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RATINGS: 1852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our ’Velvet M-80’ is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ipa 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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4.3
AssKicker (534) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - APR 11, 2017
UPDATED: APR 11, 2017 Bue à la pression. Couleur rouge rubis intense, limpide, c?est beau ! Mousse crémeuse qui ne trépasse pas, nez caramel et houblons un peu résineux. Bonne rondeur en bouche, dominante de caramel avec ce qu?il faut d?épices. Réglisse et toffee en fin de bouche, et un chouïa de cerise/framboise quand elle est encore bien fraiche. Top de chez top !

4.2
explosivedog (1296) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 355ml can. Pours orange brown. Toffee, biscuit, aniseed, orange, grapefruit. Long bitter finish. Full sticky body. Delightful.

4.3
AlfredoGarcia (287) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 7, 2017
355 ml can. Amber color with thick creamy head, good lookin. Elegant strong smell, full hoppy with pepper in the end. Also some almonds. Good taste, full. Alcohol tasting, but in a good way. frutiy, gets better with every taste.

4.4
meccahh69lol (250) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2017
This has been a favorite of mine for years and thankfully, continues to earn that distinction. It pours a nice think malty red and the nose is a sticky mess of gooey hawaiian punch sweets and malty hoppy gnarl. The taste is total lick smacking red ale hop loveliness, round and smooth and bitter and refreshing. The 8.7% is present but still fairly hidden all things considered. A real treat for red ale fans and hop heads alike! One of my all time favorites and one I revisit regularly. Good for kicking off a mediocre Wrestlemania card all by yourself while you await the late night return of your superior 50%.

4.4
Excalibur123 (499) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2017
Ámbar oscuro con media corona de espuma, aromas a resina, lúpulo, maracuyá, papaya, caramelo y flores; en boca entrada potente, maltosa, fuerte carga de maltas caramelo, amargor medio, con final de trago dulce; cuerpo medio pleno con ajustada carbonatación, alcohol bien integrado, notas a caramelo y frutas tropicales, más ibus de amargor le vendría bien, por lo demás excelente cerveza.

3.9
tfredvik (1985) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
Hazy amber to copper body with a beige, long-lived head that sticks to the glass. Strong aroma of caramel, red berries, generic fruits with hints of tropical fruits, and pine, upon a spicy and peppery background. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, dark caramel, slightly overripe tropical fruits, red berries and roasted malt. Moderate sweet taste with a pretty heavy bitter and pleasantly long-lasting finish. Medium body, creamy texture, rather soft carbonation. A really nice one indeed!
[35.5 cl can @ Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri, Oslo]

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handmuffin (38) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Served from can into glass at home. Pours amber brown in color red around the edges, low clarity, with creamy off white head. Sticky, fruity aroma with resinous hops. Intense dank hop flavor with more fruity notes, balanced by caramel maltiness. Medium bitterness and a fairly high sweetness. Full body with low carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor is present. Overall this is a full flavored dankly hoppy red colored beer with the body of an imperial. Easily drinkable and very enjoyable.

4.1
melush (4239) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
35,5cl Can @ 2D2Dspuma Tienda, Barcelona, Spain. Hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, resin, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is hops, caramel, malt, pine, citrus, toffee. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

4.6
Pdubyah (745) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2017
outstanding. Brilliant aroma, gorgeous looks, and what taste and mouthfeel and everything. Soft mellow bitterness lingering around, lip smacking. G’Lorious!

4.3
ChadPolenz (1828) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2017
DOC: 2/14/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA - Red IPA

AROMA: Strong fruity hop aroma, especially of berry and citrus. Some piney notes as well. Low amber malt sweetness. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Reddish copper/amber. Clear. Large off white soapy foam retains and laces very well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Well-balanced palette of equal parts malty sweetness and dank hop bitterness and flavor. Base has a caramel/toffee-like taste not unlike an amber ale. Bitterness is dank rather than dry. Hops create light fruity notes on the first half (berry and citrus) followed by piney/resiny/smokey notes on the backend. Light clean alcohol flavor is not distracting. Slight residual sweetness and some drying bitterness make for a fine aftertaste. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Texture is fairly soft, but not chewy or velvety. Finishes smooth. Seems a little lighter than 8.7% ABV. Minor alcohol warmth. Would be ideal on nitro. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has all the best features of ambers, strong ales and IPAs. A fun and interesting beer to drink. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50


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