471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a: Nice off white head over a medium amber beer recedes steadily to leave a decent ring.
s: Medium-low level of sweet biscuity caramel malt with a decent presence of fresh, sour red grapefruit and floral hops. The beer does carry a metallic note that is distracting at times but becomes less noticeable as I drink. The malts could certainly be kicked up a notch, but it's a nice example of the style.
m: The carbonation is around medium, and the body a full medium.
t: A lowish biscuit malt presence gives a light-moderate sweetness and subtle grain flavors. Decent level of hop flavors, but I really look for a bigger complexity of hop flavor in a DIPA. Hops are on the citric side (namely grapefruit). Finishes somewhat dryly with a high respectable level of bitterness that I suspect may be cloaking some of the complexity...I'd appreciate some deeper malt notes to counter this. Not a bad beer at all, and much better than the unimpressive Oatmeal Stout.
d: Quite easy...a nice beer, but unquestionably a couple notches below the best examples of the style. I really like the hops in this beer, but the lack of malt depth and hop range keeps me from giving the higher marks I've considered...a little one-dimensional, if you will.
single bottle taken from the old man's fridge
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2007 00:25:44 | More by blackie
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