471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
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471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mschofield on 08-09-2004

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty nice amber-orange color, some cloudiness, not a tremendous amount of head.
S - Strong hoppy aroma, full of dry, citrus smells.
T - Surprisingly not as hop-overpowering as I expected. Nice balanced flavors. For 9.2 ABV, you can barely taste the alcohol.
M - Fairly light mouthfeel, pretty smooth, dry.
O- Since I'm no hop-head, I drank this primarily because it was a small batch DIPA. I had expected to be bombarded with hops and spices, but to my surprise the beer was smooth, almost light for its ABV, and not nearly as dry and hoppy as I feared. A pleasant surprise that I'd consider drinking again.

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3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass. Hazy, orange to amber color with half a finger of head.
Strong pine smell with some lemon on the edges.
Really good flavor with great balance. Big hops and malt all-around with the pine and grapefruit balancing out the honey sweetness.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. A bit on the thick side of the texture. Works well.
I liked it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember trying this a while back and not being impressed, but then the other day at a tasting of mostly Breckenridge brews, I liked it a lot. So I have been sipping this one and I remember the good and the bad. The bad are unfounded. It is a little syrupy at times but otherwise it is a great balance of huge bitterness and malt.

The appearance is great - color, clarity, a bit of head. Just right. The smell is a fresh one. The taste is big an bitter, but not at all dark. More floral, but really nothing but bitter. Nice. I may seek this out on my trip to Colorado in December.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber, definitely a notch cloudy, tiny bubbles on the body and maybe a 1/4" white head to go with it.

Smell: Light floral scent, and fresh hoppy feel. Not bad at all.

Taste: Bitter but lightly sweet, I give it this definitely doesn't taste like the 9+ percent abv level that it is. Lightly malty and as far as taste, very easy to drink.

Mouth: Feels medium but comes off slightly heavy which should be good to most. Feels almost if not identical to tap considering carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good beer but not in my top 5 when it comes to the best Double/Imperial IPAs. I really like it and definitely has a lot to show for it. The overall beer is complex but doesn't need a little tweaking., doesn't mean it's bad just you know there's room for improvement. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: no head to speak of on a relatively clear amber/orange body.

S: molasses, tart/candied citrus, pine resin and malts verging into barleywine realm of aroma.

T: from the aroma I expected more booze. The caramel malts, resin and molasses form a base which reminds you of a barleywine but less tart and sharp. The hops provide earthy and citrus notes with mild bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. this one coats the palate quite a bit.

Overall: I like DIPAs and I like barleywines so this one isnt bad its just kind of stuck between the two style. The flavors suggest a high ABV without being too boozy though. I want more from the hops to like this one more.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, golden color colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - A pungent aroma of one and sweaty hops with a little bit of caramel in the background.

T - Sweet caramel malt up front with a little bit of spicy hop character. Some pine and grapefruit in the middle with a peppery finish of burnt toffe, pine, and red apple.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, the aroma is better than the flavor, with a nice pine and grapefruit scent that is never quite matched by the flabby taste.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 2,315 ratings
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