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:
#42,005
Reviews:
325
Ratings:
1,231
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of stakem
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my bro for gifting me a bottle of this.12oz poured into a snifter. The brew appears a copper orange with yellow around the edges. A tan finger of froth leaves parches of lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma has herbal hops with a bit of floral component and fruits coupled with minerals and sulfur. A bit of toasty grain is noticed mingled inbetween the hops. Overall not bad smelling.

The taste is mineral-filled with some bitter rindy fruit flavoring. Sulfur and cheese is there coupled with some toasty grain backing. A contrasting floral flavoring of hops lingers in the mouth. Unfortunately the main character throughout this brew though is minerals.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. It is worth a try but not something I would return to if given choices.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale copper hue bright and clear visually appealing for sure nice thicket of off white head forms nicely. Head leaves speckled scattered layers of lacing with each sip. Aroma is nice with a full line up of citrus peel hop assault Amarillo for certain, with a tame mild sugar coated grapefruit halve like note. Just a touch accent of dank weed flowing bright, the flavor here hits much like many of the Breckenridge lineup with a tart yeast driven dough ball tone with a harsh water content backing it up. Amongst the base of the pale malts are the citric blast of grapefruit zest with floral and herbal hop flavors. Aren't actually that bad probably the best of the lot that I've tried from Breckenridge for quite some time, good lord knows this is better than their DIPA. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied slick with hop oils and smooth carbonation, goes down pretty easy overall. Drinkability is solid another solid ipa from the west, glad I didn't count Brickenridge out.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle

no freshness info

pour: Hazed and dull copper. Lighter khake head, gauzy, tiny bubble and leaves nice looking cpoious scattered webs of lace.

Sniff: citrus, orange beel

Taste: Solidly hopped, citric, with more orange notes, grapefruit in the mix. Malty counterbalance present and smoothening with toasty under notes. Fully flavorful, freshtasting and quite enjoyable.

A worthy newcomer to my neighborhood's beer distribution points.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, light, orange-yellow coloring that is slightly hazed, with a foamy, light, big bubbled, off-white head. Good cling to the glass as you drink. The nose is light and mild, with subtle citrus highlights, and a fresh cut grass characteristic. Flavors are peppery hops initially, but that quickly gives way to a mango, citrus, and passion fruit blend of sweetness, with an underlying toffee malt taste. At the end of the palate, the hops return, this time with a resiny and green profile. The aftertaste is a blend of the citrus, hops, and pepper spicing, but overall low key. The mid-bodied beer has a smooth, easy finish, with just a bit of bitter drying on the tip of the tongue. Solid IPA, and easy enough to drink. Would make a good starter IPA for someone just getting into the world of hops flavors.

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Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange amber with a thin off-white bubbly head that lasts, leaving some draping lace.

The smell is citric - pineapple and tangerine with a touch of caramel.

The citric hops are stronger with some sips than with others, but have a nice flavor. There is a slight metallic tinge at times. Slight alcohol shows, but not harsh or interfering. It has a mild, balanced (for style) finish.

It has a crisp, medium body.

A more balanced, smooth IPA. "Lucky U" if you can find it!

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Photo of Duff27
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Beautiful orange/reddish color. Nice half-inch head doesn't last long but leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S- Lot of grapefruit.

T- Tastes of a weak IPA, needs more hop flavor. Some citrus.

M- Nothing special here, watery.

D/O- Is their such thing as an IPA Light? Missing the full flavor of an IPA but that could be beneficial if you wanted to down a 6 pack of these.

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, pine, slight alcohol, sweet malt, and caramel malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, citrus hops, pine, and slight alcohol. Overall, average IPA in almost every aspect, but good appearance and blend.

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Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by hops. Taste is good, hops, citrus, a touch of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good brew.

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Photo of Gavage
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light amber in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time.

Smell: some caramel, soft fruit sweetness, and a hint of bitterness rise from the glass.

Taste: bready malt profile here. Caramel, ripe dark fruit sweetness, and a moderate bitterness makes up a mellow flavored IPA that definitely leans more towards and English style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. Aftertaste is short.

Drinkability: this is an easy drinking IPA that makes it a sessionable beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tommy5
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a bottle for $4 at Liberty St. Served in a pint glass, it was amber with a short white head. Tavern. Yeah, there was a decent citrus hop character and the beer was overall clean and drinkable, but it tasted a bit uninspired. There are too many good IPAs in this world to seek this out, but I wouldn't turn down a free pint.

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Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,231 ratings
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