471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
2,315 Ratings
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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,315 ratings
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