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Knickerbocker Red - Blue Pants Brewery

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Knickerbocker Red
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of GPHarris
2.38/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - highly carbonated to the point where i was worried the beer was going to completely drain the bottle upon opening. settled down to a three-fingers thick, bubbly and billowy tan head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and lacing throughout do to the high carb no doubt. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - very phenolic with some maltiness but not much hop aroma.
t - spicy and piney hops with a caramel backbone.
m - bubbly and lively do to the carbonation.
o - i was disappointed in this beer as BP has really improved since moving into their new space. i'll chalk it up to carbonation levels.

GPHarris, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Over carbonated with phenolic aroma and flavor. Seems like there is a lot of variability based on reviews.

Kurmaraja, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Headgoober
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Headgoober, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -12.8%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of bret_lybrand
3/5  rDev -12.8%

bret_lybrand, May 12, 2013
Photo of DocAJ
3/5  rDev -12.8%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
3/5  rDev -12.8%

grumpygerman, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -12.8%

swgwilt, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of thegooddoctor_b
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a growler from Wine Rack, Huntsville. Kudos to GTodd for being a very helpful proprietor.

A:Dark brown, too opaque to see through, turns to a lighter brown near the bottom of the glass. No rising bubbles in liquid. Short, thick head, caramel colored.

S:Not much smell, subtle sweet malt smell. No other discernible flavor.

T:Bitter and hoppy; sweet malt; long lasting aftertaste, a lot of hops and a little malt hangs in there for a while. Gets more caramel and creamy flavoring as it warms.

M:Thick, a bit creamy, leaves tongue dry.

O:Well built beer, maybe to much bitter hops aftertaste, especially for a red ale. Have a growler to finish, not sure yet if I would purchase again.

thegooddoctor_b, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of gwalt
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is nice. Dark ruby tint a nice hue. The head is between dark tan and faint brown. The pour I had almost seemed as though it had swirls of darker foam. The taste is definitely malty with notes of toffee and a slighty sweet roasts character. I really dIg the mouthfeel. Full bodied but not cloingly sweet. My only complaint is that at 7% abv I didn't expected the fusal alcohol bite I'm noticing. Overall a good beer I enjoy often.

gwalt, Sep 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Dracarys, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

hipHOPSanonymous, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

harpus, Jan 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

thestarkness01, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

cheefdaddy1, Mar 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

vikinghorn, May 14, 2014
Photo of brianallen
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

brianallen, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Mojo
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe

A - deep amber red with a towering overflowing head. Retention is awesome and lacing is among some of the most elaborate I have ever seen.

S - earthy, grass, bread, grainy

T - big caramel malt backbone with a bitter finish that is a bit unexpected. Otherwise this is a typical amber ale.

M - loaded with carbonation, bit of an aftertaste

O - pretty good, but there are better amber ales. In general I am a big Blue Pants fan so I would buy this again.

Mojo, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

CraigTravor, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

freduardo, May 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

plumlmr, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

zeff80, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

RogerTheShrubber, May 31, 2014
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Knickerbocker Red from Blue Pants Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.