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471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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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.

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

Enjoyed on tap at Breckenridge Brewery in Denver, free with the tour (great tour, I might add). I should also note that this beer is considerably better on tap than out of the bottle - dunno if it's just the freshness or what, but yum.

A: Hazy copper with thin off-white head. Poor retention and not much lacing.

S: Tough since the head was so disappointing. Primarily citrus with some floral notes; fresh bready and caramel malts. Weak; perhaps just necessitating a harder pour.

T: Great. Subtle citrus up front grows throughout the swallow, giving way to floral notes with a hint of pine. Caramel and bready malts are present, but sweetness certainly takes a backseat to the hop character. Ends with a subtle, lingering bitterness.

M: Crisp and clean with a medium body. I generally like something a little more resinous, but 471 is filtered with diatomaceous earth and the likes. Nonetheless, easy drinking and enjoyable.

O: A very solid DIPA. Not the best in the area, but not far off, either.

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

I like Breckenridge, but wasn't sure what to expect.

Pours out a nice orange/yellow that's pretty clear with a nice 2 finger white head.

The aroma is floral with notes of citrus and hops.

The taste is also very fruity, with mango, grapefruit and orange notes along with hints of floral qualities. The malt had a presence, but was mainly in the background. It had a nice bitter and crisp after taste.

Definitely one of my new favorite IPAs around. Very hoppy and delicious.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, best by October 2, 2012, so it should be fresh. Served at around 40F.

Pours very lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger off-white head that recedes to a small bubbly cap and leaves some spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is apricot, very floral, somewhat grassy hops, a touch of citrus, alcohol, some sweet caramel malt as well. Good to very good strength.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma, a lot of apricot, floral and grassy hops, hints of citrus, decent caramel malt backbone offers some sweetness, finishes with fair bitterness. Some solvent alcohol noted on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, oily, sticky, mild carbonation.

OK DIPA. Too much apricot for me...just not my favorite flavor characteristic in IPAs and this has a lot of it. Fairly boozy, too.

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

Purchased a 4pk at Wegman in Warrington, PA


Poured into and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass

A - Pours a slightly opaque, honey-orange color. A very lackluster head on the initial pour, maybe half-finger. Whatever head there was faded quickly. Nice amount of lacing left after drinking.

S - The distinct hoppy, citrusy IPA aroma. Smells pretty good.

T - The beer is not as balanced as I would like. It leans towards the bitter hop side with not a whole lot of malts to balance it out. The usual citrusy (grapefruit) and piney taste are present. Not a lot of sweetness to smooth things out. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

M - A thin consistency especially for a DIPA. Decent carbonation. Bitter aftertaste.

O - A good DIPA, I've had many others that I enjoy more. I love the hoppy bitterness but I do like a bit of sweetness to round things out. My first brew from Breckenridge Brewery. Not bad but probably would seek out other examples in the future.


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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Stone Nonic Pint Glass:

A-Copper, decent head and a fair amount of lace

S-all the usual characters are here, pine, citrus, hop-forward

T-very good, not in the category of a Dogfish Head 90 Minute, but pretty decent for the price point and as a double, it holds up pretty well

M-decent, a bit thin for my taste, I prefer something that has a little stickiness, but this is good

O-a very solid effort all around, glad I tried it

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,317 ratings
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