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RATINGS: 1717   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (2763) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours out of the can with a big white head. Once it settles down, you get to see the nice copper color of the beer. The aroma is slamming, in yo’ face with hops.There is a little bit of outdoorsy smell in there that brings me back to the woods of the northeast. The hops have a bit of a citrus tinge to it. Goes down smooth, even with all of those hops. Because of the price, I only get this one occasionally, but it is a real treat. All of the beers from this brewery are amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4491) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 12 oz can original run with paper label shared with rebelbeerguy. Poured a clear cooper/red with a small white head. Nice strong hoppy aroma with a slight malt backbone. Flavor is mostly hops but could have been a little stronger. Not really sure why this one is so expensive didn’t seem to be worth $4.00 for one 12 oz can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Draft at Virginia Beer festival. Wow, fantastic strong ale. Dominant amount of hops in there. Pines, grapefruit, and some malts. Hard to really imagine that this is as strong as it says. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2007
thanks zeswaft. red toffee brown with a dirty foam head, looks pretty good and maybe 70% opacity. hops are dominant but a little muted, i like it. honeyed and a little spicy. the hops are more like apples than super citrus. flavor is pretty good. it’s really drinkable for almost 9%. some bitterness lasts on the tongue. it’s a bit watered down altogether.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Poured a nice looking dark red mahogany color. Nose was mostly piny hops, with some brown sugar and wood to back it up. NIce flavor of caramel, brown sugar, and earthy buttery hops. Surprisingly mellow finish considering the IBUs and presence of hops in aroma and flavor. Some pine, butter, and a real smooth bitterness. I was impressed by this, it reminded me of the winter Yulesmith but in a can!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dillinja (24) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Opens out of the can with a thick syrupy smell. Good hops balance out the rich hazy sweetness. Alcohol smolders beneath. Plan to try this on tap in Lyons after nailing Hall ranch trail on the bike. Would also make a good campsite beer, canned and cooled in the shade or the creek. A righteous beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Had on tap instead of from a can. Pours a bright amber, with medium thick off-white head that liongers atop the glass thru most of the beer, and leaves good lacing. Pleasant aroma of hoppy citrus fruit, joined at mid-glass by a hint of malty sweetness. Tingly mouthfeel brought in the flavor of more hoppy fruit-sweet malt mix. The 8.7% alcohol stayed well hidden in the taste, but by the end of the glass, I could tell it was there. Finish was slightly bitter, but not as much as expected. This was a darn good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Can via trade with jayg. Pours aber with a big 3 finger puffy chunky white head. The nose is malty and fresh with a nice hoppiness as well. The taste is very balanced drinkable and sweet. Some bitterness is nicely equalized. Very nice brew, thanks jay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12oz can from MrBendo. Aroma: Light grainy maltiness with a touch of sweet caramel. A strong dose of hops with a big note of citrus and apricot and pine. Appearance: Dark reddish amber in color and slightly hazed. Off-white head was full and creamy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Sweet grainy malt with a strong caramel character. Hops come in strong with lots of citrus, apricot, and pineapple. Some pine and grass mixed in there, as well. Not as bitter as I was expecting. Some sweetness lingers past the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: This was pretty good, but a little too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2007
Huge hop aroma (more classic hops than citric). In the mouth the intense bitterness is balanced by a big caramel sweetness. The combinantion gives a viscous, herbaceous feeling. Quite interesting


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