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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
On tap at the HDG. Aroma very citric and crisp. Arrived to me a nice amber with a nice foamy head. The flavor was just hoppy good, citric and piney just loads of em. A light sweet malt is also present. Palate really makes you pucker and like it. Overall, OB just gives it to you straight. I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Can.This is a hugely citrusy hoppy beer. There is a underlying note of fruity malts but man-oh-man this is hoppy. Bitter and deliscious on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Can (also on tap at the brickstore pub in Decatur GA.). Freakin awesome DIPA- and a great example of how a canned beer can be every bit as good or better than a bottled beer. Pours a deep ruby amber- clear soft carbonation, and a fluffy off white head and kickass lace. Aroma is citrusy american hops, sweet pungent, sticky, piney, and grapefruit- as it warms a slight hint of alcohol becomes present. Sticky sweet caramel malts, but dominated by nice piney hops with citrus and mango-like hops. A bit of an alcohol kick, and very bitter overall. Fantastic DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Deep copper appearance with huge foamy head. A very sweet aroma with notes of honey and nut. The aroma is relaxing. The taste is nutty, bitter, with a touch of cloves. Deep penetrating Warmth. Packs a big punch, for something out of a little can, once fully consumed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
What a beautiful sight it was to see this wonderfully dark amber beer flow from a can. One advantage of the can is the aroma that is retained inside the can. It smells great upon the initial "crack" and the taste is a wonderfully hoppy, delicious beer that I could drink day in, day out. A great double IPA that I plan on having again and again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 HAD THIS ON MY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!! I never thought that in my entire existence I would find a dark amber beer in a can. What a surprise. Very nice dry hopped red. Strong hop aroma. Medium to Heavy body. Very nice bitterness. not very strong. Bitterness is very present but not long. Overall great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3950) - - AUG 22, 2006
dark copper with a small head. mandarin orange hop aroma. med-full bodied. alcohol is hidden well. no harsh bite at all. sweet. tons of hops and maybe some spices in there too. well done. one of the better 2ipa’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Can. Dark Ruby with thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet orange or tangerine hops, peach, berries and toasty malt. Subtle citrus hop flavor, sweet roast malt and a mild hop finish, not overpowering. Thin oil palate. Pretty good, but clearly not the best 2IPA out there for the price ($4 per 12 oz can).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Pours a dark brown, copper in appearance with a clear body that leaves a thick tan head. The aroma is very nice, pine, sharp earthy tones, tarragon, lots of herbs throughout the nose. This brew brings a toffee sweetness lots of malt which is needed to balance this hop bomb. The taste is very herbal, bitter hops upfront spicy and delicious. There is a slight anise presence to this brew, rounded by a chewy bitter pine feel that roughs up your palate. In the finish there is a sweetness of caramel with a pine cone bitterness after taste. This is a good IIPA but not worth the $3.99/can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4211) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Draught pint at Sunset Grill, 8/5/06 and again on 8/6/06.
Very pale appearance, a deep, pale-brass/golden color, with straw hints and just a slight shade of soft tangerine. Plentiful carbonation surges upwards, creating a foamy/rocky, white head that is well-retained, and creates minor lacing.
Very dry, floral nose is lightly perfumed, quite bitter but not aggressively piney or resinous. Moreso a dry white grapefruit and lemon/orange rind, with dry, leafy green hop bud notes and a touch of yeasty, dry/dusty and b-vitaminish notes. Light peachiness and even a touch of melon emerges upon warming, as does a thick, but not bullish honey maltiness. Very pale in its malt bill, with only light suggestions of caramel and dry at that. Aroma strength is medium to medium-high, mostly consisting of hoppiness, but the dryness, without excessive acidity/astringent-bitterness, allows it to be a little more heavy on the hop/malt ratio without seeming too unbalanced.
Dryness in the flavor is well carried over from the nose, showing a moderately grainy, pale malted texture that seems to have a fair amount of dextrins without mounds of sweetness/sugariness. Hop bitterness is medium-high to high, and though pushing the limits of my palate, I could see it described as only moderate to some. Grapefruit, heavy floral notes, lemons, tangerines, peaches and oranges all combine to keep things heavily dry to the last drop. Moderate to high carbonation, some yeastiness (dry, bland, lighltly mineral-like, nutty), no alcohol, though a touch of light warming. Towards the end of the glass, the acidity has built up, leading to a bit of a sting and sharpness felt on the palate.

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