Sunday, November 9, 2008

Breckenridge 471 IPA

'Hoppy? Brother, 471 IPA 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.'

I wasn't big on Breckenridge's Oatmeal Stout that I put up a few months ago, but the word in other blogs I read is that this IPA is killer. I am going to have to agree with my blog buddies on this one, this brew is great.

I haven't had much of a craving for hoppy beers lately after the overload I put myself through in the summer, but there was still much to be enjoyed about this beer. 471 IPA is a real smooth drinker for an IPA, it seems to hit that line right before an IPA gets 'too hoppy'. I think this would be a great introductory beer for someone trying to get into hoppier beers as this IPA has plenty of malts to mellow it all out. This beer didn't have any kooky motif or the outrageous flavors that you often expect from a microbrew, but to tell the truth I found that rather refreshing. A great rounded beer that I can see myself drinking quite a bit of, on any occasion, any season.


Chipper Dave said...

What's that behind the bottle? A hop monster? Clever. I tried this brew not too long ago and found it to be a worthy IPA. Didn't take me long to finish off that bottle either. If yo liked this but didn't like the Oatmeal Stout, then you may want to try their Vanilla Porter. That is one of my favorite winter brews.

matt said...

I am not a big porter guy, but I will definitely give that a shot. thanks man!

That is actually a DND miniature, but I thought it looked like a hop monster too so I gave him a little showcase.

Amateur said...

Dude, where you been?

Everything cool in the state?

matt said...

Oh, I am alive, thanks for checking on me haha.

Been a little busy out here and I have been a little burnt out, which has apparently drained my will to blog. I'll be back with a vengeance in a few weeks I hope.

Michael said...

Right about Small Batch - I think Breckenridge is kind of glitchy in that some of their beer's are terrific and others completely forgetable. I liked the Small Batch and the Vanilla Porter but no so much the Stout.