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RATINGS: 1804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1442) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
tap at mcgraths pub. Very similiar to a stronger IIPA, decent body, little thick. Sweet Hoppy aroma, Flavour is dominated by Fruity Hops with a bit of spice, pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2007
Can. A deep copper pour with a smallish light-tan head. Pretty bubbly. A decent amount of both hops and caramel in the well-balanced nose. Goes down pretty smooth with just as much balance. Some nice caramel and hints of apple juice upfront followed by bitter hoppy notes at the end. Some musty, funkiness in the middle. Pretty good, but 3 bucks and some change for a 12 oz. can is ridiculous. My can says 8.7% ABV and doesn’t look as cool as the one pictured either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
From the can, it pours a nice copper color with a thick, rocky white head. Aroma is very hoppy - citrus, pine and a smidge of floral. Flavor started off with the hoppy notes, but eventually the malt come to the front. Somewhat sweet, fruity, caramelly. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Enjoyable. Pricing is perhaps a little out of whack.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11056) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4849) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3024) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5610) - 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.


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