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RATINGS: 1120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Each year GUBNA takes on a personality of its own. We seek out the most exciting and best available hops from each individual season to create a potent and complex Imperial IPA. GUBNA is packed with Rye and North American Pale Malt and accented with Munich Malt to give a spicy and flavorful backbone to support loads of kettle hops driving the IBUs to triple digits.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2015 - Features whole leaf Galena hops, plus Sorachi Ace and Columbus hops. Dry hopped with copious amounts of El Dorado, Comet and Chinook.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 WOW. This is the definition of a an Imperial India Pale Ale. This stuff gets better with every sip, straight up heaven in a glass. 3/22/09 stamped can pours a medium copper color with no head but some nice lacing. Aroma is funky, a mean punch of hop goodness. I could smell this stuff all day. Taste doesn’t disappoint, citrus hops up front with some spicy undertones. This stuff is the real deal. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on some!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
Man, Oskar Blues just does not make anything less than great beer. The nose on this had a lot of hoppy citrus, mainly grapfruit and even pineapple. Delicious taste and the malt really balances out the high ABV and any hop bitterness. In fact my only complaint might be that it could use just a touch more bitterness- but thats being very knit-picky. Gubna takes its rightful place as one of the great dbl IPAs!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12852) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
A: The pour is a light amber color with a moderate white head and some streaks of lacing. S: A strong fruity hop aroma with nice notes of grapefruit and pineapple. A fair amount of pine as well, along with some sweet caramel and perhaps a touch of alcohol. T: The flavor is full of bitter grapefruit and pine followed by some tropical fruit sweetness. As with Gordon, there is also a fair malt component to the beer and maybe a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. M: The body is medium with a full and tingly carbonation. D: A good but not amazing DIPA, especially for the price. I really enjoy some of the Oskar Blues beers, but why buy a 12 oz can of Gubna for $4-5 when I can buy half a liter of Pliny the Elder for that much?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1627) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
Can, home. Very good DIPA but not quite up to the best. This beer pours honey gold with a big white head that leaves lots of lacing, ringing the glass as I drink. The aroma is fairly underwhelming for the style, in my opinion. The piney hops are a bit muted, and there are more interesting things going on with the malt - some spice, some grain, all quite nice. For a 10% abv DIPA, I expect more. On the other hand, a lot of the flavors come out quite nicely in the flavor. The hop bitterness is strong but there are complex flavors to it - flowers, pine needles, grapefruit, cannabis. The rye spice is quite good; the general malt flavor is more interesting than most DIPAs. Unfortunately, the beer just doesn’t drink as big as its alcohol content would suggest. Knowing how much flavor other brewers can pack into smaller beers, it’s a bit disappointing. Otherwise, it’s quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1898) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
Hazy gold with thin white head, and little carbonation apparent (can popped rather weakly). Aroma is Grapefruit and caramel with a whiff of mango and onion. Taste is the same, and rather smoothly integrated with some nice dark malts, and low lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and a bit oily. $4.31/12oz can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2086) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2010
fresh can poured a medium caramel color with a thin covering of white head. aroma has nice firm hops, light citrus dry hops, fresh flowers, mid range bitterness, and underneath a nice malted body. mouth feel is quite chewy and thick with average carbonation. flavor definitely brings on some malts, quite a bit of bitterness, light flowers, and citrus that gets the bitter side and not the sweet fruit. real thick and chewy but I feel like the subtleties get crushed by the quantities here and the 3.50 price per can is just too pricey for me to revisit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6670) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit), with a note of tomato sauce, light note of plastic. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Surprisingly bad. Bizarre note of spaghetti sauce, some plastic, and not that much hop aroma. Ok balance for the style but not very clean tasting. A drain pour. Weird.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
Can. Amber orange pour with good amount of white head. Very nice citrus, tropical and resinous hop aroma. Biscuity malt, some sugary sweetness and lots more hops. Mostly resinous and slightly floral / grassy in the finish. Creamy and full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3981) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a lovely transparent golden with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Strongly hoppy aroma has a hint of citrus. Fiercely hoppy, evergreen flavor has an undertone of sour orange. Smooth yet tingly and lively texture leaves a hoppy and citrus finish. A must for hop-heads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a bright orange with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy, a little hop but nothing predominant. Smells like dank pot and body odor, bit in a really good way. Flavor is similarly spicy but not overly hoppy. A littlemore hop presence would be nice, but this is a really good beer.

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