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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Photo of stampfler07
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Very clear amber with a half-finger of off-white head, a few tiny bubbles rising through the brew, some light lacing clings to the glass as well

S- Strong pine and light grapefruit-citrus hop aromas

T- Pine hop and grapefruit citrus with moderate to strong bitterness throughout, hop fades toward the finish, only a very light caramel malt presence

M- Feels a bit light in the body, carbonation is moderate and pleasant

O- Not as balanced in the hop/malt category as I normally prefer in an IPA but very drinkable and the hop flavors are good and strong

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a hazy copper-orange color with sediment floating about. A light cream colored head sticks around for a while, and there's good (massive sheets) sticky lacing. The beer smells dank, woody (cedar) and spicy. This beer tastes bitter and piny with some cedar. There's a nice hoppy citric finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky.

Overall, some malt in the nose but not much in the taste. Really woody and bitter, some citrus. I don't have this one often but I like it.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jamstone714
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mastodonj
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a diconic,

Very nice foamy, pillowy head; loads o' lacing. Typical deep amber
color for an AIPA.

Very potent nose with plenty of hops but much more malt
smell than almost any AIPA that I have had. It's a complex of
aromas hence I gave it a higher than average score there.

The foretaste is kind of citrusy(?) but rapidly followed with those buckets of malt then a bitterness at the back of the tongue.

The feel is just average, not notable.

Very worthy beer and more complex than most AIPAs. If you
are looking for fresh hops to dominate, this is not the AIPA for
you. But, if you like maltiness with a good portion of bitter, then
definitely check this out.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Independant
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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