471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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very good

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Reviews: 784
Hads: 2,070
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 41
Gots: 212 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of ISUNO
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (258 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
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% (277 characters)

Photo of Austinkrat
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
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! (153 characters)

Photo of lwillitz
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of RayVB
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (182 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%

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. (438 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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". (319 characters)

Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev +8%

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. (383 characters)

Photo of Dannyw22
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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! (216 characters)

Photo of mnrider
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
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!! (713 characters)

Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (1,361 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
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 (1,353 characters)

Photo of theMAPpiper
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (424 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (295 characters)

Photo of JAFoley
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
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! (493 characters)

Photo of Dajaydee
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer smells wonderful. Nice amber color, with a decent tan head. Hoppy taste, with high alcohol content. An unbelievable smooth finish, with a slight accent of caramel that really surprised me. I will definitely be purchasing some of this, as the one I received from a friend is definitely not enough! Great beer! (318 characters)

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.81/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A lovely copper. crystal clear pour with a rich tan head. Very smooth mouth feel without a heavy alcohol presence in spite of the 9.2% ABV. A rich, hoppy taste and finish that is well balanced with a hint of sweetness. One of my absolute favorites. (249 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz.

Pours a hazy orange blossom honey golden, yellowish white head retains as a film.

Smells of rich honey, piney hops, a hint of citrus, and some dry biscuity malts.

Tastes of rich honey and maple with piney hop flavors and bitterness. Malt is biscuity and dry with some tart grassiness.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This IPA has a very nice mouthfeel and aroma, but the taste is a bit harsh. It's enjoyable but there are number of other IPAs I'd rather have. (511 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/1/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, peach, citrus rind, floral, grass, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, citrus rind, caramel, bread, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a crisp and moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,479 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is thick, a heavily opaque medium-dark orange. It forms a creamy pillow of yellow-tinted head on top that sustains itself very well for the long term and drops thick and heavy spotting down the glass.
The aroma's good and it has some heft, just not DIPA heft. It's lacking a bit of strength, but it's not much, and it develops some as it warms. It's clear that hops are the foremost concern, and what I get on the nose is pretty much what the tongue tells me with more detail and clarity.
What my tongue tells me is that this beer is deliciously hoppy. Lots of resinous pine and juicy pineapple are even through the entire session. Grapefruit pith and zest make up part of that aspect, but it's tamed by the balance from malts, caramel and toffee, and the juicy pineapple. A touch of biscuit comes out later with more orange zest and some gentle spiciness while pine stays strong.
Crisp, smooth, and well carbonated, the medium body strays toward heavier territory but keeps it bright and clean. (1,006 characters)

Photo of kilo_005
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft
A: not much head, nice lacing though. Dark amber in color
S: maybe I'm a bit congested or something but I don't get much on the aroma.
T: very good. This is an interesting beer because the initial taste is boozy with raisin flavored like a Belgian double or something but then you get that hit of citrusy hops which finish with an intense and excellent bitterness. Good.
M: nice. Light and then bitter finish is very pleasant
O: this is a solid beer...interesting because of the booziness while still maintains hoppy character (541 characters)

Photo of rdilauro
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour was a nice typical high IBU orange hue. The head lasted but only a few seconds.
But there was no question about hops here. Lots of different hops all coming out at once.
Once I got past the aroma, my first sip verified what my nose was saying. It was a nice dry bitterness, grapefruit, pine tar and citrus spices. But then, what else? that was it, there wasnt anything else. I wanted some malt to balance the bitterness, but with this beer, I just got bitterness without any roundness .

Even though this was a mid range IBU (70), the taste presented itself as being higher, but without a lot of the typical high IBU styles.

So, I walked away from this one with mixed emotions. (687 characters)

Photo of Johnny_Muir
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Night before I sampled this for the first time, I had tried Sixpoint Resin and Hi-Res DIPAs. While I'm starting to lose my appreciation for the DIPA, this one does it very well. Similar piney citrusy stuff like in Resin/Hi-Res, but calmed down a bit and more balanced. I'd try it again, since I like heavy alcohol content, but lately, I'm toning down my hop intake and sticking with IPAs and PAs. (396 characters)

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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.