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Lucky U IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

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78
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1,004 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, Golding hops.

Two Row Pale, Munich, Carmel, Torrified Wheat malts.

68 IBU.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-28-2009)
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Thur123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

This beer pours the expected ruby orange color with two fingers of head that quickly fades to one finger then slowly recedes, retaining a nice layer on top. The smell is fruit juicy hops, with orange, citrus, and melon dominating the front of the nose. A sweet smelling malt rounds out the bottom of the nose. This brew reminds me of 60 minutes, which is good.

Glug glug glug

The flavor tastes bitterer than the nose would have one believe, even then though it's pretty well balanced and tasty. Herbal bitterness that fades into a bittersweet fruit citrus rind flavor that in the end is sweetened mostly by the malt base rather than any hop combination. Overall a pretty nice IPA, a little watery in the mouth feel but this certainly holds its own against most IPAs I've had over the years.

01-20-2011 21:39:15 | More by Thur123
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.48/5  rDev -27.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish frothy white head that goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet melon with some grassy, fruity, spicy floral hops.

The flavor is vegetal malts with some charry bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery. As it warms, it's not as bad, but any decent hop flavors (fruits, spicy florals) trying to peek through get washed out by the watery body.

Overall, after an interesting pour, a bit of a disappointment. It's very watery and not very appealing flavor-wise.

02-20-2010 00:56:24 | More by Beaver13
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.38/5  rDev -30.6%

What an underwhelming beer. Breckenridge makes some good stuff like their oatmeal stout, but this one just doesn't hold up.

Looks impressive enough, standard orange and brown hue you would expect in an ipa. Maybe a little darker in appearance than standard.

Nothing comes across aroma wise. Taste is massively disappointing. They say on the label it is a hoppy homage to something, but there is no discernable hop profile.

It at least isn't thin and punishing throughout the bottle. Disappointing.

12-21-2009 01:38:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Turbo

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-03-2014 13:07:44 | More by Turbo
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sgoodship

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Picked this up at the local market. THought I'd give it a whirl.

It's a not so pretty murky copper color. With a fairly aggressive pour, it only managed to provide a modest half finger head that dissipates to spottiness pretty quickly. The lack of cap didn't stop it from delivering a surprising amount of fine lace. The really fine stuff disappeared, leaving some small spots.

The initial smell is a good mix of malt and grassy hop. Some grapefruit coming through.

The taste is sweet with a nice strong caramel malt up front. The grassy and citrus hop comes on strong in the middle but dies out before it gets to end, leaving a bit of a void - kinda seltzer-like. It's a shame because there is a nice piney kick there that showed some promise. The finish is a bitterness with no bite - a bit hollow. There's some residual hop dryness and pine in the back of the palate as aftertaste.

The body is medium. The carbonation felt medium but didn't really seem to be able to establish a reason for being.

It's a nice drink but it just didn't hit the spot for me. For an American IPA, I think it is missing a little oomph. I really don't like seltzery type flavor coming through in an IPA.

12-14-2009 02:22:02 | More by sgoodship
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-15-2013 02:17:16 | More by csmartin6
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

09-21-2013 15:33:35 | More by TTripp725
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-14-2013 03:51:11 | More by nstroup
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jonphilipp


3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2012 03:36:44 | More by jonphilipp
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-25-2011 22:31:36 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

08-15-2014 19:05:50 | More by Doomcifer
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-09-2011 17:11:15 | More by iemailjack
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

12 ounce bottle

no freshness info

pour: Hazed and dull copper. Lighter khake head, gauzy, tiny bubble and leaves nice looking cpoious scattered webs of lace.

Sniff: citrus, orange beel

Taste: Solidly hopped, citric, with more orange notes, grapefruit in the mix. Malty counterbalance present and smoothening with toasty under notes. Fully flavorful, freshtasting and quite enjoyable.

A worthy newcomer to my neighborhood's beer distribution points.

04-21-2011 18:02:03 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel malt, and citrus hops

Taste: citrus hops, caramel malt, and some meadow

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet start and middle with some bitterness at the end and in the aftertaste

Overall: This bottle was good through the end of August, so perhaps it is crisper when fresher, but I found this to be a very average IPA that is a more on the malty side. This is certainly easy to drink, but probably not one I would look for again. I wanted a bit more hops zing.

08-13-2011 13:03:02 | More by tigg924
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-17-2011 22:24:24 | More by Skye1024
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2014 16:31:52 | More by dankjohn
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-15-2011 06:09:51 | More by mjtiernan
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-21-2012 23:11:46 | More by xdefeatsy
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-16-2011 03:08:53 | More by virinow
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juicebox

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-23-2013 01:28:59 | More by juicebox
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-30-2013 02:21:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-08-2014 04:42:11 | More by GOBLIN
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far333

Connecticut

3.11/5  rDev -9.3%

Slightly hazed aprocot copper colored with a beige-orance head that rises up an inch high and settles out quickly. Aroma of biscuity malt and subtle floral hops, some mint and butterscotch and graham cracker.

Flavor of toasty malt and ornage rind hopes, punctuated with piney notes. Finishes with more pine, and a slight metallic note. Hop bitterness lingers.

Semi-slick mouthfeel, a bit watery. Average beer overall.

09-02-2013 21:27:20 | More by far333
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LvanB

Colorado

1/5  rDev -70.8%

06-03-2012 02:39:08 | More by LvanB
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Dello

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-09-2014 16:57:04 | More by Dello
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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.