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RATINGS: 1215   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.


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 (1288) - 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 (5262) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
33 cl can at Tilt, Oslo. Hazy orange brown color, moderate head. Aroma is lots of hops. Flavor is fruity hops, fine sweetness, fine bitterness in the aftertaste. Moderate body. Lovely IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 [My 100th Colorado rate, my native state] Can. Pours a clear glowing orange with a slight reddish hue, sticky foamy frothy egg-shell colored head. Aroma is super piney, crisp and clean, seems like some honey caramel sweetness, light biscuity rye spiciness towards the end, great citrus, grapefruit, wonderful. Flavor is the same, clean, crisp and spicy, the rye complements the piney citrus hops wonderfully, medium sweetness, very well attenuated, bitter but also well balanced, some floralness towards the finish. Medium bodied, viscous but not syrupy, oddly feels a bit heavy, fluffy carbonation with a light sizzle, generally clean. Great DIPA!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (3041) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2010
Can at Akkurat. Great fresh and dangerously refreshing IIPA. Lots of sweet citrusy and fruity hops. Well balanced.


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