G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.6/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
12oz can, Sam Adams glass, weirdly this was canned on 4.5.11 judging the two fat ones that are printed.
This is very red, as promised by the can. The head isn't huge but looks sticky which is another characteristic promised by the can.
Aromas of many hops. Lots of mango, weed, and a strong plant or vegetal smell that really seems to have a hop origin. While not unpleasant, it's unexpected. The first time I had this the alcohol was pronounced; it's still there with solvent.
In the mouth the hops turn very piney and then minty on the tongue, very minty indeed. With all the malt that lends Gordon its color and ABV and some citric hops, orange marmalade comes out. It's dry and bitterness is high but short of hammer level. Not much sweetness with bursts of tropical fruit as it warms.
My first can seemed under-carbonated. The present can seems fine and that certainly helps this beer all round. The body is thin, but from such a dry beer not surprising.
This is pretty good, but the alcohol is too high and it's a palate wrecker. Why not find one of the really good American IPAs? I can't enjoy two of these in a sitting without getting shnockered and I don't see any good reason for that.
Serving type: can
06-20-2010 20:21:44 | More by brewerburgundy
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