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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004)
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GClarkage

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12/19/07- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.

Presentation- SIlk screened 12oz botle with no freshness info on it. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance- Deep golden, approaching amber color. 3/4 inch head, both frothy and creamy on the pour. Leaves a nice cream-white rim for the duration. Leaves nice patches and streaks of lacing.

Smell- One of the better DIPA noses I've had. A bit of sugary sweetness to go along with a light toasted malt and a good dose of tangerine-orange citrus noted hops. Smells like a juicy one.

Taste- Had this originally a bit higher (when I thought it was just a regualr IPA rather than a DIPA). Nice sweetness, mouth is filled with orange and lemon flavored hops with a sweeter caramel malt. Very balanced. Bready for sure.

Mouthfeel- Lightly chewy and just a tad watery in the finish. Perfect carbonation level.

Drinkability- This is a DIPA? 9.2%??? Had me fooled big time. I was looking at 7%...maybe. I guess this makes this the ultimate session DIPA. Super easy to drink, great flavors and nose. All around quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 15:28:01 | More by GClarkage
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Aroma: Clean, piney hops, with sweet, bright citrus and peach.

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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.