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RATINGS: 1817   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 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 (6160) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12918) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
Amber beer with a medium sized, lasting off-white head. Ridiculously intense American hop aroma, with peach and orange up front, grapefruit, wood, roses, pine and a hint of caramel malt behind it. Rather sweet, with a strong and delicious bitterness. There is a slightly unpleasant grassy hop flavour initially, but soon it’s a nice grapefruit and peach flavour that dominates. Long lasting bitterness burning in your mouth to make any hophead feel satisfied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and amber with a 2 finger thick light orange head. Dry, woody, grapefruity and peachy aroma. Flavour holds a solid sweet malt base with a nice fruityness on top. In the finish a nice liqourice note appears. Simple and very flavourful, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
Amber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of hops and weak notes of malt and liqurice. A flavor of malt, pines, citrus and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2007
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thickoff white head. Nice lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma is full of hops with some sweet doughy malt in the background. Flavor is mostly semi-sweet toasted malt, but has some nice hop flavoring left in there. Palate is slightly dry and bitter. Medium body. A good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
Hail Oskar Blues. Old Chub is damn good, Dale’s Pale Ale is outstanding, and Gordon is equally as impressive. Why don’t all American microbreweries remember the golden rule followed by Oskar Blues, Stoudts, and Bells? (Allright , Anchor and Sierra Nevada too....) BALANCE HEAVY HOPS WITH A MALTY BACKBONE!!!!!!! Is it that hard to remember or are most american "hopheads" simply tasteless little twits? Brew more beers like this, American brewers, and we will get worldwide recognition....something we do not, as of yet, deserve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12 oz. can, presumably fairly fresh, as this just reappeared in NC stores. A large rocky off white head with great staying power developed from this ruby/amber pour, and left excellent lace to boot. Aromas of burnt caramel, spice, citrus rind, and pine were evidence of the big, fresh hop presence. Resinous on the palate, with a pleasing medium body and light carbonation. A caramel malty sweetness balances well with a spicy bitterness, all complemented by a lengthy dry, but not overly bitter, finish.

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