471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by DCon:
4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this from Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA for $6. Poured from the Orange/White "Stamp" labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Had no freshness date to be found on the bottle.
Aroma- Sweetness, tangerine, and huge hops are three characteristics that come out strong in this nose.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quick. Has a hazy orange body and leaves good suds behind.
Flavor- Strong hops and complexed bitter tastes are both present. Fruit adds a ton of complexity to this as well. High bitterness and everything a 2x IPA should be.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, High Carbonation, Sweet, and very strong with hops.
Overall Impression- 4's all across the board on this one. I recommend this one as a great Double IPA for its complexity, strength, and fruit included. Haven't seen this one in the MO market because of the "Small Batch" program? Enjoy if you can!
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 04:23:17 | More by DCon
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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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