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RATINGS: 1891   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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kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Had on tap instead of from a can. Pours a bright amber, with medium thick off-white head that liongers atop the glass thru most of the beer, and leaves good lacing. Pleasant aroma of hoppy citrus fruit, joined at mid-glass by a hint of malty sweetness. Tingly mouthfeel brought in the flavor of more hoppy fruit-sweet malt mix. The 8.7% alcohol stayed well hidden in the taste, but by the end of the glass, I could tell it was there. Finish was slightly bitter, but not as much as expected. This was a darn good beer!

3.8
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Can via trade with jayg. Pours aber with a big 3 finger puffy chunky white head. The nose is malty and fresh with a nice hoppiness as well. The taste is very balanced drinkable and sweet. Some bitterness is nicely equalized. Very nice brew, thanks jay.

3.6
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12oz can from MrBendo. Aroma: Light grainy maltiness with a touch of sweet caramel. A strong dose of hops with a big note of citrus and apricot and pine. Appearance: Dark reddish amber in color and slightly hazed. Off-white head was full and creamy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Sweet grainy malt with a strong caramel character. Hops come in strong with lots of citrus, apricot, and pineapple. Some pine and grass mixed in there, as well. Not as bitter as I was expecting. Some sweetness lingers past the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: This was pretty good, but a little too sweet.

3.7
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2007
Huge hop aroma (more classic hops than citric). In the mouth the intense bitterness is balanced by a big caramel sweetness. The combinantion gives a viscous, herbaceous feeling. Quite interesting

4.2
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Draft @ Friscos Grille in Columbia, MD. This is a DAMN GOOD BEER! Pours clear caramel / bourbon with small/med head. Like other raters I found it to be well balanced. A great meld of big malt and ton-o-hops. Reminded me of a DFH 90min with not quite as much the malty sweetness to it. I love this beer!

4.1
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Can. Very nice hop aroma of grapefruit, floral, and pine; some malt also. The flavor is well-balanced between caramel malt and citrus / floral hops. An excellent beer.

3.3
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Clear amber body with small off-white head. The aroma is light caramel sweetness and citrus hops, but light for the style. The flavor is moderately sweet, grapefruit, apricot, moderate caramel and some tea. Medium body leans to watery.

4
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Wow. They know how to brew a can of beer. Cantastic. Canerific. This might be the best of the Oskar Blues. I gots me a case of the Oskar Blues....but this cured thats. At 4.99 for a single, might not be worth it, but this was wonderful. This did taste surprisingly sweet and balanced. It looked beautiful and tasted wonderful.

4.4
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Pours a very cloudy, orangey, gold with a thick, soft white head. The aroma is very hoppy but also intensely fruity. Citrus and hops combined with a fruity malt profile. The flavor follows the aroma - lots of soft fruit, strong malts, balanced well by a ton of floral and fruity hops. The balance is impeccable. The finish is both very bitter from hops but also very fruity and sweet with malts. The after-taste is very hoppy - but not bitter. The mouthfeel is very full bodied, but nice on the tongue - not syrupy. Overall - very delicious!

3.6
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
From can thanks to Jrob_21. Aroma was floral hops, sweet caramel malts and a slight nutty tone. The taste had a strong bitterness along with a good amount of malt. The body was medium with a sweet alcohol finish.


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