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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.

Added by mschofield on 08-09-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a semi-murky brownish orange with a thin head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of citrus and tropical fruits. Sweet and hoppy. Flavors of citrus, namely orange, and some bitter pine. A bit bready. Taste is sweet with a nice wallop of bitterness. Grapefruit flavor throughout. Resinous and piney towards the end. Dry mouthfeel. Not very boozey tasting for a 9.2 Abv. Overall this is a really good Imperial Ipa that is easy to drink. Worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Spcoly
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass, small head, pretty clear golden color

A: Clean golden almost no carbonation present

S: not as strong as most IPAs but the usual hops / fruit are predominant

T: Holy Hopps...! from beginning to end....soem grapefruit and bitterness

M: Smooth...not too filling or carbonated....very easy to drink

A well done IPA with a kick...you dont really taste the 9.2ABV but can definintely feel it....!

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3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: mostly clear amber. A nice stream of small bubbles rising. Very little head?
Smell: citrus and floral hints. Grapefruit. Pretty substantial malt backbone.
Taste: grapefruit up front. Malt comes in, then a bitter aftertaste.
Overall: another good dipa. Not great but tasty.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Breckenridge : 471 IPA

An IPA of sizable strength and fair price. Pours a light golden color with chill haze but otherwise good clarity. Sticky bubbly lace is left behind. Aroma of citrus-y floral hops and mild biscuity/bready malt notes as well.

In the flavor, a fairly easy drinking and mellow profile. Upfront, mild grapefruit, sticky hop resins, and solid bitterness. The malt body has a sugary/honeyed character, and some clean alcoholic esters are there as well. Pretty well balanced, though in the finish 471 leans on the sweet side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat smooth. Overall, a pretty solid effort from Breckenridge.

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Total Wine & More purchase – Goodyear, AZ
12oz with pint

A: Pours a clear and sort of dull straw amber color with a tight thin off-white cap of foam. Some quick dissipation and just a few splashes of lace.

S: Smells of deep evergreens with a touch of catty herbals. Some runs of bright lemony citrus. Sweet pale malt aromas and a touch of alcohol presence. Fruity notes really assert as the brew warms. Pretty nice nose actually.

T: Tastes of real bright zesty orange flavors. Bitter melon with some grassy herbals. Upper moderate bitterness. Touch of bready cracker perks towards the end and provides a sort of orange-blossom honey sweetness. Little bit of alcohol warmth but otherwise very well masked. Slight metallic notes. Hops are lingering and sticky-icky. This is good. Lots of orange rind character with a decent bready malt influence.

M: Smooth creamy texture at first. Medium body with more of a dry tannic finish to it. Slight oily linger form the hops.

D: Excited to find this one on my AZ trip. Not sure how old the bottle was but a nice DIPA overall with good balance between pale malts and fruity hops. Definite dry hopping here. Lots of orange citrus notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable.

Would have again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2%
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 -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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