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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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very good

1,976 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,976
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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Photo of DavidST
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.

Photo of WesMantooth
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Iparedman
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BlindPig
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A- Thick white head on a prettty clear golden copper body. Nice thick lacing that sticks to side of glass.
S- Huge grapefruit and pine hops, sweet malt body underneath with just a hint of alcohol. The pine really comes through nicley.
T- Not sure if it's the bottle or the beer but it is really weak after what the aroma would suggest. Grapefruit comes through a bit along with a pine flavor. Malt body slowly comes in and gives a back to it. The holds leave a decent size bitterness to it. The more I drink the more I realize its just a horrible mouth feel and not the flavor.
M- Medium body with what feels like low to no carbonation. Just doesn't support the flavors what so ever.
D- It is ok besides the mouthfeel. It really just kills the beer all around.

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of dmamiano
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a medium amber, almost orangish in color.
Nice, fluffy off white head that seems to not want to let go.Lacing hangs on at the heads departure.
Smell is very earthy...caramel malts mixed with heavy hop resins.Very nice indeed.
Taste is in a word...wow. Thick and heavy on the palate with an excellent mouthfeel.Very well balanced with the thick sweet bready malts mixing well and pushing the hops and my palate into submission. I know the alchohol is there and big, but it is well hidden.

Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Capone's in Noristown, Pa.
Appearance: Abundant but thin lacing, decent size white head with awsome retention all on top of a translucent amber body.
Smell: Light generic hop smell.
Taste: Unbelievable hop balance, all american hop taste without being overwhelming. Oddly balanced.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and thin.
Drinkability: High.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of beeragent
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, I think my review wont be as accurate as it should be. This beer sat in my car a little to long, IMO, in the Texas heat. While people have claimed that the heat shouldnt have affected it, I beg to differ. Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a snifter. The beer pours a medium orange, forming no head or lacing, and barely any carbonation (I think this is what the heat did to it.) The aroma is intensely strong hops, in a very good way. The taste is strong hops, citrus, and maybe a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean. A highly drinkable double IPA. Overall, aside from the fact that the appearance was weak, this was a good beer. It didnt have the harsh swallow that alot of hoppy beers have. The flavor was good and full. I enjoyed it. I will have to try it again though without it sitting out in the heat.

Photo of tripledbrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of acrawf6
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light yellow amber with a nice fluffy head. great lacing.

Smell. Citris, lemons and grapefruit are dominant; so dominant i dont really smell anything else. but it's nice.

Taste. big grapefruit bitterness here. small caramel sweetness. creamy taste, mostly fro the alcohol, yet the alcoholic taste is very small. aftertaste is tart with grapefruit tastes.

Mouthfeel. creamy, yet chewy body. low carbonation gives this an extra creaminess and also a slickness i cant really explain.

Overall a very good ipa, or double ipa. the taste is quite nice, but just a touch one dimentional (but certainly not bad). Mouthfeel, i think, gives it a great uniqueness. very tasty.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Finnegan's in Plainfield, IL. Pours a coppery orange with a two fingered white head that drops after about the first sip. Nice lacing.

Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, hint of alcohol hiding in the background.

Flavors of citrusy hop punch, grapefruit, caramel malt, some alcohol heat later in the finish. Some orange and pineapple.

Mouthfeel is mouthcoating bitterness with a light tug at the back of the teeth. Medium bodied. Good level of carbonation.

Overall a decent middle of the road DIPA. Not much to distinguish it from others of its kind, but it is an easy drinking, deceptively drinkable beer.

Photo of donniecuffs
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a golden-orange hue, with a finger of off-white head; decent lacing. Very pineapple-y in the nose, with some apricot, malt, and alcohol essence. The taste confirmed what I had suspected in the nose; the flavor was so sour pineapple that it was borderline diacetal. Combine that with a thick'ish, modestly carbonated body, and it felt as if I was drinking the the residue at the bottom of a Dole pineapple can. Tough to drink, but given the fact that it did taste like a bottling issue occurred with the batch, I'd give this beer a second chance if I come across it again.

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

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Pours a hazy copper orange color, has a thin white head.
Smells like sweet malt and lots of grapefruit and pine.
Tastes thick and malty, there is lemon, grapefruit, pine resin and a hint of alcohol.
Medium-heavy body, smooth, creamy and leaves the mouth nice and dry.
This is a great double IPA, it's very tasty.

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of blknikon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Focusf111
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one in a glass stein.

Appearance- The head is dense and fizzy, bone white in color. It got to about a finger in width and has very good retention. The body is a transparent copper-orange. There are a bunch of carbonation columns heading to the lid.

Smell- Very sweet tropical fruits are in the glass. There is some passion fruit and pineapple. A resiny scent also mingles underneath. Maybe even a little biscuit malt sweetening this up.

Taste- Big wallop of bitterness hits the palate immediately. It overloads the palate for a second, making anything else seem muted. After the bitterness begins to back off, there is a soft hint of the tropical fruitiness from the nose.

Just a slight grapefruit flavor. What really sticks out is the slightly earthy and resin hops. They have a way of just covering the palate and creating a very long finish.

This drink would be perfect with bigger tropical fruit flavors so apparent on the nose.

Mouth feel- It is not nearly as creamy as some better DIPA's are. It is also a little watery, which is not complimentary either.

Overall- This DIPA has real potential. If Breckenridge finds a way to extend and enhance the fruitiness on the palate, this one could be really special. Up the creaminess of the feel and I would be going back to this one on a regular basis.

As it stands, it is a decent DIPA.

Photo of beermanbrian
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden color. OK sized rocky white head that leaves nice lacing but it dissapears pretty quickly. Smell is a wild mix of hops smells (pine, citrus, grassy, resinous). Also a strong caramel malt note comes across. Taste follows suit, with the hops flavors mixing and just when they seam like they will be overpowering, the malt comes to the front with a blast of sweetness. Heavy and a little syrupy on the mouthfeel. This one is good, but it just dosn't quite close the deal for me and move in to the great category. Certainly worth a try and a very interesting IPA to say the least.

471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,976 ratings.