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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Hoppy? Brother, 471 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. (Available at Breckenridge Pubs and Restaurants and bottled as 471 Small Batch Double Hopped IPA.)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Pours a deep autumnal amber with a loose white head that does stick around for a while. Aromas are heavily malty and caramel with some piney grapefruit in the background. The body is med. heavy. The flavor is heavily sweet with a good dose of piney hops but nothing over the top. The finish is med. bitter but not drying at all. I am really surprised that this rates this high. Good beer? Sure. But this is not a IIPA, it is an American strong ale. I’m glad they listed ingredients. Munich and Cara-Pils have no place in an IPA much less a IIPA. Pliny, which to me defines the style, actually has dextrose to thin the beer out, and these guys are using cara-pils???

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Greets witha wonderful aroma. A medium hoppyness dictates the palate, with a long lasting mild bitterness, just the perfect amount. A medium body is slightly sticky and very drinkable. A small frothy head follows post of the way down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Not blown away but this was good. Very bitter and a tad unbalanced. Better than brecks normal fare.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Absolutely one of the finest IPA’s I’ve had the pleasure to sample. This ale is amazingly easy to drink for having such a high alcohol content. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Pours straw colored with hoppy aroma and off-white head with great retention and good lacing. Spicy hop taste. A little musty. Maybe too old? Would like to compare with a fresher version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy, orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The hoppy, earthy nose is of pine, caramel, leather and black cherries. Moderately bitter flavor... grapefruit and pine needles with a blast of caramel. The alcohol is evident and warming, but not overbearing. Full-bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet and grassy. World class brew! Thanks to growler for sharing his bottle with me!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2005
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy mostly lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated slightly hazy caramel brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma contained nice caramel hop notes. The mouth feel was tingly and hoppy initially with a caramel hop finish. The flavor was strong in the finish with a large caramel hop note.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2005 bomber. . Citusry aroma with orange notes predominating. Definitely hop-loaded. . . .. Copper pour, big airy lt tan head - good retention. . . . ....Malty start. Fruity, hoppy middle with bitter finish. Tangy. . . .Medium body, but coats the mouth almost too much. . . . .A tasty IPA, Lots of interest in the hop department. Quite malty, a bit sweet with a firm mouth-coat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle tastes about 6 or 7 months old. Hazy,light amber,beer. Big,fluffy,head leaves lace all over the glass. Aroma is more malty(caramel,bread,old toast),with underlying alcohol,and pine,grassy hops. Flavor,unlike aroma,still tastes of hops,but a huge,malt,base is present,and really dominating at this point. Mouth is all malt(caramel,bread),with just a little bitterness. Finish is loaded with pine,and citrus and has a little alcohol,burn. I imagine fresh this was a hop bomb,which usually,I would prefer it that way,but not in this case.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Caramel colored with giant, bubbly head. Sour grapefruit overpowers the aroma, which also hints at more perfumey hops. An overwhelming sourness fills the mouth at first sip - a wall of grapefruit that eventually gives way to a nice, malty middle. The sourness carries through though, well into the finish. Somewhat cloying as well. This is pure hop juice and not much else, but I guess that’s the point? I wonder if some cellar time might subdue the hops a bit and let some of that nice maltiness come through.


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