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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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1,045 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of Beaver13
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Beaver13, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 21, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

ldmuldoon, Today at 03:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mike_dawson, Monday at 09:58 PM
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Kumpf, Saturday at 11:48 PM
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3.64/5  rDev +6.4%

Skate4sublime, Oct 17, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%

Endeavor11, Oct 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

nilesschmidt, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of MarkQ617
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was an orangish copper, completely clear. The taste had slight hops and slight citrus, but very mild. Not a ton of head, little lacing. Fairly mediocre.

MarkQ617, Oct 16, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -5.3%

Will_The_Thrill, Oct 15, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

troncaptain, Oct 14, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

jordanian2, Oct 14, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -5.3%

aphamer, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

lucasj82, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Aviator's lounge in DIA, Broncos are ahead by a TD or so.

This beer appears a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with a thin cap of wispy, and ethereal off-white head, which leaves some random specks of islet lace around the glass as things slowly drop away.

It smells of orange and red grapefruit flesh, a stoney flintiness, bready, crackery caramel malt, a bit of lemon polish, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is acrid pine needle, orange and lemon rind, crackery, grainy caramel malt, and leafy somewhat grassy hops - simple!

The bubbles are quite tight, and perhaps a tad frothy, the body a solid medium weight, with the hops and carbonation interfering with any latent smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, the caramel malt showing off its legs, alongside some consistently bitter and lingering hops.

A decent IPA, one on the bitter side of hoppy, and the hoppy side of balanced. Its drying tendencies could make for multiple rounds, were I so inclined.

biboergosum, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CSO, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

beerded_drunk, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

h4ger, Sep 29, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

gonzo000, Sep 28, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

Ngntjp, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cbcrunch, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Bmm281, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BKotch, Sep 21, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

Metamusal, Sep 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

JClanc, Sep 20, 2014
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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.