471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.38/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a cloudy caramel amber and dark orange color, small amount of foamy head, good lace retention around the glass, mild carbonation.
S - Mild caramel biscuit malt, with a big nose of citrus, pineapple, and papaya, and some bisquity aroma. This smells like a moderately aromatic basket of tropical fruit.
T - Hits the tongue up front with a shot of tropical fruit acidic twang of papaya, pineapple, and citrus. As the flavors crash in over the top and take a deep dive, a little bit of malt emerges before the momentum of the hops roll back over the top and crash onto the beach and slowly subside. (sorry for the cheezy analogy, but I don't know how to better describe it) There's a slight bit of alcohol effervescence and warming, but for 9%+, It's kept in check pretty well. Lips are left with a small coating of lip smacking sweetness. As the mouth coating sits, a trace of pepper comes into the picture.
M - Big bodied, mildly chewy, mild tingles on the tongue from the carbonation, and coats the mouth with a metallic-like fruity sensation.
D - The balance is in favor of the hops but because it is a sweet hop sensation, it blends extremely well with the malt. Aside from me being a hop head at heart, this beer errs on the side of hops in a very good way and for someone who doesn't enjoy the extreme bitterness, may enjoy this beer. Although, to have a beer over 9%, there's a generous amount of hops in here, but not in an obnoxious way.
This is my second review for this beer which has been totally re-written. The beer I reviewed a year or so ago was a malt bomb unfortunately, compared to the bottle that's sitting in front of me. This D-IPA is capable of holding it's own with no problem. If you can find it, I'd definitely seek it out. I'm literally, blown away by how good this bottle is drinking right now. The previous bottle I had drank well, but it was far maltier. Comparing a fresh bottle to the older, maltier one I had, the overall score just jumped an entire grade to a solid "A". Great job, Breckenridge!
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2010 21:39:36 | More by jzeilinger
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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
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Came bottled. Inch think head after pur that quickly dissipated most likely due to unclean glassware. Medium to dark orange in color. Citrus/lemon zest on the nose with notes of honey. Sweet on the front that tastes the whole way through but with beautiful bittering hops on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium but goes down syrupy. All around good beer and packs a punch. Hides the alcohol well with its abundance of flavors.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 01:55:06 | More by theMAPpiper
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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