Breckenridge Small Batch 471 Double IPA
This brewery's love for making beer is evident. Â The bottle got my attention right from the start, and as a lover of IPA's, I had to try this one. Â Their beer is delicious and they aren't afraid to say so - right on the bottle for that matter. Â I really like how they don't tell you that much about the beer, just that they love experimenting with small batches and to keep an eye out for new ones. Â On to the notes...
A: Â The 471 has a light orange hue topped with a golden head that dissipates quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing.
S: Â It has a very light, sweet, and citrus-laden scent that tantalizes your taste buds. Â One whiff lets you know that this small batch was brewed with a ton of hops.
T: Â The best part - the taste. Â It is aggressively hoppy yetÂ sweet. Â It's very strong on the citrus notes. The grapefruit stands out for me in particular. Â There is no real malt balance to this beer, and so it finishes out sweet and alcoholic.
M: Â For a double IPA this is a veryÂ light and bubbly beer. Â Even though it's not as heavy as its contemporaries, the 471 has a good amount of mouthfeel and carbonation. Â It really lets your mouth engage with all of the hops.
O: Â Overall it is a delicious double that hits the spot for someone seeking 9% fruity and bitter beer that doesn't carry the same weight this class usually does. Â Easily drinkable, as I find myself reaching for another.