471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by Broman:
3.89/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance- Pours a tiny head that immediately disappears, above a pale burnt orange color body. Moderate to little lacing remains as the beer is drank.
Smell- Of a standard ipa that one would expect. Mostly a hoppy smell with some mild citrus undertones.
Taste- More than what was expected from the smell. A full hop flavor takes over the mouth and slowly dissipates into a lingering mild hop aftertaste, a slight sweet bite is notable on the aftertaste. Not overly aggressive but a definite full flavor hop taste. I like the flavor a lot personally, due to the simpleness of it, it does not try to overpower or be more then it needs to be. It is simply an ipa.
Mouthfeel- Slight sting on the palette. Medium to light body. Overall nothing overly exciting, but equally not offensive.
Overall- Simple ipa. Too many I come across seem to be more than they need to. This is an example of enjoyable basic ipa. I would suggest for a first time ipa sampler.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 04:39:55 | More by Broman
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.