471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by adam42381:
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a New Belgium globe.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy bright tangerine-caramel color with orange highlights and a 2 finger fluffy eggshell white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Sweet citrus, pineapple and grapefruit with caramel malt.
Taste: Mix of orange and grapefruit up front followed by a mild maltiness in the middle before ending with another burst of grapefruit at the finish. Aftertaste is a nice mix of bitter hops and sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. I could see myself drinking a couple before the alcohol gets the best of me.
Overall: Very good DIPA overall. I'll be buying more of this in the future and definitely recommend that you do the same.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2011 21:25:05 | More by adam42381
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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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