one. 6 months is way to old to decide whether or not you like it, find some fresh stuff.
     
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    Based on your stance in the other thread about "old IPA's" but I actually dumped it. I don't think fresh would be a whole new beer over 6 months old. But its all good..all their other beers are killer.
     
  16. Frankinstiener

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    Not sure I'm following you. I just bought some Gubna today canned in March, will try it tonight. I do think 6 months could be the difference in liking or not liking an IPA.
     
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    Haha well after my 20th topper it just wasn't tasting as good. No IPA was..it burnt out my palate or something. Since then I've been guzzling Belgians and stouts..now with a fridge of KBS those toppers will be getting some more age. Yikes
     
  20. shand

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    Digging into my first GUBNA with the new recipe - and there was no reason for me to worry. GUBNA's a bit different, but it's still an awesome bruiser of an IPA. I'd say that the nose might be a little worse, and the taste might be a little better.

    E: Just checked the label and this bad boy is from their new North Carolina facility as well. Awesome.
     
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    Just what we need. Another IPA with cascade. I love the Gubna how it is.
     
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    You mean, "was."
     
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    lemme know when you'd like my address bro. ;)
     
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    My thoughts exactly, the original was a great unique beer. But like many truly great things in this world, they are not always appreciated by the majority.
    Sounds like a strictly business decision to me (which is understandable, after all they are a business).
     
  25. nc41

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    A sound decision where the feedback is your beer tastes like onions and it's not selling very well. Maybe drop it, and just go with G Knight.
     
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    shit beer. shit brewery. glad they realize Gubna is a shit beer that needs-a-fixin.

    fuck Oskar's and their extortionate prices and foul-taste beers
     
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    TenFidy. Deviant is.. ok but not worth the price. U mad bro???
     
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    How did I miss this thread? :confused: Just picked up two 4-pks this past week that were canned on May 1st. I have to say, I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and crack open a can with the giddy anticipation of that pungent onion forward flavor that Gubna is/was so well known for which made it a truly unique. Verdict, was disappointed. Oscar, please bring back those pungent signature onions, this beer has been sissified. :( (Probably a business move and totally get it.) Reading through this thread, I'm still in the minority so screw it as I go back to my glass of Gubna.!.!.!
     
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    Never been a big fan of Gubna. Ten Fidy is really only Oscar Blues beer that I find really worth revisiting. Others are all just "ok". Not bad/not exceptional.
     
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    I agree with you. I loved it when it was over the top. I have one left in a new 4 pack. It's good, but not the same. But I disagree with a lot of posters on here. I enjoy all their beers with the exception of Mama's Li'l Yellow Pils. I want to like it but I just don't.
     
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    Just had one dated 5/4/15 "Gub's last run" So different from the original, I too wish they would return to all summit. It's not bad but it's not Gub, to me. Coconut-lime-tropical bomb. Really good but not the onion-garlic dank bomb it once was. Still it is very well done even though I miss ol' gub.
     
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    Gubna is one of my go-to beers in a can and always welcome in my house.
     
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