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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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88
very good

2,047 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,047
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 37
Gots: 191 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004

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Ratings: 2,047 | Reviews: 795
Photo of citizencane
2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Cloyingly sweet and tasted like neither an IPA nor bourbon.

Photo of Kmckinnon412
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A little sweet and malty. Not that hoppy

Photo of Austinkrat
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

Photo of smith_s4765
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet maltiness mixed with earthy hops. Solid solid beer.

Photo of spacecake9
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good DIPA. Sticky, dank, sweeter than most. Good stuff.

Photo of mamaraza
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up from a hitchiker. A bit too sweet and strong for me to have more than one but I enjoyed it.

Photo of bbqnbeer
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet not what I like.

Photo of Tred420
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tasted just right and I got to enjoy a great beer while watching Tom Brady get spanked!!!

Photo of lwillitz
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of RayVB
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of jocques
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a keg (full size.... No pony) for my wedding

Photo of ynalak
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Reminds me of Hoptimum. Good stuff.

Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of Birdie4u
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Solid IPA

Photo of Ted_the_Impaler
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Tastes similar to DFH 90.

Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

Photo of Hemanth
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

The first beer that i picked up in Denver. The taste left an lasting impression.

Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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".

Photo of Beerdruid
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Lots of good beer coming out of Colorado. Excellent DIPA. Hoppy and best served on draft.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

Photo of Dannyw22
5/5  rDev +27.9%

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!

Photo of mnrider
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
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!!

Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
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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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,047 ratings.