471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
2.85/5 rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Dusty copper. Fantastic clinging lace tapestries on the chalice. The nicely designed, minimalistic graphic artwork is also quite nice.
Nose is harsh. Prickly, near-metallic hop intensity. Does seem to be double-hopped, but where's the malt? Somewhat interesting coniferous thing happening here that reminds me of DFH at its harshest.
Taste reminds me of chewing on pressed flowers. Somewhat marine-like qualities. I wish there was some malt I could point out here, but no. Hoppy Orange-Juice that gets acrid.
Malt sweetness might only be detected on the tongue in this beer in its slight slickness. Finishes dry, watery, and bitter. Not addictive in the slighest like a good IIPA should be.
One bomber of this elixir is more than enough. I had hope for Breckenridge's Small Batch series, but this didn't even seem that much better in quality than any of the 12oz offerings i've tried.
And at $6 a bomber I don't think i'll be giving their 'double-brown' a shot, either.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2006 20:43:30 | More by GreenWBush
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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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