471 IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mschofield on 08-09-2004

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Photo of brewale4me
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy poor with a white head.
Smell apricot with peach and citrus. First impression peach citrus (hops fade quick )with a back ground of sweet malt.
Mouth feel was medium.
Overall impression very good beer. I will get it again.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice 2X IPA. Well balanced with lots of pine and earthy notes. 9.2 ABV is a sleeper. Not a huge presence of alcohol. Not my favorite 2X IPA but would not turn another one down.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: strong pine and herbal notes; the combo smells somewhat medicinal;

T: follows the nose with some pineapple added in; same result - somewhat medicinal; pineapple becomes more prevalent at the end and that helps; finish is moderately bitter and long lasting;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: I'm not a fan of a medicinal note - even if it's intentional, which I think this is;

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Photo of bonesTdog
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great brew. The barrel aging softens the hops and evens out the flavor. The booze is subtle but adds a great level of complexity. I would almost bet this was an aged quad. Love this brew!

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Photo of Danitufano
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer, wish the smell was more aromatic. Great taste, new perfect color and great mouth feel, very comfortable in your mouth, easy, hoppy, and a slight bitter taste

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Photo of Psychoslowmatic
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More malt than I expected. Not really cloudy, there's floaters in it. It's OK, not amazing but decent. I'd buy again if it was cheap and/or local, but I'm in the Northeast. If this is their DIPA I bet I'd like their IPA, will have to seek it out.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a snifter at Denver airport.
Great deep dark golden hue with minimal lacing.
More malty than hoppy but the ABV is well hidden.
Good beer, glad to try local stuff

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine offering from BB. Undated bottle into pint glass. Clear, deep amber with a persistent off-white head. Lots of malt, with the hops taking a back seat to some extent. Medium mouthfeel. ABV is well-hidden. Very, very drinkable.

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Photo of ISUNO
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was not at all what I expected when I opened the bottle. It was a pleasant surprise. Great blend of malts and hops. Lots of sweetness that was very well balanced by bitterness from the hops. I will definitely keep an eye out for this in the future.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 07528B15. Sampled on June 1, 2015

Amber, heady pour with a haze.

The aroma is of roasted caramel, floral, citrus, and cantaloupe.

Medium to heavy body.

Roasted malts briefly and then overcome by bitter hops. Very easy drinking for 9.2%

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Photo of Austinkrat
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great balance of malts and hops. Like Dogfish 90 IPA. Creamy taste. This one's a sleeper in my opinion....should be rated higher. Nice job Breckenridge!

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Photo of lwillitz
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers khaki head over a cloudy body of deep orange amber, very nice web of lace

S - citrus and floral, lots of malt; very pleasant

T - nice malt flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness, citrus and floral hops, notes of grass and spice, somewhat buttery

M - smooth, thick full body; highly carbonated; pretty dry

O - On the malty side, but a very nice brew nonetheless. Delightfully thick and smooth.

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Photo of RayVB
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Interesting DIPA, not overly hopped hint of floral and citrus. For a 9.2% not to heavy on alcohol taste. Overall a good but not great DIPA, would definitely only have 1 at a sitting.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a tall pint glass. Well with in its freshness window.

A- Brilliant and clear amber color with a huge off-white billowy head. Spider web lacing.

S- A little boozy. Some citrus hop.

T- Malty and under-hopped.

M- Full body and feel. The hops finally show up in the finish, dry and biting.

O- Ipa flavors and aromas came up short here.

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Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BEST FROM BRECKINRIDGE. I'm excited to finally be able to "rave" about this Co. Brewer.

A : Dark copper a bit of haze and very good, tight head formation, retention, and light lacing.
S: Intense - Massively hopped, on the orange rind, candied marmalade spectrum with pine, moist pine floor, earth.
T: Follows the smell, but fresh and orange-liquor like - a serious IPA. Citrus rinds render a sharp, bright start that arcs into pine floor and sun baked grass dryness. Interesting balance of wet pine floor and open meadow. Lots of resin. Lots of complexity.
F: Lovely, caressing feel and finish. Hides ABV well.

This is the best beer from brewer and a very fine DIPA. Must try! Esp if you like fresh orange/pine/complex ipas with dense richness.

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Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%

A grainy, herbal, spicy nose.
Pours a slightly chill hazed amber under a 2” off-white rocky foam cap – very lacy.
Palate: Big malt flavors joined by light fruit (orange and melon) seasoned with spicy rich hops and rich dry hopped flavors and aromas. Some lingering malt sweetness but nicely balanced by the hop bitterness and light alcohol flavors.
A rich, creamy texture supports a medium plus body and very fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Pours a nice hazy brown. Great double IPA. Great smell. Almost orange with some pine. Taste backs up the smell. The bitterness is nice and not too much. Smooth all the way through. Alcohol is hidden very well in this beer. Didn't realize it was 9.2% until I got up after my second pint.


Wife's Review: "No thank you".

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Had on draft at Lures Bar and Grill

A-Pour is clear orange with a one and half finger white head. Great lacing.

S-Aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, bread, and pine hops.

T-Taste has grapefruit, orange, bread, pine hops, and citrus.

M-Mouthfeel is well balance with medium carbonation.

O-Overall this DIPA is very solid. With the malt it hides the ABV well.

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Photo of Dannyw22
5/5  rDev +28.9%

I went to the Micro Festivus in Roanoke Virginia and hands down this was the best IPA. Perfect balance of malt and hops. Smooth on the tongue and and amazing after taste. If you have not had this you are missing out!

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Photo of mnrider
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a reddish dark orange. Two fingers of tan head falls back to just about nothing. lacing is good as it leaves a good amount of stickiness.

S: Chewy malts. Light citrus hops. Some pine comes in. Not much, but what is there is pretty bright.

T/M: The beer is balanced well. The malts and hops blend effortlessly. Malts come through first, then the stronger citrus hops jump out. They soon blend together which helps the drinkability. Bittersweet. Medium bodied. Alcohol kick comes in but is less noticeable later on.

O: Very good IPA. At 9.2% the alcohol is hidden quite well. easy to drink for a DIPA. Needs more hops though. So nothing extraordinary and I wouldn't go out of my way to get.

Cheers!!

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Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very slightly hazy, yellow amber, with a dense, meringue head and delicate lacing.

Aroma: Clean, piney hops, with sweet, bright citrus and peach.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Immediately noticeable alcohol flavor on the tongue, with grainy wheat, biscuity malts, and grassy, spicy hops present as well. The hop character is very green, pure, and fresh, but is on the verge of overwhelming in the finish, as it seems amplified slightly by the flavor of alcohol. Some sugary, zesty citrus rind comes through, but this is a boozy hop show to be sure.

Final Word: A take it or leave it IPA, unless you are a true hop lover. While the higher ABV came through a bit too much in the flavor profile, that was really my only complaint with this beer, and my neutral opinion of it is due to the fact that it didn’t present anything unique or out of the ordinary for the style. The hop flavor was exceptionally pure and fresh on the tongue, but didn’t have quite enough malt character throughout to keep the piney bitterness in check. Hop lovers will adore this beer, due to the aforementioned freshness and purity, which really is the strength of this brew, but other drinkers will likely find it a bit unbalanced and strong, seeking more well rounded IPAs instead. I’ll never tell you not to order this one, but I’ll most likely always recommend another.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Small Batch" 471 Double Hopped IPA.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice hazed burnt sienna orange colored body with a nice collection of sediment floating around and some bubbles rushing topside. Three fingers of fluffy foamy khaki head that leaves nice scattered lacing behind. Looks pretty nice.

S - I'm trying to like it so far, but this aroma is really not doing it for me. Subdued grapefruit / piney hoppiness paired with some honey / caramel malt presence, but there is a pungent horseradish type aroma that is really turning me off.

T - The taste is a step up from the aroma, of course. Caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaf flavors, grapefruit, pine. It isn't a bad taste, but there isn't much to brag about here.

M - The feel is smooth & fluid. Mild alcohol warmth on the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an average, if slightly below average offering from Breckenridge. The effort is much appreciated, but I was let down. I don't know if it was the variety of hops used here or what, but something about this beer was just not doing it for me. I suppose it is worth trying once, but better luck next time, guys.

Breckenridge Small Batch 471 Double Hopped IPA ---3.5/5

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Photo of theMAPpiper
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came bottled. Inch think head after pur that quickly dissipated most likely due to unclean glassware. Medium to dark orange in color. Citrus/lemon zest on the nose with notes of honey. Sweet on the front that tastes the whole way through but with beautiful bittering hops on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium but goes down syrupy. All around good beer and packs a punch. Hides the alcohol well with its abundance of flavors.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a. Clear orange brown with mild carbonation with a one finger head when poured into a pint glass.

s. Honey on the nose

t. Honey (dry hops?) and grapefruit - a bit of hops on the back side. Does not hide the alcohol well.

m. Very good - a bit gritty in the mouth.

o. Taste rules on this one.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Copper orange body with three fingers of off white head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Malty and spicy, cinnamon and clove.

T - Lots of sweet sugary malts, caramel and spices. Hops are subtle and crisp. Alcohol is well masked by thick flavors.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Very thick and syrupy.

O - A really great beer. Not your typical hop forward citrus IPA but one that focuses more on malts and sugar. Definitely a 4 pack to come back to. The ABV is nice too!

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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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