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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

3,157 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,157
Reviews: 1,274
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 146
Gots: 245 | 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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Alextricity

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%

Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"

Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.

Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.

Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.

Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.

Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.

03-27-2013 02:31:09 | More by Alextricity
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Buck6196

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-27-2013 01:56:56 | More by Buck6196
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-27-2013 01:30:33 | More by MNBeer1017
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NoleDoc

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%

Had this beer from a 16oz can to glass. Beautiful amber color with a thick one inch head, which slowly dissipates to a light foam. Tastes is great, full feel of hops. Mouth feel is great, tb complexion of flavors flow very well. Overall great delicious beer!

03-25-2013 03:07:09 | More by NoleDoc
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-25-2013 02:59:21 | More by bmoney
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2013 20:52:37 | More by brheuer
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-24-2013 19:06:11 | More by Lare453
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2013 01:01:50 | More by Sparky44
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GTB

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

03-24-2013 00:49:04 | More by GTB
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-23-2013 20:35:45 | More by Johncnh
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-23-2013 20:21:03 | More by CurtFromHershey
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-23-2013 04:15:04 | More by PaulD
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hermit990

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

16 oz. can poured into a tulip. Canned on 9/25/2013. Review date: 12/1/2013.

Appearance: Pours a reddish copper color with about two fingers of a light tan head. Head sticks around, leaving a great lacing stuck to the glass, before slowly receding into a thin, soapy layer. Moderate-light carbonation bubbles rise through the glass.

Aroma: Lots of hop aroma, citrus, grapefruit and characteristics. The malt starts to come through underneath, smells of caramel, some roasted character. Getting a bit of an herbal, tea-like characteristic to the nose as well.

Taste: Some bitterness at first, fading into the hop characteristics present in the nose - grapefruit, citrus, finishing with pine. Continues to follow the nose well, as the malts come in after this - lots of caramel/toffee, finishing with the tea leaf earthiness at the end. Slight hints of alcohol sweetness, but the 8.7% is considerably well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Lots of body to this one, coats the mouth as it flows over the palate. Clings to the mouth, leaving a tingling on the tongue as the remnant carbonation cleans over the tongue. Bit of a warming finish as it goes down. The stickiness dries out the finish, beckoning the next drink.

Overall: Really good stuff from Oskar Blues, I have enjoyed this one every time. If you get Oskar Blues in your area, you should be able to find this one. Can be a bit on the expensive side, at ~$14 per 4-pack, but in my mind, it's definitely worth a try. Would recommend picking this one up.

03-23-2013 01:20:21 | More by hermit990
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Stwinchy

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-22-2013 21:09:08 | More by Stwinchy
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--Dom--

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-22-2013 04:58:05 | More by --Dom--
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KimberleyD

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-22-2013 01:49:30 | More by KimberleyD
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-22-2013 01:42:49 | More by Sparty55
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

03-20-2013 22:45:54 | More by mikehillman
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LB22

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-20-2013 01:52:23 | More by LB22
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-18-2013 21:16:43 | More by gpblackgt
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-18-2013 11:30:21 | More by DrIPA
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-18-2013 04:31:37 | More by wendymerissa
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-17-2013 03:31:58 | More by Andrew041180
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2013 22:47:47 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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jn84

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2013 22:28:04 | More by jn84
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,157 ratings.