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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

3,052 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,052
Reviews: 1,271
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 138
Gots: 200 | 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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Reaper16

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3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can -- dated 10/31/12 "instead of candy," it says -- served into a nonic pint glass

Pours a lighter color than I expected. The can says "Imperial Red IPA," but this is a autumn leaf/copper color that plenty of double IPAs are. 1.5 fingers of dense, small-bubbled foam the color of buttermilk.

Oooh, this is pretty nice smelling. There is a warm juiciness here, like cooked pineapple. Grapefruit juice as well, but it too smells like its at room temperature. There's a spiced pear character here that reminds me of a candle. The malts don't come across as caramel so much as bready and spicy.

The flavor isn't nearly as juicy. Lots of dry breadcrust notes backed up by spicy, greener hops. The pear and grapefruit character is there, but as an accent mark. It's not complex; what you taste initially is what lingers through the whole drink.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin for the style, and pretty slick. I think a bit more perceptible carbonation would help to break up the malt. Overall this is pretty nice for a big hoppy red. Nothing amazing, but very solid.

Serving type: can

11-13-2012 03:22:22 | More by Reaper16
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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,052 ratings.