Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouris clear amber with a nice weblike tan head...smell is hoppy with some citrus and pine, but something is of about it and I donít know...like the feeling in your nose when you sniff chlorine tablets, not swimming pool water but the thing that floats in it...system shocking sort of and not in the good way...taste is sweet and malty with lots of dough...I guess the hops kick in in the finish with some nice bitterness, but in a strange place on my tongue...the middle of the back...nice overall with no hint of alcohol whatsoever...
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Powdery hop aroma, some citrus, some apricot. Not overly bitter, good hop intensity late, though I get some dirty fuggley notes. Solid malt backbone, this is the right way to make a double IPA. The particular hop mix is not exactly my favorite, but this is how to make a double IPA.
bleeng (1463) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-22 oz. Coming from Breckenridge, whose beers have been up and down for years, I expcected little. Iíve been to the brewery several times and have been dissappointed more than Iíve been excited. So I see the small batch 471 and I say "why not". Not an overwhelming double or extreme IPA but definitely worth savoring. If this would have come out before the extremes IPA/hoppy beers started out then this would have opened eyes. But now...just drink it. Itís a fine substance...
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber with a medium-sized egg-shell head. Aroma of pine, dryer sheets, and caramel (Powerful Aroma). Bitter hoppiness in the flavor and finish. Flavor does not balance well with the beautiful aroma of this IPA.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Amber, light haze, some sparkle. Interesting. I guess this is a double IPA although the label says double hopped IPA. Prominent fruit esters, especially apple, bully the idea of IPA though. It has impressive body -- really nice feel with a touch of foam at the tip. The hop barrage fits into a viney, fruity groove to the maltís tongue. The malts on the lighter end feel weak or oxidized. Less than the sum of its parts.
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle: Lasting white head w/ an orange amber body. Herbal hop leaf & grassy hop aroma w/ a bit of alcohol. Hints of lemony citrus, medium caramel notes, and not much fruitiness. Well balanced but bitter like an IPA should be. Low caramel flavor to balance w/ citrusy hop flavors mid palate into the semi sweet finish. Aftertaste is bitter & citrusy hop. Overall malt flavor is lightl compared to dominant hops! Full bodied & lightly syrupy, could be more well attentuated like the Hop Juice I just had. Smooth body w/ low carbonation and warming alcohol. Average or just below at best. Nice level of bitterness but needs more malt flavor IMHO to balance the hoppy and bitter flavors. Also needs more malt character to add to complexity...but thatís just me talkin!!!
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/golden, mildly hazy, with curious large-form lacing. Aroma of pet store (rabbit dropping), sweet pine, and walking into a dry cleanerÖor maybe drier sheets for your laundry, and my Volvo wagon on a cold day. Palate is poor, being slightly thin and driven mostly by the bitter finish. Not really a Double IPA if youíre picky about styles? At least, thatís what Lumpy says. Iím not sure what to say about the flavour. General IPA-ville. Aroma is the strong-suit, and after that it doesnít do much for me.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/light copper body, thin/medium buff head. Biscuity, earthy, piney aroma with hints of tropical fruit. Tropical fruit (pineapple, etc.) hop notes dominate the flavor profile, balanced by biscuity malts and more typical piney and grapefruity hops. Medium-bodied, sweet, and not too harsh. Solid.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A most pleasant find. Iím glad I grabbed a couple bottles of this. Pours with a pleasing amber/copper color and a small frothy head. The aroma is inviting with fruity citrus and a very light malt (secondarily). The flavor makes me want to come back for more. This is nothing like some of the bigger 2IPAís like 3Fís, stones, or even Avery but it is most enjoyable. Strong hoppy presence with citrus peal (orange & grapefruit), moving into a solid and well balanced body (though somewhat watery) with caramel and alcohol hints. Bitter aftertaste. Nice. Really a great offering from this brewer!
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good lookin beer in the glass being dark honey colored, slightly cloudy and possessing a beg, creamy totally retained off white colored head. Aroma is wonderfully indulgent, being resplendent with multiple layers of hops. Lots of piney goodness, almost ot the point of being resinous in the aroma. There is a bit of citrus is the aroma but buried by the pine. The flavor is absolutely the kind of beers I live for. An altar to the God of the hops this beer hits the imbiber straight between the eyes with good clean, green hop goodness. An absolute revelation for Breckenridge!!!