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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,999 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 30
Gots: 162 | 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:
Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Samoht126
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I remember being at a beer festival in September of 2011, and seeing they had this being served. Of course by the time I got to the station, they had run out of it. I was saddened. It wasn't for another 3 months would it be that I finally let this beer flow over my lips. I loved it.

I enjoy this beer cold, in a frosty glass. It has a smooth feel in the mouth, easy to drink and at the end, it reminds you that it is still a kicking IPA. I like IPA's that punch you in the face with hops, and this one does this in a way that I say BRAVO! Very tasty beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of hogrider
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer while visiting my favorite watering hole. The beer is redish in appearance forming a half inch head when poured in a pint glass; the nose is complex, traces of hops, cinnanmon and caramel hits your nose; the taste is also multifaceted, leading is the taste of hops followed by notes of caramel and a bitter aftertaste which does not offend the palate. I will pair this beer with a sharp cheese or Italian Capicolla...and remember to support your local brewery. Drink Beer!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of troysoy2
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My pour into a pint glass yielded about a half finger of fine, white head. Very little retention, leaving just a dusting on the surface, and not terribly much lacing. The body is a nice copper color.

The smell is very sweet, sappy pine, malt backbone. Very enticing, but not terribly unique. Nice balance.

The taste is what really wows me about this beer. It's nice and complex. Pleasingly sweet and piney/resiny on the front, while the finish is slowly drying, with an ever evolving hop character. The beer has a nice foundation of bready malts. The mouthfeel matches the taste perfectly too. Seriously. It's just thick enough, and with an awesome balance of carbonation frothing up onto your taste buds. A real treat.

I will have to get ahold of some more of this one. And soon.

Photo of vicsju1991
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A - clear, deep amber colour, with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly
S - intense citrusy hoppiness, especially grapefruit
T - very fruity and sweet at first, solid maltiness, with a nice bitter grapefruity finish
M - creamy and smooth
O - a solid double ipa, but nothing i would buy again

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Dark amber body with a frothy white head. I do like a malty DIPA, and I hope this one has a rich body to match.

Smell:
There are light resiny hops... and a little citrus, more pine sap with equally strong sugar.

Taste:
Sweet, malty IPA with saturating pine bitterness. This really isn't my favorite DIPA, but it's bold and lives up to my expectations for the class as least. I would have liked more citrus and fruitiness, also a little more body would be ideal

Mouthfeel:
This beer has a relatively "MEH" mouthfeel, with a medium body and gushing carbonation. The hops are piney with a touch of citrus and the beer conceals its alcohol content rather well. However, the aftertaste lingers longer than desired :(

Overall:
The beer is pretty tasty, but I have high DIPA expectations. The alcohol content, malt base and hops are fairly balanced, but it's just not my favorite type of DIPA without a strong citrusy aroma!
The bomber was reasonably priced and easy to get, but I'd probably seek out other DIPAs instead.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Photo of horshack7
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This one is a hazy copper with some brightness to it and some brassy hues around the edges. On top is a head about one finger thick.

Aroma: In the front are grapefruit notes as well as piney bits. A bready maltiness touches of peach and tropical fruits. Way in the back is a wisp of biscuits.

Taste: Grapefruit, piney, it has a little bit of a malty backbone. Crisp mouthfeel, peaches are towards the end.

Notes: There is quite the malty backbone in this one but it still has a great hop bite. Cheers.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange with quickly forming and fading white head. Sticky bubbles cling to the side of the glass.

Aroma is hop-forward with a distinct sweetness. Resinous, juicy hop cones with plenty of caramel malt to back it up. Spruce and pine cone present with grapefruit mist. Well balanced and straightforward.

Lots of hoppy resin comes through. Juicy and fresh, minty and fruity with plenty of pine notes. Well rounded bitterness at the end sticks around. Alcohol is well hidden

Slightly warming, sticky, well bodied

Quality small batch DIPA. Give it a shot

471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,999 ratings.