Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2010
orange clear pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is earthy, resinous, herbal, straight up smells like skunky weed, bark, lightly toffee malt. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Flavor is dense nug, , a bit piney, herbal, sweet otfee malt, bitter pot like hoppiness. Unique, odd, and really great. Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12 oz can. Wow! I thought I would never say this but..... This stuff is just as good as Captain Lawrence Double IPA! Sorry Scott. Bold refreshing fuity strong hopps delicious! Since I can’t get my Captain Lawrence here in Tucson (yet) I will be drinking Gubna... Unless I run out of money. The only negative is that it costs you $$$$. But what the hey? Live my bruthas live! cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Solid pour with good lacing, deeper copper amber color. Sturdy pined out hops presence to both smell and taste. Body a tad thinner in spectrum with a focus on the heady hop backbone, little in the way of balance and structure. A Stickier beer, good for tooth coating stickiness and medicinal alcohol warmth. Solid brew and good example of the style. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Can. Pours clear dark gold with a half finger off-white head. The nose is ripe citrus, hops, ganja oils and malt. The taste is caramel, ripe tangerines, orange peel and a mellow tart grapefruit finish that lingers for a few minutes. Medium mouthfeel. Nice stuff. Smells just like weed. Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
Can 355 ml
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Aroma crisp fresh hop aroma , citric, touch of mango and wet leafy grass. Hint of raw bark and high alcohol. 8-
Appearance amber gold with mid tine top. Bone white head.
Flavor and Palate : full bodied , fair amount of malts with mid leafy citric hops. Garden fresh feel of vegetables. Long bitter finish. Alcohol is covered bu hops. Clean strong bitter brew.
Can. Why am I not shocked this was good? A golden color with a laced white head. A strong hoppy pine aroma with bitter pine flavor of citrus and grapefruit. Pretty balanced with a malty sweet body and huge hop flavor.. Kind of reminds me of port brewing IPA’s off the tap. Got to love those hops!!!!! ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Location: 12 oz can at Bierkraft, 5/30/10
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Aroma: The nose is floral hops, some citrus, some malty notes
Appearance: A mostly clear golden-orange color with streaky lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice balance, leaning bitter, but moderate (plus) sweet as well
Palate: It has a medium texture, an oily feel, and a long duration
This is a pretty solid IIPA, another very good beer from the Oskar Blues guys. Ripe and hoppy.
Thanks to Chalsk for the can. Pours a hazy orange with decent but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grapefruit and resin, some alcohol there as well. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Nice warming on the finish. Solid. merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Can pours a hazy golden amber body with a small bone white head. Scattered lace is left on the glass. Aroma is sharp and pungent, with grassy, earthy, and herbal traits. I don’t pick up any citrus notes but I do sense an odd note that is like wild onions. Really sharp on the palate. This one seems almost medicinal, and a sensation like biting into raw ginger takes your breath. Finishes dry, earthy, coarse, and raw. The Summit hops just don’t work for me here. Interesting expereince from a brewery I like, but this one comes off as coarse and unsophisticated. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 12 oz. can- Pours golden with a nice creamy head, aroma is piney hops and alcohol. The flavor tastes like a fresh hop ale that is amped up to Imperial status, very different and strong resinous flavors, somewhat overwhelming. Not for everyone, but I liked it.