471 Small Batch IPA
Breckenridge Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,696
Ranked #11,523
3.94 | pDev: 12.18%
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Very Good
471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
Notes: 471 is a small batch, limited edition ale that was created by our Brewmaster to separate the weak from the strong. 471 is a double IPA, that combines Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils and Torrified Wheat malts, with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Fuggles hops. It has a big sweet mouthfeel, followed by more hoppiness than you've ever had at one time. Enjoy.
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 14, 2015
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orbitalr0x from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 471 IPA pours from the bomber a wonderful deep orange with a touch of red and a nice creamy, bubbly head that's almost khaki in color. Looks nice in the glass for sure. Aromas of deep rich piney resinous hops alongside a hefty sweet caramel, doughy maltiness. Brash, herbal hops are raw and quite nice. Candy like.

First sip brings a sweet caramelly, doughy maltiness. This is accentuated by a blast of bitter, piney, herbal hops. Raw, green, earthy and wonderfully resinous. There's a nice balance at play here. A tasty hop forward IPA that is tasty. Finishes with a nice bitterness on the way down.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creamy aspect and mellow carbonation. Goes down really easily...the bomber will disappear quickly. This one really doesn't seem like it's 9.2%. A winner from Breckenridge. Worth a shot by all means.

Dec 31, 2005
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oberon from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank this after a Moylan's Hopsickel so it took a few sips to gage it after that all out hop attack Hopsickel is,poured a clear copper with some deep orange tint a tight one finger white head settles into a nice creaminess atop.Very floral aromas with some citrus and pine and a touch of caramel letting you know there is some malt in there,a big IPA with big hoppy tones the familiar flavors of pine and grapefruit but there is a bigger sweetness to this big IPA brown sugar flavors really show thru even more so as it warms.A nice IPA has all the hop flavors just sweeter than alot of the style in my opinion.

Jan 16, 2006
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SanFranJake from California

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a snifter at Denver airport.
Great deep dark golden hue with minimal lacing.
More malty than hoppy but the ABV is well hidden.
Good beer, glad to try local stuff

Sep 18, 2015
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RoyalT from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This is a beautiful thick, gorgeous orange in color with some interesting floaties and a nice, full white head.

Smell – The hops here are huge orange rind with a little fruity sweetness and a stiff malt toasted aroma. The sugary orange aroma is very attractive and makes the nose IMO.

Taste – That orange sweetness finds its way to the taste making this a delicious DIPA that won’t offend the novice drinker. True there is some bitterness to this one but it is balanced and quite flavorful.

Mouthfeel – This is bigger than medium-bodied but not full with a strong bitterness that is happily offset by a terrific orange sweetness. The carbs are light and the mouthfeel is smooth.

Drinkability – Way too quaffable for a 9.2% ale.

Sep 02, 2012
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abcsofbeer from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 09, 2017
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TheBierBand from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nicely into a tulip glass to form a 1" rocky off-white head over a cloudy orange liquid. The foam leaved pronounced lacing on the glass.

Smell: quite pungent.... citrusy hops prevails.

Taste: Grapefruit and slight lemon with a grapefruit rind-like hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Quite good.... nice and creamy and heavy/chewey. This is the best feature of this ale. Low (appropriate) carbonation keeps things feeling creamy and smooth. Nice coating and aftertaste.

Drinkability: A very good ADIPA... RECOMMENDED.

Aug 06, 2007
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Vonerichs from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale orange color with a huge foamy head.

The smell was ok, but was tame and not very clear. It smelled like sweet malt and citrus.

This was a little more on the balanced side than I like in my IPAs, especially doubles. There is an extremely sweet caramel malt backbone which is balanced by citrus and floral hops. It has a taste of perfume. There is a slight spice finish.

Good carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.

Easy drinker for a double. I would have guessed this once a regular IPA if I didn't know better.

This was a good beer, but as I stated above it was a little too balanced for my liking.

May 11, 2009
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid hop aromas and flavors.

Aug 02, 2013
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paresis from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 26, 2015
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MarkyMOD from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

May 17, 2012
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BRD14 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Feb 24, 2013
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jtennyson99 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Oct 28, 2013
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Hemanth from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

The first beer that i picked up in Denver. The taste left an lasting impression.

Sep 03, 2014
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NEhophead from Massachusetts

3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 fl oz brown bottle, served in an oversized wine glass.

Pale copper in color with a fair amount of clarity. Not quite creamy, white head that recedes to the sides rather quickly leaving some small pools of bubbles. Some lasting, dimpled lacing.

Vanilla and honey sweetened peach, melon, and apricot. The alcohol component is apparent; swarming yet not exactly warming. Sharp, short-lived notes of pine and spruce.

Thin, watery tropical and citrus fruit. Beneath the sharp, somewhat oily hop presence is an obvious adjunctory base. The alcohol presence is unmasked; like rubbing alcohol, and overpowers the hops. The aftertaste offers notes of pine, but not enough to cut the alcohol flavor.

Medium in body; slick and gaseous with a touch of grit in spots.

This Double IPA is best described as unbalanced. As a big fan of the style, Breckenridge misses the mark on a few different levels; a disappointment.

Mar 04, 2011
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crayphish from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bomber poured a hazy copper orange. Thin head left a thick and chunky lace down my glass. Smell has hops and piney citrus, could be more intense. Taste starts a bit malty and finishes with a dry hoppy tang. Very clean dry finish, and the alcohol is hidden extremely well. I found this to be an extremely drinkable DIPA. I will be making the trek for more bombers soon.

Mar 29, 2007
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LtCracker20 from Connecticut

2.01/5  rDev -49%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazy orange/yellow body with a good 2-finger white head that drops halfway then sticks around for a while. Some nice lacing.

S- Wow. I really hope this is an old bottle and not how this should smell. Barely a hint of grassy hops, but all caramel malts, very sweet. I can't believe this is anything more than an all malt beer. Absolutely terrible for a DIPA.

T- Not much better than the smell. All caramel malts with more sweetness. Very little, if any, hop presence.

MF- A nice medium bodied beer that has good carbonation level.

O- Again, I hope this was just an old bottle because this was horrendous. Almost no hop anything in this beer: No taste. No aroma. Nothing.

Dec 25, 2011
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AilHead from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Mar 11, 2013
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Daktah from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great caramel and hop notes in the nose. Great body. The taste squanders some of that goodwill - too much burnt caramel taste and a little booze heavy. The alcohol taste is not shocking given the ABV, but great DIPAs do a much better job of balancing things.

Overall a good beer but a little disappointing given the brewery and price point.

Mar 26, 2015
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MidtowneMarket from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Aug 22, 2012
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beercanman from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Apr 08, 2013
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ToadiesForCody from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

May 16, 2014
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Jstonerock24 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Oct 09, 2014
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

471 IPA is a shiny copper color with a large, off-white head. Carbonation and retention are very good. The aroma is full of fresh piney hop smells. Very resinous. A sip starts with awesome piney hop flavors on top of a sweet, complex malt body. The bitterness is ample, but never anywhere near overwhelming. In my opinion all of the flavors here are dead on, the hops are very fresh and have an excellent flavor, while the malt body is almost perfect for an IPA. Plus the layers of flavor lend a great complexity. This is easily one of my favorites of the handfull IPAs I've sampled. Highly recommended.

Aug 20, 2005
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MrHungryMonkey from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely high levels of floral citric hops and high malt sweetness. Strong and pungently good.

Medium straw/gold/orange. Mostly clear. Low head and poor retention.

Very sweet malty smooth slightly thick attack which wanes into a floral hop bouquet with fruity undertones. Medium-high hop flavor is perfume-like, crisp, and clear. Malt is medium to medium-high and is a surprisingly thick and smooth composition of clean slightly toasty malt. Light fruitiness round out the palate. Slight resinous pine character. Finishes lightly dry, mostly clean.

Mouthfeel is crazy smooth and thick. Medium-high carbonation and alcohol thickness.

Damn find IPA: thick and crazy and most importantly very tasty. The best that Breckenridge has to offer!

Jul 17, 2007
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2330 ratings