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RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours attractive light copper with a full frothy off white head. Nose is dank and funky with grapefruit and herbal hops. Same in the flavor with a touch of spiciness and a dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(12oz can). Pours hazy apricot color with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, leaves and funk. Taste is bitter with some sweet/sour action. Medium bodied with oily texture. Carbonation is fizzy on the tongue and finish is bitter. A decent DIPA, but could you a little sweetness to balance it out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(can - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with mild carbonation. Huge citrus and hop nose. Very herbal and spicy. Sweet and citrus notes begin the flavor but move to a very spicy and earthy hop combination. Spicy throughout and into the finish with a very bitter and lingering aftertaste. Surprisingly, the spice and citrus fade quickly leaving only the bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pale orange-yellow, whitish foam. Drippy lacing. Heavy caramel, herbal hop aroma. Taste is grassy, sweet malt, apple. I dunno, weird, not bad though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1465) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Tons of citrus and pine hop flavors grounded in bready malt sweetness with a touch of warmth from the alcohol. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedanimal (2) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
Pours a nice amber almost gold in color. Nice head. Very citrusy/hoppy aroma, but not overpowering. Drinks smooth with a nice big hop hit, but still drinkable. It seems well balanced for a 10% ABV beer as the can states. I wish I could afford to buy many more of these great beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Finally found a single can of this at Half Time. Pours clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas of orange, tropical fruit, sweet malts, and some dank hops. Flavors of hop bitterness, sweet caramel malts, tropical fruits, orange zest, and some other citrus. Probably not the freshest can. Thought this was going to be loaded with sweet malts but it is fairly balance even with the faded hops. Booze is fairly well hidden. Pretty drinkable for such a big DIPA, but one can is probably enough. Better than what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2688) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Burnt orange in color... Aroma is citrus hops, caramel malts, and toffee... Flavor is caramel, toffee, with a nice citrus hops finish and bitterness that lingers on the palate... Delicious beer

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 Poured a 12 ounce can into a Chimay goblet. Bottom of can reads: Canned On 05-14-10 @ 13:59 Vote For Pedro Appearance: Pours a medium caramel/orange with a 1-2 finger off-white creamy head which dissipates quickly. Decent lacing throughout. Smell: Both sweet and bitter hops are obvious. Pine and grapefruit with floral notes. Very slight hint of onion. Taste: Floral sweetness up front followed by pine and onions in the middle. Not a good thing, in my opinion. At the finish is a bitter hop explosion like Iíve never encountered. It is pure lemon rind and grapefruit but it is cranked up about three notches above anything else Iíve tried. It is a bit overpowering for my tastes. The aftertaste is typical bitter hops. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth Drinkability: Low drinkability due to the overwhelming bitterness and lack of approachable flavor combinations. Overall: I really wanted to enjoy this one because I typically like what Oskar Blues puts out but I just didnít. The bitterness and flavors do not compliment each other well at all. Iím a hophead and love high IBU beer but the bitterness doesnít work for me on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12oz can via trade with SuzyGreenberg, thanks Ben. Pours a hazy peach-gold with a 2-3 finger off white, creamy and slightly rocky head that has great retention and leaves really nice lacing, definitely beautiful pour. Aroma is huge on citrus, a touch of mango, red grapefruit flesh, toast, biscuit, grass, a touch of sweet cereal, and a light vanilla pudding note. Flavor is sweet grainy malt, grass, big citrusy hops, bitter grapefruit, fruity floral notes, a touch of planty resin, some dankness, ethanol - perhaps a bit more than I would like and rye - much more evident than in the nose, but largely overshadowed by the tons of hops, though they compliment each other well. Finishes with bitter citrus, spicy rye, caramel and a sweet grain, straw and spiced citrus fade. Palate is fairly heavy with a creamy entry, chewy middle, moderate, yet sharp carbonation and fairly dry finish. This is a nice IIPA, if I didnít know that rye was in there, I probably wouldnít have picked it out above the hop presence, but it seems a tasty addition, though I would like to try a version without it.


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