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Latest news for Gubna Imperial IPA
Limited Release GUBNA IMPERIAL IPA Returns with Specialty Dry Hops
Press Release: Oskar Blues Limited Release Gubna Imperial IPA Returns Immediately
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Review by everetends on 02/23/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 10 13 3 7 2011
12 oz can of the Gubna sent to me as an extra by the great spointon. Served this up in my shaped DFH pint glass. Lets do it.

A: Off to a good start. Has an almost classic DIPA look to it. Has that very hazy, golden and orange hued color to it. Held to the light it has some nice cloud and the gold comes out a bit more. The head is damned near perfect at a little over a finger of thick white foam. The head is tight and has some good retention. Lacing is just thick sheeting that notches all the way down. DIPA goodness here.

S: Smell isn't bad either. Has that dank, earthy hop note starting things off. Shifts to some pine and spice. There is just a slight citrus presence which is nice that the norm of most IPA/DIPAs out there. Good dose of caramel malts along with just a touch of honey coming out. Nice.

T: They start to lose me here. I don't know if this is old or if they did this on purpose, but it this is very malt forward. Tons of caramel and that sweet honey note is really coming across here. The hops do kind of have that faded quality to it where they are kind of sweet (best way I can describe old hops :bag: ). Touch of earthy and pine hops. Not really any citrus, spice or dank qualities that were found in the nose. Everything rounds out with the booze.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a lighter carbonation to it. It has a pretty sticky and sweet feel to it, lingers. Booze is big, really big. Lots of heat on the throat and in the belly. Aftertaste is all caramel and booze.

OA: Well . . . its not bad but it failed big time to wow me. The date on the bottom of the can is smudged,so I don't know if this is old but I am going to assume yes. The hops are just so light and the malt is so big that they couldn't have possibly meant to this. I say this because they already have the malt forward Gordon and I would rather that than this at this point.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 06/18/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2010
Dull golden haze of yellow/browned honey with a fairly massive capping of foam thats loosely crumbled and leaves tons cob webby lacing etched to the glass.

Aroma is foggy of weedy/cannibus citric spiced hops backed with dull sweetened pale malt and some subdued caramel. Earthy, floral, herbal, citrusy hops make up most the nose as it steeps in a tea-like soggyness of grimy, dirty, dulled citrusy hops.

Taste is more of the same and much more likeable on the palate as its weedyness sinks deep with a sultry dirty, grimy, greasy, citrusy mold of hops that takes hold immediately with a murky might of muddy orange/grapefruity citrus. The hops are dirty, full of cannibus hints, herbel tea floralness and over ripe citrus of pink and white grapefruit peels back with some pale sweet bready/deeply doughy malt. It cinders with a dull pithy finish of citrus hops that speak to orange pith and mango pit but bitter with herbal weedy vineyness. Nice.

Body is nearly full, quite creamy and easy on the low end of carbonation with lots of greasy, grimy, dirtyness of hops poking forward over a fairly large backing of a paled sweet bready malt underlying tone. But the weedy/cannibus/tea like greasyness makes for a unique twist within its dull citric floral sponge of soaked hoppyness as it smoothes out very nicely with a creamyness and lightly bittered stand of orangified bitterness that lasts well into the finish.

A grimy, greasy, dirty Dbl IPA that is quite the fun ride of hopitude of citric flintyness and hidden ABV that catches you off guard and creates one heck of a nice tone of earthy, off-the-vine hop cone floralness. Drinks down easy enough but will catch up to ya before ya know it.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by orbitalr0x on 05/06/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 2 7 15 2 6 2010
Pours into my glass a deep reddish orange with good clarity and two fingers of creamy bubbling white head on top. Aromas of weed, cat piss, pine and smidge of citrus. Kinda dirty/earthy in a way as well. Just not very enticing to me overall.

First sip brings brash hops upfront, weedy and grassy with a touch of citrus. Resinous pine notes abound. Caramel malt hints that don't really stand up to the wall of hops. Big bitter finish but overall I don't find the hop profile too be that enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy, however there's a sugary slickness as well that I didn't really like. Overall, a middle of the road DIPA. I don't think it's horrible but it also doesn't leave me desiring more.

Served In: Snifter

Review by Ricarrdo on 04/18/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
10 1 1 1 1 1 2010
This is an awful beer – pours from a 12oz. can a reddish color with very little head. The initial nose is a bit off putting as it smells like mustard greens or broccoli cooking – assuming this is some rye malt that might have been overdone a bit or maybe the Summit hops? The initial taste is of a lot of hops, but again, a mustard taste as well – almost like that bright yellow Chinese mustard that almost takes your breath away (I can see it now – the marketing people at Oskar Blues will quote this and say “one reviewer says this beer takes his breath away)… I’m assuming this is the Summit hops – they use the Summit exclusively, I think. Oddly, that taste remains all the way through the beer – and the beer is certainly not malty – but it’s also not that hoppy – and while the alcohol is 10%, you really can’t taste it. Honestly, the beer tastes horrible. Like the mash left over from corn whiskey. I really don’t know how to rate, or what to say about, this beer except it’s extremely disappointing from Oskar Blues.

Price: $4.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by cjsell on 04/10/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 10 16 2 6 0
I'm not tasting the undrinkable ya'll are getting.

A - pours an amazing cloudy orange with a solid inch of foamy head.
S - lots of pine and smidge of citrus, ok lots of citrus
T - Taste of fruity, piney goodness. Shockingly similar taste to the Odell IPA I had right before with a slightly bigger punch.

M - pretty average feel on this one. I think you would move along after one of these.

O- It's OK, but I think OB is getting too far ahead of themselves with all of their investments.

They need to go back to focusing on beer and quality beer.

Served In: Tulip

Review by coldchill on 04/04/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
44 2 8 5 4 3 2010
Furley is right on the money here. Pours a brilliant gold, has a nice aroma, totally undrinkable. Too spend any more time reviewing it would be a waste.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by mr. furley on 03/19/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
52 3 10 6 3 4 2010
oh dear. looks great. smells like good weed. tastes like warm urine. very rotten grass taste. no way i can finish this. was considering giving it to a friend of my wife's but i wouldn't want to make anyone else taste it.

Served In: Pint Glass

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