G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.95/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to zrab11 for this extra! Poured into my beer goblet.
Appearance: A clear reddish amber beer with a thin ring of foam that leaves a bit of lacing around the edges of the glass.
Smell: Sweet toasted malts with caramel hints. There is a bit of piney earthy hops lingering in the smell, too.
Taste: This is correct to be classified under the IIPA category. I also can see why Oskar Blues calls this an imperial red ale. The combination is a very hoppy red ale or a not quite completely hopped IIPA. This beer is good. The strongest maltiest backbone I have seen in an IIPA with solid smooth caramel taste. The bitterness from the hops is lingering but not as in your face as other IIPAs might be. the flavors are citrus, pine, floral, and a bit earthy. The closest beer I can compare this too is Epic Brewing's Imperial Red, which is also quite hoppy.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, solid body with zesty carbonation to lift the semisweetness of the malts. The finish is long but not everlasting.
Overall: I quite like this combination of potent malts and toned down hops (when compared to an IIPA). Again, not distributed in Utah, even though we are right next door. :-(
Serving type: can
07-04-2011 03:22:26 | More by kagent777
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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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