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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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden-orange body wtih a very small white head that reduces to a white ring. I would have preferred a bigger, puffier head for this IPA.

S- Citrus, resinous, sweet and hoppy. Inviting.

T- Starts with some tart grapefruit notes, ends with a fruity, winey, hoppy aftertaste. Leaves some bitterness on the tongue which is faint and enjoyable.

M- Medium-high carbonation, little to no sign of booze, which is impressive considering the high ABV.

Overall, I enjoyed this brew. I nicely crafted IPA with some good complexity.

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Photo of maxpower
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a clear orange amber with a nice creamy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass.Typical hoppy citrus and pine aromas, fresh pineapple, grapefruit and caramel flavors. Full bodied with a soft and thick mouthfeel, not syrupy like some of this style, finishes dry and bitter, It is hard to believe this is 9.2%. I will say this is the best I have had from this brewery thus far.

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Photo of JandJMD
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of instinct2
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of azdback
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Burnt orange color that is quite cloudy. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles (and other floaties) lead to a nice looking one finger head. The head is quite frothy and just a hint off of bright white. Retention is long and lace sticks to the inside of the glass in a large ring pattern.

Smell is quite sweet and citrusy. Like a sugar topped yellow grapefruit half. There are also some sweets from the malts. Kind of Barleywine smelling. Also some alcohol trails.

Taste is a lot like the smell. Sweet roasted malts give some lightly burnt sugar or caramel tastes. Citrus is bitter like a yellow grapefruit and there is some tartness to this also, like sour grapes. The alcohol is kept well in check on the taste. Generally pretty nice.

Mouth is on line for a DIPA. Malts of a high ABV brew keep the tongue and lips saturated in sugar sweetness and the body stays rich and full all the way to the back of the tongue where there is a bit of alcohol burn. Nicely done.

Overall I must say that this bottle is much better than the first one I had a couple of years ago. Don't know if this one is fresh, as Breckenridge doesn't bottle date, but it is much more enjoyable then I remember. It really has more of a Barleywine vibe to it but not a bad interpretation. Thanks to Jonathan for this hard earned sample. Even though I received this for free I must rate on price. This is a $16 six pack or an $8 bomber. For the price, you can do soooo much better.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Photo of n2pux
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of aforbes10
3.17/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A bit cloudier than regular IPAs. big head, reddish color. orangy hop smell. Whoa, i dont like the taste too much. way too sour. a lot of alcohol evident too which should not be the case with a regular IPA in my opinion. some nice hops on the finish but overall not too great.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

471 Small Batch IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,307 ratings.
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