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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

3,496 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,496
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 158
Gots: 376 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2003

Classified by the brewery as an "Imperial Red/Double IPA" 8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,496 | Reviews: 1,301 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ranger7
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy copper. Foamy white head. Great lacing.
S: Green. Pine needles.
T: Bitter in the front. Bitter in the back. Pretty one dimensional.
F: Light and thin.
O: Meh. It's somewhat tasty once it warms, but this is a pretty harsh beer. Try Peticolas' Velvet Hammer, it trumps this. This brew is too simple for me.

Photo of jfstilling
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ginepiece
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of windkook87
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Done perfectly. This is a outstanding imperial red. Love the 16oz. cans.

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rctracker
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 01/20/15

A: Pours an amber color with 2+ fingers of head that fades down to a nice creamy cap that leaves great lacing

S: Citrusy hops up front, with hints of pine and earth. Malts are nicely supportive, but definitely get shadowed by the hops. Definitely get the "red IPA" from the malt and hop combo

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a nice rush of citrusy hops, followed by pine, earthy notes, and the backing malts. Lightly spicy as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and more of the mild earthy tones

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A very nice Red IIPA with a nice focus on hops while remaining balanced. Far too easy to drink at nearly 9%. Definitely worth picking up a 4-pack of pounders

Photo of Misfit2209
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chillwave22
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mixologist93
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Apellonious
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sintech
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derekgw123
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WKyle
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Averwo
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magslikesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really tasty. Served to me only slightly cold and really enjoy it

Photo of Risenhower
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macpapi
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, pretty dark amber color with a fluffy white and slowly dissipating head. Lots of bubbles cloying to side of the glass.

Smell is up-front malt and caramel. It is then followed by the presence of both citrus and pine. The alcohol inevitably present in a nearly 9% abv beer is also noted on the nose.

Taste is malty with both caramel and biscuit presence. Also sweet, bitter, and piney (both citrus and piney resins are once again notable.) Very nice hop presence and very flavorful.

Medium carbonation with the sting of citrus/hops always evident with this one.

Overall this is a very, very nice beer. This is not your father's amber or red ale. Of course it is an imperial red ale, so a bit different from the standard variety. Still, this is very impressive all around. Very nicely done with flavors, hop balance, and drinkability. The high alcohol percentage limits the number of this beer one can drink in a sitting, but still this one worth having on hand on a regular basis.

Photo of baybum
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,496 ratings.