Lucky U IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amarillo, Magnum, Perle, Cascade, Apollo, Fuggle, Golding hops.

Two Row Pale, Munich, Carmel, Torrified Wheat malts.

68 IBU.

Added by Bitterbill on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,911
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
1,239
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,239 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RancidAggro
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought myself a Breckenridge sampler pack. Their IPA is a bit waterey, but is still tasty. I prefer a more full bodied and flavorful IPA. This one does not fit that criteria. I imagine it could be good for a hot day, but overall I think it is just ok. Still worlds beyond what you find in most grocery stores, but I'm a beer snob. If your reading this, you are too.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2015. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of spicy pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice american IPA. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TxBrewser
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pretty amber-gold color with some unfiltered cloudiness into a pint glass with a small amount of whitish head.

Smell is sweet tangerine and orange with a hint of bread malt. I'm intrigued, but wary.

Taste, for all the sweet, fruity nose it gave, is harshly bitter. Let me point out that I drink 90% IPAs. Bitter orange peel and a bit of malt are the closers for this IPA.

Mouthfeel is full, yet astringent, with more than average carbonation.

Overall, not a terrible IPA. Really different, but not necessarily in a good way. I'd drink it over a Shiner or Blue Moon or whatever faux-craft beer some crappy chain restaurant had, but I'd be unlikely to get one if any passable IPA were offered as an alternative.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stanley23
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gautch726
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure how, but they have managed to make and IPA-flavored juice. Not sharp at all, however it creates pretty weak taste for an IPA. Easy to drink... a little too easy for my liking.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of axf4129
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chris7482
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpc166
4.61/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste and aroma. Wonderful summer beer before a Rockies game!

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Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of popeye303
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look is a nice Amber color. Smell is not very strong but a decent maltiness. Taste is mildly hoppy but good. Feel is slightly sharp but not syrupy. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sohearn
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,239 ratings