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:
3,899
Reviews:
1,351
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
571
For Trade:
6
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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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Photo of DesertFox24
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish tulip

L: Nearly clear copper pour. Two fingers of foamy off-white head leave sticky lacing.

S: Toatsy malts and floral/pine hops.

T/F: Rich and malty to start... caramel and bread, which gives way to a floral and evergreen hop bouquet. Notes of pine and pepper. Medium in body... and tastier as it warms. Not overly bitter. EtOH is well hidden... finish is sticky and semi-sweet.

O: A very tasty Imperial Red from our old friend Oskar. Reminds me a bit of Troeg's 'Nugget Nectar'... and a great mix between a big red malt-fest and an IPA.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

AMAZING.

Drank it out of the can and didn't feel bad. Smelled like hops and caramel, a little bit of wheat and a vegetal smell

Intense smooth and thorough hop flavor. it's like there's a spectrum of hops and the entirety of the flavor rolls over your tongue in perfect balance into a dry, sweet finish that is never lacking in the bursting hop flavor that isn't bitter at all, but instead just pungent and wonderful. exceptional drinkability and great carbonation.

I'll grab a 6 of this anytime i see it!!!

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Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John1985
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 10/30/16. Ale poured a deep red with an inch of head which laced nicely down the snifter. Bready malt aroma with some citrus in the back. Carmel malts dominated flavor with great balance from hops. This ale strikes me as a strong ale rather than an IPA. Very well done and a great ale to have as a nightcap on cold winter night, G'night!

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Photo of princessbay710
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The color when held against the light is a nice dark cloudy red, otherwise appears dark brown. Excellent foam wall of lacing. Smell is not as intimidating as its face/name, monotonous hop, I will be letting it warm a bit and smell later.
First sip, yup there is definitely 8.7% ABV. It gulps down smooth but leaves with a strangely light and sweet liquor feel. My fiancé says he is having a strange time figuring out this beer, as it has changed significantly with varying conditions. For an imperial or double IPA, you would expect more of a hoppy aley taste, but what I'm getting is quite sweet, cola. It begins to cover the alcohol nicely.
Great carbonation.
Exceptionally drinkable, incredibly strange.

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Photo of wheresromi
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdawgbeerguy
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

G'Knight actually looks like the red ale it boasts to be with a red/amber colored tone that is relatively opaque. Head disappeared fast for me, but the can sat on the shelf not the fridge section (absurd that companies do this).

First smell was almost a straight medicinal syrup which kind of turned me off, but as I took the next sip the complex maltiness took over, with caramel & bread coming through. The maltiness overpowers the hops but does give it a "imperial red" taste that other red IPA's didn't really achieve. I expected more hops and was a little disappointed with the less noticeable dark herby hops and strange smell (kinda bandaid at times, not my favorite) but that being said this beer is very refreshing. I haven't tried many Red IPA's let alone imperial reds, but this one stands out from the others due to its darker tone, smell and appearence. I think I'll stick to just drinking one for now and call it a g'night.

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Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bylerteck
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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