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

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G'Knight Imperial Red AleG'Knight Imperial Red Ale
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:
Classified by the brewery as an "Imperial Red/Double IPA" 8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,910
Reviews:
1,355
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
577
For Trade:
6
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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber. Short, foamy, off white head lasts shortly.

Smells caramel malts, citrus and pine.

Tastes Caramel malt, candied fruit and citrus peel. Followed by light fruit and piney. Finish is dry with pine linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachkrauter
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 backlog. LOL at my reaction to it being in a can. *Groans* "12 oz can. An imperial IPA in a can! Wonders never cease. Aroma is of hops, sweet caramel malt. Beautiful looking beer with a nice thick head which whittles down to a medium sized head which lasts throughout. Nice copper hue. Nice even balance between the malt and the hops. Strong alcohol aftertaste. It’s slightly watery, but not overbearingly so. Nice, nice beer (in a can!!)."

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Photo of Chianti
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a hazy red/copper body with a one finger white foamy head that rises a bit and falls leaving some nice speckled clingy lacing, and the head dies to thick lumpy foaminess. The smell has some strong caramel malts up front, slightly floral in the background at different times. The taste is very sweet like an American Red Ale, caramel aftertaste, and a sticky finish. For the most part, its fairly easy on the palate. Overall, for the most part, its a fairly decent American Strong Ale.

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Photo of mcthfg
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pav42
2.83/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a beautiful hazy ruby/amber color with hints of orange, short cap of off white head, minimal lacing.
Aroma - Sweet and pungent, fresh honey, tangy orange, heavy floral notes, slight pine. Fragrant.
Taste - Candy-like sweetness up front, lush and creamy malt, hops are very oily with notes of mango, pineapple and a slight pine-like bitterness. Midway the malt has notes of honey and and bread crust. The finish is long with lingering hop oils and a mild peppery alcohol.
Feel - Medium-Full bodied, sticky, smooth carbonation, alcohol is barely noticeable.

Overall - One of a kind. Loads of complexity and full of flavor. Tastes like a barleywine/IPA hybrid.

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Photo of Karenremom
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkmiller76
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice red Amber with ample cream colored head that leaves some serious lace.

Smells of roasted caramel malt, citrus hops and some nice floral notes.

Taste follows nose some big floral citrus notes balanced by a nice roasty sweet malt.

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Photo of dan3099
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shatterly
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesroses
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml can..."canned on 10/04/16"

appearance: pours amber, 2 finger head, small bubbles, good carbonation, great retention and lacing.

smell: strong piney hops and caramel.

taste: same as the smell, first the hops with a strong caramel backbone. Nice mix, but a bit odd for an IPA IMO.

mouthfeel: don't feel the alcohol at all, creamy mouthfeel and dry hoppy/sweet finish.

overall: really liked this one. If it had been a fresher can the hops would have been even better, but great beer anyway.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this on tap at R10 social house in Redondo Beach. It's far and away the best red IPA I have ever had.

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Photo of handmuffin
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from can into glass at home. Pours amber brown in color red around the edges, low clarity, with creamy off white head. Sticky, fruity aroma with resinous hops. Intense dank hop flavor with more fruity notes, balanced by caramel maltiness. Medium bitterness and a fairly high sweetness. Full body with low carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor is present. Overall this is a full flavored dankly hoppy red colored beer with the body of an imperial. Easily drinkable and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StanleysCup
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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