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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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3,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,199
Reviews: 1,277
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 146
Gots: 261 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

browniewithnuts, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

randylangford, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of jhutch31
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this beer with some sashimi last night and enjoyed it very much. Another fine offering from Oskar Blues.

Appearance: Poured a burgundy red color, very polished with lots of foamy sticky head.

Smell: light hop aroma with the smell of strong, bready malt and caramel. Notes of biscuit and honey malt as well.

Taste: very good. Again, a strong blend of malts with a good balance of hop flavor. Not over powering one way or the other. Floral hops mixed with some slightly spicy and citrusy hop bursts as well. Strong caramel malt backbone with sweet honey like flavors as well as bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied beer. Thick on the tongue yet not too thick to enjoy even on a summer day.

Overall: This is a great beer. Can't wait to have this again next time I see it.

jhutch31, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Crowbar, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mcewesr, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

kguard, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kerrie, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

rkf1976, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

gabrielsyme, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JoeD15, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

logan0203, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really nice almost see thru medium dark amber color. Has a thick, mountainousy, foamy two finger head. Leaves a huge lace trail and has zero carbonation bubbles.

The inital aroma i got was of hops and a bit of citrus maybe grapefruit? Maybe even orange and I'm getting a sweet smell of caramel too.

It tastes sweet at first, then you get a citrusy, caramel flavor after. Has a definite hoppy taste to it too.

Heavy mouthfeel with a slight lingering bitterness in the finish.

Overall this is a really good beer! It was my first from the Oskar Blues Brewery and I look forward to try the others!

midnitesun11, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Skeeze, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hugonaut13, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

CTJman, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

civicm87, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

RollTide7, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SadMachine, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Jsher, Apr 06, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on Jan 21, 2013.

Beer is reddish-brown in colour with a small off-white head.

Smell contains sweet caramel, bready malt and a good dose of fruity, vaguely citrusy hops. Hard to pick out particular fruits- perhaps orange and tangerine, maybe a slight bit of pineapple.

Taste is rather malt focused, although the hops are certainly present. Bready, caramel malt flavours, as well as a bit of a herbal flavour, coming from the hops. A noticeable spicy flavour - not sure if there is any rye in here, but it feels that way a bit. Some fruit flavours, orange mainly. Aftertaste has some apple in the flavour, and some more of the herbal element.

Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated. Bready.

Overall, pretty good but not particularly impressive. I like it but it is certainly not as good as I expected from the reviews.

jrenihan, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

polopaul20, Apr 05, 2013
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,199 ratings.