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RATINGS: 1714   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3806) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2278) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - 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.

   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!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Can’t get over a beer tasting this good coming out of a can. Piney citrusy aroma,that gets bigger as it warms, full hop citrusy taste, with enough carmel malt for good backing. Get some,give it to your friends,just to watch their expression when they taste an Imperial IPA from a can

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Notes from last night at the Hop Devil Grill. Tap poured into a 10oz wine glass. Pours a dark copper, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is present, all hops of course. A very smooth DIPA, not abrasive like most. Very sweet flavor, lots of tropical fruits. The bitterness complements it well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Wow. From a can....odd. Dark amberish color. White head. Loads of floral hops...very malty taste with a hoppy bite at the end. Great IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
The heavyness of the beer really surprised me. This was on tap at Hop Devil Grill, and I hope to see it in cans at our beer distributor soon. Quite a decent Imperial IPA, but it was really not much like an IPA, but rather a barleywine. It was sugary sweet, hoppy, earthy and even somewhat wine-like. Dark burgundy in color, with a quickly fading ecru-colored head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - double IPA? what? - first of all, the beer is a darkish ambenr, nearly purple - second of all, the beer tastes like a malt-heavy barleywine - oh well, I’m not really a stickler for style guidelines anyway - this kind of tastes like a stronger version of their scotch ale, minus the smokey qualities - abundant dark fruit, and a very thick caramel, almost chocolate flavor - hops come to the fore near the end - a pretty decent beer, but a little hot in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Can Grapefruit, Tangerine, interesting aromas Transparent, medium brown (Cola). Average head Malty with some fruity notes. Quite balanced. Long bitter finish Medium body, light carbonation Interesting interpretation of an IPA. Dark Brown, but quite hoppy. Well balanced. YUMMY

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