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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.

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear copper color, medium frothy off white head. Floral aroma. Medium body with a oily hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (398) - - MAY 1, 2015
Big, thick white head with dark golden colour. Smells of lovely fresh hops - big grassy aroma. Smooth palate with some fruitiness & a bitter but balanced end. A beautiful brew! Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (307) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
strong citrusy aroma. red in color, clear with decent head. very nice citrus hop flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (409) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Poured from can, copper red hue with thick creamy tan head, decent lacing, smells of caramel malt and leather yeast with some fruit hops, medium body, smooth and silky with light bitter aftertaste, alcohol well hidden, a little too syrupy and brown sugar sweet, some oak, tropical juicy fruit adds adds another dimension

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Can - 473ml. Beautiful copper body with a thin, lasting, off-white frothy head. Robust hoppy aroma with malty, citrusy, cinnamon, and caramel hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Its sharp, strong hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, brown sugar, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, strong, bittersweet finish. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesewelch (154) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2015
From 16oz can, NC brewery, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: Big American "C" hops, citrusy, pines,

Appearance: amber, clear, big frothy tan head, good retention

Taste: Medium bitter, light sweet

Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter dry finish

Overall: A really, really great Imperial Red IPA. Really enjoy the hop selection on this ale. The medium body highlights some of the Red Ale malts. While it’s big on hops and bitterness, the malty backbone makes it a well balanced beer. Loads of fruity, citrusy, and piney hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Canned. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel, pine and peachy notes. Sweet flavor that end up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice and hoppy Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (105) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at the Tap Works in Chicago served in a snifter. Nice red color, quickly fading reddish head, nice lacing. Fruity aroma with malt, nicely hopped. Another really good brew from Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015. Aroma of exotic fruits. Taste of exotic fruits, pineapple, passionfruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1068) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz can pours dark clear amber red with a finger and a half of head. Malt driven but more balance than Deviant Dales with some creamy malt toast caramel mixing with nice fruity citrus, mango, peach notes. Finishes with medium sweetness and bitterness, some lingering citrus and light piney tropical fruit, toast. Good.

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