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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: 117 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, light, orange-yellow coloring that is slightly hazed, with a foamy, light, big bubbled, off-white head. Good cling to the glass as you drink. The nose is light and mild, with subtle citrus highlights, and a fresh cut grass characteristic. Flavors are peppery hops initially, but that quickly gives way to a mango, citrus, and passion fruit blend of sweetness, with an underlying toffee malt taste. At the end of the palate, the hops return, this time with a resiny and green profile. The aftertaste is a blend of the citrus, hops, and pepper spicing, but overall low key. The mid-bodied beer has a smooth, easy finish, with just a bit of bitter drying on the tip of the tongue. Solid IPA, and easy enough to drink. Would make a good starter IPA for someone just getting into the world of hops flavors.

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3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 11/05/11:
Best by: 12/01/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch off-white fluffy head with decent lacing; Darker toned copper color with an orange hue; Nice, cloudy appearance

S - Smell is faint, but well balanced; Some citrus and earthy hops at the nose; Hops are balanced with sweet malts

T - There is some bitterness at the beginning of the sip that lingers; Sweet caramel and earthy flavors come through, followed by grapefruit and earthy hops; Some bitterness in the aftertaste as well

M - Moderate carbonation; Just a very slight, dry finish; Medium bodied

O - Overall, I think this is a pretty drinkable brew. In both the nose and taste, this is a very balanced beer with some bitterness mixed in. It was enjoyable, but not a favorite of mine for this style. That said, it's always good to have a change of pace from my usual preference of hoppier IPA's.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Lucky U -

A - Quickly fading head…dark hazy amber carmel color

S - Upon first cracking the bottle…nice citrus/pine aroma…quickly dissipated when poured. Aroma from glass is lacking. Smells a little off. Possibly an old bottle.

T - Carmel malts and bitterness. No real hop complexity or flavor. Pretty uninspiring. Again this may haver been an old bottle. Can't tell as I bought as part of mix-a-six

M - Good carbonation and weight. Mouth feel is good. Not too heavy.

O - Not a very good AIPA. This one tastes more like an English IPA if anything. Its not balanced and tastes a bit off. I don't think I'll bother with this one again.

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