Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
OsuStu (43) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from a growler. Transparent red with a thick off white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, grass, and spices. Heavy malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, pine. Sticky finish. Lingering bitterness.
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a hazy dark reddy colour. Nice fresh trop fruit, grassy hoppiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, juicy trop fruit, lemon, fruit loaf... Sticky, but balanced and tasty.
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dEnk (3794) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home, thx Vaiz. Aroma is big and bold fruity, piney and light herbal hops, some caramel malt notes. Flavour is big and malty with lightly burned caramel at first, then fruity hops with building bitterness, then more burned caramel. Hefty but very nice.
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Total Wine, Summerlin. Almost clear orange pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, sweaty, slightly floral, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with a thick body. Heavy brew.
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is rusty orange with lasting thick beige head. Aroma is punchy. Buckets of pine and caramel malt. Hops are oppressed but can be found if you delve. Peach, some apricot and orange. Thick, sticky mouth-feel; indicative of a lot of OB beers. Lots of pine, a hint of grapefruit initially. Fairly sweet actually. Malt consumes quickly. Toffee, burnt sugar and some cracker flavors. Medicinal honey, maybe jam on the back palate. Piney bitterness. Very nice but a little one-paced.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Rake. Aroma is strawberry jam, bit spiky. Fill bodied but jammy sweetness was good. Light spikiness. Good stuff. JAM TARTS!
sudomorph (585) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy head. That laces. Aroma has slight tropical hops and not a lot else. Taste is a medium bitter. Can’t really get a lot off of it. Medium body and carbonation. A bit of a strong taste and mild alcohol warmth.
mstrcrwly (267) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Black Sheep..amber pour with fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,hops..crisp,dry taste..really good.
dnoaksson (693) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Naturen strävar efter balans. Näringskedjor och ekosystem ser till att hålla djur- och växtriken i schack i ett ständigt givande och tagande. Så fungerar också de bästa ölen: som ett mikrokosmos där naturlagarna samarbetar för att skapa den bästa av världar. Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red är så harmonisk i sin smakflora att man bara är en kulspetspenna från att skriva under på teorin om intelligent design.
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad but not quite what I was looking for after a nice plate of rice and black beans, carne asada, plantains, etc. Pretty much your stereotypical malt heavy double IPA (or strong ale whatever). Big doughy chewy caramel malts, seasoned heavily with resiny hops that hint at grapefruit in the nose. Long piney grapefruit rind finish, almost tannic. Heavy body.