471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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3.92/5
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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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#7,255
Reviews:
816
Ratings:
2,324
pDev:
12.24%
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Photo of Frenzeljr
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Almost overly sweet for a double ipa

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Photo of GangOf1
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BethanyB
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange/medium amber in color. Chill haze, and a pure white head which leaves 360-degree rings of lace in its wake. The aroma is a delicious combo of lemon tart, honey, and juicey orange slices. Medium-high resinous hop bitterness makes this an unmistakeable IPA, although there also exists a caramel and honey sweetness which is unusually strong for the style. The medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel highlights the malt more than the hops, but the bitterness still manages to make it it to the finish. A sweeter, lighter DIPA, this beer, while tasty, is a touch too tame.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I get a strong bourbon smell and somewhat of a bourbon taste that, in my opinion kills some of the hoppy flavor I was hoping to get. This is a good to very good beer.

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

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jodio
2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Smyrna, GA. The appearance is a nice orange color with a large white head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a great hop/alcohol DIPA mix.

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

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RossR
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NEOdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yourmom123
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hman43
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: It pours a golden orange that is actually more on the orange side. There is an off white moderate head that does produce a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: It has aromas of Grapefruit and apricot with bread and caramel in the background. There is also a hint of spruce.

Taste: IT is very sweet up front and bitters while in the mouth. There are grapefruit and apricot flavors with bread and caramel.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with a moderately bitter finish that is fairly long lasting.

Overall it is moderately bitter with strong fruit flavors and moderately malts on the low side.

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Photo of mhenehan7
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served reasonably cool into a pint glass. Purchased while over in the US. No freshness indicated on the bottle, fingers crossed that this is at least brewed in the past 2 months or so.

Appearance - Reasonably clear dark copper colored beer. Pours a nice finger of ivory head, impressive streaks of lacing left behind as the head dissipates at a glacial pace.

Smell - Plenty of hops, some tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, passionfruit and maybe guava. Plenty of caramel goodness too adding to the sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable in the nose.

Taste - fairly sweet, pineapple and mango again, bitterness is subdued, although flavors aren't quite as intense as I'd expect. Flavors are delicious once they hit the tongue, seems to take some time in my tongue getting them sorted out and it doesn't last for too long. Alcohol is well hidden in the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is soft and body is surprisingly light and flat. Works well with the sweet flavors. Mouthfeel is sticky but not really cloying. Really nice balance and astonishingly easy to drink fro a DIPA.

Overall - Small Batch 471, has some serious potential, but the flavors don't quite last on the tongue long enough for me to advocate for this harder. Otherwise flat out it is an excellent, but sweet DIPA that will certainly turn some heads in a crowded field.

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Photo of Cath
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,324 ratings