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RATINGS: 1052   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 doesn’t 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
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?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2010
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2010
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 ipa’s for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
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 that’s 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 I’ve had as of late. Medium finish of crystal malt and tea (seemingly), lasting citrus bitterness; the end is reasonably balanced with lasting bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 12oz can, dated 3/29/10, from grape & gourmet. pours a bright, peach-orange with a thin, whispy, white head and a tight ring of lace. aroma is excellent with tons of fruity hops on the initial sniff ranging from pink grapefruit and orange to fresh peach and mango with a big, sprucy pine presence, rye malts, and a touch of vanilla with a unique, vinyl/innertube presence that, while odd, works for this brew in my opinion. flavor is wonderful as well, almost like chewing on a spruce branch, with massive pine notes backed by fruit notes of grapefruit, orange, pear, and peach syrup with a touch of spicy caraway seeds (i think some people are getting the vegetal, green onion-grass notes from this) and a light, sweet, toffee malt presence on the back end. palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied, slightly sticky, with moderated carbonation and a bitter, spicy, hop finish. overall, the best dipa i’ve had from a can (until someone sends me a Surly Abrasive!) albeit a unique one that i can see being odd for some folks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
12 oz can. Clear olive orange with a creamy white head leaving lacy sheets. Nose is orange, dough and pine. Medium body with a tingle; somewhat chalky. Taste like the nose with candi and a spicy bite. Not a bad brew but kind of generic like you’d expect from a DIPA in a can. Though i do find their other canned offerings more distinctive. At 10% i can see this messing up some frat boys big time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Can. Coppery pour with a tall, thick, tan colored. Aroma is big citrus, peaches and coniferous hops. Chewy caramel, in spots, as well. Taste is strong, resinous hops, citrus juices, pine needles, peaches, and caramel. Body is thick and chewy and at times bordering on syrupy with an oily feel throughout. The hops eat away at the enamel on your teeth while drinking this. Ends with more big citrus, strong pine, and floral hops, chewy caramel, sweet malt, and peach.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2010
A wonderful aroma! Pears, peaches, kind of like a cake batter or something. Not much head but what is here is sticking around nicely. The head is nice and fluffy. Nice mouth feel light carbonation. A nice golden color as well. Nice lacing also. Full bodied beer but hides it very well. I taste the hops but they are not very bitter. The different malts used really add to the overall feel of this beer. Excellent.


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