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Lucky U IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 125 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A murky rich amber color with a decent grey-white foam on top and solid lacing. The aroma includes a flowery pine-grass hop with bready caramel malt. Pretty decent. The first tastes gives up an earthy-grass hop and a vinegar-lemon tartness over a toffee coffee-esque base. It’s grainy but has a good amount of bite. It’s a medium body brew with a coffee-like feel and lively carbonation that keeps your attention. This is a fine option for a somewhat different kind of an IPA, but ultimately not one I’ll make any effort to revisit.

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3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Opaque orange amber color. Less than one finger of frothy beige head that fell quickly, but did leave a short ring of lacing.

3.5 S: Floral and citrusy hops, but no flavors in particular stand out. Caramel malts with a heavy breadiness that is enhanced by the yeast.

3.0 T: Light herbal and citrus hop flavor. A bit soapy. The yeastiness and breadiness are strong and block out most of the other flavors. Moderate bitterness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit chewy.

2.5 D: I'm not a huge fan of bready IPAs and this is full of it. Additionally, the hops don't really do a lot for this. Lucky me? I think not.

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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pretty but tastes and feels thin. Big fluffy head with lacing for days, with an attractive amber body.
Smells are fresh IPA type scents. Well rounded; not striking but appealing.
Flavors make me think more of a hopped up amber ale, or perhaps an english IPA than an american IPA. Sweetened black tea flavor profile. There's some piney hop stuff going on but coming from Colorado I have higher expectations.
I chose this because I hadn't tried it before. I was either going to choose this or a six pack of Southern Tier IPA. Next time I'm getting the Southern Tier.

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a bit of head that disappears.

Smells like fresh floral hops, citrus and a nice malt presence

Taste is nice and citrusy too with some pleasant peach and pine. Nicely balanced with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is average for an IPA and well carbonated

Overall a nice IPA from the Mountain State

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Appearance - Cloudy amber body. Two finger offwhite head with good stick and retention.

Smell - Floral hops. Banana-like maltiness. Balanced, or leaning slightly towards the malt.

Taste - Mild, bright floral hop. Alcohol. Vague bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Smooth. Carbonation adds some foaminess.

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a dark copper color with an 1/8 inch head that reduces into patchy surface bubbles, some big and some small, before settling into a ripple pattern of foam. Very nice, actually.

S- Moderate hoppy aroma with some malty sweetness.

T- Sweet maltiness upfront with some caramel notes along with maybe some toffee lingering in the background. Next come the hops which are pretty subdued but taste good. Not overly bitter. Easy to drink. Not too shabby.

M- Good amount of carbonation. Crisp and full.

O- A very solid, straightforward IPA. Not a whole lot going on but that's obviously the point considering how drinkable it is

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3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at their Blake St. Brewpub in Denver.

Poured a nice copper color with a bit of haze. Considerable head from an aggressive pour, but it mostly dissipated. Left a good amount of lacing. Aroma was of citrusy and earthy hops as well as some sweet malts. Smells well-balanced. Taste is bitter from the hops, but not overly so. The malts balance it out a bit. I really enjoyed the complexity of the hops...I got multiple notes from them (piney, citrusy, earthy...good stuff).

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer in a trade with a friend. He thought pretty highly of this beer, and I was pretty excited about trying it.

It smells pretty good. I got a lot of hops off the top (it was an IPA, big surprise).

The flavor was a lot more neutral. There was no complexity or challenge. It tasted like Simcoe hops (pine).

The only down-side is the amount of bitterness. There was a lot.

It was a pretty good beer over all. I recommend picking up a bottle or six.

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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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