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RATINGS: 1719   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2743) - 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.

4.6
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5234) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 12 oz can. Deep amber beer with a creamy off-white head. Gorgeous nose, fresh citrus, grapefruit, light pine and soft hoppy spiciness behind that. Earthy caramel malts with a hint of sweetness throughout. Great balance, sticky hop oils and sweet grapefruit. Musky spiciness, orange citrus and a bit of toastiness. Moderate bitterness. Another lovely Oskar Blues beer and much better than I remember this being on tap. Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Copper-coloured beer, thin off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy and fruity at the same time. A bit of chemically flavour that I definitely don’t care for. Flavour is well-balanced, lightly resiny hops over a sweet caramel malt backbone. Toasty malts with some fresh grassy/green hops in back. OK, but a bit of a strange beast. 7 3 6 3 11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Canned version. Poured a clear deep amber color with a rather thick slightly off-white head. Pretty strong pine aroma with hints of tangerine like citrus. Substantial amount of malt in this one that still allows lots of hop character to come through. Flavor was actually a little underwhelming at the first sip but grew on me quickly once I got used to the rather harsh bitterness in the finish. Lots of grapefruit citrus and piney flavors in here. Those Oskar Blues people have impressed me with three different beers now.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Corked bottle, 2004 Vintage. Pours a dark, hazey brown color with full creamy froth that slowly subsides to shallow puddle of heavy cream. Aroma is malty w/ citrus and slightly salted biscuits. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Flavors of lime rind are upfront w/ caramel and biscuits intertwined w/ roasted cocoa. Freakin awsome. The finish is long w/ malted herbs, citrus, leather, and a dose of asprin. Overall: This IIPA is complex with the big hops showing the full sip from start to finish. No grapefruit citrus at all, pure lime rind. It’s well ballanced and the alcohol is dangerously well hidden. I highly recommended this for the connoisseur. **REVISION 12-1-06** I had this brew a few nights ago and it has totally changed. The chocolate malts are really pushing forward and has become more creamy. The lime rind has turned to mellow citrus. Even the froth has turned from a shallow puddle to a tall Belgian style island that sticks like a dense, Detroit snow fall. I found out this brew is two years old now. The last time I had it was six months ago. Big changes have taken place in a short amount of time. Get this while you can. This stuff is amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2006
(Can) Pours a lighlty cloudy deep amber body with a moderate quickl diminishing off-white head. Aroma of spicy cake, toffe, citrus, and pine. Flavor of hops, toasted malt, and pinapple; big and complex with a chewy, breadiness mouthfeel. Excellent balance of malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
From a limited number of cans that were available in Georgia. Pours a large, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly. Cloudy, dark copper color with little carbonation. Mildly hoppy taste with hint of citrus and caramel that makes it a little more sweet than I would like, but a nice mild bitter finish. High abv is barely noticeable. All in all, a tastey beer from a can, but a little pricey and not as hoppy as I would like from a DIPA.


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