Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep copper color with a big white head and nice lacing. Aroma was some grapefruit citrus with herbs and pine. The taste though, just didnít do anything for me - this was an adequate pale ale but not much more, I really expected a doozy of an IPA, but I ended up bored.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich deep amber. Thick creamy head fadet, but leaves a good lace. Grassy, pithy hops over a rich, sweet malt. Hot from the alcohol. Bit unbalanced.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a good looking orange with a nice white head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of grapefruit to go around. Flavor is dominated by strong malts with just a mild hop flavor. Not reallly a strong IIPA in the hops but it still has its qualities including the low price.
Kevin (2028) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tannish brown body with a thin head. sweet hoppy pine and caramel nose, like cotton candy with glorious hops. sticky mouthfeel, sweet caramel and marshmallow taste with a great bitter level. finish is clean and very balanced. sweet and good.
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 (1273) - 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 (1472) - 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 (11760) - 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 (2042) - 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 (1092) - 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!!!