Breckenridge Small Batch 471 Double Hopped IPA
I picked up this bottle on my last trip down to Kentucky at The Corkscrew in Champaign, IL. It's a really cool little store if you ever make it down that way. I was excited to try this one as I've never seen it before and I'm always a sucker for a nice hoppy IPA. Here we go!
The 471 IPA pours from the bomber a wonderful deep orange with a touch of red and a nice creamy, bubbly head that's almost khaki in color. Looks nice in the glass for sure. Aromas of deep rich piney resinous hops alongside a hefty sweet caramel, doughy maltiness. Brash, herbal hops are raw and quite nice. Candy like.
First sip brings a sweet caramelly, doughy maltiness. This is accentuated by a blast of bitter, piney, herbal hops. Raw, green, earthy and wonderfully resinous. There's a nice balance at play here. A tasty hop forward IPA that is tasty. Finishes with a nice bitterness on the way down.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creamy aspect and mellow carbonation. Goes down really easily...the bomber will disappear quickly. This one really doesn't seem like it's 9.2%. A winner from Breckenridge. Worth a shot by all means.
Overall I gave this brew a 4 out of 5. Good show as my buddy Kevin would say.
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