G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
A - Pours a lively amber, the perfect blend of golden and red. A hard pour yields a decent finger of foamy white head. Great lacing, head retains form pretty well. Extremely active carbonation for the first few minutes.
S - Sweet and tropical. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple, very sweet, fruity smell. Still the standard, bitter hoppy fragrance underneath, but the only word I can use to describe the main aroma is Tropical. enjoyable and unique!
T - Up front there's more tropical madness happening. Bittersweet grapefruit notes, mild pineapple sweetness or even a mild mango presence. Hard to nail down the exact fruit, but TROPICAL is definitely a recurring word here. Sweet, with a great hop bitterness that lets you know you're drinking an imperial IPA. Malt presence merely reinforces the sweet, tropical profile and keeps it smooth.
M - thick enough! Smooth, with a little less carbonation than I expected, and refreshing considering both ABV and thickness. Great feel with this one.
O - A delicious, satisfying, and unique IPA. Drinkability, a standout tropical flavor and aroma profile, and a reasonable price per 4-pack, this definitely wins among double IPAs for me personally. I'll be visiting G'Knight again.
03-08-2013 12:55:49 | More by BigBarley
4.14/5 rDev +0.7%
02/20/13 @ 08:24
A – Pours a lightly hazy medium/dark amber with a 2 finger pale white head. Lacing is great as well.
S – Fairly sweet, dominated by caramel malts. Some tropical notes do come through, pineapple, mango. But overall malty.
T – Surprisingly and well received hop bomb here, though it is well balanced by more sweet malts. The hops are fresh and crisp, piney and sweet, more pineapple and mango. Malts are again sweet but do help to strike a balance.
M – Medium bodied, and has the typical OB carbonation level, which is borderline not enough. It is creamy and crisp at the same time. Drinkable, highly.
O – Would not know that this was an imperial if tasted blindly. It is very well balanced, the hops are nice and crisp, but not in your face. The malts are sweet and sticky, but again, are not in your face. Unique beer here, it is really a hopped up, malty red ale, it's great.
03-07-2013 21:21:26 | More by Moose90
4.13/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Burnt orange with big off white head. good stick and lacing.
S - Some hops, citrus, malts, faint floral aroma. Not an overpowering nose on this one.
T - Hops, citrus, warming alcohol, malts. Amazingly balanced for an imperial.
O - One of the easiest drinking and most balanced imperials I've had. Simply phenomenal.
03-07-2013 02:00:19 | More by andrewjraab
4.34/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from a 16 oz 1 pint can into a large snifter.
Reddish amber color. Very clear. A good amount of bubbles seen rising up vigorously. Excellent three finger thick head of off-white color. Long retention. Excellent lacing on the sides. A winner.
Aroma is filled up with citrus and flowery hop taste. An excellent aroma. Strength is medium to good. Some herbs and piney grape fruit nose. No alcohol. Very less malt in the nose.
Taste is a well balanced IPA like. A good malty front and middle. Mixed all the way with hoppy bitterness. Malt is bready and a bit roasted. Hop bitterness is moderate. Nothing imperial about it. A bit chewy. Finish is dry and bitter. Very nicely dry hopped. A lot of citrus and flowery flavors. No booze to be experienced.
Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Decent warmth. No astringency for a hop head like me.
03-02-2013 00:17:21 | More by AmitC
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
Single 12oz can obtained for $2.10 on clearance at The Beer Store in Nashua, NH. Bottom of can is labeled with "Canned on 07-02-12 @ 08:12". Served cold in a tulip.
A: A hard pour puts up 3/4" of weird neon yellow-orange head. Dense foamy bubbles slowly come together and settle over the course of several minutes. Decent retention, leaves a nice solid layer clinging to the glass. Brew is a cloudy coppery orange. After it settles, swirling the glass brings it back quickly.
S: A large light malty sweetness pours from the glass topped by a resiny mix of soft semi-citrusy hop.
T: Fairly sweet light malt body is easly balanced by a really pungent resiny hop, much like something you'd find in a Lagunitas brew (that's a compliment). Up front its like raw citrus rind, then diversifying to a mixed citrus, grass, herb lingering very long into the finish. Quite a bit of EtOH heat is felt throughout, but with the hop this helps attenuate the sweetness and falls just short of being overwhelming.
M: This is a fairly viscous brew for the style, but a good level of carbo plus EtOH keeps it from being too heavy.
D: Pretty tasty. The alcohol is quite noticeable, bordering on offensive, but it manages to create a tenuous balance versus the sweetness of the body.
03-01-2013 03:13:38 | More by BeerNinja007
G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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