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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

3,045 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,045
Reviews: 1,271
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 137
Gots: 197 | 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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Ratings: 3,045 | Reviews: 1,271 | Display Reviews Only:
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-06-2013 19:53:15 | More by adamcarlson28
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Sudsy_Malone

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-06-2013 00:34:37 | More by Sudsy_Malone
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nickfran

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-05-2013 04:44:26 | More by nickfran
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-04-2013 01:35:39 | More by abex44
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2neardead

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-04-2013 00:15:54 | More by 2neardead
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kp29

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

02-03-2013 11:23:17 | More by kp29
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-02-2013 01:09:13 | More by GaToWyo
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-01-2013 14:03:53 | More by vcoggins
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2013 00:05:14 | More by LarryMyers
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GringoKid

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-31-2013 03:27:15 | More by GringoKid
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2013 20:57:16 | More by chetw
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bonSreeB

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-29-2013 21:43:43 | More by bonSreeB
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2013 18:39:47 | More by DmanGTR
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ElCommodoro

Texas

1.58/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The brewery calls this an "Imperial Red," so I'm going to rate it against that description. BA has it listed as an imperial IPA. If Oskar had warned me that it was an IPA, I'd be more lenient, but they did no such thing. I'm a big fan of reds and that's why I bought it. So, I'm a little cheesed off that none of the goodness of a red ale was present.
The colour was hardly red. It looked like a typical amber, with a fluffy amber-style head. The smell was simply awful. Like a full lawnmower bag that sucked up too many pine needles. The taste had way too much of that smell in it. It tastes like grass growing out of an evergreen tree, with sap dripping all over it. It was icky. If there were any malty, or toasted qualities that make a red ale so delicious, they were completely and utterly masked by this abysmal flavour. I seriously can't taste a damn thing under that over-hopped madness.

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 08:57:22 | More by ElCommodoro
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-28-2013 01:25:21 | More by jmccraney
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2013 15:18:26 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Huffs

New York

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, developed a nice creamy head which lasted and laced well. Appearance was a clear reddish amber hue with a nice hoppy, flowery aroma. Tast was hoppy and somewhat bitter with hints of caramel and citris. Mouthfeel was bubbly with the aftertase being dry and bitter, in a good way.

Serving type: can

01-26-2013 01:09:44 | More by Huffs
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-25-2013 16:32:50 | More by Thedrizzle
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-25-2013 16:06:06 | More by atoulouk
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

01-25-2013 16:01:25 | More by hopandbarley28
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-25-2013 03:35:31 | More by Buggies
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-25-2013 03:17:17 | More by n00blar
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Disappointingly clear considering I’m used to it being unfiltered but good lacing and orange/amber color. Stagnant, pillowy head that dies down quickly

Scent: Very complex; Pine and citric hops are eventually edged out by light spice, bready caramel malt, peaty smoke and herbal tannins

Taste: Huge pine-y hop assault melts into a somewhat darker malt presence in the middle. A touch sweet (residual sugar?) with prickly ethanol taking hold

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium-bodied. Leans lighter than expected, actually. Carbonation is unassuming but carries flavor well

Drinkability: I would consider this dangerously drinkable especially considering the extremity of the flavors involved. Feels too good to be true

Overall: Despite being a bit put-off by it being filtered, I realized it retains a lot of the sticky, hoppy and deeply malty flavors it had when I last had it. Bigger serving size is a plus, and it's definitely satisfying in its complexity.

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2013/01/08/oskar-blues-gknight/

Serving type: can

01-24-2013 06:02:37 | More by ichorNet
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

01-23-2013 13:02:27 | More by phishbone23
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apf

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-21-2013 03:02:18 | More by apf
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,045 ratings.