Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA: Brewed in Colorado at strength of 8.7% with 60 IBU’s, this Red Imperial IPA came from a can and was enjoyed in a nonic 16 oz glass. The name of this beer has a lot of meaning as it is a tribute to a brewer named Gordon Knight and it is worth checking out the this link to find out more about his story.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a reddish copper colour with an inch of super lacy foam and some bubble action in the middle of the glass. The aroma is tangerine, orange, mango and seriously tropical in nature.
Flavour: I get a mix smooth yet sticky malt forward flavour upfront with some orange and caramel, while finishing with a creamy bitter dry pine note and a pleasant aftertaste.
Overall Impression: this is a ridiculously balanced beer, super smooth and refreshing with a nice malt portfolio and it hides its abv strength well.
Rating: I give it a 9/10 as in awesome, this is a near perfect red imperial IPA.
Food Pairing: spicy fish tacos would work well.
Wow I have yet to try an Oskar Blues beer that doesn’t rate really high on my scale, they clearly have great standards for their beer and it seems to travel well in the cans nicely. Here are my other reviews of their beers. Open to any other suggestions to try, I have their Old Chub Scotch Ale to open next.