471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
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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 +14.8%

Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +14.8%

Photo of mikeywtc
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
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%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Sideswipe
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. No date.

Nice coppery, amber color, with a finger of snow white head. Minimal lacing. The nose is big citrus fruit. Very nice. Taste supports it with flavors of orange, tangerine adn melon. A nice pale malt backbone asserts itself mid-palate, but it's quickly overcome by hoppy bitterness. The finish is dry and bitter. Medium body and a medium level of carbonation make this quite drinkable. I picked this up on a whim, and I'm not regretting it. A tasty IPA, and a credit to Breckenridge's brewers.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a semi-hazy copper color. A sea-foam white head sits atop and slowly dissipates. Nice sticky lacing. The beer smells sweet up front with citrus hops in the background. The beer tastes well balanced. First I get a faint malt presence with the slightest of sweetness, followed by a dry, grapefruit rind hop backbone. It's a nice complexity. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, I like this beer because it doesn't crush my soul with bitter hops. Oh, they're there, but I can taste the malts also, making for well-rounded beer. Also, for 9.2% ABV, it goes down very well.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on Tap at 13north Grill in Phoenix. Beer selection consisted of bud-light, miller, dos equies, etc.. and something named 471 which none of the waiters knew anything about

Easily the best beer I've had from Breckenridge, a big bold IPA. Reminds me of a homebrew IPA with massive hop bill.
I love the cloudy look, tells me someone put some love in the beer.
The smell is right on, fresh hops, not old or crisp, but fresh, a floral character to the hop smell
The mouthfeel and taste are fantastic, a big malty sweet hoppy meal, nothing light or re-freshing here. This beer is a meal in itself.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much of anything out of this beer, but its easily one of my favorites now.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed brown-tinted medium orange color. A little over one finger of off-white, creamy head. Retention is average and some irregular lacing is left.

4.5 S: Well now. I certainly didn't expect this out of Breckenridge. This smells amazing. Tons of tropical fruits, flowers, and sugar. Papaya and mango are strongest followed by pineapple and honeydew. Malt is pretty much in the background, but there is a touch of caramel. Yeastiness pokes through.

3.5 T: The taste is good, but it doesn't hold a candle up to the nose. Fruits are there, but in much lesser portions. Again, sugary, which I like in DIPAs. Alcohol is well hidden. The yeast comes out even more in the taste. Malts are lightly bready themselves. Hints of caramel.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but this is good here.

3.5 D: Solid beer. The nose made this worth the purchase alone.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as part of a Beer of the Month Club six pack at Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Virginia. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall pint glass. Pours a nice darker straw/amber color with a one finger head that leaves nice lacing. Smells of a floral and citrus notes. It has a great hoppy bite, along with a little citrus taste. A nice balance of hops and malt for a DIPA. Is a medium bodied beer and has a nice balance of carbonation for the beer. It is one I could drink for awhile. Overall, a very good beer and one I wish would be around for more than just small batch.

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4/5  rDev +2%

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 2,315 ratings
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