471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours surprisingly more of a deep straw color. Definitely much more in the yellow range making appear like a good pale ale rather than a DIPA. However, the 1/2 inch white head sits perfectly on this brew, and it nicely reminds you of its presence by clinging to the glass.

S: The hoppy aroma comes through perfectly, but I feel that the malts are slightly lack luster. I'm very pleased to say there is a uniqueness to its essence that is provided by the different hops used to make it. The fuggle hops provide a nice twist to the odor.

T: Due to the different types of hops used, the taste also has a very distinct taste. Again, the malts could have a bit more influence to lighten the bitterness of the hops. An excellent mixture of earthy and citrusy flavor that is a delicious surprise considering the style.

M: A nice layer of well carbonated stickiness amply coats the palate. The stickiness causes the bitterness to lie briefly too long, but still very nicely put together.

O: It's a unique design to the style, so if it's available go ahead and give it a try.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently from Totowa and hadn't had any of the Breckenridge offerings in a while. I liked the idea of a small batch beer and the lack of a label made this stand out a bit more. While this was hard to distinguish from other DIPA's that I've had before, this was a solid offering that lived up to the style and was quite pleasing to drink.

This had a nice almond pour to it with a decent head and a small amount of lacing to boot as well. The aroma could have been stronger since this was so hoppy but the taste was up-front and long lasting. Lots of pine, grapefruit, and sweet sugar in the taste with a slightly oily mouthfeel to boot. The carbonation wasn't that high but the aftertaste was a bit metallic and had just the right amount of "burn" in it. This almost felt dry-hopped but it wasn't quite that strong and everything worked very smoothly together.

That also included the alcohol - which couldn't be tasted but was easily felt by the time I finished off the beer. Someone who's crazy about this style might not find that this measures up to similar examples from California but this is still worth giving a try and enjoying. Anyone who's never had a DIPA before would be well-versed to start here.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for 3.65$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with an average size fizzy light beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also a some grapefruit, apricot, and lots of pineapple. It ends with a sweet tropical fruit aftertaste with a medium amount of hoppy bitterness.

Overall - This beer is just a few small changes away from being fantastic. There is something a little too artificial in the taste, but it's still a very good DIPA. Well worth trying once at least.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Bottled served in a nonical pint glass

A - Clear honey amber with one finger fluffy white head with good retention and good lacing

S - malt, caramel, pine, grass

T - A malt forward sweet start, climaxing with grassy and pine notes with a bit of citrus hops and a nice moderately bitter finish and decent etoh flavor.

M - Medium body, moderately carbonated, chewy.

O - Really solid DIPA, pretty sweet, I could drink this most anytime.

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

A - bright golden orange with a little, soft, white cap of white head that fades to a thin lacing quickly

S - big, bready barley malt with faint birthday cake sweetness

T - big, bready body with a faint caramel sweetness; hop character gives citrusy, pineapple notes and a spicy, bitter finish; a heavy alcohol presence in the finish

M - medium to full bodied, big alcohol warmth, good carbonation

This is a decent DIPA. It's malt character is very forward and it has a nicely balanced hop character. The caramel sweetness to me is a bit sticky and at times too sweet though the barley malts lends great breadiness. The alcohol is prevalent and potent in both flavor and mouthfeel. Overall, a good DIPA but a bit sticky and boozy. It's worth a try.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,311 ratings.
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