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RATINGS: 1661   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2005
12 oz can. This should really be a new beer because it is. It is nothing like the old Gordon in the bottle. Anyway, on to the rating. Pours a deep orange/red hue with big off-white head. The aroma has pine, citrusy, and grassy hops. Some malt in the background. The taste is hops up front, then bready malt, followed by a lingering malty bitterness. A fine, drinkable IIPA. Much better than it used to be. I think the alcohol level is lower too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"also from a can...pours like a bright, fresh ipa. highly aromatic hops, slightly thicker and sweeter mouthfeel and flavor. Oskar states it’s a cross between an imperial ipa, strong ale, and amber, and i can see that, although i’d definitely class it as an imperial ipa. very hoppy, and very good with a maltier backbone than expected. Man...that’s good! gotta downgrade just a tad as i hadn’t had a fresh one in a while, and when i finally did, it was a bit of a letdown."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (867) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Nice, balanced aroma with sweet bread/malt/caramel, pine, citrus, and citrus. Flavor is a little milder than I expected, slightly sweet and nutty. Strong, fruity, bitter finish. More of an IPA than anything else, but different from most of the double IPAs out there, and in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (496) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Can. Pour reddish copper with a thin white head. Aroma and taste of floral and citrus hops with a caramel hop sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can from Total Wine, Summerlin. Almost clear orange pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, sweaty, slightly floral, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with a thick body. Heavy brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TysonFSU88 (12) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
My thoughts of a typically IPA, Def. fruity, and strong alcohol content, 8.7 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Greybud (1) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Tasted this brew at the Tasty Weasel, which is Oskar Blues Brewery tasting room, located in Longmont, CO. Great hop nose and edge upon tasting that was quenched by the malts, resulting in an unexpectedly balanced finish. This is great beer. A growler of the brew came home with us.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (131) - - SEP 13, 2014
Smell of juicy fruit, appearance is deep amber, taste is nice fruit with earthy rye and a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miyauchi38 (281) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
香り高い 苦味もほどよ&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (950) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Tap @ Oskar Blues. A nice warm up on a cold day. Never had this brew of theirs before so I tried it out on a stop through town on vacation. Not too sweet, nice moderate hop character. Going down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (710) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
An aroma of malt, rye and a trace of hops. Reddish amber color with a lasting creamy off white head. Sweet malt taste with grains, rye, and traces of hops. An oily feel with a sweet malt finish.

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