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

3,910 Ratings
G'Knight Imperial Red AleG'Knight Imperial Red Ale

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The aroma has pungent tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, and sweet bready malt.

The flavor follows with pineapple, grapefruit, and a slight candy sweetness from the malt. The beer has leafy hops and pine. The finish has some herbal and resinous bitterness.

A pleasant surprise. Wonderful sweet fruit notes and big green hop.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep copper, bordering on amber. The color doesn't really strike me as a red ale, but the lacing and white, foamy head definitely remind me of an IPA. Aroma is full of dank hops with some citrus and sweet mango. Malt comes through beneath, sweet like a cake baking in the oven. Rye bread, bitter, dank hops, some mild spiciness reminiscent of allspice or cumin, and some sweet citrus all hit at once and mingle, finishing with just the bitter citrus like a grapefruit. Feel is quite dry with a light body. The flavor is more substantial than most IPAs due to the malt bill, but it manages to be light and clean despite this. The extra flavor from the malt is welcome and goes well with the selection of hops used in the brew. Probably my favorite from Oskar Blues.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color is deep and auburn, clean and caramelly. The head sat stiff and thick with an off white complexion.

The aroma is oniony, with a hoppy cannabis and piney resins. Subtle grapefruit and a tinge of citrus make an appearance.

The flavor is also quite hoppy but more piney than an off putting onion. The caramel malt set the the structure but the overall hop profile is dominant. As the beer empties it gets a more malty tea leaf, a bit of caramel malt and a crackery roast.

The feel is very full with a deeply satisfying ease. Very high in ABV this is too easy to drink. A slight warmth creeps up the throat but does not deter drinking it quickly.

I enjoyed this much more after it had aired and warmed a touch. At first blush it's a bit brash but as it settles you learn to enjoy it.

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,910 ratings.
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