Tuesday, March 26, 2013

G'KNIGHT by Oskar Blues

16 oz can, poured into a typical pint glass.

Pours a beautiful amber to copper color. Yields a decent finger of foamy white head. Good lacing. Extremely active carbonation for the first few minutes.

Aroma is sweet and tropical. Hints of grapefruit, maybe some pineapple, fruity, but a nice hoppy aroma as well. Kind of a unique and different smell to it (in a good way).

Grapefruit notes, mild pineapple sweetness, hard to nail down the exact fruit. Tropical is definitely what we taste though. Sweet, with a great hop bitterness that lets you know you're drinking an imperial IPA. Malty goodness reinforces the sweet, tropical flavor. Smooth.

Smooth, thick, and carbonated just right. Refreshing considering 8.7% ABV and thickness. Great feel with this one.

One of my favorites. A delicious and unique IPA.

Sublimely Self-Righteous by Stone

22 oz bomber, poured into a typical pint glass.

Pours almost jet black in color with a half finger of head. Leaves nice lacing throughout. Beautiful American Black Ale.

Toasty, citrusy note, resiny pine scent, and plenty of hops in this one.

Bitter, piney, citrusy hops, toasted chocolate malt notes.

Mouth is slick, bitter finish, a hint of alcohol, warm going down. Medium bodied and carbonated.

Drinkability is excellent. 8.7% abv hidden well.

Once again, an excellent offering from Stone. Hop flavors and scents are complex and intense and the malt presence is the perfect counterpart.