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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,771 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | 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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bens0n

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky golden yellow with a decent amount of creamy white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass.

On the nose I pick up on sweet, bready malts, barely any hops are detectable, which is surprising for a double IPA, but I love the way this smells, not boozy at all, more sweet than anything.

This beer has a nice hoppy kick at the end, but up front it still has a very nice malt character with an element of citric fruit. After a couple of sips the bitterness from the hops takes control of your taste buds and the slight sweetness fades. The bitterness lingers for a while, and layers itself over and over after each sip.

This beer is thicker than I expected, and it also has a very nice (low) level of carbonation to keep it going down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 22:43:52 | More by bens0n
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Small Batch" 471 Double Hopped IPA.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice hazed burnt sienna orange colored body with a nice collection of sediment floating around and some bubbles rushing topside. Three fingers of fluffy foamy khaki head that leaves nice scattered lacing behind. Looks pretty nice.

S - I'm trying to like it so far, but this aroma is really not doing it for me. Subdued grapefruit / piney hoppiness paired with some honey / caramel malt presence, but there is a pungent horseradish type aroma that is really turning me off.

T - The taste is a step up from the aroma, of course. Caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaf flavors, grapefruit, pine. It isn't a bad taste, but there isn't much to brag about here.

M - The feel is smooth & fluid. Mild alcohol warmth on the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an average, if slightly below average offering from Breckenridge. The effort is much appreciated, but I was let down. I don't know if it was the variety of hops used here or what, but something about this beer was just not doing it for me. I suppose it is worth trying once, but better luck next time, guys.

Breckenridge Small Batch 471 Double Hopped IPA ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 23:53:14 | More by mfnmbvp
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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.