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

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G'Knight Imperial Red IPAG'Knight Imperial Red IPA

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Radome on 04-20-2014

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 102
Photo of weaselface89
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- redish ruby in color with a great head and laceyness. great looking red ipa in the glass
S- hoppy and bready with a nice caramel scent. also pinney
T- follows the smell with a bready, pinney caramel flavor. fairly bitter, but it does finish with a sweetness.
F- medium feel with a pinneyness and bitterness that linger in the back of the tongue for a bit.
O- had this out of my 64oz growler from my LHBS. quite enjoyable and possibly beating out my previously favored red ipa that was green flashes, hoppy red. I am ready to try it again.

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Photo of chinchill
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery taproom in Brevard.

Red-amber body with high clarity and a good head that leaves excellent lacing.

About average hoppiness for style in both the aroma and the flavor, yet the medium malts still manage to show, providing nice caramel notes and with fait bread and some sweetness to counter the bitterness, Mild-moderate bitterness. Notably more hoppy and piney than OB's Pinner IPA.

Medium body with lively, medium+ carbonation.

Overall: a very well balanced IPA\Irish red hybrid. Partially hidden alcohol.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a snifter and treated as an American Strong ale, here's why:
The appearance was a hazy burnt red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about a minute. Light lacing was mostly spotty.
The smell started off with a big caramel malty spiking light citrus hops. Then there's a gentle tobacco that seems to combine with the hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and allowing the tobacco to dry out a bit on my tongue. There's a long sweet caramel aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nice for the style and for me. It gets fairly sweet and creamy hitting my tongue.
Overall, Imperial Red ale or American Strong ale, I'm leaning towards the American Strong ale for the most part, I can't really see this as a DIPA either. Whatever it is, I liked it for me and would have again.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark amber. smells and taste both have a heavy malt presence. Not my preference for an IPA but this is fringe IPA. taste is roasted malt , slight pine, mild tobacco. abv is hidden well. Like the girl in highschool that you weren't attracted to but hooked up with 2 dozen times. you're more than likely drinking it in the confines of your home and not out in public. its not a prom date. but you'll look back when your older and think fondly of it as a successful conquest.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 OZ can, dated as "canned on 6/17/15", which puts it at exactly 3 months old. Pours a light amber color, with a lot of head that is beige. Standard hoppy aroma: good. Very nicely balanced flavor: can taste the both the malt and the hops, with a little alcohol burn as it goes down.

I really enjoyed this beer. I could hardly tell it had an ABV of 8.7, which made it very drinkable. I bought this as a single (for $1.50), and, if the price is right, I would be happy to buy it and drink it again.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

G'Knight pours to a giant, lingering off-white head (pour carefully) on a clear, sparkling body that is just shy of amber-brown. It has a nice strong nose: predominately grapefruit and juicy pineapple with lesser amounts of pine and floral notes, and hints of alcohol and bready malt. Up front, the palate is mostly pineapple and bitter citrus; the slightly-sweet, lightly-roasted biscuity malt backbone shows through mid-palate, and a resinous pine bitterness and significant alcohol notes carry the back end to a flavorful, balanced finish: biscuity malt and clinging piney bitterness. The bitterness is strong, as expected for the style; the linger is style-moderate. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the medium body, and the texture is creamy, deliciously sticky and peppery from some very fizzy carbonation. This is a tasty, well-balanced Imperial IPA that lets you know that it has a high ABV. (16 oz can, 93 days after pkg.)

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

L red and a creamy head laced nicely
S citrus and malt notes
T slightly bitter smooth on the finish though
M full body but did not notice the high ABV could sneak up on you after a couple
F syrupy feel but not sweet taste
O not real hoppy but nice finish.

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Dark amber with a slightly off white head that sticks around when poured.

S-citrusy hops lead on the nose and are followed by a floral sweetness. Maltiness if noticeable, but not overwhelming.

T-bright but slightly resiny. citrus hops lead perfectly into malty sweetness. A great balance is acheived in this beer. The alcohol is hidden well, and leaves tropical notes of coconut (maybe just me) on the tongue. Finishes smoothly and not too bitter-a welcomed relief for many imperial IPA's.

M- Carbonation is near perfect. Body is full, but still drinkable.

O-Another knockout from Oskar Blues. Seems like everything they touch is gold. I would compare this to Sixpoint's Resin. Greatly enjoyed this beer. Only complaint i have is that the whole "Red' part seems redundant. This is an IPA through and through, with malts taking a backseat to the hops.

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - does look red, frothy head
S - some crisp smell presumably from the malts
T - Tastes like it smells, a little lingering flavor
F - kind of syrupy on the tounge
O - Not enough hops, but stoked I'm the first to review, as always cans are a plus.

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