471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by granger10:
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with orange in there as well. Large creamy tan head looks really nice. Not much lacing. Aroma is citrusy for the most part with some caramel and wheat in there and a bready note. It's mostly citrus though. Taste shows lots of balance with neither the malts being sweet or the hops being hoppy. Just down the middle kind of flavors. Fruity flavors begin then more piney. Yeasty notes smooth it out and add body. Finish is more citrus with a bit of a rich caramel character. Body is on the thick side yet this beer goes down nice and easy. I can't believe the abv is so high. Definitely an easy drinker. Good beer in all but nothing special about it imo.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2005 13:28:18 | More by granger10
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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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