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Lucky U IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 124 | 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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A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Thick, apple-cider in color with a 1-finger white, frothy head. Minimal lacing.

S: More malt than hop on the nose, with some caramel apple, earth, grass, pinewood, and leather. Not a big nose, and one that won't turn the IPA-Averse off.

T: This beer opens in your mouth with some crusty malt notes, and moves some hop character over your tongue as you swallow. It's tinny and sedimentary, with some definite dirt flavors, fairly well-balanced malt-to-hop ratio, and a bone-dry, almost chalky swallow. This IPA is on the dry/bitter side of things.

M: Full and crisp, without being distinct. Easy enough to drink, with a parched after-feel. This is a dry IPA.

O: Not one I would seek out, but if seen on-tap with lesser fare at a bar, one I would certainly go to. More than one in a sitting can be enjoyed, but I still wouldn't necessarily call it "sessionable" due to the dry nature of it.

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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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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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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
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