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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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
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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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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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2.01/5  rDev -48.3%
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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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish gold, white head, decent retention, a little lacing. Pretty standard looking.

S: Really fruity, grassy, really nice hops. Sweet. I love it.

T: Malt is a little strong, and it's a little too sweet for my liking, but overall it's pretty good tasting. Grapefruity. Toasty malt, but not burned toast - that flavor is perfect. The sweetness in the front and back is a little much for me - would prefer a little more bitterness - it's almost cloying.

M: Syrupy, which doesn't go well with the sweetness. Carbonation fine - it's light, but about right for the style. Medium-heavy bodied.

D: Tastes alright, but needs to be less sweet. It's drinkable, but not something I'll buy again if I can find other stuff that's more bitter.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,305 ratings.
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