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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.)

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Clear coppery color, good head and retention. Aroma is has strong citrus notes, and some light piney notes. Very plentifully hopped. I love this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 12 oz bottle via Arctic Liquors BOM club. Pours a clear copper with a good size head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, lemon, alcohol and yeast. Not much maltiness in the flavors. Mostly just grapefruit hoppiness. Cardboard/metallic aftertaste. Thin bodied for a Double IPA. Would have guessed it was just a staright-up IPA. Alcohol is almost undetectable. Bitter aftertaste lingers for a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
sampled at brewpub. My favorite from this brewery. Aroma is nice and is of Citrus hops, some pine. Taste is citrus with a nice bitterness. Full bodied, and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
West coast hops aroma, orange and fine malt, dark orange, with a small off-white head. Flavour begins with those big citrus hops, followed by a firm malt backing. Medium bodied, majestically bitter. Great!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2198) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Excellent combination of sweet and bitter. Starts sweet, but hop bitterness lingers. Alcohol, at 9.2%, is well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Transparent and magnifying caramel brass in color with a hovering, fuzzy, compact khaki tan head. Sandblasted doily lacing etches on the flare of the tulip glass. Aroma lights up the room with honeysuckle, mango rind shavings, strawberry freesia, rose hips, marigolds and pina marmalade. Hot damn. Big, bold beer status is affirmed at first sip. Sugary apricot chews dive into strawberry shortcake with sweet cream remedies. Cherry toffee nips give a date-like caramel currant to the amarillo and cascade thrill. Some freshly chucked peach chews reside on honeydew rind as well. Semi-oily texture transposes to cream and then a light, floral and dry nectar character settles in for the outtake. Case-in-point: it nails all the desirable palate sensations. Rose blossoms and mango-papaya batter give a gummy, floral and sweetly cunning quality at the end of each sip. Watermelon and fuzzy peaches give a pleasurable backlash post-gestation. Long story short: melons and passion fruit have met their match.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Draught at Flying Saucer, San Antonio, 2006-12-23, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy amber color, creamy head, nice lace. Very nice aroma of hops, with resins and fruits. Good malt taste, full mouthfeel, with very good resiny hops, and long final.

Bottle, 2006-09-08, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Copper color; generous head, thick. Mellow aroma, malt and fruity hops; medium strength, elegant. Good body structure, good malt, good aromatic bitterness; pine needles; grapefruit fruitness. The final is long and quite strong, with sweet caramel and hop, some resins. Humble IIPA, fresh; interesting end enjoyable for being so balanced between the sweetness and the bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 A great tasting IPA. This brew had nice carbonation with a crisp smooth palate. Has a very floral hop aroma and flavor, with flavors of pear, apple, and grape also being prevalent. One of the sweeter IPAs Ive had. Not quite as bitter as a double should be in my opinion though.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (6539) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz bottle from Crosling, drunk on 9/2/06. Not sure of the age.
Very deep red-clay body has copper-orange highlights and a very high clarity, though the liquid looks very thick/viscous. Off-white head is flimsy, receding very quickly to partial-cover/ring and then nothing, in a matter of seconds. No lacing left behind. Sporadic, large bubbles drift lazily upwards. No sediment on the bottom.
Munich malt in the aroma pretty much overlays everything. Bready, lightly acidic sourness seems at odds with the clarity/crispness that these citric hops would like to deliver. Dry, thick, pine resin sits on the end and in between there is a touch of cherry and orange fruitiness. I keep getting an odd, almost chalky, dull/bland note, maybe the wheat (not that I would have guessed that). Whatever it is, it seems mainly stale, like preliminary oxidation. Candy sweet malts seem to outdo the hops, and in the end, Im left with a large amount of sugariness, growing stale and finally bready and sour/acidic with hard pine and raw citrus.....
Seems like most of the bright/lively hop flavors have passed out of the flavor, as this is a syrupy-sweet, thick, cloying mess of a beer. Pine acidity, with dry orange-rind bitterness and an old, leafiness are all that are left as far as hops. Hard crystal maltiness produces caramel and candy flavors, while the munich malt keeps things sourish and bready. Forced carbonation is large-bubbled, not engaging and exacerbates the syrupiness. I think Nick is paying me back for the Nashoba Valley Peach Lambic ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours a hazy coulded yellow orange gold with a sizable though quickly diminishing head. The nose is fragrant with orangey citrus and honey. Light and sweet malt and some graininess melds nicely with the noticable hops. The palate is a little thick with good creaminess and even a bit viscous, though its still very drinkable. The flavors are rather big, though I wouldnt say big enough to merit double IPA status. I really refuse to believe the ABV is 9.2! Anyhow, light sweet pale malt with a touch of caramely notes. Theres some grainy wheatness, which I just noticed makes sense given the malt bill. Theres some balancing citrusy hops that border on being pungent. Theres a sharp biting bitterness that sinks in as the beer lies on the tongue for a bit. Not really a super clean bitterness, costing a point or two between flavor and overall. The balance on this beer is truly remarkable, and the alcohol is hidden as well as Ive ever seen it done (unless the info in the database is wrong!).


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