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RATINGS: 1161   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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 (2399) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Thanks to an unknown RateBeerian for sending me this bottle!

Pours with a busty bronze body and a bountiful what cap of head. The aroma is bursting with caramelized brown sugars, citrus zests, and pine chips. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I’d have liked… but the hops hold strong. There is a small bit of astringency in the bitter and dry finish… but overall, Pretty well built!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2006
This was a perfect compliment to a big greasy onion burger. It was a touch bitter on the end to balace the sweetness, although not really the punch I would expect in an IIPA. Alcohol is well hidden, I would have guessed this at closer to 7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Clear amber body with a quickly diminishing white head. Citrus, pine, whole grains, licorice-esque alcohol, lots of caramel, some mild acitiy and a hint of grapefruit. The body is smooth and drinkable, but a bit heavy with some residual sweetness and plenty of alcohol. The flavor starts fairly sweet and turns mildly bitter toward the finish. The lack of substantial bitterness makes me think this may not be exceedingly fresh. The flavor is nice as there is a decent malt profile before tasty, yet mild, hops proffer pine, citrus and subdued bitterness. While enjoyable, not excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Shared a bomber of this with Duane right after I had a bottle of DFH 60 minute IPA. Some malty aromas floating around in the glass, as well as some hops, but nothing stood out. Some malts up front, but the finish was less hoppy than I expected it to be. Well balanced though, with a nice medium mouthfeel.

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