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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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Photo of khunter311
5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

I tried this beer while visiting my favorite watering hole. The beer is redish in appearance forming a half inch head when poured in a pint glass; the nose is complex, traces of hops, cinnanmon and caramel hits your nose; the taste is also multifaceted, leading is the taste of hops followed by notes of caramel and a bitter aftertaste which does not offend the palate. I will pair this beer with a sharp cheese or Italian Capicolla...and remember to support your local brewery. Drink Beer!

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Huffaroma
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of bootsandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of troysoy2
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My pour into a pint glass yielded about a half finger of fine, white head. Very little retention, leaving just a dusting on the surface, and not terribly much lacing. The body is a nice copper color.

The smell is very sweet, sappy pine, malt backbone. Very enticing, but not terribly unique. Nice balance.

The taste is what really wows me about this beer. It's nice and complex. Pleasingly sweet and piney/resiny on the front, while the finish is slowly drying, with an ever evolving hop character. The beer has a nice foundation of bready malts. The mouthfeel matches the taste perfectly too. Seriously. It's just thick enough, and with an awesome balance of carbonation frothing up onto your taste buds. A real treat.

I will have to get ahold of some more of this one. And soon.

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Photo of vicsju1991
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A - clear, deep amber colour, with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly
S - intense citrusy hoppiness, especially grapefruit
T - very fruity and sweet at first, solid maltiness, with a nice bitter grapefruity finish
M - creamy and smooth
O - a solid double ipa, but nothing i would buy again

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Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber body with a frothy white head. I do like a malty DIPA, and I hope this one has a rich body to match.

There are light resiny hops... and a little citrus, more pine sap with equally strong sugar.

Sweet, malty IPA with saturating pine bitterness. This really isn't my favorite DIPA, but it's bold and lives up to my expectations for the class as least. I would have liked more citrus and fruitiness, also a little more body would be ideal

This beer has a relatively "MEH" mouthfeel, with a medium body and gushing carbonation. The hops are piney with a touch of citrus and the beer conceals its alcohol content rather well. However, the aftertaste lingers longer than desired :(

The beer is pretty tasty, but I have high DIPA expectations. The alcohol content, malt base and hops are fairly balanced, but it's just not my favorite type of DIPA without a strong citrusy aroma!
The bomber was reasonably priced and easy to get, but I'd probably seek out other DIPAs instead.

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Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ConorThomas
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hmph
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of verdict603
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of headyhopzhead
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of horshack7
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This one is a hazy copper with some brightness to it and some brassy hues around the edges. On top is a head about one finger thick.

Aroma: In the front are grapefruit notes as well as piney bits. A bready maltiness touches of peach and tropical fruits. Way in the back is a wisp of biscuits.

Taste: Grapefruit, piney, it has a little bit of a malty backbone. Crisp mouthfeel, peaches are towards the end.

Notes: There is quite the malty backbone in this one but it still has a great hop bite. Cheers.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange with quickly forming and fading white head. Sticky bubbles cling to the side of the glass.

Aroma is hop-forward with a distinct sweetness. Resinous, juicy hop cones with plenty of caramel malt to back it up. Spruce and pine cone present with grapefruit mist. Well balanced and straightforward.

Lots of hoppy resin comes through. Juicy and fresh, minty and fruity with plenty of pine notes. Well rounded bitterness at the end sticks around. Alcohol is well hidden

Slightly warming, sticky, well bodied

Quality small batch DIPA. Give it a shot

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange to amber colored with a thick head. Great retention and ample lacing complete an outstanding appearance. The aroma offers a balance of hops and caramel malts. The flavor offers a subtle touch of earthy flavor to go along with a somewhat hop forward beer. Malt is in there as well, but plays a secondary role. A bit sweet, with alcohol hidden fairly well considering the 9.2% abv. Overall, a decent brew. Worth a try.

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Photo of LtCracker20
2.01/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazy orange/yellow body with a good 2-finger white head that drops halfway then sticks around for a while. Some nice lacing.

S- Wow. I really hope this is an old bottle and not how this should smell. Barely a hint of grassy hops, but all caramel malts, very sweet. I can't believe this is anything more than an all malt beer. Absolutely terrible for a DIPA.

T- Not much better than the smell. All caramel malts with more sweetness. Very little, if any, hop presence.

MF- A nice medium bodied beer that has good carbonation level.

O- Again, I hope this was just an old bottle because this was horrendous. Almost no hop anything in this beer: No taste. No aroma. Nothing.

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Photo of edk218
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Finatic
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a Fullers pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange color with a finger white frothy head. Awesome lacing and lasting retention.

S: Floral hops just jump right out at you. Traces of tropical notes as well with grapefruit at the forefront.

T: Tastes just like it smell and the hops just attack the palate in a great way. Has a nice lasting bitter aftertaste that I just love.

M: Medium bodied with a very nice dry finish.

O: One of my favorite Double IPA's and a constant in my fridge when available in FL.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,318 ratings
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