471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by Phelps:
2.8/5 rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Enjoyed from the bottle into a small plastic glass during a recent tasting of double IPAs.
Pours a dull, coppery orange, slightly cloudy, with a half-finger head of off-white. It quickly recedes to a very filmy top layer and ring, leaving a tiny bit of spotty lace.
The nose exhibits Earthy hoppiness, honey, apricots, grass and cheerios. Very English IPA-like.
Again with the earthiness. The flavor is filled with Orange peel, roses and some woody character. A bitter bite strikes at finish, long after swallow like a quick smack to the face. The finish is dry finish but has no snap!
Medium-light prickly carbonation amidst a smooth medium-light body. The alcohol isn't too noticeable; maybe a bit of heat on the tongue. A lazily dry finish muddles the experience.
471 is bitter enough for a DIPA, but it's just not flavorful enough.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2011 22:25:54 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: not much head, nice lacing though. Dark amber in color
S: maybe I'm a bit congested or something but I don't get much on the aroma.
T: very good. This is an interesting beer because the initial taste is boozy with raisin flavored like a Belgian double or something but then you get that hit of citrusy hops which finish with an intense and excellent bitterness. Good.
M: nice. Light and then bitter finish is very pleasant
O: this is a solid beer...interesting because of the booziness while still maintains hoppy character
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 02:07:37 | More by kilo_005
3.36/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The pour was a nice typical high IBU orange hue. The head lasted but only a few seconds.
But there was no question about hops here. Lots of different hops all coming out at once.
Once I got past the aroma, my first sip verified what my nose was saying. It was a nice dry bitterness, grapefruit, pine tar and citrus spices. But then, what else? that was it, there wasnt anything else. I wanted some malt to balance the bitterness, but with this beer, I just got bitterness without any roundness .
Even though this was a mid range IBU (70), the taste presented itself as being higher, but without a lot of the typical high IBU styles.
So, I walked away from this one with mixed emotions.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 04:35:11 | More by rdilauro
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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