471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
2,302
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
352
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Reviews: 814 | Ratings: 2,302
Photo of Danitufano
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer, wish the smell was more aromatic. Great taste, new perfect color and great mouth feel, very comfortable in your mouth, easy, hoppy, and a slight bitter taste

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Photo of Psychoslowmatic
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More malt than I expected. Not really cloudy, there's floaters in it. It's OK, not amazing but decent. I'd buy again if it was cheap and/or local, but I'm in the Northeast. If this is their DIPA I bet I'd like their IPA, will have to seek it out.

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Photo of supie12
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This has been a truly enjoyable IPA. There isn't much of a head when I poured it into my glass. But the aroma is so crisp. And it is only surpassed by the taste of the malts and large dose of hops. I really annoyed this one. Too bad it's a limited small batch.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a snifter at Denver airport.
Great deep dark golden hue with minimal lacing.
More malty than hoppy but the ABV is well hidden.
Good beer, glad to try local stuff

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Photo of Beerds
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark rich copper, decent amount of thick off white head. Very fruity smelling (raisins or am I crazy?). Taste is almost like a syrup with little to no hop bite. First breckenridge beer and I must say pretty damn good!

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine offering from BB. Undated bottle into pint glass. Clear, deep amber with a persistent off-white head. Lots of malt, with the hops taking a back seat to some extent. Medium mouthfeel. ABV is well-hidden. Very, very drinkable.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good DIPA. It had a nice strength to it and you could definitely catch the alcohol. It was very hoppy and very strong flavored. This is a winner.

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Photo of ISUNO
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was not at all what I expected when I opened the bottle. It was a pleasant surprise. Great blend of malts and hops. Lots of sweetness that was very well balanced by bitterness from the hops. I will definitely keep an eye out for this in the future.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 07528B15. Sampled on June 1, 2015

Amber, heady pour with a haze.

The aroma is of roasted caramel, floral, citrus, and cantaloupe.

Medium to heavy body.

Roasted malts briefly and then overcome by bitter hops. Very easy drinking for 9.2%

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Photo of Austinkrat
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great balance of malts and hops. Like Dogfish 90 IPA. Creamy taste. This one's a sleeper in my opinion....should be rated higher. Nice job Breckenridge!

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Photo of Daktah
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great caramel and hop notes in the nose. Great body. The taste squanders some of that goodwill - too much burnt caramel taste and a little booze heavy. The alcohol taste is not shocking given the ABV, but great DIPAs do a much better job of balancing things.

Overall a good beer but a little disappointing given the brewery and price point.

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Photo of Afullmer0317
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Caramel and bitterness blended perfectly. It's a bit sweeter than i usually like my beers, but it was perfectly fitted for this beer. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't crazy sweet as some reviews may have you think. But the sweetness did come through and it was amazing. It came through just as much as the bitterness did and to my surprise made an incredible beer. Color - deep golden.

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Photo of ksimons
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orangeish amber with visible sediment floating in the beer and a thin layer of khaki head. Aroma is of caramel and citrus and what smells like molasses. Taste is similar to the smell but with a much lighter molasses taste. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Overall the smell kind of throws me but the beer actually all works well together.

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Photo of lwillitz
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers khaki head over a cloudy body of deep orange amber, very nice web of lace

S - citrus and floral, lots of malt; very pleasant

T - nice malt flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness, citrus and floral hops, notes of grass and spice, somewhat buttery

M - smooth, thick full body; highly carbonated; pretty dry

O - On the malty side, but a very nice brew nonetheless. Delightfully thick and smooth.

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Photo of RayVB
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Interesting DIPA, not overly hopped hint of floral and citrus. For a 9.2% not to heavy on alcohol taste. Overall a good but not great DIPA, would definitely only have 1 at a sitting.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a tall pint glass. Well with in its freshness window.

A- Brilliant and clear amber color with a huge off-white billowy head. Spider web lacing.

S- A little boozy. Some citrus hop.

T- Malty and under-hopped.

M- Full body and feel. The hops finally show up in the finish, dry and biting.

O- Ipa flavors and aromas came up short here.

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Photo of shopsis
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Nicely hoppy, and well-balanced. A good level of sweetness. Pours with a perfectly -proportioned head that retains well. Gotta get me some more while it's still around.

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Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BEST FROM BRECKINRIDGE. I'm excited to finally be able to "rave" about this Co. Brewer.

A : Dark copper a bit of haze and very good, tight head formation, retention, and light lacing.
S: Intense - Massively hopped, on the orange rind, candied marmalade spectrum with pine, moist pine floor, earth.
T: Follows the smell, but fresh and orange-liquor like - a serious IPA. Citrus rinds render a sharp, bright start that arcs into pine floor and sun baked grass dryness. Interesting balance of wet pine floor and open meadow. Lots of resin. Lots of complexity.
F: Lovely, caressing feel and finish. Hides ABV well.

This is the best beer from brewer and a very fine DIPA. Must try! Esp if you like fresh orange/pine/complex ipas with dense richness.

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Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%

A grainy, herbal, spicy nose.
Pours a slightly chill hazed amber under a 2” off-white rocky foam cap – very lacy.
Palate: Big malt flavors joined by light fruit (orange and melon) seasoned with spicy rich hops and rich dry hopped flavors and aromas. Some lingering malt sweetness but nicely balanced by the hop bitterness and light alcohol flavors.
A rich, creamy texture supports a medium plus body and very fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a nice hazy brown. Great double IPA. Great smell. Almost orange with some pine. Taste backs up the smell. The bitterness is nice and not too much. Smooth all the way through. Alcohol is hidden very well in this beer. Didn't realize it was 9.2% until I got up after my second pint.


Wife's Review: "No thank you".

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Had on draft at Lures Bar and Grill

A-Pour is clear orange with a one and half finger white head. Great lacing.

S-Aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, bread, and pine hops.

T-Taste has grapefruit, orange, bread, pine hops, and citrus.

M-Mouthfeel is well balance with medium carbonation.

O-Overall this DIPA is very solid. With the malt it hides the ABV well.

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Photo of Dannyw22
5/5  rDev +28.5%

I went to the Micro Festivus in Roanoke Virginia and hands down this was the best IPA. Perfect balance of malt and hops. Smooth on the tongue and and amazing after taste. If you have not had this you are missing out!

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Photo of mnrider
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a reddish dark orange. Two fingers of tan head falls back to just about nothing. lacing is good as it leaves a good amount of stickiness.

S: Chewy malts. Light citrus hops. Some pine comes in. Not much, but what is there is pretty bright.

T/M: The beer is balanced well. The malts and hops blend effortlessly. Malts come through first, then the stronger citrus hops jump out. They soon blend together which helps the drinkability. Bittersweet. Medium bodied. Alcohol kick comes in but is less noticeable later on.

O: Very good IPA. At 9.2% the alcohol is hidden quite well. easy to drink for a DIPA. Needs more hops though. So nothing extraordinary and I wouldn't go out of my way to get.

Cheers!!

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Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very slightly hazy, yellow amber, with a dense, meringue head and delicate lacing.

Aroma: Clean, piney hops, with sweet, bright citrus and peach.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Immediately noticeable alcohol flavor on the tongue, with grainy wheat, biscuity malts, and grassy, spicy hops present as well. The hop character is very green, pure, and fresh, but is on the verge of overwhelming in the finish, as it seems amplified slightly by the flavor of alcohol. Some sugary, zesty citrus rind comes through, but this is a boozy hop show to be sure.

Final Word: A take it or leave it IPA, unless you are a true hop lover. While the higher ABV came through a bit too much in the flavor profile, that was really my only complaint with this beer, and my neutral opinion of it is due to the fact that it didn’t present anything unique or out of the ordinary for the style. The hop flavor was exceptionally pure and fresh on the tongue, but didn’t have quite enough malt character throughout to keep the piney bitterness in check. Hop lovers will adore this beer, due to the aforementioned freshness and purity, which really is the strength of this brew, but other drinkers will likely find it a bit unbalanced and strong, seeking more well rounded IPAs instead. I’ll never tell you not to order this one, but I’ll most likely always recommend another.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Small Batch" 471 Double Hopped IPA.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice hazed burnt sienna orange colored body with a nice collection of sediment floating around and some bubbles rushing topside. Three fingers of fluffy foamy khaki head that leaves nice scattered lacing behind. Looks pretty nice.

S - I'm trying to like it so far, but this aroma is really not doing it for me. Subdued grapefruit / piney hoppiness paired with some honey / caramel malt presence, but there is a pungent horseradish type aroma that is really turning me off.

T - The taste is a step up from the aroma, of course. Caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaf flavors, grapefruit, pine. It isn't a bad taste, but there isn't much to brag about here.

M - The feel is smooth & fluid. Mild alcohol warmth on the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an average, if slightly below average offering from Breckenridge. The effort is much appreciated, but I was let down. I don't know if it was the variety of hops used here or what, but something about this beer was just not doing it for me. I suppose it is worth trying once, but better luck next time, guys.

Breckenridge Small Batch 471 Double Hopped IPA ---3.5/5

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471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,302 ratings.
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