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Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red

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RATINGS: 1810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’. G’Day. G’Knight.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (5145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
Can from Beer Cartel 200916. Just the thought of an Imperial Red IPA is enough to make you rip into this beer but at 8.7% ABV it is best to tread carefully. Looks like a hybrid red ale and IPA with a full head of thick looking foam and a russett copper colour that invites you in. The aroma is all malt, sweet caramel and toffee and the flavour is even more malt with vanilla, toffee and again that caramel. This beer is dangerously drinkable and I think that it would creep up on you and bite you if you didn’t give it the respect that it deserves. Smooth, sweet malty finish and leaves a nice trail of tan lacing snaking its’ way from the top of the glass to the bottom. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (151) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
12 oz can from Hawthorne Cellars in Brisbane. Pours deep red with medium tan head. Mild malty aroma. Taste is really well balanced with malt leading the way but the citrus and resin from the hops also very present. Very well balanced and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
G’knight imperial red pours a deep reddish brown, nice head and lace. Aromas of citrus hops and some caramel malts. Flavor is much the same with the hops taking the forefront with the malts playing a supporting role. A very, good and solid beer. Originally rated on 6/5/2011.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9571) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Can courtesy of Geraint and Helen, cheers you two! Consumed at home, sat outside in the garden and now making tonights tea, Spiced Lamb with Samphire and Sumac Salad, Sunday 11th September 2016 The nose has that very familiar malt driven, aroma, burnt sugar, toffee I guess, amber in colour with an off-white head, it’s a little hazy also, in fact it’s a lot hazy. It’s lazy, it’s soft, lovely lilting mouthfeel, slightly boozy, the hops, toffee and booziness comes through in the mouth as well. This is a jolly good beer, solid red Impy IPA leading to plenteous of hoppy burps. A7 A3 T8 P5 Ov15 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1678) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2016
Can at home. Pours a clear deep mahogany colour with small off-white head. Aroma grapefruit, red berries, pine, caramel, wet cardboard, leather and grass. The flavour is similar with more grapefruit, pine and grassy hops. Has a slick mouth feel, full-bodied and a solid but balanced bitterness. A hoppy and piney ale but is well-balanced and pretty aromatic and tasteful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (610) - - AUG 27, 2016
I love a hoppy red. Make it imperial and I love it twice as much. Plenty of piney, citrus bitter hops in here. To be honest, the bitterness swamps the caramel notes a little bit. Gotta dig for them. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (188) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Woody, some caramel/date, some mild black pepper spice, some grass too. Alcohol hidden well – a trait in common with its stablemate “Gubna” Imperial IPA (tried alongside this beer) – or you could this is under-powered? It’s v drinkable - that’s for sure. [Sidenote: text on rim of can continues this brewery’s herby theme: “can’o bliss. satisfy ya.”]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6411) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Draught @ Brewdog Helsinki. Deep amber color, thin white head, lasting. Caramel, some wood, hops, malts. Flavor has malts, boozy notes, hops, caramel, toffee. Long finish. Bodied, nice kick. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2016
0,25l on tap @ Oljenkorsi. Pours clear red with a low creamy beige head. Aroma is malts, fruits and pine. Flavor is creamy malts, pine, fruit, alcohol and hops. Smooth. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap and 12oz can. Pours a dark amber color with a slightly off white head that sticks around. Aroma of citrusy hops lead on the nose and are followed by a floral sweetness. Maltiness if noticeable, but not overwhelming. Taste is bright but slightly resiny and citrus hops that lead perfectly into malty sweetness with a great balance. The alcohol is hidden well, and leaves tropical notes on the tongue. Finishes smoothly and not too bitter. Carbonation is near perfect. Body is full, but still drinkable.


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