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RATINGS: 1074   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 doesnít 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12 oz can. Wow! I thought I would never say this but..... This stuff is just as good as Captain Lawrence Double IPA! Sorry Scott. Bold refreshing fuity strong hopps delicious! Since I canít get my Captain Lawrence here in Tucson (yet) I will be drinking Gubna... Unless I run out of money. The only negative is that it costs you $$$$. But what the hey? Live my bruthas live!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Solid pour with good lacing, deeper copper amber color. Sturdy pined out hops presence to both smell and taste. Body a tad thinner in spectrum with a focus on the heady hop backbone, little in the way of balance and structure. A Stickier beer, good for tooth coating stickiness and medicinal alcohol warmth. Solid brew and good example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Can. Pours clear dark gold with a half finger off-white head. The nose is ripe citrus, hops, ganja oils and malt. The taste is caramel, ripe tangerines, orange peel and a mellow tart grapefruit finish that lingers for a few minutes. Medium mouthfeel. Nice stuff. Smells just like weed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
Can 355 ml
Aroma crisp fresh hop aroma , citric, touch of mango and wet leafy grass. Hint of raw bark and high alcohol. 8-
Appearance amber gold with mid tine top. Bone white head.
Flavor and Palate : full bodied , fair amount of malts with mid leafy citric hops. Garden fresh feel of vegetables. Long bitter finish. Alcohol is covered bu hops. Clean strong bitter brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Can. Why am I not shocked this was good? A golden color with a laced white head. A strong hoppy pine aroma with bitter pine flavor of citrus and grapefruit. Pretty balanced with a malty sweet body and huge hop flavor.. Kind of reminds me of port brewing IPAís off the tap. Got to love those hops!!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Location: 12 oz can at Bierkraft, 5/30/10

Aroma: The nose is floral hops, some citrus, some malty notes
Appearance: A mostly clear golden-orange color with streaky lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice balance, leaning bitter, but moderate (plus) sweet as well
Palate: It has a medium texture, an oily feel, and a long duration
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid IIPA, another very good beer from the Oskar Blues guys. Ripe and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Thanks to Chalsk for the can. Pours a hazy orange with decent but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grapefruit and resin, some alcohol there as well. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Nice warming on the finish. Solid.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Can pours a hazy golden amber body with a small bone white head. Scattered lace is left on the glass. Aroma is sharp and pungent, with grassy, earthy, and herbal traits. I donít pick up any citrus notes but I do sense an odd note that is like wild onions. Really sharp on the palate. This one seems almost medicinal, and a sensation like biting into raw ginger takes your breath. Finishes dry, earthy, coarse, and raw. The Summit hops just donít work for me here. Interesting expereince from a brewery I like, but this one comes off as coarse and unsophisticated.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 12 oz. can- Pours golden with a nice creamy head, aroma is piney hops and alcohol. The flavor tastes like a fresh hop ale that is amped up to Imperial status, very different and strong resinous flavors, somewhat overwhelming. Not for everyone, but I liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - MAY 29, 2010
This was the most expensive beer that Iíve ever bought out of a can, so I was glad that it was also the BEST beer that Iíve had from a can. Pours a clear dark yellow with a white head that leaves good lacing. Smells like BOOZE! and has a sweet floral scent from the hops. This one is balance PERFECTLY! Itís got a lovely sweetness to balance out those hops, and is very drinkable, which is dangerous when this beer weighs in at 10%. YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!


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