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RATINGS: 1629   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured from tall boy can into glass mug. Pours a clear anmber color with a very thick off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is a huge dose of hops accompanied by sweet malts. Taste is a little disappointing compared to the aroma. Slightly hoppy upfront and followed by a sweet thickness. Tastes of alcohol melded in as well. Lingering bite on the tongue with average carbonation. Still a good beer but the taste is let down by what the aroma provides. Could use a good dose of hops upfront. Prefer Peticolas Velvet Hammer hands down over this. Taste does improve as it warms up a little bit. Beer Rating #100!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (153) - - JUL 6, 2014
16oz can pours a red amber with nice head and lacing. Heavy malt aromas balanced with citrus, floral, and caramel. TYMIHA!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (277) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Big blootering red number. Serious malt contender, with the thankful backup of that tropical funk punch to the nose. Does this smell of cauliflower a little? I’m getting a real vegetal front end here. Yep cauliflower cheese. Palate is rich and creamy, with a great spice note aided by fine carbonation. Taste is straight up tropical cheese fruit. Mineral maltiness to follow. Lovely balanced tail, not too dry or bitter at all despite the massive hop profile. This one is in the top 2-3 imperial IPAs I’ve had, of any colour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Can @ Westerpark, Amsterdam. Red copper, misty head. Toffee nose and flavour. Huge resin hop presence. Dangerous....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
juppiejo (20) - - JUN 21, 2014
@Westerpark, flown in by jur, wow! Great red colour , awesome hoppy taste. Little sticky aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (446) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-20-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served an amber red color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast to leave a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – The smell was a wonderful balance of sweet tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and a lighter peach) and malt mixed with some citrus and floral hop aromas. Overall very balanced. Taste – The taste as was the nose was- very balanced. It started out on the sweeter side with a good deal of tropical fruit and some bready features. These are quickly meet with some hop flavors of citrus nature. As the taste moves on and the sweetness fades a bit, one is left with a hoppy citrus, pine and grassy hop flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is quite creamy with the carbonation level on the lover side. Both really help to accentuate the sweeter and hoppy flavors of the beer and suit it quite well. Overall – A delicious and very enjoyable red IPA. It has flavor, aroma and feel in a very balanced manner. A wonderful brew and definitely one to try.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBrewJudge (6) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
This is truly a great Beer. Oskar Blues takes pride in the beers they produce, and it shows. This is a smooth, clean beer, with great character, balance, and hop finish. It is as enjoyable on a cold winter night, as a hot summers day. This beer has toasty, caramel, and biscuit flavors. A great red hue, and a really sweet and crisp finish. I could drink this all day, which makes it very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Can at home. Pours reddish brown, burnt toffee, caramel nose, sweet and malty, dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (503) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark amber with a nice head. Aroma is woody and sweet. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is a bit bitter for my taste, but there is a good amount of malty sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark amber pour on tap. Grain smelling. Taste is creamy dankness. Good amount of hop bitterness. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1301) - - MAY 29, 2014
Can. Translucent red with a thick off white head. Aroma is resinous with pine and sweet fruity malt. Taste adds some tropical fruit, bready malt and substantial alcohol burn. Lots of different things going on here but they're all subtle enough that it's not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is surprisingly soft with little carb. Pretty good.


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