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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

3,503 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,503
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 159
Gots: 380 | 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: 3,503 | Reviews: 1,304 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can (canned on December 19, 2014) to a tulip glass.

A-The beer pours with nearly three fingers of sticky, dense foam that is sort-of yellowish-tan. The beer is hazy and brassy/rusty in color. I can see a few bubbles in there. Retention is pretty good.

S-The aroma is a moderately dank mixture of tangerines, orange, caramel, and a bit of pine resin. The hops are not massively tropical or hugely bitter, but there is a little bite. More balanced and malted than many newer IIPAs. I also get a whiff of medicinal alcohol.

T-The taste is similar to the smell. Sticky resinous hop flavors of tropical orange, pineapple, and just a hint of pine sharpness and pepper are well balanced by caramel and toasted malt flavors. There is a light to moderate bitterness and spice on the finish.

M-The beer is medium to full in heft with a very sticky character. Carbonation is moderate.

O-This is an enjoyable beer and one that has held up well through the name change (RIP Gordon) and the transition toward complete hob-bomb IIPAs by the rest of the beer world. My cans were not super fresh when I reviewed, but I actually enjoyed the more malty presence that the older cans provided.

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

Photo of Eziel
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraj30
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really like this.. and would totally drink it on the regular..

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

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beechwood BBQ Seal Beach and one of the beers that set the hook for this hobby. Tasted roasty, with caramel, but had good hop bite. Subsequent drinks are not as mind-blowing as the first time (rated above). Still, one of my favorite go-to's when I lived on the East coast and one I continue to enjoy despite CA's bevy of IPA's.

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

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

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,503 ratings.