471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

very good
2,306 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,306 |  Reviews: 815
Photo of uziangis
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of minterro
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sixer mixer from Oades

A & S: O yeah feeling good about this beer for the start. Floral (mostly), citrus and piney hops in that order. Some boozy and bready tones thrown in there. Clear lively looking orange colored beer. Pours about a finger of just off white head and is retained at a thin layer. Decent about of lacing clinging to the sides.

T & M: On the high side of the carbonation spectrum, very crisp. Piney upfront and in the burps. Citrus hops are quite prevalent, but not over welling. Pretty similar to the nose with a decent amount of a malty background. On the fuller side of body, but not full. Dry and slightly bitter in finish, pretty darn drinkable.

O: good lord is this beer solid. I could see myself drinking this beer as a solid example of a double, not to pricey, not too over welling, its pretty darn good.

 832 characters

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a massive foamy 3 finger light tan head that faded very slowly and left good spotty lacing sticking to the sides and a layer of foam on top.

Smells of grapefruit, citrus hops, orange, piney hops, caramel, light brown sugar, floral hops, tea leaf, fresh cut grass, flowers, sweet malt, light spices like pepper, and some cracker; the alcohol was very well hidden by the hops and was not evident at all. Not as explosive as some hoppy IPA smell, but still a nice aroma.

Tastes like citrus hops up front, with grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, coriander, lightly roasted grains, brown sugar, piney hops, herbs, grass, floral hops, caramel, sweet malt, pepper, and some alcohol heat; the hops attack the taste buds and really have a kick, but the malt provides enough balance to make this drinkable and even a tad grainy at the end. This is not a session beer, but it’s tasty and complex with ice oily citrus hops and grains working well together.

Mouthfeel is oily slick and smooth with mild carbonation, a medium body, a chewy feel, and a tart bitter finish that was full of citrus flavor, caramel and sweet malt to make for a pretty drinkable DIPA. Not the greatest DIPA, but still really good and worth a try.

 1,258 characters

Photo of Mtnbeerman
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DaveBlack
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale amber and crystal clear, maybe a finger's width of head coats the top but disappears quickly. The beer leaves behind a fair amount of lacing on the side of the glass as one drinks.

S: A surprisingly light aroma for a 9.2% ABV DIPA. Piney hops, which bring with them a slight peachy aroma. But even that is not that strong and there is not a whole lot else going on.

T: Kind of light tasting for DIPA as well, but the flavors are certainly solid. A malt backbone holds the beer together while the hops carry the flavor. They are piney, citrusy and still bring with them that peach flavor that I found in the aroma. The finish is pleasantly bitter.

M: relatively light body, slightly oily in the mouth and leaves the mouth feeling (unsurprisingly) dry.

O: Not what I expected, since it could easily be mistaken for a regular IPA, which is not a bad thing. It hides the alcohol well and drinks easily with a lot of good flavors. Definitely my favorite beer from Breckenridge to date.

 992 characters

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RoryOMoore
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 11/08/11:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Caramel, earthy colored and very cloudy; One inch off-white fluffy head that leaves pretty solid lacing all around the glass; Some sediment floating in there

S - Nice nose of earthy, orange, and grapefruit hop aroma; Some sticky sweetness detected as well

T - Earthy hops up front with a hint of citrus and pine; Slight caramel sweetness as well; Some bitterness after the initial rush of hops, but not too much or long-lasting; No hints of alcohol

M - Finishes decently dry; Medium bodied; Good amount of carbonation that tingles the tongue

O - This is a really tasty DIPA that doesn't disappoint. It's got a nice drinkability quality, though I would certainly take it easy if having more than one or two. There's a great hop character that satisfies my craving with no real sign of alcohol. I will certainly come back for more in the future.

 919 characters

Photo of SlickestWilly
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of gregyore
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of McLaughlin5350
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of y2jrock60
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very creamy white two finger head that stays strong until half way through. It's still present halfway, but only about 1/4" thick. This beer laces extremely well, one of the best lacing beers I've had. I guess this is expected from all the alpha acid in the hops.

S- Very piney up front followed by earthy and citrus aromas giving way to a slight malt sweetness. You can smell this beer immediately upon opening, even a few feet away.

T- Wow, this beer is delicious. This beer gives you a slight burn to your lips followed by an intense piney hop sensation that fades for a second then hits you again with a very strong hop bitterness. It then fades into a mild citrus and earthy hop bitterness at the end of the sip. You have a very slight citrus hop and sweet malt flavor that lingers to the next sip. I'm surprised how complex the hop signature is and how it fades then hits you then fades while leaving almost no bitter aftertaste. It's begging you for another sip.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is entirely masked by the hop presence.

D- Highly drinkable for an IPA. You have a hop flavor that lingers at the end of the sip without the bitterness like most IPAs. It's just begging for another sip.

This is definitely the best Double IPA I've had so far. It has a very complex hop character that transitions beautifully.

 1,360 characters

Photo of foulhooked
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kelvarnsen
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +2.8%

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,306 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.