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RATINGS: 1679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Picked this up when I couldn’t decide if I wanted something hoppy or malty. Good, solid brew. Caramel, light toffee, citrusy, bitter hops. Enjoying the high ABV, as well!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (140) - Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2014
This is a big ole heavy DIPA. Looks amazing, great palate for the style, overall very well made. Drinkable, just very filling. More hops than malt, but not overwhelming. Good offering from a brewery that is growing on me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (157) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Park Tavern, Navy Yard DC. Pours beautiful copper color with about a finger head. Aroma of grains and caramelized sugar. Palate of typical with Oskar Blues beers. Taste of excellent hops flavors with caramelized sweetness. Pretty high ABV but a darn good purchase.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stynkmonkey (2) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
Poured from a can, great aroma. Poured a dark amber. Tastes sweet and malty with a hoppy slightly boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (243) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Can (16oz $3.80): Golden red with one finger head. Great aroma. Description pretty accurate... sticky, and malty. Somewhat sweet. Only a slight bitterness. I think it should have a little more bitterness to balance out the sweetness..

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tonypreto (118) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
1 pint can poured into pint glass. Great aroma and appearance. Didn’t deliver on any flavor for me, but it was alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2745) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
It poured a hazy light copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of light malts with citrus, pine and a little caramel. The taste was of caramel, herbal spices, mango and some pine/grass bitterness with a little bite. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Have had this from a tallboy can and on draft, both at BD Brum, Aug ’13 and May ’14. Pours clear rich deep ruby, cream head which stays reasonably. Nose of rich bready biscuity malt, darkish caramel, some berry fruit and lots of resinous and citrus hops. Tastes sweet burnt sugar and caramel, big bitterness too, perfect balance really. Lots of citrus and piney aromatics. Medium full body, oily. Great beer, really enjoyable. Super-drinkable considering its strength.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
poured a clear garnet with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine, and some earthiness with a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied, dry and slightly resiny. Flavors of toffee, mild licorice,pine and some earthiness with a lingering, dry, bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Fantastic foamy light tan tall head with dark Amber color poured from 16 oz can. Lots of lacing that last forever. Great mouth feel and tons of flavor with very fine finish. Definitely a beer I will have many times again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1972) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Nose is citrus pine and slight floral. Some malt. Mildly bitter. Finishes clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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