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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Thanks to BeerandBlues2 for this one. Pours a hazy reddish orange with little to no head. The aroma is absolutely wonderful--grapefruit and floral hints combine for a nice aromatic experience. Thick and sticky mouthfeel (big and red too...). The taste reveals a huge amount of malt with lots of hops balancing the opposite side of the spectrum. The hops are harsh and cut through the caramel malt flavors to create a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz can-pours a big foamy to rocky tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is lots of sweet citrus hops, pine. Taste is lots of sweet citrus hops, pine, secondary medium malt, smooth. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Wow.Wasn’t expecting this from a can.Sweet malts with big citrus hops.Pours dark copper with almost no head.Lots of hops with a good malt balance.Medium to full mouthfeel with some big bitter hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Can pours deep amber under a creamy, cream-colored head. Nice citric PNWs in the nose with a honey essence. The 9.2% is well-hidden behind hops. Thick bodied, nice and sticky (as advertised). Intensifies in flavor from what I first assumed to be an APA, to an IPA, and beyond as it warms. An excellent surprise.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 can. Amber in color, slightly hazy with a small off white head and sticky lacing. sweet citrus/malt in the aroma, as well as the beginning of the taste. Lightly bitter in the finish with lingering citrus notes. Soft to medium carbonation. Really good for a IIPA with malts actually in the fore front. Although at 17 bucks for a four pack of cans, I probably won’t experience this beer again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2006 Pours deep amber into a shaker. Offwhite micro head leaves lacing as it slowly recedes. Pine and grapefruit aromas. Smooth and creamy grapefruit with a lasting pine resin finish. Thins out as the glass progresses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2006
#944, From the CAN, had at the December 06 Chicago Gathering at ElGaucho’s Place. Slightly hazy, thin dusty head. Nose is wow with lots of strong hops and big pine vapors. The taste has lots of pine, hops and sweetness, kind of syrupy and a big alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2006
12 oz can - courtesy of Nolankowal! Pours mostly clear, deep cherry copper color, with a thick beigey head that leaves nice lacing. Rich, sweet fruity malts, orange and grapefruit in the aroma with cover and spice. Sweet, candied orange and caramel flavors, bold hops, but not overbearing, with ggrapefruit and pine as well. Full velvety body and creamy carbonation - very smooth! Good beer in a can!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Most expensive can of beer I have ever bought. Fortunately, however it is also the most delicious canned beer I have ever had. The aroma was filled with powerful grapefruit, citrus notes, and oddly enough, cedary notes, as well. The flavor is full of hops, yet bit terribly bitter. The sweet caramel flavored malts balance well with the orange, lemon, and grapefruit flavors from the hops. This IIPA feels very creamy and smooth on the palate yet finishes clean and refreshing. The whole package is fabulous. Mr. Gordon Knight, wherever you are, your friends at Oskar Blues have paid you a great tribute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Can. Translucent and fiery copper in color with a frothy, grayish tan head. Aroma emits a mean green hop machine, cleaved with sugar-crusted grapefruit rind. A touch of freesia flirts with brown sugar-basted apricots for an altogether bright, strawberry cotton, visceral, aromatic jolt. Caramel cubes slowly dissipate into a honey maple graham background flavor. Centennial sentiments treat with honeyed marigold sap. Nonconfrontational and extremely balanced, eliciting feelings of English toffee brittle and amaretto cheesecake under the tamed bitterness. Weaving praline dough confronts earl grey tea for a substantive base, but the alpha acids never take a curtain call. At the tip of the tongue, it’s is a touch more assertive, but elsewhere, it’s moderately hopped caramel sauce. Cherry cotton and a tamed, sweet bitterness ride alongside the consistent caramel cube all the way to the door.

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