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.
kokkenrolv (256) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Aroma is alcohol, pine, some malts, grass, hint of citrus. Amber red, clear, nice beige head. Medium sweetness, light bitter, taste is alcohol, malt, light caramel, pine, grass, hay, citrus, bread crust. Medium+ body, medium carbonation, medium long finish with some sweetness and bitterness. Some alcohol warmth. Nice.
Johnstledger8 (597) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours an amber red with a thin mostly lasting beige head. Aroma is of caramel, pine, citrus, oak, alcohol. Taste is of red fruits, caramel, slightly burnt, citrus, grapefruit, blood orange. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap st P&P Charleston. Clear light Amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is dank hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is Amber malt and herbal hops.
elbernays (1117) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from mchughs. Pours clear red with slight off white head. Pine, citrus, earth, wood notes. Sweet caramel flavour with mild earthy bitterness. Nice
BrewBrain (133) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours clearish amber red. Nice foamy head. Aroma caramel, honey, pine. Flavor of sweet caramel light citrus. Nice smooth bitterness. Slick sticky mouthfeel. Very tasty.
Barrelbelly (740) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red imperial pale ale with large head. Full hop flavour, caramel, citrus, piny.
Enno101 (54) - - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark ruby, more like a IIPA than an imperial red.
Aroma: citrus out the Ying yang with some sweet caramel malt backing it up.
Taste: sweet malt and a citrus bang from the hops.
Overall: really nice imperial red, although not so much red in appearance and flavour. Otherwise, such an easy drinking IIPA.
dojken (443) - - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burk. Fyllig lite syrlig fruktig doft. Doften balanserad o angenäm. Smaken lite syrlig som är signifikativt för en red ipa. Här är röda bär som bärs upp av en trevlig maltighet. Ölen krämig i munnen med en bra balanserad beska. Bra.
gripweed57 (1273) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can. Orange copper with a frothy beige head. Rich caramel malt nose with piney hops. Chewy roasted malt flavor has burnt caramel and spicy notes. Rich and malty with toasted nuts and dried fruit notes. Fruity malt in middle. Resiny hops in finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent Red Ale with a complex balanced flavor.
ByTheirLimpin (231) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Mr Knight for your service, and thanks to Oskar Blues for the fantastic tribute. Tap to a tulip. Big amber beer with a hearty fine bubbled leggy head. Nose is all amber. Front has a honey amber sweetness. Certainly sticky lips. Hops plunge right to a warm malty middle. Finish seems quick, but pleasing and clean.