471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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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#11,564
Reviews:
816
Ratings:
2,326
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
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Photo of ColoradoPhil
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer reminds me of of the hard to get double IPA's Pliny the Elder, a good example.. this has a sweeter flavor, a bit of caramel to it. I would have to do the blind taste test. I don't taste any grapefruit citrus, by the second bottle of this stuff it is evident Breckenridge Brewery has got a very rich tasting beer on their hands. In sum, this is a great IPA, if not it is certainly in great beer territory. Very damn good.

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Photo of slhuggy
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of fscottkey
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.50] The bottle lists the ABV (9.2%). There is also a date code for (08/30/2016). So this one is a bit beyond peak freshness. The beer is a dark amber color. It has TONS of floaties in it. It forms a pretty minimal white head.

S: [3.50] Peach, alcohol heat (a little like rubbing alcohol), pine, pineapple.

T: [3.75] I get the peach from the nose. I am not getting the alcohol heat (at least not early). Also picking up the pineapple. Also hints of lemon rind. After a while getting some sweetness from the malts,

M: [3.75] Above medium body. Slight bitter at the end but not too dramatic.

O: [3.50] This is a decent beer. I think you could develop this flavor at 6% ABV - but still it does the job. The flavor has some depth and balance. The nose had a bit of a raw alcohol scent - but it didn't impact the flavor at all. Not one I'd seek out, just due to the high ABV relative to the flavor output.

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

Photo of Dekkar
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wizzle32
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTrent
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I thought this Double IPA was overall decent.

Look: semi-clear copper with a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma: grapefruit, caramel, pine

Taste: Good malt backbone, caramel, pine, grapefruit, but a tad medicinal, I was hoping for more hops, and the alcohol was noticeable.

Feel: Medium body. The alcohol is noticeable. I think it was a good beer but not top notch.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnF
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now PA allows grocery stores to sell beer! Bought this in a make your own six pack and am very pleasantly surprised. I love hops and the Caramel variety might be what makes this beer so smooth and tasty.

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Photo of tkolterman
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BEER88
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shutter
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 10/22/14 on draft at Fischman's.

Murky orange hue.

White head; decent lace.

Smoke, honeyed grain & sweet citrus nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Mango, orange...& slight urine flavors. Flavorful but off-putting.

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Photo of Dukies222001
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good offering from BB. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass Color was a nice medium copper with ample head. Very smooth taste more of a malty IPA. Not sure what the taste is im loving probably the caramel. Very good IPA

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Photo of taospowder
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,326 ratings