Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
On tap at CAH Innsbrook, surprised to see how few have had the chance to try this. Clear orange, little head. Sweet grapefruit aroma, mellow, not piercing. Toffee sweet malt flavors descend into notes of grapefruit and definite anise. Finish is sweet and earthy. Truly a different sort of IIPA, and quite nice. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
GABF 2004: Clear light copper golden with a thick and well lacing white head. Fresh hoppy aroma has a nice caramel malty balance. Body is thin and not quite as sweet as expected. Finishes dry and bland with some hoppy bitterness to it. Overall not very refined or complex as far as double ipas go. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Copper.
A fairly subtle nose of deep creamy caramel malt and sharp pungent hop notes.
Malty as hell, especially for a DIPA, the malts are creamy, biscuit-like with caramel and butter in the backround. The hops are simcoe and possibly centennial, maybe a few more. I enjoyed the variety. Notes of nectarnes, pine, white plums, lemon and pineapple as well.
I am stunned that 471 is a Breckenridge beer. Since when can they brew? I hope they bottle this! Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Tap, Falling Rock in Denver: Dark amber with a rust glow. Weighty, rewarding mouthfeel without any cloying side effects. Big and rich malts with notes of freshly baked bread, toast and sweet caramel. Big hop flavors really melded well with the malts. In fact, I found the beer to be nicely well rounded overall. Hop aromas were nice also, but more subdued and on a more even par with the malts. Alcohol was noticeable, but it was soft and not sharp at all, and only enhanced the beer’s character. Easily, the finest Breckenridge beer I’ve ever had. I really hope they decide to bottle this one. Rerate: YEAH! They bottled it! Clear and bright amber with a frothy, lasting head. Great mouthfeel -- not too heavy, not too light. Big, resiny hops, filled with tree sap and a citrusy bitterness. Fruity alcohol. Can’t really say exactly why, but I really like this stuff.