471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by jdoncbus:
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into Piraat tulip. Hazy bronze color, not much carbonation, thin head, with some big bubbles resting on top. Oily liquid with some mild lacing.
Nose is honeycomb pine with some sweet toasted grain. Additioal notes of pineapple, apricot, a dash of brown sugar, and floral sweets.
Pretty slick mouthfeel that leads to a biscuity pine flavor. For a DIPA the malt presence is pronounced with sweet tasting malt & some toasted grains. The hops appear towards the tail end and leads into a mild grapefruit, grassy, and mild numbing of the mouth. Moderately dry finish. The alcohol leads to a burn down the throat; not overpowering but present.
Pretty easy to drink considering the 9.2%. I am not sure if the bottle is a little on the older side or not but the hops are on the light side but well balanced nonetheless. Not bad, I tried it a long time ago, which may be for a reason.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2009 23:48:21 | More by jdoncbus
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4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/1/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, peach, citrus rind, floral, grass, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, citrus rind, caramel, bread, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a crisp and moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 04:21:36 | More by superspak
4.06/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is thick, a heavily opaque medium-dark orange. It forms a creamy pillow of yellow-tinted head on top that sustains itself very well for the long term and drops thick and heavy spotting down the glass.
The aroma's good and it has some heft, just not DIPA heft. It's lacking a bit of strength, but it's not much, and it develops some as it warms. It's clear that hops are the foremost concern, and what I get on the nose is pretty much what the tongue tells me with more detail and clarity.
What my tongue tells me is that this beer is deliciously hoppy. Lots of resinous pine and juicy pineapple are even through the entire session. Grapefruit pith and zest make up part of that aspect, but it's tamed by the balance from malts, caramel and toffee, and the juicy pineapple. A touch of biscuit comes out later with more orange zest and some gentle spiciness while pine stays strong.
Crisp, smooth, and well carbonated, the medium body strays toward heavier territory but keeps it bright and clean.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2014 21:23:02 | More by Brenden
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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