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RATINGS: 1096   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2010
can. aroma of floral hops. pours amber color. there is an explosion of citrus in the beginning, then big hops with kind of a spicy finish. not as boozy as i was expecting. epic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2010
Itís certainly everything promised. A smooth talking killer. Not overly bitter, alcohol wallup is not harsh at all, but overall -- wow, a huge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2402) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
this is really world class beer. An I woulda even given it better cept fo the grapefruit thang. Served with a nice off white head and good lace. Color is a clear 18k gold amber. Aroma is major hops with good malt and a little fruit. Interesting thing about this beer is although it has the grapefruit thing going on, itís tempered by a reduction of acid and a slight boost of sugar. Makes it chewier, less coy, and a much better brew all around. Great body and finish- in fact, perfect for the style. Finish is quite rich and so only a slow sipper. Not a session.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
12 oz can served in a tulip. Pour is tarnished gold with three fingers of wispy slight off-white foam sitting on top. Nose is a blast of grapefruit, pear, hops, pine tar, and candy sugar. Taste is an explosion of hops and citrus that is off the chart! This is followed immediately by enough malt, as well as light fruit, to walk the tight line between a beautiful blend of hops and the mouth watering bitter beer face. Wow!! The only other big IPA that Iíve enjoyed anywhere near this is Racer X. Just delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
Mostly clear thin tan head... aromatic pungent hops mostly citrusy... good not great flavor a touch muddled not the big hop kick I expected... expect more from oskar blues... medium full bodied...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 20, 2010
Sampled in a 12 oz can from City Beer. Poured in a tall glass. Really quality hops and malts. Alcohol is pretty smooth. A nice brew, well crafted. Hops are really quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7235) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2010
Can courtesy of rye726. Pours cloudy golden, thick white head. Aroma lots of fresh hops, piney and citrus, grainy. Flavors, pine and citrus/grapefruit together with a maltybalance. Summit hops add a distinct thick soapy palate with a light bitter and lingering sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours hazy golden orange with bright white head. Aroma is sweet smelling and almost candy-like with citrus and grapefruit prominent. Similar flavors with nicely balanced malt backbone and crisp, grassy finish. Slightly thinner body than Iím used to with big DIPAís. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1412) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2010
12 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet almost vegetal malts with an earthy stinkiness from the hops that is a touch metallic.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with the same stinkiness (it is the smell personified) from the hops. Thereís a lot of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this beer is pretty strange. When I first had it on tap, it was much different and better. The hops were much fruitier and more resiny without the weird stinky earth notes (also described by people Iím with as "catty" and "armpit"). The last time I was there (Longmont location), it tasted the same on tap as it has in the bottles. I can only guess that thereís a difference in batches, and Iíve heard that Summit hops can be unusual and hit or miss. Itís very strange but I still kinda like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to exiled for sharing this beer. The beer pours a clear medium yellow color with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine hops at first, with some resiny and catty hops showing up as well. The flavor is similar but the catty hops are much more dominant. The bitterness is about medium and the alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice DIPA, but at the price this sells for, I wouldnít buy it again.

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