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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Pours a dark yellow, opaque, with a very thick head that leaves ringed lacing. Smells like vanilla and hops. Very active carbonation. The taste starts off sweet and crisp and ends very bitter and skunky. I enjoy the beginning much more than the end and aftertaste that lingers quite a while. Still a decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skycast (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
It is slightly murky with a large white head upon pouring. A wonderful hops aroma assaults your sense when it approaches your nose; if you love hoppy beers, this is very enticing. This initially has a strong malty flavor and finishes with a nice hoppy bite. Not the best heavily hopped beer I’ve had, but not the worst either. The texture is a little too "thick" for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2006
Slowly receding white rim over clear orange-amber beer. Hops, typical C-h’s but all the same restrained, well balanced by biscuit-like malts. Very perfumed but in the best, discreet way. Bitterish taste, nowhere extreme, grapes, sweet and dried but just before the raisin stage. C-hops and their TASTE without excess metallic bitterness. Slick MF, slightly oily; medium to full bodied. Nice, better as expected for this brewery, pleasant surprise at the Essen 2006 International tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
By far the best beer this brewery bottles. Huge Pacific Northwest hop signature...grapefruit/citrus/pine resin...and some floral notes as well. Somewhat lighter malt presence than I would have liked, but still quite enjoyable. These would certainly be considered good session material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
I was surprised at the strong abv, skillfully hidden beneath a generous helping of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of the floral hop scents and bitterness. The caramel malt flavors helpbalance out the taste, perhaps more than one would desire in an IIPA. Very good, but it suffers by comparison to the many BIG brews of the style out there. Still, great faire for the hophead that is me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
A first taste this beer as a bit of a bitter bite which is not cool. However, as more is consumed, that bite goes away, and you are left with a wonderful hoppy bear that goes down smooth. Not the best, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours orange-amber with a one and a half-finger white head with some big bubbles. Very grapefruity hop aroma, with decent sweet malts and some hints of honey. Gets much more piney as it warms. Smells very balanced. Big European hop flavor--earthy and somewhat sweet. Not as hardcore as most Double IPAs, but well-balanced and somewhat distinct. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
22 oz. bomber. Pours orange with a good size head. The pine and citrus are all present. Malts balance it out nicely but it lacks the punch that I expected out of double IPA. Still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Nice, tight-bubbled, sustaining, off white head on top of a pleasant, copper colored body. Hops smell very continental/noble in character, not unlike Sam Adams lager, with some nice, sweet, malt sugar/cotton candy underneath. Flavor has a nice profile, decent hoppiness, some good, strong malt flavors and sweetness, a winy alcohol, and dryness in the finish to complete the beer. Overall, great balance and a good profile. It is just a little boring and unsatisfying and the hoppiness is a little too perfumey, floral, and winy for my taste, but it definitely shows more American hopping as it warms to room temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a orange copper color with a medium white head. Aroma is of a distant misty pine needle forest, with hints of hops and fresh caramel. Flavor is very hoppy with a mix of west coast and east coast IPA. Alcohol is ever so slightly present. Very good.

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