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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,795 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | 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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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

05-25-2012 14:58:32 | More by beerrooster
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cnoechel

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

01-14-2014 23:30:59 | More by cnoechel
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cheesepuffs

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-16-2013 01:54:43 | More by cheesepuffs
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Athockalypse


4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-21-2012 23:25:34 | More by Athockalypse
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-13-2013 19:25:34 | More by 21Maestro8
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MorgnPM

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

02-08-2013 19:56:56 | More by MorgnPM
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tdatt43

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

09-19-2013 02:45:23 | More by tdatt43
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-10-2012 02:17:10 | More by mkdeezy
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Cejohantges

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-15-2013 03:21:20 | More by Cejohantges
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Bluesgirl

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

03-06-2013 00:55:06 | More by Bluesgirl
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Swik

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-18-2013 15:03:28 | More by Swik
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LJRat

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-06-2012 17:46:43 | More by LJRat
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sharks512


4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-12-2012 21:32:31 | More by sharks512
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-23-2012 00:01:15 | More by bmb8201
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

01-13-2012 21:49:47 | More by pirmannt1
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

02-27-2013 20:11:04 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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cbord459

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

09-08-2012 21:36:43 | More by cbord459
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jennATX

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-02-2012 04:56:16 | More by jennATX
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very creamy white two finger head that stays strong until half way through. It's still present halfway, but only about 1/4" thick. This beer laces extremely well, one of the best lacing beers I've had. I guess this is expected from all the alpha acid in the hops.

S- Very piney up front followed by earthy and citrus aromas giving way to a slight malt sweetness. You can smell this beer immediately upon opening, even a few feet away.

T- Wow, this beer is delicious. This beer gives you a slight burn to your lips followed by an intense piney hop sensation that fades for a second then hits you again with a very strong hop bitterness. It then fades into a mild citrus and earthy hop bitterness at the end of the sip. You have a very slight citrus hop and sweet malt flavor that lingers to the next sip. I'm surprised how complex the hop signature is and how it fades then hits you then fades while leaving almost no bitter aftertaste. It's begging you for another sip.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is entirely masked by the hop presence.

D- Highly drinkable for an IPA. You have a hop flavor that lingers at the end of the sip without the bitterness like most IPAs. It's just begging for another sip.

This is definitely the best Double IPA I've had so far. It has a very complex hop character that transitions beautifully.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:40:32 | More by y2jrock60
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden orange color with two finger head that dissipates quickly. Has a little bit of lacings on the side of glass.

Smell: Strong citrus aroma. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and bread/caramel malts.

Taste: Upfront it has pineapple and citrus notes. Middle has a little heat that lingers. Finishes with grapefruit/citrus flavors and slight sweet malt flavors.

Mouth feel: Nice carbonation. Smooth, medium body.

Overall: Great IPA. I’m going to try to pick up a few more bombers of this before it runs out at my store. Tasty brew!

Glassware: Bomber poured into snifter

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 04:58:51 | More by hippityhophead24
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puggy211

Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Whow what a great hoppy beer.I love this I could drink this all day. Beautiful gold color nice white head. Wonderful citrus floral nose.And what a perfect balance between hop and malt.MUST TRY!!I wish I had picked up more of this beer.Really a great beer for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 20:55:31 | More by puggy211
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm quite stoked with this beer, especially considering how much I dislike the regular line-up of Breckenridge beers. As a matter of fact, it is one of the best IPA's I've had the pleasure of drinking, whereas I've had other Breckenridge beers that were so horrible I didn't even think it was fair to review them.

The beer looks great. The color is beautiful. A great coppery amber color. Excellent clarity, though it seems to lack carbonation and head retention. Lacing is perfect, however.

The smell is awesome. Reminds me a lot of Three Floyd's Dreadnaught with the intense grapefruity hops aroma. Nice sticky sweet malt aroma to back it up, though the balance is spot on.

The taste is a lot like the smell, though a little more balanced than the Dreadnaught. Sweet up front with an intense fruity hops flavor. Excellent balance. The alcohol is completely undetectable. I can drink it like a 6% IPA, despite it being much stronger.

The body is full and sticky sweet. Amazing stuff. I would rate it much higher on the drinkability if it weren't so deceivingly light, thus it is very easy to drink too much too quickly. It hurts the next day.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2006 04:09:18 | More by neonbrown82
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Uckotter


4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Hazy golden orange with a short off-white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, apricot, grapefruit, caramel.

Taste
Balanced between the caramel malts and hops. Upfront has an acute pineapple note. Caramel picks up mid-palate along with bready notes, orange, mango, and citrus notes. Finishes with citrus/tropical noes with light notes of pine sap.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, dry and sticky.

Overall
This is a very good DIPA. One of the best that I have had. This beats Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Easy drinking at 9.2%

Serving: Bottle to Sam Adams PP.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 02:48:25 | More by Uckotter
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centbeerfest

Missouri

4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Minimal white frothy head. Burnt orange in color. Opaque with a multitude of tiny bubbles that look to be suspended in the beer. Very unusual.

Very complex tasting profile. Begins with a creamy mild hop taste that does not begin to reveal the high ABV of this beer. Builds quickly into the double IPA beer that is advertised with a wicked good back of mouth attack. Piney/citrus finish. Unique development of flavors while staying true to its IPA class.

On the take home scale I would say this lives up to the relative high price and ould be an excellent beer to share with someone who likes IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 03:06:19 | More by centbeerfest
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA! Opened this bottle at about 50 F. Poured a nice, foamy, frothy, fluffy, thick, cream to light tan colored head that quickly setted down a light cover with some islands of thicker suds and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is hops, malt, caramel, fruit, fresh baked rye bread. Flavor is similar with high points for the each of the charactersitics in different parts of the mouth. Body is superb - full yet slightly astringent and has significant alcohol warmth. Finish is like flavor and is long. Session beer, but for being careful as it tastes so good that I want a large draught, but know it'll kick my butt.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 21:09:55 | More by drpimento
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.