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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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very good

1,963 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,963
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 30
Gots: 136 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Breckenridge : 471 IPA

An IPA of sizable strength and fair price. Pours a light golden color with chill haze but otherwise good clarity. Sticky bubbly lace is left behind. Aroma of citrus-y floral hops and mild biscuity/bready malt notes as well.

In the flavor, a fairly easy drinking and mellow profile. Upfront, mild grapefruit, sticky hop resins, and solid bitterness. The malt body has a sugary/honeyed character, and some clean alcoholic esters are there as well. Pretty well balanced, though in the finish 471 leans on the sweet side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat smooth. Overall, a pretty solid effort from Breckenridge.

Stinkypuss, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Total Wine & More purchase – Goodyear, AZ
12oz with pint

A: Pours a clear and sort of dull straw amber color with a tight thin off-white cap of foam. Some quick dissipation and just a few splashes of lace.

S: Smells of deep evergreens with a touch of catty herbals. Some runs of bright lemony citrus. Sweet pale malt aromas and a touch of alcohol presence. Fruity notes really assert as the brew warms. Pretty nice nose actually.

T: Tastes of real bright zesty orange flavors. Bitter melon with some grassy herbals. Upper moderate bitterness. Touch of bready cracker perks towards the end and provides a sort of orange-blossom honey sweetness. Little bit of alcohol warmth but otherwise very well masked. Slight metallic notes. Hops are lingering and sticky-icky. This is good. Lots of orange rind character with a decent bready malt influence.

M: Smooth creamy texture at first. Medium body with more of a dry tannic finish to it. Slight oily linger form the hops.

D: Excited to find this one on my AZ trip. Not sure how old the bottle was but a nice DIPA overall with good balance between pale malts and fruity hops. Definite dry hopping here. Lots of orange citrus notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable.

Would have again.

Nugganooch, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Sarnford
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Sarnford, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jera1350, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

TheRougeBastard, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ardy007, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

williahd, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a clear light copper color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries light tropical Frits plus some nice citrus runs and a touch of pine. The flavor brings fairly-heavy bitterness along with some nice American hops. A bit of malt in the background, though not toouch. Light-medium body with heavy bitterness and a solid dry finish. Really quite well done.

Thorpe429, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Goobastic, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

RandyKemka, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

weaselchew, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of gabedivision
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle... No bottling date!!!!

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 1 finger head decent sticky slimy film around the glass. Malt, with faint citrus, lemon some peach, brown sugar, molasses. The taste opens up a little more with a grapefruit/ pineapple crisp bitter feel, alot more citrus fruit notes come out. Big lemon bitter on the finish with a smooth sugary malt backbone. Big on feel and body, this is a big sugary sweet beer, bitter and bold. Overall this is a malt bomb of a DIPA, and the fact that i have no idea if this is fresh or not is pissing me off. Probably will not revisit until they put a bottling or best by date.

gabedivision, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

conradh, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

timwardjr, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Jfatora3, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date. Poured into a mason jar.

Pours a dark orange with an amber tint. Small head shrinks to a thin film that hugs the rim. Smell is sweet malts and grain, with a hint of hops. The taste is crisp roasted malt followed by floral/grassy hops with a sweet tinge. The two compliment each other wonderfully. The aftertaste is mouth puckeringly bittersweet. Medium-heavy body with decent carbonation.

This is a wonderful DIPA with great malt presence that brings out the bitter hop flavor. The 9.2% ABV is hidden deceptively well. So be careful- this one sneaks up on you.

jimmah120, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

wells9uk, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Kenai4, Mar 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Edgewater, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

RWMIT, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a light copper with a thin layer of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is of fresh pine needles. The malt and hop flavors are in good balance here but this offering really lacks the bitter hop punch that I expect to find in a solid DIPA.

57md, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

polopaul20, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of mikeywtc
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first review!

Poured into a pint glass.

I've tried this beer up a few times and finally decided it was a good one to post a review on. I love hops just as much as the next HopHead and this one definitely had a great fresh floral and fruity taste to it. At $12 for a four pack it was a little on the pricier side but it's also not a four pack I'd put down in one sitting. Looking forward to trying some more beers from Breckenridge as the 471 didn't let me down!

mikeywtc, Mar 01, 2012
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,963 ratings.