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RATINGS: 1803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Pours out a nice coppery brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, and maybe a bit grassy. Flavor had a nice hop bite to it with a smooth resin and sweet finish to it. I like this one. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Fantastic hoppy beer with a nice malty touches. Given multiple cans at the Idaho Beer Festival in Idaho Falls in 2007 from Oskar Blues booth. Great guys...better beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 GABF 2006-Wonderful columbus aroma. Lovely. Taste is pure columbus goodness back by a caramelly, honeyish malt backing. Very tasty. Contained bitterness. Would make a dangerous session beer.

Hazy, dark orange/brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasty malt, caramel, nutty, with citrus, floral, and resiny hops. Taste is malty and sweet, up front, with a nice amount of resinous, citrus and, to a lesser extent, piney hops in the finish. Moderate bitterness, a balanced IIPA? Very drinkable. Score will stay the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Can. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, light malty, caramel. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (121007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2007
12-oz can. Pours deep rubied mahogany, crystal clear, with a thick, sudsy tan head and plenty of lace. Toasty herbal hop notes all over the nose. Surprisingly light body, even on the shy side of medium, I’d say. Light carb. Nutty, husky, brown bread notes all over the place, and, holy cow, is this beer ever sweet. Tons of caramel and toffee. I really wish this was in a bottle so I could put it away for a couple years; it’s not undrinkably sweet by any means but it’d be interesting to see what came out the other side if all this sugar got to take a couple years off before cracking the bottle. But it’s a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pour is amber with a white head. Nose is of hops and sweet malt. Taste is hoppy with a good sweet malt balance. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with a sticky finish. Finish is bitter, though not overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Sample at GABF. This is the only beer I’m rating from the festival, which I think was a big let down from last year, for the record. That said, this beer is great. Hops and good caramel malts, with some dark fruit mixed in. Lots of character. Clean, but sweet, flavor with a nice bitter finish. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Smeared, dull, darkish orangey color with a magnificently large capping of slightly yellowed spongy, pocketed foam. The top sits forever and a day while encompassing the edge with a large blanketing of thick splotchy lacing. Soft pleasing dark and rich aroma of slightly dried caramel malt, candish to a point, with a pinch of dried floral hoppiness, pine dust, and some dark fruity oils. Nice well-rounded tone, flavor, and profile for a Dbl. IPA. Actually this is quite yummy with a good portion of medium fronted caramel candyness wrapped in a whirlwind of light dryishness, mild toasted grain, dark fruity raisin skin touches, and some floral hints and plenty of oily hoppynessa and pine hints with a titch of citrus-like pithy bitterenss to finish it off. Feel is quite smooth, rich, creamy, oily, with just the right kind of buzz of dryness and bitterness flying about within the malty realm of ggodness. A soaking enrichment of caramel and slightly toasted malt fills the palate while the hops add some attractive qualities of dark flowery oils and citric pithy dryness. A pleasantly unique and damn fine Dbl. IPA here. Nothing overwhemling here and at 8.7% makes it low on the scale of ABV for a beer that tastes as big as this. Amazingly cool that something this good comes from a can. Maybe a few places could learn from such a trend? Hmmm...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
This beer is delighfully hoppy. Has a wonderful balance with a lot of sweet caramely malt. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6094) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Pours a murky reddish brown with visible floaties. Strong and hoppy atoma. Notes of pine and other earth tones and some toastiness. Strong bitterness up front. Very piney but it does become more subdued with some woody flavors, caramel, and light sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is rather smooth and mellow for how hoppy it is. Fruity with some vanilla and grass too. Not to resiny or dry but more fruity and nice. I like this one.

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