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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.


DrBayern's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Draft at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Big white head with a sturdy, drable head over a deep gold body. Huge citrus aroma that is fresh and inviting, aromas of honey and light fruit lurk underneath. Quite smooth, without harshness or offensive bitterness. The citrus character is massive, almost like drinking grapefruit juice. Very well balanced for a beer with such high IBU’s as the bitterness is refreshing and palate cleansing, but not overpowering. One of the best imperial IPA’s that I have had in a long time.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1538) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2016
From a can. Pours clear dull amber with a malty aroma, the huge alcohol content is well hidden, not as hoppy as expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (182) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Slight maple syrup/bourbon smell – not bad at all! – with a little floral hop (v mild smell of palma violet sweets). Not massive hops, but nicely balanced with malt. Would have again. Certainly does not feel as punishingly strong as ABV suggests it would.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
10%ABV. Imperial IPA. Poured out amber. 10°SRM. Nose is honey, syrup, a little cloying and so pleasantly sweet. There is some light pine. There is also a hint of sandalwood incense right at the very end. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate is perfume, vanilla, caramel (very much so, almost thicklly so). Bitter tang of woodsmoke. Crayons and candlewax with some oily broadness. Eucalyptus oil. Pine. Pine needles. Finish is medium-long. Bitter. Resinous. Goes on Favorites List !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a very bitter tropical fruit and orange flavour with malty and whisky notes followed by a very powerful warming boozy pine and spicy orange finish. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (291) - - AUG 9, 2016
8/9/16. Can from Brevard. Great nose of pine and citrus but definitely not your classic west coast profile. Hops and alcohol well balanced which means huge hops in this case. Broad deep flavor with a lingering astringency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2254) - - AUG 3, 2016
Poured from can into pint glass Appearance – Pours a hazy orange- amber color with a nice thick one finger white head that has good retention. The head fades slowly over time to give a great level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a bready and citrus hoppy aroma. Mixed with these smells are some lighter pine and grassy hop aromas as well as a light tropical fruit smell of papaya. Taste – The flavor starts out big and bready with some caramel and citrus sweetness. As the taste advances the hop quickly comes to the tongue. A citrus hop is initially detected with it heaviest of a grapefruit and tangerine flavor. A pine and grassy flavor however soon come to the tongue and becomes as strong, if not stronger then the citrus flavors. While the hop flavors get reasonably strong, in the end they are somewhat overshadowed by a quite boozy taste. The taste is of a whiskey and rum like flavor and when mixed with the hop, leave a piney/grassy and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very creamy and chewy with a carbonation level that is quite low. The low carbonation and thick body coupled with the hop and booze make this one a very slow drinker; precisely what it should be. Overall – A big and boozy tasting double IPA. One that warms and definitely one to sit and sip over a long time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1169) - , Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Trying to find an IPA that I like. Seems like iipa are more agreeable. This had the hops but also included much malt so it was balanced and not just a hop bomb. Resin nice palate light to no citrus some barleywine characteristics

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (335) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Can from Willibees, Petaluma. Strong citrus, orange, pine aromas. Piney, bitter, grapefruit, garlic notes. Strong bitter herbal finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Can. Not quite as aromatic as many IIPA's but flavor makes up for it. Smooth, mild malt with nice hop balance.... Some woody tones as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (515) - - MAY 28, 2016
Served on tap at Oskar Blues (NC). Clear orange Amber color with a white head. Resin orange hops flavor. Smooth heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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