Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA

Some of the beer overflowed and I cleaned it up with a towel and Clorox Disinfecting Wipe. As such, when I inhaled I could only smell the lemon scent of the Clorox I just used. Thus, I had to go on drinking the beer without knowing how it smelled. In any case, all I could detect on my initial sips was that the beer tasted strong. Turning the bottle around, I saw that this was indeed true: 9.2% ABV.

While the beer is labeled as an IPA, I honestly don't detect any hint of the IPA flavor whatsoever. As such, this makes the Double Hopper IPA similar in flavor to the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, though more bearable. In addition, without drinking any more, I do begin to detect a bit of the IPA flavor lingering on my tongue. It tastes both slightly bitter and slightly sweet.

The beer appears to have a cloudy orange color.

As I continue to sip this beer, I find it gets harder and harder to consume: the beer tastes stronger as it gets warmer.

The final sips are warm, have a slight burn, and have a hint of the bitter IPA flavor. 10:42PM ET

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Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA

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471 Small Batch

Hoppy? Brother, 471 IPA redefines hoppy.
471 is a small batch, limited edition ale that was created by our Brewmaster to separate the weak from the strong. 471 is a double IPA, that combines Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils and Torrified Wheat malts, with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Fuggles hops. It has a big sweet mouthfeel, followed by more hoppiness than you've ever had at one time. Enjoy.

Beer Style: Double IPA (India Pale Ale)
Flavor: Big sweet mouthfeel balanced by aggressive hoppiness
Yeast: British Ale Yeast
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Fuggles
Color: Copper
Bitterness Units: 70
Alcohol By Volume: 9.2%
Alcohol By Weight: 7.3%

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