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Lucky U IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

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1,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 116 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-28-2009

Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, Golding hops.

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

68 IBU.
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Photo of Jakehopsical
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale/medium amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, beige, somewhat lasting head that leaves clumpy rings & sheets of lace. Aroma has malt tones of caramel & a burnt toastiness, wrapped in heady pine & light citrus hops & not much else. Taste is bitter caramel, pine, floral & orange & by mid-sip the same burnt toast notes of the nose. Peppery throughout. Finishes bittersweet developing into a pine resin, bitter hop bite & slightly burnt aftertaste. Not much malt sweetness at all. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy but very prickly with an astringent aftertaste.

Photo of ALC82
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jgoth34
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light amber, golden color. Little to no head
Smell: Sweet, light fruity with a slight peppery hit to the back of my throat
Taste: A lighter IPA. Not as fruity as I would have expected and I enjoy that.
Feel: Light almost flat little to no carbonation..
Overall: Pretty good beer taste much lighter then the 6.2% label I would never expected it to be that strong

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wavehopper62
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
2.29/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Creamy mouthfeel but very very little flavor.

Photo of MattM
4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Better than I was expecting after seeing previous reviews. Pleasantly surprised. I can't go in depth, but this is an upper tier IPA. Great flavor.

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redpuck
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LutherBrau
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lucky U IPA pours lightly copper tinted gold with a light chill haze under a 2’ bone white fluffy foam cap. It has a bready malt nose with just a hint of citrusy hops. Bready malt leads the palate through citrus flavors to a big bitter grapefruit rind dry finish. The texture is creamy created by fine soft carbonation and a medium body for drinkability.

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of halo3one
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Critters
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.00] Brownish/tan color. Very lackluster head formation. There are also "floaties" in the beer. Little flecks of white floating about. The ABV is listed at 6.2%. There is a best by date of 1/1/15 (so this is 2 weeks over due)

S: [3.25] I am getting malts and some nuttiness.

T: [3.50] Has nice bitter bite up front. I was surprised at the aggressiveness given the nose. I expected a malty IPA. The bitter start ends with a sweet malt finish.

M: [3.50] Maybe a little higher carbonation than normal. There is a bit of a dry finish with some hop bitterness lingering.

O: [3.25] I had low expectations based on the nose and the appearance - but this one did okay. It is not the greatest IPA but I'd drink another - especially if I could get one fresh.

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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.