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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

mesperon's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours clear amber with thin head. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herby hops, just a hint of roast, spice, and smoke. Tastes of rye, woody and herby hop. Just slightly hot an peppery alcohol. Finishes with crisp bitterness, and a grassy bitter aftertaste. The rye is nice, not overpowering at all. Very crisp clean hop flavor, not what I was expecting from a 10% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - OCT 22, 2016
Poured from the 12 oz can into a large wine glass. The appearance showcases a golden orange color with a dense 3 fingered head of dense white foam. The aroma hits me up front with papaya, mango and tangerine. Sweet cereal malt sets the base for the fruitfulness to shine through. On the taste there are more concentrated flavors of tropical fruit and tangerine with a syrupy malt spin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
At just on cool and into a snifter this one goes. Perplexed by the unexpected clarity of this beer - as in it shouldn’t be that way! A brilliant, mid orange with little as far as head retention. You know that canned pineapple cooks shouldn’t add onto a pizza, the aroma in this one has bucketloads. Amongst the syrupy pineapple is hints of passionfruit, caramelised stonefruit, medicinal floral notes and a wee tad kaffir lime leaf. On the palate there is some rough edges but otherwise it has the viscosity and oily texture of a hop bomb. Stewed fruits dominate; a mixture of pineapple, peach, pear and mango making it quite gammy and gummy. Sticky aftertaste similar to the fruit esters. Alcohol is well hidden for a 10’er. Astringent more than bitter. Burnt rubber phenols poke through also. Light vanillin and strawberry hit too, which actually graces it. No complexity. Pretty hop forward as I failed in my search for malts, but they lack depth. Sweet to the point of tiring. Really couldn’t dig this one. Not my particulars as far as DIPA. (12fl.Oz, BB monkeys with chainsaws, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
355mL can from Slowbeer. Canned on 03/25/16 Bright orange body, uniform haze, holds dense white head. BIG hop driven nose! Bag loads of citrus, like a bag.. of.. citrus!? But seriously, it’s like a salad of oranges, and ruby grapefruit, and lemons, and mandarins. Green sort of melon/papaya character in there too - not much in the way of malt, touch of toast. Full bodied, but certainly doesn’t feel 10%! Smooth, slick, moderate carbonation, scary drinkable! There’s a skerrik of toasty sort of grainy malt upfront but it’s BOOM BAM citrus & tropical fruit hops from there within - orange & mandarin, paw paw & papaya, mango, banana even. There’s stacks of bitterness there, but it hardly registers at a brutal 100IBU that’s for sure. A formidable IPA - citrus overload!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows resinous and piny hops, citrus, peach, mango and clean sweet malt. Flavours include truckloads of sweet clean malt, almost syrupy. Piny and resinous hops as well, along with lots of booze rolling through in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2016
From a 355ml can on 5/9/2016. Pours a clear medium golden with a tiny head. The nose features some light fruity hops but it’s very subdued for a DIPA weighing in at 10%. Take a sip and there’s a more than decent caramel and biscuit malt backbone, with big doses of stone fruit sweetness (apricot and peach) and some pineapple. There’s a big assertive bitterness to stem the sweetness - it has a hint of grapefruit, resin and rye. There’s a touch of alcohol to let you know your drinking something big. The palate is a bit syrupy and the carbonation is modest. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1630) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 From a can. Pours clear dull amber with a malty aroma, the huge alcohol content is well hidden, not as hoppy as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (935) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4557) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (301) - - 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

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