Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA

GUBNA poured a clear, amber color with a paper thin, white head. The aroma is pungent, with a strong malt base and plenty of pine needle like hops. The body is strong; with some "scotch notes", tons of malt, some alcohol warmth, a touch of sweetness and plenty of hops lurking underneath. The finish is dry and bitter, a result of the massive amount of hops starting to show through.

Overall, this is a decent Imperial IPA. There is a ton of quality ingredients in here and each have their own nice impact, but it seems a little bit unbalanced. The huge malt front seems to dominate and although this gets a little better as it warms, there just seems to be way to much going on here for GUBNA to be considered a great beer.

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