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RATINGS: 1159   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
Can sampled at Sorbon, Bromma, Sweden. Pours out in a hazy orange colour topped with a rich off-white head. Rich aroma of resin, grapefruit, quantalope and pineapples. Nearly full-bodied with rich bittersweet hoppy notes of resin, grapefruit, grass, melon, honey and starfruits. Long bitter resinous aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Slightly hazy orange amber color with a dense fluffy head. Aroma is big, nice full malt backbone with some pine and citrus juicy hops. Flavor is sweet, really malty. Great hop resin flavor, stick hops with lots of grapefruit and sweet pine. A touch or sugary sweetness and caramel. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1704) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2010
12 oz can. Pours a coppery/orange color wih a one finger white head. Thick looking, nearly opaque. Pungent hop aroma hits you the second you pop the can. Pine resin and grapefruit backed with malty sweetness. Flavor pretty much follows aroma, not a whole lot else to say. Hop heads only. Nice full palate with a long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12 oz. can purchased at QFC in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma: Bold grapefruit, with just a hint of spice. Flavor: Grapefruit, pine, and sweet malt. I prefer my imperial IPAs in bottles, but this is one awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at Tustin brewing, this poured with very little head and had some maltiness with a pronounced hop flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
One hop variety means one means one dimensional. Big bitter and citrus elements. Not horrible just not complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 8, 2010
12oz Can. Super-boozy nose strong in lime, gin and tonic, and lemony-catty-resin. Odd. Pours nearly-clear mid-golden with copious creamy smooth soft head, banana pudding-colored. Flavors start with a heavy malt sugar creamy, bring move gin-like vapors to my sinuses, and then move into a pithy resinous forward catty pine flavor. Quite sweet, with not nearly enough bitterness to back this one up in my opinion. I canít get over how much this beer tastes like gin and tonic, literally. Overally, I feel like Iíve had more deftly brewed and better balanced examples of the style. Also, not worth the $4 I got gouged to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
On tap 03.26.10 at Birreria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is hoppy: kiwi and tangerine. Flavor is crisp bitter and slightly syrupy. Pretty decent Imp IPA. I do also tend to favor this genre.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours a bright burnt orange with a small white head that becomes a little ring of foam in no time. Aroma is gentle and assertive at once with pine, orange, oregano, spruce, along with plenty of caramel, brown sugar, crepes, and gingersnaps. Pretty appealing combo of malt and hops to me. Tastes sweet at first with all that caramel, ginger, sugar and sweet potato malt coming out, followed by a plant-forward hop quality. Orange, pine and herbs follow. Finishes with milder bitterness than I anticipated and a lingering flavor of caramel, toast, ginger, orange rind, and pine. Full bodied, kinda sticky and hot, with soft carbonation and a mostly creamy mouthfeel. Palate could be more seamless. Nonetheless I find this quite enjoyable overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4808) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
12oz can in a snifter. Pours bright amber-golden with a small but lingering head. Aroma of citrusy hops plus butterscotch and some kind of spice. Flavor very hoppy, with a spiciness to it that most IPAs donít have. Thick texture. A great beer that is unique for its style.


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