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RATINGS: 1862   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2007
On tap at Capone’s in Norristown... Appears a semi-transparent dark amber with a light tan head that quickly fades out. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of pine, caramel, grassy, citrus, brown sugar...very sweet in the nose. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a bit of a raisin flavor going on in there as well. Again, it’s very sweet, even bordering cloying with the pine and brown sugar. Not too bad but not knocking my socks off either. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, seemingly under-attenuated, fizzy, and sweet. I was expecting a little more judging from some of the ratings but now that I look at the overall average...I guess my opinion isn’t too far off base.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Coppery red clear body, Nice fluffy sticky tan head. Rich flowery hop aroma. Citrus and dry caramel grains. Sweet syrupy aroma. Flavor is pretty good, but not unique (not that that is bad in this case). Kind of a stale sweet malt covering up a lot of juicy hops. A little unique in that respect, and definitely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Clear amber with a huge, dense, off white head. Nose is venomous, floral, resinous, and sweet. All hops and just a hint of grain in the nose. Flavor shows a ton more malt than anticipated. Nearly balanced. Hops are the same plus citrus rind with some graham cracker, cookie, and light caramel malt. Very drinkable. Medium/full body, balanced. If it’s warm next weekend, I’ll be taking a 4 pack to the beach. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2682) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Darker amber with a large pillowy head, good lacing and retention. Aroma was initially pine, grapefruit, more fruits, caramel, and later showed light vanilla. Flavor brings this, light alcohol as well. Very drinkable and easily the best beer in a can I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Amber with nice full head. Aroma is hops galore with pine domination. Flavours is hoppy with the pine and spruce and a touch of citrus. Nice balance of malty bread. Tasty and a great can of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2007
pours clear copper with small head. fresh sweet pine and grapefruit aroma. nice malty palate with a crisp and chewy mouth full. it is great to have such big goodness in a can!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Can. Clear orange-copper with a large head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine resin, citrus rinds, and a fair amount of caramel malt. Incredible malt backbone in the taste. Sticky texture. Spicy and bitter finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Arizona strong Beer Fest
Big aroma and flavor of pine ,citrus,hops and grapefruit. Heavy and thick on the palate. GOOD BEER!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10335) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Turbid deep coppery color with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops, caramel malt, slight cherry, and slight rauchiness. The flavor was very hoppy, but very well balanced by a huge malt bill, with notes of slight fruit and pepper. Dense, very complex palate. This is an outstanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2007
7th Annual Strong Beer Festival, Mesa, Az. Can. Grapefruit and pine aromas. Copper body with decent head. Citrus hop flavors refreshed the palate. Good citrus palate cool and crisp.


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