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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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny orange body, trace white head, spotty lacing

S: lemon peel/grassy, pine

T: lemon peel/grassy, pine, earthy bitter oily finish

M: med body, slight oily mouth

O: Not a huge fan of Breckenridge beers, this is pretty good.
Would not get again and probably not recommend, but
still enjoyable.


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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-golden with a thumbs with white head that recedes to a slight layer over the surface. Nice lacing. A great sweet, citric aroma of some grapefruit, lemon, and orange on top of a bready underbelly. Flavor matches the aroma quite well. Some definite sweetness to this, some great citric fruitiness, a nice malt underbelly, and then in the end some bitterness shows itself. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice active mouthfeel to this, around medium modied and crisp. Overall, probably the best Breckenridge beer I have tried. I was really surprised by this one in the best of ways.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,307 ratings.
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