471 Small Batch IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

471 Small Batch IPA471 Small Batch IPA
2,315 Ratings
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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Photo of slhuggy
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of stove52
4.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome! I would buy this again just for the aroma! strong Sweet and flaural, with a big buzz!

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Photo of jman42
4.82/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a bottle poured into a goblet on 9/14/2012

A = Nice orangish color, slightly cloudy. Nice head with medium retention. Good lacing.

S = HOPS...love the smell. Reminds me of freshly crushed hops from the garden. Definitely a good balance with the malts too. Did I say I love the smell?

T = Nice IPA taste. Not as bitter as the Sierra Nevada 2x IPA I reviewed recently. Not sure I'd have any indication that it was 9.2% ABV if I didn't read it on the bottle (might be a good one to give to a friend while I drink something lighter - just to mess with him).

M = Nice creamy mouthfeel. Didn't even have to take another taste just to check. No lingering bitterness either.

O = Me likey. Hate paying $10 for a 4-pack, but you (usually) get what you pay for. Will come back to this one again!

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Photo of someguyinohio
4.82/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay, this beer is now one of my reference IPA's. I would put this up there with any of them... Dogfish 90 minute, Stone IPA, Southern Tier 2X IPA.. etc. but this beer rises above these beers and is getting into Avery's Maharaja territory.. which is lofty company, in my opinion. This is a quality made product. I don't go in for the color and lacing details. It's all about Taste, Taste, Taste. This beer has that in spades.

It has an exceptional flavor range for an IPA. Citrus notes exceptionally well counterbalanced with toffee and caramel. Upfront taste is a bit bitter, after all it is an IPA, then a subtle reveal of all the taste layers of grapefruit and caramel, with a finish of some of the toffee and alcohol beautifully blended. Carbonation and mouth-feel are perfect.

This beer is a winner! Enthusiastically recommended. But hey, I'm just some guy in Ohio.

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Photo of smcreator
4.82/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very well rounded beer. It reminded me of a home brew recipe I once tried called (John 1981). One of my top recommendations since it has the perfect balance of hops (flavor and smell) with the other smooth flavors. Perfect beer for BBQ and pizza.

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Photo of tiitomireles
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A lovely copper. crystal clear pour with a rich tan head. Very smooth mouth feel without a heavy alcohol presence in spite of the 9.2% ABV. A rich, hoppy taste and finish that is well balanced with a hint of sweetness. One of my absolute favorites.

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Photo of mdunman
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Medium hazy dark amber with a good bit of head that lingered for a while.

S: So many hops, it's fantastic.

T: Again the hops here are fantastic, with a bit of spices on the sides and surprisingly the finish wasn't very dry at all, it was just very smooth.

M: Medium body, lots of carbonation and a smooth feel.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I would love to find some more of this and keep it stocked all the time.

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Photo of zymurgy4all
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a light coppery color with a small head and great lacing. It smells of citrus and somewhat grapefruit like. Obviously full of hops.

The flavor is quite interesting--I expected something very bitter like a Dogfish Head 90 min, but instead, it is very pleasing to the tongue. I don't think I've ever had an IPA that was balanced this well. In fact, this can hurt you--it tastes of less alcohol than a 5% beer, yet it is 9.2! Wow. It just shows that a good balance makes the best beer. I get a bit of residual bitterness, but nothing like a typical IPA. This is an impressive IPA for sure!
The mouthfeel is pleasant, and the carbonation is slightly low. The drinkability is by far greater than any other IPA I've had to include the last one I brewed.
Seek out to buy this beer.

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Photo of Finatic
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a Fullers pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange color with a finger white frothy head. Awesome lacing and lasting retention.

S: Floral hops just jump right out at you. Traces of tropical notes as well with grapefruit at the forefront.

T: Tastes just like it smell and the hops just attack the palate in a great way. Has a nice lasting bitter aftertaste that I just love.

M: Medium bodied with a very nice dry finish.

O: One of my favorite Double IPA's and a constant in my fridge when available in FL.

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Photo of jtslay
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a somewhat cloudy amber orange. The aroma was indicative of a twice hopped (or dry hopped) beer. The taste is slightly bitter but overall sweet and finishes well. This is a very drinkable beer. This beer reminded me very much of Charlie Papazian's John 1981 from his book Microbrewed Adventures.

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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Hemanth
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

The first beer that i picked up in Denver. The taste left an lasting impression.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,315 ratings
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