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RATINGS: 1864   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
In ’03 I tasted batch one @ 9.5%, aged a year in it’s 25 oz corked bottle. It was much more malty than this one, a fresh hop bomb in a can. This pours a rich gold color times three. Low flying aromas of citrus and sweet carmel malt. The malty flavors then douse any thirsty fires. Long astringent, bitter finish. I never met him, but I can hear the twisted renegade spirit howling.


4.2
77ships (10771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2017
Tasting glass draft @ Billie’s Bier Kafétaria. Hazy darker orange, creamy off-white head. Nose is classical USA pine, moderate, hot very heavy with pine resin syrup, low floral, grapefruit peel, bitter but not extremely with some malt base goop. Taste is bitter basic, not too heavily so dry orange peel, pine resin & leaves, low flower, softer carbonation solid malt body lingering pine, floral, dark, low caramel malt. Balanced but likely only from a modern perspective classical pine resin & floral malty DIPA. Good classical stuff, does the trick. It is clear why this has enjoyed longevity and success. Enjoyed it greatly more than their regular IPA or Pine Throwback IPA.

4
geolgau (406) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 11, 2017
Taste is nice, balanced between malty sweetness and citrus hoppiness. Biscuits, floral perfume, caramel, dried apricots. Taste is nice, some heat from the alcohol and some malty sweetness. Caramel, bread, ripe fruit jam, grapefruit and pine. Nice and hearty.

3.9
Panzerfaust (865) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 10, 2017
355ml can from Beervana. Pours a hazy red-copper color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly but laces well. Aroma is strongly hoppy and fruity with notes of orange, grapefruit, pamplemuse, pommegranate, peaches and apple purée. Light pungent, piney hints can be felt in the back. Taste is intensely sweet with tight bitter edges. Strong fruity flavors shine with grapefruit, peach, dried apricots, a tad of caramel. Piney, minty bitterness. A bit sugary. Really nice. Medium to big body, quite sticky. Medium carbonation, maybe a bit excessive. Long, strong finish that produces an intense aftertaste. A really good strong red ale.

3.4
jfb (6571) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
(can) slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of orange peel and lavender, slightly perfumed, with a touch of peppermint, caramelized malts and strawberries & cream. flavour is mostly bran flakes and caramel, rather sweet, with a hint of cranberries, some ethanol and a medium-bitter orange peel finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Red with medium white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, slight grass, hints of orange, strawberry. Taste is sweet fruit with bitter orange zest. Quite balanced. Sticky. Not bad.

3.4
SinH4 (6113) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Can. Reddish-amber color with white head. Aroma is piney, caramel, some sweet fruits. Taste is piney, caramel, strawberries, resinous, sticky. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Nice!

3
jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Can. Fruity/tropical and berry nose Dark red cloudy orange, golden creamy head. Sticky resiny hops on a anaemic malt base. Light body, dry, sticky. Blind I would have thought this to be a lot lower in alcohol.

3.7
Mister_Li (1526) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2017
Leicht trübes, rötliches Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, fruchtig, rote Beeren, Rosinen, etwas Rumtopf, Kiefer, blumig, bitter.

4.3
javiercrasher (621) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2017
Maltosa y acaramelada. Resinosa. Equilibrada en toca con cierto toque herbáceo. Birrote. CAN. Canned 19/04/2017

3.9
Kauge (2063) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2017
Can. BB 16.11.2017. Very dark, clear reddish-amber with thick creamy white head. Really nice and malty, a bit of a tropical red fruit hint. Surprisingly resiny, almost like juniper. Alcohol well disguised. Very good brew.


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