Chalsk (962) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an amber orange haze with a white soapy head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine. Nice taste. This will please those looking for the more resinous DIPAís. You get some sweet up front and then hop blast through the finish. This may be the harshest hop resin brew I have had. Loving it. The alcohol comes through.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 3/30/2010 Source:Other) Pint at Belvidere and Broad - Richmond. Big citrusy floral hop nose with caramel backing. Mostly clear with a slight chill haze. Orange golden with fluffy persistent white head. Resiny hop flavor dominates with moderate hop bitterness. Fairly well balanced. Medium to full body and mouth. Finish is medium sweet with hefty residual bitterness.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can from drewbeerme/stoutfest.... pours a lucidly clear golden brown pour with a partially dense creamy white head.... aroma much akin to hopslam with sweet tropical fruit, melon, and citrusy hops with some fresh dankness in the background (i almost want to say iím getting some of that garlic nature as well)... flavors are sweet and very earthy accentuated by citrus and herbal dankness while coinciding with a a chalky sort of texture. finishes earthy and bitter. a creamly/earthiness pervades, primarily sweet, with a hoppy bitter finish. something is a little off here but itís stil alright.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Todd for sharing. Clear amber almost copper looking body. Aroma is fresh hops. Grapefruit, pine and citrus. Flavor is much of the same. Aftertaste has a garlic/onion edge to it. Very weird brew.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can! Pours a copper orange body with a white head, great retention. Aroma is fresh squeezed hops, nectar, green grass y and herbal hop tones. Really freaking fresh aroma, citrus, and grapefruits. Wow this is really fantastic aroma. A prickly grapefruit and citrus blend, really skunky pot tones, really grass y and really herbal, that 10% is just devoured by the pure hoppiness. Dam people are talking some smack about this bottle of ganja, seriously WTF ppl?
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a can gave a clear golden hue. White topping. Aromas of pine, and bitterness. Medium full body and a little sticky on your palate. Some malt along with brash hop bitterness. A little one dimensional on the hop flavor. Very well balanced finish. Good beer.
BluePhish (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pour.
Golden orange nice white head good retention.
Very resiny aroma, pine and kumquat, very light fruit notes, lemon and apricot.
Odd almost bubble-gummy flavor, fruity hops, fleshy, slightly odd. Sweet but not in a good way. Very odd hard to describe.
Palate is sharp, carbonation high, but alcohol balanced.
Overall somewhat of a disappointment for me. Just something off about the flavor for my tastes, but not a bad beer by any stretch, just not as exciting as I had hoped.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
can on 4/9/10 in Denver... Gubna is a mean IIPA that joins its brother Ten FIDY as another bad ass beer in a can. Deep yellow pour with a big 2 finger fluffy white head... huge floral hop notes scream out of the glass... medium to thick body full of chewy bitterness... with some citrus notes... Gubna is a serious IIPA for the hop heads that really sticks with you. Awesome job!
juiceisloose (1050) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redlight. This one pours a clear, dark golden orange color topped by a nice, foamy off white colored head that leaves thin sheets of lace on the glass. Th aroma shows notes of grassy, dank hops, citrus, and a huge malt profile of sweet toffee and bready malts. The flavor follows with the gassy and pine hops up front, but is quickly washed out by the sweet toffee malts. I also get some cake batter like sweetness in there. There is a good amount of bitterness on the back end from the hops. The mouthfeel is substantial, smooth, with good carbonation and a bitter, slightly drying finish. The malts are very thick and seem to overpower the hops and add too much sweetness. Still a tasty beer, but not among the elite for imperial ipaís for me.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a deep, honey-orange color; light effervescence and a vague sense of clarity; thin, fine-bubbled white head with moderate retention and attractive lacing; decent-looking pour. A strong citrus / grapefruit hop aroma: more tart and rind-like than resiny or oily; a tea-like malt character underneath, with a seemingly prominent note of crystal malts (perhaps a touch of the tartness originates from the rye); a heavily hopped, but not especially engaging aroma for all of the effort: mildly puckering, seemingly tightly expressed. Medium-full body; moderate levels of carbonation, vaguely creamy, mostly non-astringent; light amounts of warming alcohol present; high levels of grapefruit and citrus-laden hoppiness, non-resiny; moderate to light amounts of tea-like maltiness and a touch of caramel and candy sugar; the rye is very quiet here, especially alongside the grapefruit-centric hoppiness; the overall impression, honestly, is just a run-of-the-mill double IPA thatís got plenty of hops, plenty of alcohol, a poor tea-like malt core, and stays reasonably well-composed; all the pieces fit fine, but nothing special. A far cry from most of the uber-hoppy beers Iíve had as of late. Medium finish of crystal malt and tea (seemingly), lasting citrus bitterness; the end is reasonably balanced with lasting bitterness.