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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,801 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,801
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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JayQue

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An unusual beer. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Smell nothing outstanding. Very nice taste. Floral hops just barely beaten out by caramel malt. Fairly nicely balanced and very smooth. This is a very drinkable beer, but not the hops bomb I would expect from a Double IPA. I had no idea of the abv until I finished the 12 oz bottle. There was no hint of alcohol. If someone was serving this in pitchers, I would be in deep trouble before I figured out it was 9.2 percent abv. This is a very pleasant beer tasting experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 00:47:46 | More by JayQue
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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.

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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.