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RATINGS: 1670   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Clear amber with a huge, dense, off white head. Nose is venomous, floral, resinous, and sweet. All hops and just a hint of grain in the nose. Flavor shows a ton more malt than anticipated. Nearly balanced. Hops are the same plus citrus rind with some graham cracker, cookie, and light caramel malt. Very drinkable. Medium/full body, balanced. If it’s warm next weekend, I’ll be taking a 4 pack to the beach. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Darker amber with a large pillowy head, good lacing and retention. Aroma was initially pine, grapefruit, more fruits, caramel, and later showed light vanilla. Flavor brings this, light alcohol as well. Very drinkable and easily the best beer in a can I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Amber with nice full head. Aroma is hops galore with pine domination. Flavours is hoppy with the pine and spruce and a touch of citrus. Nice balance of malty bread. Tasty and a great can of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2007
pours clear copper with small head. fresh sweet pine and grapefruit aroma. nice malty palate with a crisp and chewy mouth full. it is great to have such big goodness in a can!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Can. Clear orange-copper with a large head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine resin, citrus rinds, and a fair amount of caramel malt. Incredible malt backbone in the taste. Sticky texture. Spicy and bitter finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Arizona strong Beer Fest
Big aroma and flavor of pine ,citrus,hops and grapefruit. Heavy and thick on the palate. GOOD BEER!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Turbid deep coppery color with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops, caramel malt, slight cherry, and slight rauchiness. The flavor was very hoppy, but very well balanced by a huge malt bill, with notes of slight fruit and pepper. Dense, very complex palate. This is an outstanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2007
7th Annual Strong Beer Festival, Mesa, Az. Can. Grapefruit and pine aromas. Copper body with decent head. Citrus hop flavors refreshed the palate. Good citrus palate cool and crisp.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2007
12-Aug-06 Can at Firemoose’s and probably a dozen times since. This is some pretty expensive stuff but not so out of line these days. Surely one of the finest aromas of any IIPA I’ve had in a while with fantastic pine, resin, and mixed citrus all sugar coated by massive caramel malts. The body is full, sticky, and smacking with every penny of the high price tag. The palate is long coated with this nectar and finishes more bitter, tacky, and pithy than dry or quick. Now, call me crazy, but it seems that this beer has changed over the recent months. The first cans I had were the sublime, full, sticky, and nearly perfect IIPAs I’ve just described. These were the can’s that first showed up in NJ and had a white adhesive label claiming 9.2 percent abv, but recently new fangled cans have arrived and the beer is absolutely not the same stuff. Maybe it’s just batch inconsistency, but there’s also a curious change in that the abv appears to have decreased a half percent in recent months. I don’t know if there’s anything to it, but it sure doesn’t seem the same to me. My score reflects the earliest samples I enjoyed, and I’ll reserve judgment on this newer model until I’ve had it a few more times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Definitely a bit pricey, at $4.25 a can… but worth a try nun the less!

The beer pours a rich amber body… light carbonation, but a massive ivory head. The aroma is explosive! A wallop of hops smacks you right in the face… the malt bill must be huge because this is one chewy snack. The senses are inundated with caramelized brown sugar, fresh grapefruit and tangerine, pine resin and cedar wood chip spiciness. Overall, I would drink this beer regularly… if I could afford to do so!


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