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RATINGS: 1122   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Ran across a can. Pour very light orange and appears to be quite watery. A rocky white head formed from an aggressive pour. A light citrus and onion aroma was mostly over run my alcohol. Basicly that same think with the flavor. A bit of spice, lots of bitterness and a long burn. Light body with a bit of an oily slickness. Good, but not memerable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
944play (371) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
12oz in bordeaux glass. Foggy deep gold capped with dense low head. Initial aroma is strongly metallic -- and I’m not ascribing that to the packaging, it really is -- then some catty, onion, cheese, and acrid stuff follows. Flavor fares better with some spice, mineral and toffee. Finish is rather hot and there’s a bit of a smeggy aftertaste. This was purchased at Bottle Barn, where it was displayed unrefrigerated; I think I was under the impression that this was an English-style barleywine and would tolerate the warm aging.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11436) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks Gillard-on tap-pours a rich white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit/citrus-lemon rind/pine/resin hops, some medium malt. Taste is herbal/resin hops with some bite, secondary medium malt. Syrupy mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rocbyter (1942) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Strong fresh citrus and floral hop aroma. Cloudy light orange color with a large white head. Moderate bitterness that builds to strong bitterness in the finish and fading in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1222) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
I was lucky enough to get this can from Scottie of L-Knife, so first off I must say thanks to him for hooking me up with this IPA. Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of florals up front, with some hops, grapefruit, tangerines, caramel, and some earthiness. Flavor is quite sweet (but in a pleasant way) for an IPA. There’s some booziness in there, hops, spices, tangerines, and malts. Leaves a sweet hop finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
This was a great beer as promised by the bartender at Mad Mex North Hills. Though the odor of hops was faint, the flavors were complex with delicate Exotic flowers, funky outstanding flavors, ascorbic acid, dates. Golden color small head and just a little lacing but Great

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ahmashar (9) - Stafford, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
A combination of citrus, herbs, and resin combine to an aroma akin to a bouquet. Taste is quite nice, but just a bit too hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Can from Ledger’s. Yum! Pours a clear golden with minimal head. Nose is sharp, grassy hoppage. Flavor is bitter - not unlike the creamy bitter from Two Hearted. Finishes clean as can be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Deep yellow color. Thick lacing. Very hopy grass nose. Taste is bitter and hoppy and grass like a good green tea. Very yumm!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Can.
Pours a glassy amber with a nice white head. Aroma is piercing pine and grapefruit. Flavor is tongue-curling grapefruit, orange peel, and pine, all with a malty backbone. Average mouthfeel. A great IIPA.


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