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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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88
very good

1,774 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 68 | 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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Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-17-2013 19:31:52 | More by Mcallaghan04
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sweetlou25

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2013 15:48:12 | More by sweetlou25
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One2Remeber

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer from Breckenridge so I have open expectations with an open mind. Poured into a snifter.

A: Light orangish-amber, crystal clear body with tinted white head that came out with explosive carbonation when pouring. Head is very sticky, as it calms down a filmy ring resides on the edges. Looks very inviting:)

S: Fruity notes off the bat are balanced by undertones of a thick caramel sweetness. A definite west coast aroma typical for double IPAs (reminds me of something from Lagunitas).

T: Thick, sticky syrupy caramel taste stands as the backbone as there seems to be a couple hop transitions. Starts off light fruity then finishes with a nice blend of citrus and pine notes. I feel a majority of the flavor is on the back end. High alcohol is hidden extremely well.

M: A citrusy tang coats the entire mouth making the body feel lighter than it actually is. Extremely pungent hops but a sturdy malt backbone keeps the feel in check.

O: Not something I would go crazy over but very enjoyable. Above average for the style, the hop profile is good with a nice mix of hops but there is not a definitive taste that sets it apart from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 07:17:37 | More by One2Remeber
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TobinMitnick

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-09-2012 20:49:04 | More by TobinMitnick
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (imprint on the bottle...think its telling me it was bottled 7/8/10) poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a clear, light to medium amber color with 2 fingers of dense cream colored foam with excellent staying power. Thick sheets of lacing left on the glass as the foam slowly fades. Beautiful streams of carbonation bubbles rise constantly throughout the glass.

S - As soon as I opened the bottle I was hit with huge tropical fruitiness, especially mangos. Tangerine and some pineapple add to the fruitiness and combine with some rich malty notes (the malt is almost wort-like in aroma...hope this doesn't mean this is way underattenuated...we'll see). Overall, I'm liking the smell a lot, but I am cautious on getting my hopes up for flavor...smells like it might be balanced well to the malty side.

T - Well, there definitely is a strong malt backbone which is rich and full with caramel and maltose flavors dominating. Happily this only serves to form a strong base and there is still room for the hops to put on a show. Lots of pineapple and some mango fruitiness with an assertive bitterness. Has to be a high IBU value here, but this is tempered by the malt presence. A hit of alcohol on the inhale and remains a subtle but noticeable presence on the swallow. Perhaps a bit less malt would be desirable...however, to be fair this has a few months of age on it so maybe they faded a bit.

M - Medium-full bodied with a big malt base. Alcohol is noticeable but not to the point of creating any heat. Hop bitterness lingers past the swallow. Carbonation is mid level, maybe tending towards the high side...gives a strong tingle throughout the mouth.

D - There is a lot going on here in this beer. Big hop and malt presence that battle it out with the malt taking the win by a little bit. Alcohol is on the high side and somewhat noticeable. A pretty interesting DIPA that is a bit out of the norm, but mostly works. Glad to try this and wouldn't mind having another, but I don't need to go out of my way to try this again either.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-05-2010 23:25:15 | More by portia99
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2014 19:06:22 | More by toppoop
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JerseyHopHead

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-10-2014 02:23:46 | More by JerseyHopHead
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ultimatebeersnob

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-pack purchased for $13. 12oz bottle decanted into a wide rim style glass.

Poured a clean golden color with some hint of amber. Half inch head laced the glass from top to bottom.

Smells good--like an IPA should!

Taste is very good! Nice and hoppy with a dry citrusy finish. It's what I would expect out of a double IPA. Alcohol (taste-wise) goes virtually unnoticed. Ranks as a must try!
~UBS

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

03-17-2007 03:14:25 | More by ultimatebeersnob
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-07-2011 19:52:53 | More by nmann08
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DavidST

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a hazy light orange color with a large white head which has decent retention and leaves a pacing. The smells are of citrus and pine hops with a little alcohol smells. The feel is medium. The taste is mostly of hops with caramel malts. Overall not a bad iipa.

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

10-15-2011 01:57:56 | More by DavidST
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-03-2013 00:17:54 | More by n00blar
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-25-2013 17:07:34 | More by dcloeren
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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this from Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA for $6. Poured from the Orange/White "Stamp" labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Had no freshness date to be found on the bottle.

Aroma- Sweetness, tangerine, and huge hops are three characteristics that come out strong in this nose.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quick. Has a hazy orange body and leaves good suds behind.

Flavor- Strong hops and complexed bitter tastes are both present. Fruit adds a ton of complexity to this as well. High bitterness and everything a 2x IPA should be.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, High Carbonation, Sweet, and very strong with hops.

Overall Impression- 4's all across the board on this one. I recommend this one as a great Double IPA for its complexity, strength, and fruit included. Haven't seen this one in the MO market because of the "Small Batch" program? Enjoy if you can!

Serving type: bottle
@ Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge

09-07-2012 04:23:17 | More by DCon
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jrenn

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2012 18:29:23 | More by jrenn
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2012 21:33:15 | More by xHopHeadx
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-14-2013 21:17:16 | More by Hopheadhiker
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-19-2012 03:30:35 | More by abcramer
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Stoutsman

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-14-2012 21:49:28 | More by Stoutsman
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josh32219

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-13-2014 00:05:25 | More by josh32219
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WOSean

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-29-2014 01:56:26 | More by WOSean
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-23-2014 17:02:40 | More by Michaeldmanley
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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2013 18:37:17 | More by jakecattleco
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entwisjj

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2014 01:12:36 | More by entwisjj
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-04-2011 06:10:58 | More by mcorwin
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-12-2012 23:53:37 | More by kaelingirl
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.