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RATINGS: 1656   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
It pours a rich amber color with a pretty stable light white head. Very nice and inviting looking. Big piney hops aroma, quite monstrous. Very sharp. Also has some grapefruit hints and citrus. Very big taste although the hops arent overwhelming, but still bigger than normal. Very smooth finish, which I wasnt expecting. Pretty bitter towards the finish and I get alot of funked out citrus as well. Hard to imagine canned beer being this good and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2007
The aroma has grapefruit and pine hops along with caramel. The appearance is deep amber with a three finger head. The palate is sticky as advertised. Good beer in a can? Thanks Gordon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Slightly resiney aroma, some citrus, and caramel. Pours a dark amber. Hops are definitely the defining flavor, citrus, pine, spicey, a little alcohol, resin, with a dry hoppy finish with a dash of caramel in there somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
12oz can. Pours a dark, reddish-amber appearance; fluffy, off-white head with big-bubbled lacing. Citrus and grapefruit and minerals in the aroma; set against a backdrop of tea-like malts. Full, chewy mouthfeel: lots of grapefruit and citrus; dank hop presence; wet malts and maple syrup backdrop; well-balanced. Lengthy, citrus hop and wet malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Deep amber colour with a tan head. Sweet, close to buttery aroma with a hoppy floral and fruity note. Buttery flavor, seems diacetyl infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Can. Dark orange with a medium sized rocky white head. Candied citrus and ruddy floral hop aromatics with tinges of buttery malt underneath. Metallic citric hop character up front, mildly toasty malt follows with a deeper pine hop flavor. Stale caramel in the finish with some residual toastiness and a lingering earthen hop bitterness and astringency. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2007
can. Poured with a thick frothy head. A fine film remained with a thick edge that stuck to the glass. Lacing was heavy, but thinned as beer warmed. Very attractive color, burnt amber. Strong notes of apricot, with light alcohol and maple wood. Considering the nose to this beer, the taste was surprisingly light. Tasted heavily of hopps with under tones of pine. Felt like heaven in my mouth. Thick and creamy with a wonderfully dry finish. Super Beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Another canned beer from Oskar Blues! This one just recently got to the area. I am glad they decided to start canning another beer and not make it a seasonal. Pours a clear dark amber with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is full of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and cookie malts. The aroma is absolutely fantastic! Flavor is citrus, oranges, pine, and an ending sweetness brought on by the cookie malts. The flavor ends pretty easy on the palate with no big taste of the alcohol or bitterness. The bitterness is more dominant at the first hit of the tongue and balances out nicely. Another great beer from Oskar Blues!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Chocolate brown, half inch of tan head, and hops up one side and down the other. Roasty toasty, and bitter enought to make a hophead smile. Complex and tasty. Somewhere between a stout and a barleywine. Medium body, soft carbonation, and pine hops in the aftertaste all day long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Can. Pours deep brown with steady thin white head. Aroma is fantastic. Extremely sweet and hoppy. Candied citrus. Open smooth and settles into a wet bitterness with light carbonation. Perfect thickness. Taste is citrusy hops, bitter like an orange peel, but balanced by the sweetness. Not too complex, but superbly drinkable. Probably the most drinkable 2IPA i’ve ever had.

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