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RATINGS: 1711   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2007
Ok, first beer rating from a can. Not much carbonation on opening. Kind of a quiet opening unlike most cans. Clear copper with about an inch initially of froth. Settling down quickly. Huge hop aroma typical hoppy IPA. Pine, citrus and caramel. Very smooth body and low carbonation. A bit chewy. Chocolate malt hit me right away, followed by intense bitter hops. Wow! Lots of hops in this one. Reminds me of fresh Bigfoot. Malt definitely present in flavor especially chocolate in the finish. For sure best beer I’ve ever had in a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Good for it’s style with lots of hops and balancing malt. A potent lacey mix with cloudy yellow and beige head. Hoppy "C" aroma. Some citrus, drying aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Dark copper color with no head. Strong aroma of Cascade hops and fresh oranges. The taste was okay, but almost a letdown, consisting just of slightly bitter malt and weak oranges. Ho hum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Tried from both draft and can today. Pours a copper-amber color with a very generous head. Lacing is about as good as it gets for an imperial ipa. The aroma was grapefruits and pine, light floral. The flavor followed suit, some resinous overtones that seemed to come out more in the aftertaste. With increasing temperatures, the malts got a little too strong, somewhat sweet and fruity, oranges and other light fruits and melons mixed in there. The mouthfeel was the main distinguishable difference between the tap and can, little creamier from the can (almost nitrogen-like), yet on par for the style from both. A nice but not excellent dIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
can: pours a wonderful red chestnut coour with a small white head. aroma is hoppy citrus and pine. some nice sweet malt also. flavour is a creamy hop flavour that is earthy and sweet. finishes a nice bitter. pretty well balanced IMO. very good glad to have it available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2007
12oz can. Awesome. Pours a beautiful ruby color with a soapy white head and some sediment. Impressive lacing. Smells creamy, grassy, maybe some grapefruit, hoppy, sweet, unique. Creamy mouthfeel with a smooth, hoppy, bitter taste. Piney and sweet. Afterwards when I burp it tastes like mad grapefruit. The alcohol is hidden wonderfully on this. This is a solid, overpriced beer. I’ll probably buy this again but sparingly, if only for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4469) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Thanks to Beerdrenched for sharing this beer. Pours clear bonze with a tan head. The aroma is woody, earthy and green pine with bits of butteriness. Medium / full body with a small amount of carbonation. The taste starts with caramel malt and some woody hops. The finish has some cardboard and woody hops and butterscotch. This was alright - the good parts were quite good, the bad parts really took away from things. It seems like this has some age on it, I would love to try this fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2007
This is a big beer. I thought the hops came through aloing with the alchohol. It packed a punch but also had some subtleness that really came through the beer. Nice job.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2007
First impression is: where’s the hops? Slick and smooth mouthfeel, but really lacking in something. Just doesn’t have the hops I expected. That same soapy malt flavor that the Dale’s has. Comes off a bit flat. No alcohol whatsoever. No bitterness. Tastes like an amber. Rich caramel malt. A little spicy, floral hops. None of the sharp hop flavor I get from cascades; completely smoothed out by the malt. Incredibly easy drinking and tasty, but lacking the hops I wanted in a 9% imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
12oz can. Why a can? I heard good things about this, but it really fell short of my expectations. The nose was good, with abundant fresh hops and grapefruit rind. The head was large and "dry;" it kind of floated atop the beer itself and moved around independently of it. Flavor was hoppy, kind of grassy, with a weird maltiness with dark fruits that I did not particularly enjoy within this style. The beer seemed to go flat towards the end of the glass too. Not great.

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