Knickerbocker Red | Blue Pants Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer brings the Irish Red into the 21st Century of American Beer. We started with a solid Irish Red as a base, and blended it with some of the concepts that make American beer great. This beer is bigger, richer, and more flavor packed than its inspiration. It’s rich and malty flavor is balanced out with an American hoppy taste.

Added by t0rin0 on 11-18-2010

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Photo of GPHarris
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - highly carbonated to the point where i was worried the beer was going to completely drain the bottle upon opening. settled down to a three-fingers thick, bubbly and billowy tan head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and lacing throughout do to the high carb no doubt. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - very phenolic with some maltiness but not much hop aroma.
t - spicy and piney hops with a caramel backbone.
m - bubbly and lively do to the carbonation.
o - i was disappointed in this beer as BP has really improved since moving into their new space. i'll chalk it up to carbonation levels.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Over carbonated with phenolic aroma and flavor. Seems like there is a lot of variability based on reviews.

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Photo of Lesiks
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Headgoober
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of psmith161
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of thegooddoctor_b
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a growler from Wine Rack, Huntsville. Kudos to GTodd for being a very helpful proprietor.

A:Dark brown, too opaque to see through, turns to a lighter brown near the bottom of the glass. No rising bubbles in liquid. Short, thick head, caramel colored.

S:Not much smell, subtle sweet malt smell. No other discernible flavor.

T:Bitter and hoppy; sweet malt; long lasting aftertaste, a lot of hops and a little malt hangs in there for a while. Gets more caramel and creamy flavoring as it warms.

M:Thick, a bit creamy, leaves tongue dry.

O:Well built beer, maybe to much bitter hops aftertaste, especially for a red ale. Have a growler to finish, not sure yet if I would purchase again.

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Photo of Buck89
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gwalt
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is nice. Dark ruby tint a nice hue. The head is between dark tan and faint brown. The pour I had almost seemed as though it had swirls of darker foam. The taste is definitely malty with notes of toffee and a slighty sweet roasts character. I really dIg the mouthfeel. Full bodied but not cloingly sweet. My only complaint is that at 7% abv I didn't expected the fusal alcohol bite I'm noticing. Overall a good beer I enjoy often.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe

A - deep amber red with a towering overflowing head. Retention is awesome and lacing is among some of the most elaborate I have ever seen.

S - earthy, grass, bread, grainy

T - big caramel malt backbone with a bitter finish that is a bit unexpected. Otherwise this is a typical amber ale.

M - loaded with carbonation, bit of an aftertaste

O - pretty good, but there are better amber ales. In general I am a big Blue Pants fan so I would buy this again.

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Photo of brianallen
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Knickerbocker Red presents with a sweet nose. There is a little woodiness in the nose as well.

Taste: The initial taste has a sweetness. The hops are very mellow, but they arrive late in the taste and hold on to the finish. The finish is a little alkaline, too.

Appearance: For an up-start brewery, I would say that the appearance is very nice. I expect it to improve as brewing techniques improve for them as I had my tasting at their release party.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Knickerbocker Red from Blue Pants Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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