If you’re into big, hoppy, juicy beers, you may be familiar with GUBNA Imperial IPA. GUBNA reinvents itself once a year for a seasonal release, based on an annual hop selection led by our employees. In honor of this year’s release, we’d like to tell you a little bit about this batch of GUBNA; but we’d also like to introduce you to GUBNA THE PERSON – yes, he’s an actual living person. Read on.
This year, GUBNA (the beer) rules from atop a pedestal of spicy, herbal Crystal hops; juicy, fruity Eldorado; and tropical, tangerine-esque Azacca, hand-picked by over 60 of our employees at this year’s hop selection. It’s hopped four times – in the mash addition, wort addition, and twice kettle dry-hopped with an almost obnoxious 6.7% hop load (that means it’s 50% more hoptuous than the most hopmonious previous incarnation of GUBNA). That noble hop lineup is set against a spicy, viscous and downright regal 15% Rye Malt backbone. It’s inexplicably quaffable at 10% ABV.
Clearly, we could talk about GUBNA all day – it’s one of our favorite brews. But don’t take just our word for it; past versions of GUBNA have been reviewed thousands of times by craft beer drinkers on sites like BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Here are some highlights:
Dr_Bahmbay13 got pretty pumped about the 2015 GUBNA, “…super dank nasty Gubna is yah hook up!holla! If ya hear me!Gubna is your big bad booty daddy of Imperial IPA’s.Genetic freak!” (more…)