G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
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
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,013 ratings.