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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

3,004 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,004
Reviews: 1,270
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 136
Gots: 186 | FT: 7
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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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-10-2014 16:42:06 | More by jamvt
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joemetric

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-10-2014 16:38:46 | More by joemetric
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jdg204

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-10-2014 04:12:17 | More by jdg204
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-10-2014 02:44:11 | More by Bearman13
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-09-2014 17:00:41 | More by Chucker17
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MartinHook

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-09-2014 16:11:06 | More by MartinHook
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-09-2014 15:47:39 | More by loverofthecraft
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-08-2014 20:06:53 | More by AnalogErik
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AdamKn


3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-08-2014 19:44:55 | More by AdamKn
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-08-2014 01:30:30 | More by paulish
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well_attenuated

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-07-2014 20:25:29 | More by well_attenuated
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 17:17:15 | More by jamisonspitzer
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Seanem44

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-06-2014 23:29:25 | More by Seanem44
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-06-2014 21:14:46 | More by ffshore545
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Irish57

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-06-2014 21:01:11 | More by Irish57
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Bavoo

New York

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review...
Serving: Poured in to a pint glass

Appearance: Beautiful dark reddish/rust color with a small head that quickly dissipated to about 1/4". A fine lacing remains. In fact, the original head lacing is still intact at the top of the pint. The other lacing is thick and downward as I sipped.

Smell: Hops abound with citrus notes really upfront.

Taste: Full hops on the front end with grapefruit being the dominant flavor. It then mellows to citrus, almost apricot-like. I mean, this is an IPA after all.
What really makes this beer great is the malt balance. After the swallow, you feel the hops slip away, replaced by a really nice malt touch on the palate. Again, this is an IPA so the hops are the big flavor, but Oskar Blues has found a nice balance here. As someone that is not a big fan of "hop bombs", this is the perfect IPA for me.

Mouthfeel: Finely carbonated and thick. That's the red ale coming through.

Overall: Outstanding. With an 8.7% ABV, this beer is no slouch. I wouldn't take this to the beach or tailgating, but for an afternoon/evening on the deck (out of the sun), this is perfect. I'll be back for more.

Serving type: can

07-06-2014 17:46:51 | More by Bavoo
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RangnaR

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-06-2014 05:14:20 | More by RangnaR
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jaynichols51

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-06-2014 04:38:41 | More by jaynichols51
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leosfire

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-05-2014 21:06:16 | More by leosfire
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-05-2014 19:58:32 | More by jeffaroo95
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer. Pours an amber red with a thick head that lingers. The smell was very subtle but I got bit of sweetness and some citrus. The taste is great with notes of orange peel and lemon as well as caramel from the malt, and a bit of grapefruit pine from the hops. Complex yet with a style behind it. Absolutely would I recommend.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 23:04:08 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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MrWilliams

Florida

4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into DFH IPA glass.

A 3.5) Lovely color, like clover honey. Poured semi rough received a massive tan head about 4 fingers that lingers for quite a while. Lacing sticks to the glass with determination even 2/3 of the way through the glass it still sits where I haven't taken a sip from.

S 3.5) Pine very much pine. Slight citrus notes, grapefruit mostly with a touch of oranges. And slightly burnt sugar, not overwhelming caramel but enough that you think sweet.

T 4.25) As the smell suggests, pine very much so with caramel overtones and faint citrus on the finish. Malts also play a good role in this beer, while not so evident in the nose wood and bread are very evident and do well to balance out the pine flavor.Bitterness also comes in on the finish not so overwhelming that the palate hurts but there, doesn't last long though, only takes a moment after the sip for you to be ready for the next, and the next, and the next.

M 4.25) On the low side of thick, not too much carbonation, slides down the throat like liquid corduroy, like velvet with a bit of added texture. Also sticky, not quite so much as Gubna, but enough that the feel and flavor linger in you mouth for quite some time making this an easy beer to enjoy over a stretch of time.

O 4.00) Very tasty beer. Usually I prefer more overwhelming grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors but for the lack of those it's still great. I'm not a hop know it all but at a guess I think simcoe or amarilla very piney as stated (I'm going to look this up when I'm done and feel like an idiot if I'm wrong:)). Also as stated the taste and feel linger for a good long while making this something that you can take your time with, and with a full pint can you almost have to.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 01:10:25 | More by MrWilliams
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joegard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-04-2014 00:49:06 | More by joegard
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daron7

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-03-2014 02:29:03 | More by daron7
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Bp123

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-03-2014 01:24:18 | More by Bp123
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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,004 ratings.