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RATINGS: 1683   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
12 oz can! 2IPA from a can…can you believe it?! At any rate. Pours a deep Bombay mahogany color with a light head and nice carbonation. Good looking. Sweet but bitter aroma. Fresh hop scent. Nicely balanced malt flavors (caramel and fresh grain) and bitter pine hops. Full bodied, thick with a bitter dry finish. Good and flavorful stuff. Bonus points for being this good and in a can!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - FEB 6, 2006
Copper with a thin head. Taste is hoppy at first balanced with a strong malt and a light hop aftertaste. Very nice beer although a little weak for a IIPA. Also the first time I’ve poured anything from a can into a snifter. I’d definitely get this again, but don’t expect the extreme hop taste that most IIPA’s are known for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2006
My first IIPA from a can. A copper color with a fantastic aroma consisting of caramel, pine, oranges, and grapefruit. The flavor is quite citrusy with a bit of darker malts to balance out the citrus fest. A good beer, man I love IIPAs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
had this fine brew out of the can. has a murky maroon dirt color to it. the aroma is very floral hoppy and subtle. weird, tasting this reminds me of coctail.... fruit. I like it, it has a very different twist on the double ipa style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
12 oz can. Pours copper with a thin white head. Piney hop aroma. Malty, full-bodied, and hops all the way through from start to finish. Very, very nice IIPA, and probably the best beer I’ve ever had in the can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2006
This is one of the most balanced DIPA’s I have had. It has the kick in the ass hops, but is balanced with a with a thick palate and a malty backbone. Sexy dark mohogany body too. Yum-o!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Pours a beautiful amber with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and orange juice, a bit of alcohol, and big resinous West Coast hops. Taste is citrus, pine cone hops up front with a nice amount of sweet caramel toasted malts balancing things out. The taste features plenty of fruity mango pine cones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly resinous with a smooth, foamy carbonation. A lot less heavy and sticky than I would have imagined, quite nice on the palate. No biting bitterness or puckerface. Quite mellow for an IIPA, not a hop monster at all. Too bad this beer sold out so quickly, I sure would like a few cans.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Can pours reddish-brown with a huge tan head with fair retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is pure fresh hops. Mild malty, hoppy flavor. Chewy. I’ll say it again, the best canned beer you will ever drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Yum. I love Dale’s so I was thrilled that I could get some of these in Georgia. Aroma was very hoppy, as one would expect, but not as much of a resin aroma as a Ruination or Hercules. Nice frothy, light-brown head, with super lacing. Taste starts off hoppy, then goes malty, before finishing with an average hoppy taste. Carbonation was soft. There was a slight alcohol finish. All in all a good, but not great DIPA. More on the Big Hoopy Monster side of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Nice dark brown color with a quickly dissipating white head. Mine is a 12 oz can as well. Ahhhh the smell of hops. You can tell in this beer it is a cousin of the weed. I haven’t smelled that aroma since I was in college. Tastes of apple and pear with a nice hoppy profile. Finish is a little bitter. All in all this one is a keeper.

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