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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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow....this is a good beer! I can't believe I picked it up out of the Binny's singles bin!!!! The beer pours a hazy amber. The head is very thin, slightly off-white, but is lacing. The smell includes deep citrus and pine notes...subtle but good! The taste is an extremely well balanced beer...the malt, hop, and ABV dance together in great harmony!!! The hops provide a citrus pine flare to sweet malt that provide a fight against the higher ABV! The mouthfeel is solid...full bodied ale with good to mild carbontation. Overall the beer is wonderfull. Not a session beer...for it would annihalate....but absolutely worth a taste!!!!

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of koopa
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Matt at the Copper Mine Pub thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a 1 finger white crown that displays some retention and lace.

Smell: Very malt forward despite the Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Fuggles combo going on here. The simcoe dominates the delicate mixture. Hint of alcohol also makes an appearance.

Taste: Slightly buttery and grainy malt profile, simcoe forward muted hop mixture, and a moderate but noticeable dose of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Feels chewy and slick up front but a touch thin on the way down? Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A decent brew that I wouldn't purchase but I wouldn't turn down a free pour of it either.

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A somewhat hazy copper-colored beer with a nice enough head. Retention and lacing are both good. Appealing but not super strong aroma is definitely hoppy, with the standard grapefruit and pine profile of a west coast IPA, but the malt is present in the nose as well. Smells a bit sweet, and it is. A very balanced DIPA that’s not a hop bomb at all; the sweetness and malt are right up front. This will be a disappointment to those who favor a more aggressive hoppiness in the style. Takes the maltiness typical of the DIPA and brings it to the fore a bit more than is usual these days. The hop flavors, which are mostly of the citrus and pine variety, aren’t overshadowed but are pretty much level with the malt.

Carbonation is on the high side and the finish is rather short without a lot of lingering bitterness. A DIPA that’s very middle of the road. Drinkable. Hides the alcohol very well. Worth a shot.

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4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass. Love the coppery look and had a nice pillowy white head. Great nose, alot of grapefruit. Surprisingly malty considering the aroma.High in alcohol but doesn't really drink like it is.Really good representation of the style, first beer from Breckenridge won't be the last.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a generous half-inch white head even though I poured the entire thing down the side of the glass. Obviously a sign of a lot of carbonation. Retains very nicely dropping to an 1/8 inch. Medium amber color.

S- Fragrant, dank hops emanate with a wafty pineapple citrus overtone. Slightly metallic but still has that bounce that's indicative of a full flavor.

T- Nice hop kick in the beginning leading to an abrupt metallic taste that flows into...oh wow. I can't put my finger on the vegetable sensed in the aftertaste but it's there. Either broccoli or green pepper. That said, there's a bit of spicy heat that's erupting in the flavor but isn't immediately apparent. A lot going on here. The bitterness almost plays as an afterthought to the other characteristics of the beer. It's actually quite interesting how the heat of the capsaicin plays off the heat of the alcohol and the sting of the hops. The trio of sharp flavors meld together in an uncanny unison. Remarkable.

M- Quite a lot of carbonation as expected. The consistency is slick leaving a layer of salival residue on the tongue. It's pretty fun to drink this beer.

O- After having two unexciting beers by this brewery (Agave Wheat and Lucky U IPA), this is a pleasant surprise. A great, firm IPA with a lot of character.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Blake St. Breckenridge.

Poured a hazy golden copper color with a sizeable head. Lacing was considerable. Had an aroma of earthy funk and citrus. Definitely hoppy. Tasted full of earthy/citrus-y hops. I did not get much malt flavor from it. Well balanced and clean...very drinkable for a 2xIPA.

Light brew that goes down smooth with light carbonation. I actually enjoyed this one which is rare for me when drinking a 2xIPA. I would try it again.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really solid double ipa. poured into a chilled pint at the breck taproom downtown denver. yellowish golden amber color with a bright white head. smell big bold hops and taste is true. resin heavy hops in the palate and a bittersweet finish that is memorable. mouthfeel is perfect for this beer, the lighter side of medium with a certain "i want another" vibe. at over 9 percent though, you'd better have a sober driver. if not for the oatmeal stout, this would be breckenridge's best offering.

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of DIPAs, and when I initially poured this, I had big expectations. It had a nice head and lacing with a light caramel/copper color. However, the nose was initially masked by the alcohol. The malts, citrus, and pine notes did eventually come through with repeated sniffing though. It had a pretty nice mouthfeel, but the taste was only average to me. I think the kicker was a lingering bitterness that I haven't really encountered with other DIPAs. I would really like to give this another go on tap.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my notes:

Pours clear, foamy, with a big citrusy bouquet. I get some pine notes, some resin on the finish. Lots of effervescence from the draught, wondering if it’s overcarbonated? Surprisingly light for a DIPA, but definitely a strong one at 9.2%.

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Photo of shanblur
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Illegible bottle markings. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Murky copper color with a decent white head which leaves extensive lacing.

S - A nice citrus style hops aroma with some malt and earthiness as well.

T - A nice full hops flavor some citrus and earthy hops. Nice hops profile. Some minor malt flavors.

M - Very nice here. Smooth with a gentle carbonation.

A very nice beer. Seems hard to get. Will probably never get to try again but am glad I got to try once. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a hazy light orange color with a large white head which has decent retention and leaves a pacing. The smells are of citrus and pine hops with a little alcohol smells. The feel is medium. The taste is mostly of hops with caramel malts. Overall not a bad iipa.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours an amber color with an off-white head with good lacing and retention.

S- The aroma is sweet malt and a nice dose of fresh hops. Looking forward to trying this beer.

T- The taste is Has some sweetness from the malt but the palate is clearly dominated by the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a pretty tasty IPA that is worth a try. Recommended!

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,323 ratings