One of my favorites from Breckenridge Brewery, 471 IPA is a nice IIPA/Imperial double. Coming in at 9.2%, it’s got some kick too!
Light orange in color and almost clear. Head was pretty good at one finger, and lasted. Lacing was good. It’s certainly a pretty color, and not the typically color you’d expect from a DIPA.
Hops and citrus dominate the nose, along with a touch of pine.
Tastes bold and fresh, very darn tasty. Piney hops is the predominate flavor, but citrus (grapefruits, lemon peel) and a light fruitiness come through as well. It’s kind of sweet and has a nice light malty background too. A light spiciness finishes things off.
Feel is quite light and refreshing for a double IPA, yet the body is still medium and amply carbonated. The finish is semi-dry and slightly oily with fruity hops.
I like various Colorado breweries, and this beer racks up another winner for Colorado! It’s a pretty good price for a four pack too.