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RATINGS: 1676   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2007
Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy brown-amber body with a rich, fluffy off-white head. Smell: Ahh, finally an assertive nose demanding of one’s attention! Pacific Northwest hops bring pine and, to a lesser extent, grapefruit to the table, while the malts deliver some caramel, biscuitiness, and maybe even some brown sugar, too. Taste: Begins with a sweet butterscotch maltiness that’s quickly succeeded by a myriad of fruit flavors including grapefruit, peaches, and blood oranges. Eventually, the pine and grassy hop flavors show up to welcome in the bitter, dry (but still somewhat sweet) finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Oily texture. Drinkability: Extraordinarily well-balanced, just as it’s secondary Dale’s Pale Ale is. A beer good enough to help you pull yourself up out of the muck and make your life something worth living. Thanks a million, Oskar Blues!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2007
Love this beer....lots of hops, yet balanced surprisingly well. So glad we get this in Seattle now. Almost creamy. Yum.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
Ok, a canned beer thats 8.7%, and it doesn’t say malt liquor on it!....pours a copper color, lacing forming already-impressive....pungent hop aroma...creamy balanced flavor, a little sweet malt with just the right amount of hops

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bought this stuff last weekend in Atlanta. This is by far the best beer I’ve had out of a can. On to the beer, It pours out a brownish red with a fairly thick tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine with a strange bitterness that I couldn’t put my finger on. Taste is great with a sweetness of caramel and malt that sort of gave the beer a thicker taste to me. Next your tounge is assaulted by all the citrus and floral flavors of the hops. The alcohol is present but not nearly as harsh as expected at 8.7%! Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, with some sweet caramel malts balancing that out. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, caramel malts, tobacco, and a bitter grapefruit finish, with some alcohol backing up the bitter hops. As with all IIPAs, this one is better fresh!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap @ Oskar Blues. Cloudy dark amber colored pour with a small creamy looking off-white head. Great hoppy nose - a lot of grapefruit. Smooth and refreshing mouthfeel, prefect amount of carbonation for the style. Awesome grapefriut hop flavor, not too sweet like a lot of beers this strong.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
Thanks to jimbowood for the trade. Maybe I should have left this can sit a while after opening the trade box. The can burst open and squirted everywhere as soon as I touched the tab. The beer flooded into my snifter and nearly overflowed. The pour is a muddy brownish red. The head is big from the pour but it is now a creamy layer of lace and chunks. I’m not sure of the aroma. I remember Dale’s being hoppier than this. Although the bigger malt is more evident. The flavor is very smooth and well blended. The hops and malts couldn’t be much more balanced and smooth, but that isn’t really what I was hoping for. I guess I was expecting a lot more hops presence after drinking Dales with all the sharp hops. Lucky for me I have three more of these; maybe it will change my mind.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
Cloudy copper, thinnish tan head. Nose is caramel, pine, fruit (mostly orange), brown sugar, malt. Flavor is caramel, piney orangey hops. A hint of lemon in a very bitter finish. Body is a bit thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2007
Nice hoppy nose! Color is deep amber with reddish hue. The flavor is hoppy with a nice bitter quality. Somewhat dry with a nice balance of malt and a touch of fruit. Caramel isn’t overbearing and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. The can given to me is a variation of the can pictured and is rated 8.7%ABV

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
Can. Pour is amber is a large, solid white head. A bunch of lacing, a very nice looking pour. Aroma is pine and sweetness, baker’s cocoa maybe. Initial taste is strong hops, though balanced nicely with malt. The sweetness remains in the taste, though more caramel now. Finish is bright and clean. No trace of alcohol in this one. Great beer all around, tough at $5 a can, certainly not an everyday beer.


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