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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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471 IPA471 IPA

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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 30
Gots: 163 | FT: 0
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Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004

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Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BEST FROM BRECKINRIDGE. I'm excited to finally be able to "rave" about this Co. Brewer.

A : Dark copper a bit of haze and very good, tight head formation, retention, and light lacing.
S: Intense - Massively hopped, on the orange rind, candied marmalade spectrum with pine, moist pine floor, earth.
T: Follows the smell, but fresh and orange-liquor like - a serious IPA. Citrus rinds render a sharp, bright start that arcs into pine floor and sun baked grass dryness. Interesting balance of wet pine floor and open meadow. Lots of resin. Lots of complexity.
F: Lovely, caressing feel and finish. Hides ABV well.

This is the best beer from brewer and a very fine DIPA. Must try! Esp if you like fresh orange/pine/complex ipas with dense richness.

Photo of cd34
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of acrawf6
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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
2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
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 Focusf111
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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 blknikon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spedprof
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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 bishopdc0
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beermanbrian
3.87/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JandJMD
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber for $2.89 at Woodman's West here in Madison.

Pours a reddish-amber with a few fingers of sticky-icky-icky head that lasts miracuously long given the 9.2%. Nose is most unique for a DIPA (which this obvious is, duh), very earthy, smoky, meaty hops (which might make sense given the BBQ in the monicker) with some high octane vapor singeing the nosehairs. Taste follows the unique nose with a very un-piney, un-citrusy, herbal, earthy hop profile, grassy, and smoky with a hearty alcoholic bite letting you know who's boss. This is all hops and booze, yet somehow it works quite nicely. A breath of fresh air in the malt/hop bomb dominated style. And an absolute steal at $2.89/bomber.

Photo of EricCioe
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a very hazy orange with a frothy white head that leaves some lace. On the nose there are citrus notes and pine resin with some bready malts underneath. In the mouth the oranges come up to the front with a huge bitterness coating the tongue all around and hanging on for a huge, long finish. The body is medium-full, and the bitterness from the hops hang around forever. Overall this is an okay DIPA, not my favorite, not super complex, but not a bad beer.

Photo of bigdeuce
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only offensive thing about this brew is the smell. Smells of engine oil. If you get past that, this is one terrific brew. Extemely well rounded. Hops are nice but do not dominate the flavor. Alcohol almost undetectable, making it a deceptive beer which should be sessionable until you drink one or two and your head hits the floor. The hops, although present, quickly dissapate and yearn for another sip. A really great brew which although seems to be harmless, but straight whiskey may wreck you less.

Photo of Sturmthis
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz brown bottle served into a flaired tulip glass.

Glowing amber color with a hazy appearance and tiny particles in suspension,unfiltered. A 2" bone white, tight creamy head with very good retention leaving collars of lace down the glass.A few stringing tiny bubbles rise from the center of the glass.

Clean inviting aroma,perfumy with citrus and pine throughout. One of those aromas you just can't stop inhailing. Not much malt aromas has a strong presence of a freshly baked bread with a freshly mowed grassy aroma with a note of sweetness.

Nice tangy hop bite a first with ruby red grapefuityness throughout,nicely balanced with a pleasingly sweet malty taste. More like a single ipa, but very tasty and the alcohol is almost non-existent in the taste. Finishes with a sweet ruby red grapefruityness sweet and very pleasing.

Very creamy,very light feel for the style. Dangerously drinkable for a beer over 9 percent. Not what you would expect for a double ipa,but really enjoyable and if i had to drink a double ipa all night this would be my choice.

Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +2.3%

471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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