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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

3,401 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,401
Reviews: 1,285
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 154
Gots: 326 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, deep amber with a large off-white head, which retains well. Fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Over-the-top citric and pine hops vie with dense, sweet caramel malt to establish olfactory dominance. Substantial sweet and spicy alcohol is present a well, appropriate, given the ABV of 8.7%.

Taste: Opens with a surge of powerful hops, soon followed by a sturdy caramel malt background, which is not quite the equal of the hops. Mild tropical fruit notes appear throughout, always fading before the strong hop presence. Alcohol is also a notable presence, with spicy and warming notes contributing to the taste. The finish is pleasantly drawn out, with a note of brown sugar to compliment the hops and alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted, over-the-top example of the style. It seems appropriate for cold weather.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
92 out of 100 based on 3,401 ratings.