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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy orange/brown color with a 1.5 finger head, good carbonation and good lacing which stays on the glass until the end.

The smell is strong floral and citrus hops with pine, orange, mellon and grapefruit dominating.

The taste is too dominated by hops, none of the flavors in the smell come out; the taste is all hops. Oily hops are left on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is thick and oily.

Overall this beer's taste does not live up to its appearance and smell; which is a shame because it looks and smells nice. If you are looking for a strait up hop bomb then give this a try.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, rouged amber with white film that leaves wispy trails.
Swampy overripe orange nose with some caramel underneath.
Seville marmalade and more caramel with deep citrus, resin and catty Simcoe hops.
Lemon pith finish and baby aspirin linger.
Medium to full, lots of chew, hot and sticky.

Big and harsh - both hot and rough hop notes without either mouthwatering IBUs or alluring aroma. Why do people keep using Fuggles. Smooths out as it warms, but doesn't get any more complex.

I think I'm done with Breckenridge for a while.

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Deep amber with reddish tints. Solidly capped with an inch of whipped ecru foam. Hazy, too.

Floral hops, black pepper, and grapefruit pith aromas. Slight pine. Dry malts with a toast. Not that much maltiness evident yet.

Holy hop bitterness. Mouth-tingling and bleach bright. This time, all about the pine. A woody character is here, along with more astringent floral notes. Peppery again, but more gum-peeling in the spiciness caused by the booze. A straight mouth-zapper.

Drinks thicker, yet curdling with exuberant carb. Too much of it. Hard to swish and not easy to swallow. Booziness is up there, too.

Somewhat one-note. Far from elegant. Still a hop dream, if you need to brush your teeth with the stuff. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

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