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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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G'Knight Imperial Red AleG'Knight Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,358 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,358
Reviews: 1,282
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 156
Gots: 313 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Classified by the brewery as an "Imperial Red/Double IPA" 8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2003)
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Finally convinced myself to try this big can of DIRA (Double India Red Ale).

A - Bright red-orange color. Very hazy beer with white head and strong lacing.

S - Definitely hop forward aroma with citrus hops mixing with tropical and grassy tones. Some caramel and malt are second. Maybe some light alcohol character letting you know that this beer is almost 9% ABV.

T - Great mash-up of hops and malts. It has tons of flavor that coats the palate and is full of aromatics from the caramel, the malt, and the hops. The fruitiness and citrus of the hops is my first impression but with the "red" color there is plenty of caramalt to make this more than an IPA. The ale yeast also provides a slight fruitiness and helps the hops give this full flavored beer a more well rounded profile.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel. The carbonation was moderate. It finishes with quite a bit of body and is not one I could drink more than a couple before it's lights out.

Overall, a great beer that is a nice mixture of a lot of flavors that I love separately in one beer. Awesome hoppy aroma, delicious flavor, great feel, appearance, and really get this beer going for gold. Though it isn't the very best beer I've ever had; I would recommend trying this if you can even thought it is on the pricey side.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, deep amber with a large off-white head, which retains well. Fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Over-the-top citric and pine hops vie with dense, sweet caramel malt to establish olfactory dominance. Substantial sweet and spicy alcohol is present a well, appropriate, given the ABV of 8.7%.

Taste: Opens with a surge of powerful hops, soon followed by a sturdy caramel malt background, which is not quite the equal of the hops. Mild tropical fruit notes appear throughout, always fading before the strong hop presence. Alcohol is also a notable presence, with spicy and warming notes contributing to the taste. The finish is pleasantly drawn out, with a note of brown sugar to compliment the hops and alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted, over-the-top example of the style. It seems appropriate for cold weather.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,358 ratings.