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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness. Columbus in early and mid kettle.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2014 - Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, and Chinook. Incredibly complex mix of lemon zest, pineapple, red berries, peach, and a hint of dank earthiness.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (608) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12 ounce can. Bright amber gold color. Big foamy beige head. Big citrus and pine hop aroma with a hint of butterscotch malt. Wow, a huge blast of lupilin love hits you upfront. Big and bold with notes of resiny and piney hops. There is a noticeable caramel malt backdrop here, as well. The complex hops produce a spicy tropical fruit mid taste. Finish is bitter with some noticeable alcohol. Aftertaste is intensely bitter. Outstanding!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12oz. Can. Pours gold and clear and fizzy. Aroma is strong, hints of lemon and other citrus flavors. Taste is high of bitterness and lemon with a lively palate finish. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap. Aroma if hops and boost. Taste is hoppy, citrusy. Aroma is hoppy and danky. Tasty biliary beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dojken (194) - - JUN 7, 2014
Burk. En underbar arom möter din näsa o man bara njuter. Smaken härligt balanserad nästan lite krämig med fin fruktig lite söt smak. Eftersmaken går inte heller av för hackor. Ligger länge i munnen med en mycket bra o behaglig beska.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gururyan (593) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Shocking that this extremely balanced, smooth, chuggable brew is a 10% heavyweight. Outstanding beer in all aspects, easily a favorite of mine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2506) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Translucent golden coloured pour with a thick lasting white head. Aroma is sticky resin, dank, musty orange and some alcohol. Flavour is biscuit and caramel malts with candied orange, pine and warming alcohol. Hides the abv pretty well with just a slight bite in the finish. Palate is smooth and resinous sticky. Fairly low bitterness with a fruity orange finish. Pretty drinkable for the abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Can. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of resin, light caramel malt and orange peel. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 1, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy dark white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was mild malt and mild hop. The sharp crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of vinous sweet crisp && clean caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (415) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
With Gubna, Oskar Blues explores the full range of flavors an Imperial IPA can offer. Using several hop and malt varieties, Gubna’s taste profile is subject to change whenever the hell it wants. At the start, the ale tastes tropical with hop notes like pineapple and lemon. Gradually, the hops transition into a resinous, bitter tone with spruce, pine, and evergreen. Shortly after, the malt unveils a spicy, dry kick. The metamorphosis ends with caramel malt and sweet berry flavors from the hops. Best of all is the long warming feeling from the booze. Gubna is eclectic to the point of being bizarre but it’s a lot of fun to experience all that it has to offer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (462) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can. A- Citrus, pine. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Tropical citrus, piney, earthy, slightly bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, warming finish. O- This beer was not near as bitter as one could expect. The citrus tones are subtle but balance out the beer. The finish is surprisingly warm and peppery and ultimately makes this a good sipper.


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