471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by ghebel:
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy gold to light copper, almost orange, color with a smallish, but very creamy head. Leaves almost a full ring of persistent laces on the glass as it dissipates to a thin ring.
S - Caramel malts with fruity esters up front. Citrus hops.
T - Sweet malt dominates. Moderate bitterness and hop flavor for the style. A nice blend of smoothness and bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden for 9.2%. Very well balanced.
M - Medium to full body. Lingering bitterness in the mouth. Warming on the palate and throat. Smooth. Balanced finish.
D - Drinkable in small amounts.
Overall - Well balanced beer. The hops are not over the top, but they have to be in there in numbers in order to balance that well with the grain bill. Very impressive "hidden" alcohol. Smooth drinking.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2010 23:00:27 | More by ghebel
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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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