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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

3,045 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,045
Reviews: 1,271
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 137
Gots: 197 | 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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 02/28/12

The beer pours a hazy straw orangey yellow with some nice hints of pink and amber. There is a nice finger width head of off-white cream that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a thin ring of lacing to drizzle down the glass. This beer smells big with a resin-pine kick and some nice slight caramel malt backing when poured out of the can. In the can the thing smells like an oozing pinecone, which is awesome! Though the malt subtly is lost with such an overpowering smell, I am really not complaining. The can makes it smell great. The can also makes it taste tart and piney with some medicinal bitters wavering in the back of the mouth that really turn down the flavor for me. The caramel malts are also quite present, giving the pine flavoring a sweet tang with an oh-so-slight touch of bread beneath the weird hops. Taste is pretty much the same in the glass, just with a subdued pine flavoring, much like the smell. I’m not as wild about the taste as I was about the smell. The beer is very smooth and clear as it strikes the tongue, and the smoothness completely kicks the traditional red bite out of the mouth, though a ghost of it remains. The tongue is left tingling and dry with a resinous ichor of saliva coating the tongue. Overall this is an excellent smelling beer that just doesn’t deliver with the taste. Perhaps its five month age gave it the weird medicinal flavor, or maybe it is just too piney but something is not working in the taste. The malt and hop balance reminds me of the Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale, which is a superb IPA, but this beer just doesn’t stand up to it.

Serving type: can

07-22-2012 23:16:04 | More by Maxwell
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A: poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, red brown colored with a large foamy offwhite head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy on hops, earth, pine, citrus , grapefruit, breast malt sweetness, tangy and mouth watering

T: pine bitterness up front, bitter at first with a lemon quality, sweetens to honey and slight raisin flavors, hint of heavy alcohols and esters

M: medium to full with good carbonation, slight alcohol presence

O: nice balance of bitter mixed with quite sweet maltiness

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,045 ratings.