May 22, 2013
The Brü Revü – Oskar Blues Gubna
The legendary Gubna. This is a love/hate brew for a lot of people, and I land on the love side. The Gubna is Oskar Blues Imperial IPA that highlights a single hop variety, Summit, while trying to achieve 100+ IBU’s. They have recently decided to introduce copious amounts of Cascade hops to raise the hop complexity too. The beer poured a golden amber with a generous white head. I got a hint of onion in the aroma like I had heard, but more of a sweet onion with a base of sweet citrus and tropical fruit. The taste was a bitter hop monster that erupted in my mouth like biting into a grapefruit rind. The Gubna was big, bold and full of hop dominance with a blast of grapefruit and dank resinous hops. The rye malt gave the brew a spicy malt balance and a great lingering taste on my tongue. This had a very strong balanced bitterness that was delicious and surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. It got a little boozy as it warmed, but that’s to be expected with such a high ABV. In the end I have determined that I am decidedly Pro-Gubna!
Oskar Blues Gubna