471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle. Pour is absolutely a thing of beauty. Golden orange with a lot of tiny carbonation bubbles swirling in the glass. A creamy white head forms on top. The smell is great too. A citrusy, floral, sweet smell promising a lot of hops. Hops flavor is distinctive. Very bitter but with a sweet edge to it. Not grapefruits exactly but the front edge of that flavor. Taste doesn't exactly match aroma and appearance but is unique and not just another IPA. I only mark drinkability down because the bitterness would make it hard to drink lots of it.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2005 01:41:27 | More by mjohn27603
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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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