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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,677 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1677
Reviews: 763
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%


Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004)
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Reviews by ralree:
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ralree

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish gold, white head, decent retention, a little lacing. Pretty standard looking.

S: Really fruity, grassy, really nice hops. Sweet. I love it.

T: Malt is a little strong, and it's a little too sweet for my liking, but overall it's pretty good tasting. Grapefruity. Toasty malt, but not burned toast - that flavor is perfect. The sweetness in the front and back is a little much for me - would prefer a little more bitterness - it's almost cloying.

M: Syrupy, which doesn't go well with the sweetness. Carbonation fine - it's light, but about right for the style. Medium-heavy bodied.

D: Tastes alright, but needs to be less sweet. It's drinkable, but not something I'll buy again if I can find other stuff that's more bitter.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 01:30:08 | More by ralree
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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

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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.
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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.