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Beer Review: Gubna Imperial IPA

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery

American ales, American Double / Imperial IPA

Solid beer from start, middle and finish. Well crafted ale if I’ve ever had one!

Let me tell you that this is probably one of my favorite new beers. Theres so much to like about this. Yes, it comes in a can, yes it’s $15.99 for a 4 pack. (ouch), but if something warrants this amount, I think it worth several $6 dollar mediocre beers, yes?

First the color, so lovely of an orange amber. As I put the glass up to the window in natural light, the small bubbles of carbonation rise in a rapid string up toward a nice white head.

The smell is tangerine, hint of onion, tinge of hemp and some deep sweet dirty hops, and yes, I can smell the “sticky” already. The smell evolves as it warms up and it jumps up to a grander level of all described above.

The taste is extremely smooth for being 10%. It goes down so easy. Nice and scotchy from the first mouthful and to the end/swallow holds the body straight throughout the gulp/sip. Solid beer from start, middle and finish. Well crafted ale if I’ve ever had one!

After City Beer Store in SF ran out of this a couple of weeks ago, I went on a massive search and had come up empty handed. Was told this is seasonal and a very limited release. Went back to stock up on some beer for the weekend, he just got another shipment in that was brewed a few weeks back. Ahh, made my day my friend. I hightly recommend this. Beware though, you will either love it, or hate it, there’s no middle.

Gubna Imperial IPA | ABV 10.00%
Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery
303 Main Street, Lyons, Colorado, 80540
www.oskarblues.com

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