471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pretty nice amber-orange color, some cloudiness, not a tremendous amount of head.
S - Strong hoppy aroma, full of dry, citrus smells.
T - Surprisingly not as hop-overpowering as I expected. Nice balanced flavors. For 9.2 ABV, you can barely taste the alcohol.
M - Fairly light mouthfeel, pretty smooth, dry.
O- Since I'm no hop-head, I drank this primarily because it was a small batch DIPA. I had expected to be bombarded with hops and spices, but to my surprise the beer was smooth, almost light for its ABV, and not nearly as dry and hoppy as I feared. A pleasant surprise that I'd consider drinking again.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2012 14:37:13 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 19:44:43 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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