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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Growler from Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a clear light copper color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries light tropical Frits plus some nice citrus runs and a touch of pine. The flavor brings fairly-heavy bitterness along with some nice American hops. A bit of malt in the background, though not toouch. Light-medium body with heavy bitterness and a solid dry finish. Really quite well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle... No bottling date!!!!

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 1 finger head decent sticky slimy film around the glass. Malt, with faint citrus, lemon some peach, brown sugar, molasses. The taste opens up a little more with a grapefruit/ pineapple crisp bitter feel, alot more citrus fruit notes come out. Big lemon bitter on the finish with a smooth sugary malt backbone. Big on feel and body, this is a big sugary sweet beer, bitter and bold. Overall this is a malt bomb of a DIPA, and the fact that i have no idea if this is fresh or not is pissing me off. Probably will not revisit until they put a bottling or best by date.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date. Poured into a mason jar.

Pours a dark orange with an amber tint. Small head shrinks to a thin film that hugs the rim. Smell is sweet malts and grain, with a hint of hops. The taste is crisp roasted malt followed by floral/grassy hops with a sweet tinge. The two compliment each other wonderfully. The aftertaste is mouth puckeringly bittersweet. Medium-heavy body with decent carbonation.

This is a wonderful DIPA with great malt presence that brings out the bitter hop flavor. The 9.2% ABV is hidden deceptively well. So be careful- this one sneaks up on you.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a light copper with a thin layer of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is of fresh pine needles. The malt and hop flavors are in good balance here but this offering really lacks the bitter hop punch that I expect to find in a solid DIPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first review!

Poured into a pint glass.

I've tried this beer up a few times and finally decided it was a good one to post a review on. I love hops just as much as the next HopHead and this one definitely had a great fresh floral and fruity taste to it. At $12 for a four pack it was a little on the pricier side but it's also not a four pack I'd put down in one sitting. Looking forward to trying some more beers from Breckenridge as the 471 didn't let me down!

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,304 ratings.
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