Lucky U IPA | Breckenridge Brewery

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Lucky U IPALucky U IPA

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours cloudy amber. Not much head. Smells of faint sweet fruit. Not much hops to speak of. A little watered down and rather malty, some stale hops perhaps. A bit of a candy flavor. Slick mouthfeel. Not what I want from the style. Not great. I hope I got an outdated bottle, but based on all the other ratings it seems like this is just a poorly executed IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a 1/2 inch head and leaves a slight lacing on the glass. It has a light copper color.

The smell is as malty as it is hoppy. A touch of spice but nothing that really jumps out. Pretty good balance.

The taste is caramel malt, spices and a hint of hoppiness at the end. Good balance but a little straight forward. No flavor is really in control and no flavor is really that amazing, but it is good because of the balance.

Mouthfeel is decent, above average in fact. Not too carbonated and leaves a nice dryness on the tongue.

Overall the beer is above average and worth a try but I would not buy a 6-pack. A single bottle was good enough for me. Pretty good in general.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of magine
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a deep dark cooper color; hazy with lots of bubbles cascading to make up a fluffy pocketed head. Head leaves a nice lace layer side to side. Some really good sticky lacing here clings all around and stays the whole drink. Brew looks very good.

Brew smells of good citrus and grapefruit hops, even some piney notes. Some mild caramel malts. A good nose here.

Brew is medium bodied; good blend and balance here. Some peppery hops upfront and a caramel malty middle follwed by a hoppy mildly bitter finish. Good fruits and piney oil slick hops here. Nothing earth shattering as far as hops, but a very solid IPA that drinks very good. Good stuff here.

This is a good, very soild sessionable IPA here. Good flavors and has nice balance to keep all drinkers interested. This is one of the better 'not overly hoppy' types of IPA's to have. Good stuff here.

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4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange with a large, attractive white head. Leaves a nice lace.

S: Orange and Resin, very nice. A slight, caramelly sweetness behind it.

T: Taste doesn't hold up as bold as the aroma, but still a nice citrus, maybe more grapefruit that the orange in the aroma.

M; Mouthfeel is super nice, the exact balance I'm looking for in an IPA. Perfect.

D: Pretty darn drinkable, but nt enough to make me drink only this in a night if I have the chance.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of delmarfountain
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Six pack of bottles. Oh, yeah.

Served in pint glass with very thin head and lace.

Pretty good-looking, but more carbonated than better IPAs.

Not bitter, but smooth. Not much hop or malt either.

Smell, look, and taste of a solid but average IPA.

Be cool, dogs.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of gcamparone
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass.

A- golden-orange , slightly hazy body. Small white head that reduces fairly quickly to a white ring.

S- very floral upfront, with caramel and grapefruit notes too. Slightly soapy. Very inviting

T- Citrus, grapefruit, pine notes. Slight malty backbone. Leaves a slight bitter hop taste on the tongue, but I would have preferred a little more hoppy bite.

M- medium to high carbonation, medium body.

A very drinkable, balanced ipa. I really enjoyed this one. Recommendable for the non-hop head beer fans.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 1,230 ratings.
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