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Beer – #913 – Oskar Blues – G’Knight Imperial Red

Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red.  I brought a selection of 3 and this is the last of them.


Canned, of course, 355ml, a  beer of 60 IBU,  261 calories a serve size and a larger 8.7% ABV making this 2.34 standard drink units.

Brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery this is in the style that is of an American Strong Ale  and that happened in LongmontColorado  USA


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.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Oh that’s hoppy when you open it.

Lovely red orange pour with a orange tinted head that isn’t bit but stays around for the party.

Full hoppy aroma in the glass that greets the nose, and then you get a mouthful of goodness and greatness.

Sweet sugary soft bittery tasty beeriness.

Ridiculously good drinking for a beer that is slightly higher in the ABV than most beers.  It’s jut awfully good beer.

The 60IBU bitterness then is a sweetspot, and it’s balanced by that malt sugariness, giving you a beer that you can’t help bit drinking. There’s no indication of dryness or tart finish and all you do is lick you lips, and some of that is in anticipation.  I’m sure if I was dog I’d be drooling and dribbling, but as a respectable adult human all I need do is reach for a sip, and ha! who am I kidding it’s a sup and a gulp.

This is possibly the best beer I’ve had this year.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing.  I can fault this around the edges of not having a persistent head. Other than that this is liquid gold with the right bitterness, and amount of flavour, coupled with a lovely sweetness about it. Spectacular and just G’Lorious.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The local Liquorland had them, but they’re in good places.
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes
  • Would I have another? Oh gosh yes.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes this is the best a beer can be, it’s just awesomenessness in a can.

Music for this:  ” Horsebeach ” with ” Beauty And Sadness ” on Spotify 


Not a style, per se, but the only logical category to incorporate the plethora of strong, stylistically vague beers coming from American micros these days. Some are related to English Strong Ales, but with more hop, while others are ultra-strong variants on the IPA theme. But no matter how varied their origins or characters might be, all are intense, potent, with generous quantities of hops and malt.


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