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.