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RATINGS: 1863   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13286) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
Amber beer with a medium sized, lasting off-white head. Ridiculously intense American hop aroma, with peach and orange up front, grapefruit, wood, roses, pine and a hint of caramel malt behind it. Rather sweet, with a strong and delicious bitterness. There is a slightly unpleasant grassy hop flavour initially, but soon it’s a nice grapefruit and peach flavour that dominates. Long lasting bitterness burning in your mouth to make any hophead feel satisfied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (42700) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and amber with a 2 finger thick light orange head. Dry, woody, grapefruity and peachy aroma. Flavour holds a solid sweet malt base with a nice fruityness on top. In the finish a nice liqourice note appears. Simple and very flavourful, great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
Amber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of hops and weak notes of malt and liqurice. A flavor of malt, pines, citrus and a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2007
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thickoff white head. Nice lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma is full of hops with some sweet doughy malt in the background. Flavor is mostly semi-sweet toasted malt, but has some nice hop flavoring left in there. Palate is slightly dry and bitter. Medium body. A good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
Hail Oskar Blues. Old Chub is damn good, Dale’s Pale Ale is outstanding, and Gordon is equally as impressive. Why don’t all American microbreweries remember the golden rule followed by Oskar Blues, Stoudts, and Bells? (Allright , Anchor and Sierra Nevada too....) BALANCE HEAVY HOPS WITH A MALTY BACKBONE!!!!!!! Is it that hard to remember or are most american "hopheads" simply tasteless little twits? Brew more beers like this, American brewers, and we will get worldwide recognition....something we do not, as of yet, deserve.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12 oz. can, presumably fairly fresh, as this just reappeared in NC stores. A large rocky off white head with great staying power developed from this ruby/amber pour, and left excellent lace to boot. Aromas of burnt caramel, spice, citrus rind, and pine were evidence of the big, fresh hop presence. Resinous on the palate, with a pleasing medium body and light carbonation. A caramel malty sweetness balances well with a spicy bitterness, all complemented by a lengthy dry, but not overly bitter, finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cschmelz (5) - Yakima, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007 does not count
When the local beer store told me I should try this ’interesting’ beer in a can I didn’t think it was going to be a good idea. Wow was I wrong. Thick and sweet with a huge hop aroma and flavor. Floral hop taste is very powerful. Very similar to my favorite homebrew ever which was a Double IPA that haunts my dreams still. Wonderful surprise!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Can. Dark, almost maroon with good cloudiness. Tiny white head that sits on the beer all the way to the end. A bit of burnt malts on the nose, near odorless. Really interesting flavor. Rich, sugary malts. Bitter hops. Warm alcohol burn. It all blends remarkably well to make a unique, drinkable heavy brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12329) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Can, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a beautiful clear red amber with a medium creamy off white head on top. It leaves a good deal of lacing. Aroma is very floral hoppy with pine and caramel behind it. Upfront bitterness with good pine and fruityness is exchanged with a vinious sweet caramel middle with a finish in the medium bitter end. This is really a nice brew - bitter, fresh and sweet all at once.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11648) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Canned. Amber coloured. Slightly unclear. Huge dense light brown to beige head. Has a very piney and citric/grapish aroma. Notes of caramel and sweets. Flavour is great. Floral and light herbal. Pine needles again and caramel in the background. Is quite citric and dry. Medium to full bodied. Has a balanced light sweet bitterness in the end. Aahhhh this is a treat. My first hoppy beer in month. Might have effected my positive rating, but who cares. This is a good one. And cannned.... Suitable as a lawnmover beer.


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