471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by tito42:
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to an imperial pint. Not sure about the date stamp.
A: Amber with pumpkin hues in color. Foamy, pumpkin-hued head with excellent retention and lacing. Unfiltered particulate and active carbonation all come together to make this a great looking beer.
S: Grassy hops, caramel-sweet malt. A bit of brown sugar. Balanced between hops and sweet.
T: Smooth caramel malts up front with a delayed grassy hops bite on the back end. The hops lingers. Just a touch of a metallic aftertaste. A bit of alcohol noticeable at the finish as well. A hint of toffee.
M: Medium-bodied and smooth, but a tad watery in the middle. A nice alcohol burn without being overpowering. 70 IBU, so it doesn't exactly rip your tongue out, but the hops is noticeable. Not a piney hops, more grassy.
O: A nice, well-rounded DIPA with equal parts hops and sweet malts. Hops within reason, not something that will make a hophead crave another. Enjoyable and relaxed for a DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2011 03:31:15 | More by tito42
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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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