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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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3,498 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,498
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 158
Gots: 376 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2003

Classified by the brewery as an "Imperial Red/Double IPA" 8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewing this one for probably the 4th time now - poured from a 16 oz can to a porter glass, canned 9/18/2013.

A - 4.0 - This is a great looking beer. Super dark orange/reddish color but at the same time very clear. Off white head dissipates down to a thick film that leaves a nice wholesome lacing on the glass.

S - 4.75 - The smell is basically perfect - super hoppy with sweet grapefruit, citrus, mango, pineapple, and piney smell. Sweet malt in the background leaning more towards caramel rather than bready. It smells so fresh and good, probably the best smelling can of this that I've had.

T - 4.50 - The taste is basically the same as the smell, like a nice, sweet citrus juice. The hops are so citrusy - with mango, papaya, pineapple, orange juice. The malt is so sweet with a nice caramely/sugary taste in the background. Sooo sweet, but not too sweet.

M - 4.50 - Great mouthfeel, light - medium. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is sweet/slightly bitter with orange juice type flavor.

O - 4.50 - This is a great beer, once again. This is probably the best can of this I've had. I need to go back to TW and find the four packs that this can came from because apparently 6 weeks is the perfect age for this beer....

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful red amber body with three fingers of dense tiny bubbles of off-white head. Great retention and nice lacing.

S - Slight maltyness but not a lot of aroma.

T - Deep bready malts with an instant rush of bitter hops. Definitely a huge presence of alcohol making the flavor fiery. Dryhopping leaves the mouth with a crisp tangy hop aftertaste.

M - Medium body with a perfect amount of carbonation.

O - This will now be a go to beer for me. I've had a number of these red IPAs and I think this now my favorite genre of beer. G'Knight drank cold from the can is a magical thing.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oskar Blues has mastered the imperial red style here. An impressive beer all around. Inviting copper-red color and ample white head. Herbs and sweet malt on the nose, followed through with a velvety feel and savory-sweet taste that showcases bittersweet citrus and sugary malt.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big white foam head, great retention and sheets of lace over a ruby-amber liquid. Earthy and resin hop, light sweetness and dried apricots on the nose. Taste is candy corn, oranges, ruby red grapefruit, mildly bitter, sweet. Heavy syrupy body carries the complexity of this brew well. Overall this is a complex, heavy bodied, and unique DIPA that's malt forward, but not at all cloying. Enjoyed.

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,498 ratings.