471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.19/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A dark golden-amber with a very thin head on top (sat at the bar a while before being served, perhaps?).
Smells a bit overly-hopped (floral, citrus) relative to the minor malt notes.
Taste follows aroma: too hoppy. The lacking malt results in a flimsy backbone and a very bitter beer, bordering unenjoyable.
Too small of a body to carry the hops. Despite the thin head, decently carbonated.
Another american double that is unbalanced. Pass this one up.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2013 16:05:36 | More by quaybr
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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
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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