G'Knight Imperial Red IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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G'Knight Imperial Red IPAG'Knight Imperial Red IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Radome on 04-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Can

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, awesome one-finger plus creamy tannish head, some nice islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet, malty, nice touch of hops, slight grapefruit/piney, good dose of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty/hoppy, with a sliightly dry/bitter. Medium body. A nice chewy texture. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Picked up a 4 pack from the LCBO for $12 CDN. Canned September 22, 2016.

Appearance - Pours a deep auburn colored with plenty of haze. A finger and a bit of fluffy off-white head and loads of cobweb like lacing once the head finally recedes.

Smell - Dank fruits with ripe grapefruit, hints of cantaloupe and lemon mixed in. A slightly peppery aroma too. Hints of molasses and licorice, unusually for a DIPA. Works for me thought.

Taste - Some citrus with grapefruit again leading the way, but thick chewy feel and overall flavor is also earthy with licorice and treacle.

Mouthfeel - Thick, syrupy and one of the chewiest DIPA's I've had. Carbonation is medium-high with some prickliness due to the astringency.

Overall - A cohesive well thought out and unusual DIPA that is more malt based and has elements of licorice and molasses which is rare. That might also just be the age of the can talking, but certainly an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich ruby-burgundy with two fingers of khaki head. Head foams up nice and thick, and would easily form higher if poured a little more standard instead of easy-going. Lacing is dotted and strung about the glass well. Aroma is punchy, with notes of citrus, nuts, leafs, and earthy and rolled malts. Flavor profile is strong with notes of citrus, leafs, earthy and rolled malts, and a nutty taste. Mouth feel is solid, with a border-line thick consistency. It's filling, and smooth, making it both fun and an experience to drink. Overall, a great Imperial Red IPA. Nice notes all around all stemming from a great look right out of the can.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nullbort
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, although not quite "there". Something is amiss, can't put my finger on it. Even the nose is off a bit and there is a bit of dirt taste but it is a drinkable brew (although not very often).
Very dry.

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Photo of Jaisell
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

pours nice dark crimson with big soapy head. nose is nice sweet caramel and red malt with light floral and grapefruit. mouthfeel is really creamy. taste im getting is a lot of bready malt and soft caramel with some dry grapefruit or pineapple. not much carbonation. get some flavors reminiscent of an american strong ale and overall not much hop prescence. not sure if red ipa is the right category for this but this beer is smooth and sweet with just a hint of bitterness. pretty good overall but not as good as redankulous or mondo lucky 13.

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Photo of aknalley
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mancuso422
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tiitomireles
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poloplaya
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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G'Knight Imperial Red IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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