471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by ttu94:
4.38/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice beer! The first time I had this beer it was from big brown bomber. Pours wonderful. A nice clear amber with a huge head. It leaves lacing all down the glass (looks like my homebrew). Smell is nice and hoppy but not intrusive. Fantastic flavor. First is the hop pine flavor then enough malt body to balance it out. This beer is very well balanced especially for a double IPA. Although I like a DIPA the high ABV always gets me but not with this beer. In fact I detect no alcohol burn just smooth flavor. I liked this beer so much I went back and bought me a sixer and will take it Germany for Oktoberfest. See what those lager heads think.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2007 04:19:26 | More by ttu94
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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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