Beer Wednesday – G’Knight!
Happy Beer Wednesday, all! This week’s specialty is Oskar Blues’ G’Knight, a blend between a double IPA and an Imperial red ale.
Like some of the other ales I’ve reviewed here, you won’t be surprised to find that it is slightly bitter, with a strong hoppy finish to it. It doesn’t have some of the same bite that other ales have, and that may be because of the mix of malts and hops that blend together in it’s can, but there is the possibility that it’s the 8.7% ABV masking it, but I don’t think so. with 60 IBUs, G’Knight is a beer that has a clean flavor, mixing citrus with lat, and a finish that is clean with very little of the alcohol burn that one could expect from such a strong beer.
This double IPA/red ale is strong, but still sweet in a soft and unaggressive way. The caramel notes in it are complimented perfectly by the nose of pine(?) and buttery spice (really?). The head lasts a while, and really does release the smell up into your nose as you drink it.
With a smooth, soft mouth feel, G’Knight is a really, really good ale. Whether you call it an Imperial Red or a double IPA, Oskar Blues’ G’Knight is a terrific beer, that I look forward to drinking again, and, as the local liquor store occasionally has it in single cans, I very well may enjoy one in the near future.
I used to think that beer in a can was always gong to be a disappointment, but lately, I’ve been pleasantly surprised, so tell me, can, or bottle?