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RATINGS: 1630   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
12 oz can thanks to Santa. Wonderul looking brew. lots of head, copper color. The way the carbonation fed the head during the pour was great. Aromas were very sweet, floral hops. Citrus, peach, pineapple. Flavors were still nice and malty with a very nice hop bitterness on the finish. Awesome stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ender (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Oh man. I still cant get this in NM. But Dale at Oskar Blues sent me some to try. Cheers. This stuff is sooo good. Somwhere inbetween the Hercules from GD and the Maharaja from Avery. Not quite as big as the Maharaja...but its close..REALLY close...and in a freakin can! Everything you’d expect from a doulbe IPA. Very hoppy...very malty...VERY good. Definetly highly recomended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2006
tap at brewery. nice dark copper pour. thick head with nice lacing. great hops and grapefruit aroma. same taste. bitter, dry finish. very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Very dark mahogany body with a thick lasting head. Nose-big clean sticky nose rich with a lot of hops. Very grassy nose. Taste-not nearly as over the top as the nose would make you think. Rather thin mouthfeel with some roastiness. I am just surprised by how more low key the flavor is versus the nose. An enjoyable IPA, but it does not have the stones to be called an IIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Sampled both can and draft while in CO: 12 oz. Can: Ruby red pour with a creamy head that quickly forms a ring around the tulip. Nice balance of floral (rose petals) and citrusy (orange, grapefruit) hops in the nose. Rubbing alcohol as well unfortunately. Big mouthfeel - softly carbed and a bit on the mushy side. Lots of great malt profile - toffee and caramel - but everything seems to collapse on itself for some reason. Finishes really sweet and warm with alcohol. As the previous poster noted - not as crisp as I had hoped. Although soggy and clunky, it is still enjoyable. Draft @ Brewpub: Less head retention, less carbonation and more mushy body. Definitely prefer the can.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Can via CaptainCougar. Pours to a clear dark amber body with a thick and lasting tan head. Rocky with awesome lacing. The aroma is juicy peaches, apricots, dried papaya and mangoes. The flavor is sorta hoppy but also extremely malty. Caramel and honey with sweet nectarines. Really sweet non-bitter flavor. Doesn’t really taste like an IIPA. Too sweet and not hoppy/bitter enough. Nice medium palate. 9.2% is nicely hidden. Not as crisp as I hoped.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
On tap at Mad Mex, Monroeville. Wonderful aroma of apricots and orange blossom honey, papaya and pine resin. Smooth and sweet nose with light candy sugar. This aroma makes me smile. Iced tea clear, amber-brown with thin off-white foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-soft carbonation. Smooth, with some alcohol warming. This is like drinking hoppy carbonated apricot nectar. Delicious. Well rounded and not bitter in a harsh way. Has fruity complexity throughout and finished with a nice mellow bitterness that’s not overpowering. A really mellow, enjoyable double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Cloudy copper appearance with comfortable off-white head. Nose is filled with flowers and citrus, especially orange peel and grapefruit. Hints of wood, maltiness, but not a lot. The flavor is modestly sweet orange and less modestly bitter grapefruit. Notes of pine and caramel. Full body and slightly sticky. Moderate finish. Thought this displayed a nice balance between sweet and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark caramel color with a small white head. The aroma is enormous floral and citrusy hops. One of the strongest hop aroma’s I have encountered. The flavor is full of huge floral and piney hop notes that attack the palate. There is not a whole lot of malt here to counterbalance the immense hop attack. Almost painfully hoppy - yet tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Thanks Brewblackhole for sharing this one! Figured this was gonna be a joke, a IPA comming from a can!!??Poured a nice deep copper color with small tan gead.Surprisingly big sweet caramel malt and hop aroma.First sip...WOW nice citrus hop flavor with a great caramel malt backing. Great mouthfeel tot his one too! It finishes off with a nice bitter ending....Wonderful!. Who says nothing good can come from a can!?


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