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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

3,075 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,075
Reviews: 1,271
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 141
Gots: 204 | 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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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

Beer review from BA Mag Dec 2007.

Brewed with six malts and three hop varieties, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo. The result is an 85 IBU and 8.7% monster urging you to crack it out of its aluminum cell.

Pours a bright amber and deep copper-colored brew that's topped with a healthy foam head--plenty of stick and retention. Aroma is immense, resiny with pine, intense herbal notes, wood and grapefruit. Wicked smooth on the palate, creamy and lush. Lightly carbonated, but there's a slight rising that tries to push through the beer's dense malty backbone of caramel, candy and sweet tropical-like fruits. Very bready beneath, with a faint honey note too. Nice smacking of hops, which are not overly bitter, but packed with flavor. More grapefruit, a dust of chalky aspirin, sticky resins, grassy edge and pith. The alcohol lifts its headiness and says hello as the beer warms, but for the most part that 8.7 is nicely hidden. Dry finish with hop coarse tannins, oils and residual wood.

For the jaded über-beer geek, Gordon might appear a bit tame. For those who enjoy hops or are looking to get into big hoppy beers, Gordon offers a great balance of bold flavor and drinkability--with a nice kick in the ass.

Serving type: can

08-01-2010 14:02:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,075 ratings.