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 Amalak
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Brassy gold, scant head and no lace to speak of.

S - Hoppy balanced and juxtaposed with caramel-butter-biscuit malty. Seems like an American-English style fusion.

T - Taste is hoppy and dry with a long finish. Quite decent, would be an interesting and enjoyable take on an English IPA; not great as an American IPA though.

M - Medium-bodied, with a long and bitter finish

D - It is not terrible, but I can't imagine buying this again.

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Photo of CSO
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rye726
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown with a nice tan head. Nose has fresh hops, citrus and bready malts. Sweet candy malts over power the fruity hops a bit in the flavor, but still a good beer. Light body just a tad thin. Decent IPA from Breckenridge, but the flavor just does not live up to the nose.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of HalfFull
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. brown bottle. Lucky U claims to be a Hoppy Homage to a Denver landmark. Pours a somewhat hazy orange golden in color with half an inch of soapy white foam. Moderate retention and some decent lacing follow.

Nose seems as though it may be a bit dated as it resembles many an ok IPA but no great ones. Primarily citric hops sit alongside some more earthy notes, and a caramel stitch is everpresent. Warms to offer decent variety and depth.

Flavor is more malt forward with orange and caramel, and offers a decent spice and texture on the finish. Nothing deters nor attracts to any notable degree, a solid single down the left field line. Offers a full feel and a pleasant tingly carbonation and texture, finishing with a slightly rancid citric hop nature, though not nearly as distinct as many a 'Northwest' IPA. Somewhat mundane on the finish keeps the drink in check.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.29/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours a very cloudy shade of orange with a one finger white head. Boring

S- aroma is essentially nonexistent. Getting a slight bit of pine, but that's it

T- some citrus, some pine, and a whole lot of nothing in between. Finish is abrasively bitter

M- this is actually pretty syrupy...which is weird for a 6% IPA. Not a fan

O- no thanks....very bland. Tons of better options out there

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Photo of NateMac13
2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mpayne5
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hardy008
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber with a one finger off white head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has caramel malt, and light citrus hops.

Tastes more caramel malt forward than citrus hop forward. There is also a bit of earthiness, and bread malt. There's nothing which really stands out.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Not worth seeking out again.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of far333
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed aprocot copper colored with a beige-orance head that rises up an inch high and settles out quickly. Aroma of biscuity malt and subtle floral hops, some mint and butterscotch and graham cracker.

Flavor of toasty malt and ornage rind hopes, punctuated with piney notes. Finishes with more pine, and a slight metallic note. Hop bitterness lingers.

Semi-slick mouthfeel, a bit watery. Average beer overall.

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Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of chefduff2
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and amber to copper in color. Careful pour didn't produce much head, but lacing was decent. 3.5

Smells of hops a bit of earth, with a tinge of bay mud. 3.5

Tastes typically IPA. Hops are the main flavor, as are a nice pineyness and medium bitterness with a very slight sweet background taste. Very enjoyable taste for an IPA. 4.0

Feels crisp and clean. Medium carbonation. Easy to drink. 4

Drinks well within the style. Getting three in a 12 pack sampler is perfect, but a sixer would do when I'm in an IPA mood. 4

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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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Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of MinorThreat
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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