471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

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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816
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2,321
pDev:
12.24%
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Photo of DaveBlack
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of TechTriumph
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance is pretty standard. Copper colored. Very slight haze.

Appealing aroma, but not very strong. I'm picking up American hops and slight malt.

The bitterness hits the back of the tongue right away. I'm picking up some grainy, roasted malt. But, the hops are the main flavor component here. Tons of bitterness. But, it's different. Hard to explain. It sticks to the back of the tongue. A pretty nice flavor.

The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for this big a beer. It may be because the beer has a really dry finish.

This is a good double IPA. Good flavor, and actually pretty refreshing and crisp (relatively) for such a substantial beer.

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,321 ratings