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RATINGS: 1743   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks lb4lb for this. Pours a deep amber orange with thick off-white head. Aroma of is a bit more balanced than most IIPAs, but obvious of citrus and floral hops, strong malt, and grass. Flavor matches, but just doesn’t have that oomph you would be looking for from an IIPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
1pint can from Total Wine, Tampa. Cuivrée-caramel, col fin crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet agrumes, C-hops, malt caramel-pâle, ambre et un agréable rétro fruité de pamplemousse. Plais est malté, caramel, agréable profil agrumes, résineux et malt fin biscuité. Retrouve une base collante aux lèvres avec un alcool perçant sur la fin. Amertume est agréable procurant une belle note résineuse et fruitée.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Can. A- Caramel, pine, malty. A- Mahogany color, hazy liquid, tan head. T- Caramel, alcohol, pine, slightly bitter, malty, seaweed, slightly sweet. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, funky finish. O- Lots of caramel but then an odd resinous seaweed taste to it. I was surprised it wasn’t real bitter though.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (674) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Naming a beer after someone is a dangerous proposition. If you want to capture someone’s legacy with some ale and suds, you want it to be the best ale and suds you can make. The beer is a living, changing testament to someone’s existence. Oskar Blues does the tribute beer right. While G’Knight is a bit of a stylistic oddity (Is it a Strong Ale? An Imperial IPA? Does Red (Imperial) IPA deserve its own category?), it’s brewed in the tradition of Lagunitas Sucks and Stone Arrogant Bastard: lots of hops but also lots of malt. Color is ruby red with eggshell suds. Aroma is redolent of pine, citrus, and caramel. Flavor: bitter grapefruit, juicy orange, grass, pine, and caramel. This is a viscous brew but it’s plenty crisp. It’s a worthy tribute to a deserving individual.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1965) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a cloudy darker reddish color with off-white head. Citrus, pine, and caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied red ale here. Finishes with a nice citrusy hop note.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3165) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
Can. Very assertive American hoppiness both in flavour and bitterness. Resiny, citrusy zesty. Alcohol evident, mostly in the finish. Also lots of candyish malty sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Can kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Amber color with medium white head. Caramel, citrus hops in aroma. Sweet caramel taste with light citrus hops. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is a dark amber color with a hue of red to it, head settles into a nice density Aroma: grass, dank, pine Taste: has a caramel malt backbone, some alcohol warmth is evident, nice strong bitterness, Palate: thick mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, average carbonation Overall: a good beer but probably not one of my favorite imperial ipa's, the alcohol comes thru in the taste a bit too much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3564) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pour is a dark red with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is a nice piney hop with a slick oliy malt. Flavor is again a decent hop with a decent heavy malt and I do get a bit of alcohol. It’s decent and ok nothing much more than that as the hops and malt don’t really overpower the other they are just there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Great aromas and flavors of strong earthy malts with a good piney hops presence. Mild sweetness adds balance. Pretty dark amber hue and medium weight with strong carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (440) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2015
This is such an awesome beer! Blissfully rich and caramel with a nice hop profile that is floral. Seriously, this is just one of the best.


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