471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by DarthMalt:
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Must be that "Rocky Mountain Spring Water."
Head forms sticky and laces nicely, even after flattening. Chill haze is pretty foggy (this is a plus in my book). Not much on the hop-sap aroma as one might expect for a doppel-IPA but there is significant dry-hopped nose for any beer snorter worth their weight. Taste just SLICES down the center (like a possessed Twizzler) with a wicked and exquisitely balanced double helix of hop and malt flavorboth vying for extreme-ness. Mid-taste gets completely bypassed as hops slam-dunk the uvula on their way down the pipe.
BLAM! Big. Beers...RULE!!!
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2005 03:31:32 | More by DarthMalt
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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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