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RATINGS: 1691   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2007
Can, with a thanks to jimbowood for this, pours a clear iced tea brown with a foamy dark tan head that quickly dissipates, good lacing. Very faint and mild aroma, with little identifiable coming out. Taste is mild and well balanced, pretty much neutral between the hops and malts. Not bad on the palate, very smooth, a bit creamy, but generally uninspiring. A bit warming from the alcohol, but not much else. Been wanting to try this for some time, and this is my first OB beer, but I hope there is better to come. Not bad or anything, just ho-hum; hope OB is more careful about throwing around descriptions like Gonzo, Imperial, Massive, etc. without more to back it up on their other beers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2403) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Decent sized frothy white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Nice and hoppy aroma. Loads of sweet malts, spruce and caramel. Color is a dark mahagony brown. Big malt presence again with a nice helping of hops to offset the swett malts. Caramel and more spruce. Not floral hops. Strickly resinous evergreen hops. Nice alcohol presence and warming. Finishes sweet with a little lingering bitterness. A very well balanced brew. Pretty damn good! Cheers Gordon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2007
Can, poured into a tulip. yea can, the new trend of craft brews? cheaper, ages better, keeps light out..... all plusses, the negative? association w/ macro-american breweries.... anyway, good beer.. pours a cloudy amber with a hoppy strong aroma. the beer is light and smooth with the hoppiness coming thru on the finish. after a few drinks it has a numbing effect on the palate... a good effect... this beer reminded me a lot of Arrogan Bastard but more palatable. it was very similiar on the finish... goood..... funny to say, but unique because of the can...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
12oz Tin Can
A deep amber color brew. This was a nice strong ale. Great flavor and a good use of high flavor hops. This was a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3573) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2007
Cloudy brown, it came to me with a thin head. Aroma was not particularly noticeable but was fairly hoppy. Taste is not complex and has a strong alcohol bite, making it taste almost like a liquor than a beer. Thick and smooth, it has some bitterness in the aftertaste but is still pleasant to drink. This is a beer to be sipped slowly and savored rather than chugged down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4426) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Funknmilla (727) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (574) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5435) - 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!

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