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RATINGS: 1683   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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3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
This does not taste like an IIPA to me. It is too sweet. It really is what it claims to be on the can, am imperial red. Not a particular favorite varietal, I have found red beers to be lacking in balance. This is my favorite red I?ve had though. Woody aroma, like a lumber mill after rain. Slightly sticky mouth feel. Big malt flavor. Hops only affect the tip of my tongue. A little one-dimensional.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head. Heavy sweet, malty aroma, toasted and hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bphicks123 (9) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
I usually assume imperials to be on the bitter side for my taste, but surprisingly not the case with this beer. Dry hops seem to make a big difference. Overall very impressed with oskar blues!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap. Cooper golden nearly amber color of white head. Nice creamy amber red style mouthfeel with caramel sweetness. Balanced with lots of tropical piney hop flavors and bitterness. Finish is nice and hoppy but not ultra bitter like deviant dales.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarleyandVine (39) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Barley and Vine. Pours a rich amber and sports a great hop aroma! Rich maltiness followed by an amazing hop flavor and firm hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (151) - 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 (163) - 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 (251) - 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 (128) - 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 (2761) - 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.


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