471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A- A moderate pour left a late rushing, 1-finger, tan head. I thought it would be much thinner, but it built late in the pour. The head settles to a solid film and leaves great rings on the glass. The body was a rich, gold-orange that a little too deep and hazy to make out the carbonation.
S- Good balance. Sweet malt gives brown sugar and caramel and mixes well with grassy hops. It gets a little boozy after it warms slightly and becomes really sweet. I can't really place the description (maybe dark rum or butter rum).
T- More balance. Grassy and spicy/herbal hops throughout. Grainy sweetness in the middle gives way to peppery hops and an alcohol finish. Alcohol becomes greater with more warmth and gives the buttery rum characateristics.
M- Quite viscus and coating. Moderate-light carbonation. Lots of hop bite and a touch of alcohol burn.
D- Good balance between malt and hops means no hop burn-out. However, even at 9.2% abv, the alcohol could have been better hidden. The balance almost makes me think of this as a really hoppy barley wine. It's a definite sipper and a good nightcap.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2010 01:16:50 | More by GRPunk
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