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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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very good

1,975 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,975
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 30
Gots: 142 | 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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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed brown-tinted medium orange color. A little over one finger of off-white, creamy head. Retention is average and some irregular lacing is left.

4.5 S: Well now. I certainly didn't expect this out of Breckenridge. This smells amazing. Tons of tropical fruits, flowers, and sugar. Papaya and mango are strongest followed by pineapple and honeydew. Malt is pretty much in the background, but there is a touch of caramel. Yeastiness pokes through.

3.5 T: The taste is good, but it doesn't hold a candle up to the nose. Fruits are there, but in much lesser portions. Again, sugary, which I like in DIPAs. Alcohol is well hidden. The yeast comes out even more in the taste. Malts are lightly bready themselves. Hints of caramel.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but this is good here.

3.5 D: Solid beer. The nose made this worth the purchase alone.

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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as part of a Beer of the Month Club six pack at Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Virginia. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall pint glass. Pours a nice darker straw/amber color with a one finger head that leaves nice lacing. Smells of a floral and citrus notes. It has a great hoppy bite, along with a little citrus taste. A nice balance of hops and malt for a DIPA. Is a medium bodied beer and has a nice balance of carbonation for the beer. It is one I could drink for awhile. Overall, a very good beer and one I wish would be around for more than just small batch.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mine poured a bit hazy, with no real sediment I assume it wasn't too old. Color is a bright amber brown with a half inch of white foam. Good sticky lacing too.

S - Strong murky dank earthy hops with a nice touch of bitterness and sweet malts in play.

T - I think I like this more than double trouble. The hops were kind of dank and bitter but balance and with sweet malts I got little to no alcohol flavor even when it warmed up a bit. Stellar.

M - Medium bodied but the ABV never got cloying.

Overall I was impressed with this one pulling it's own next to other top varieties of the style. Only think holding me back is the $3.50 a single price tag and it being only found at one shop. Would pick it up at halftime though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear amber-orange with a head of typical size and durability.

Smell - Strong resiny and funky hop aroma with some hints of sweet fruits too.

Taste - HOPPY from start to finish, with mainly piney, earthy and grapefruit flavoring. There is some subtle malt too, and the beer is not as extremely bitter as the hop profile might suggest. The high ABV is partly hidden. Has a very long lasting, hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body; Excellent carbonation.

Overall - This DIPA should be sought out by hop heads. It packs a huge hop flavor hit with a partly tamed hop bitterness.
{update - drinking an undated but clearly older bottle in Jan. 2013, the aged version is considerably tamer - more soft IPA than aggressive DIPA}

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471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,975 ratings.