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Knickerbocker Red - Blue Pants Brewery

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Knickerbocker Red
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80
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 11-18-2010)
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gerite

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Over all I would rate this as a great beer but it could use a little more head and a little more carbonation. The appearance is a cloudy reddish brown that looked more like a brown ale than a red ale. There was a nice balanced complexed flavor of toasted malt with a slight hops taste. This beer would complement any meal or be equally good by itself. I would order this beer again just for the sheer enjoyment of drinking it. A very good beer from a small start-up brewery in Northern Alabama.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 23:53:34 | More by gerite
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Light floral hop nose up front. Mild caramel backbone asserts itself as it warms. Very well balanced between the floral hop and caramel notes each playing off each other and providing varying points of emphasis. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Dense brick red pour with a low off white head. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Firm earthy hop bitterness with more floral hop flavors coming through. There is a hint of honey and toasted malt sweetness that shines through but is well balanced by the firm bitterness. Burnt caramel notes appear as the beer warms up. I’m really enjoying the interplay between the earthy hop bitterness, floral and piney hop flavors, and toasted caramel malts. Balance is to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. There is a touch of alcohol heat. Slight hop derived astringency.

Overall impression: Wow! This is big American Amber Ale. It has some “Bigfoot”-esque qualities about it. The malty character with the aggressive hops definitely push the envelope. I wish I had access to this all the time. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 16:21:24 | More by mattcrill
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James47


4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-17-2013 23:56:36 | More by James47
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-05-2011 00:07:32 | More by NCLorax
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wshell1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-18-2014 02:37:37 | More by wshell1
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wmc0005

Alabama

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-24-2012 02:40:00 | More by wmc0005
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-03-2013 22:39:05 | More by russpowell
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2013 22:39:38 | More by Syracuse12
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LBM1A

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2012 18:49:04 | More by LBM1A
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Mowgli87

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-30-2014 20:52:30 | More by Mowgli87
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FliryVorru

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-29-2013 18:23:21 | More by FliryVorru
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byrdman16

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from the mellow mushroom in Auburn. It poured a cloudy brown. Nice cream colored head with moderate lacing. The smell was dominated by malts. Nice mouthfeel with a combination of sweet malts with a very slight hoppy finish. Decent beer from a young brewery. Also tried the corduroy rye ipa by B.P. which was different but very nice!

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 03:55:28 | More by byrdman16
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring from the bottle to a dark brown color with a hazy body, Knickerbocker Red serves up a creamy, beige- colored head of foam with tiny bubbles. The nose on this beer is one of sweet malt with a hint of chocolate. The foam looks good and leaves generous lacing as you drink.

With the taste, this beer has some interesting things to note. Flavors such as biscuit malts, caramel, and pine are most prevalent. There are some toasted malt flavors as well, plus some bready notes. The hops assert some subtle spice, but the beer remains malt- accented overall.

Blue Pants Imperial Red is a good beer overall with enough to offer that it should satisfy the beer geeks among us. The alcoholic strength is a little higher than I expected and the flavor is a little more one- dimensional than other beers of this style. More hop emphasis would help, but this is still a tasty beer overall and one with enough going for it to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 05:35:55 | More by BryanCarey
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Chizoad

California

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Randomly on tap at a restaurant in Auburn. Very happy to see a local brewery represented so I gave it a go. Pleased I did, as it turned out to be an enjoyable beer.

Murky brown beer (poor lighting) with a pillow of tan foam. Great looking head on the beer, odd color of the beer itself. I'm used to red ales being way more red.

Decent smell dominated by malts including some subtle chocolate aromas.

Interesting flavor for a red ale. I guess I don't feel like it's a red ale, more like a brown ale. Still, good malts and a muted hop balance.

Creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation, and a hefty beer. You will be full after a pint of this. That said, another pint was a good thing.

I would say for a new brewery, this is a fine effort and way better than the average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 04:35:57 | More by Chizoad
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from the launch event on Oct. 2nd, 2010 at The Nook.

A: Very murky brownish-red, somewhat a rust color. Slow rising bubbles. Small tan head.

S: Very feint pine hops, notes of caramel, and a bit biscuity.

T: Balanced. Hops and malt are evenly woven. Not complex, as the flavor remains fairly constant throughout. Finish is slightly sweet caramel.

M: Medium bodied, but quite filling.

D: The balance to this makes it easy down. Not a brew with an overly dominant flavor. I'd personally prefer a little more aggressive hop. Could use some tweaking from this new brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 19:41:54 | More by ncfranklin
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-06-2014 06:03:45 | More by CraigTravor
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-07-2012 17:23:49 | More by freduardo
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plumlmr

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-29-2012 01:02:33 | More by plumlmr
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-22-2013 01:34:55 | More by zeff80
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RogerTheShrubber

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-31-2014 01:59:40 | More by RogerTheShrubber
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bcal16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-16-2012 14:18:25 | More by bcal16
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brianallen

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Knickerbocker Red presents with a sweet nose. There is a little woodiness in the nose as well.

Taste: The initial taste has a sweetness. The hops are very mellow, but they arrive late in the taste and hold on to the finish. The finish is a little alkaline, too.

Appearance: For an up-start brewery, I would say that the appearance is very nice. I expect it to improve as brewing techniques improve for them as I had my tasting at their release party.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 15:49:56 | More by brianallen
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Dracarys

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-16-2014 01:05:48 | More by Dracarys
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-03-2013 18:07:37 | More by harpus
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thestarkness01

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2013 20:41:07 | More by thestarkness01
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Knickerbocker Red from Blue Pants Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.