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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Breckenridge - Lucky U IPA

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Breckenridge Lucky U IPA
Breckenridge Brewery
471 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO USA
Est. 1989 

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rusty orange and golden color.
Smell and taste of caramel malt and pine hops.

Off withe head, about one finger high.
Fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

A bit dry in the finish, but good otherwise.
Light to medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
A very approachable IPA by Breckenridge.  It isn't the hops bomb the 471 Small Batch was, and the alcohol is toned down into the 6% range.  That makes it very easy to session as far as IPA's go.

The label exclaims "A happy homage to a Denver landmark, The Tivoli Brewery".  I looked it up so you don't have to, yourself.  Tivoli is a now defunct American brewery.  Its primary building is still in use as the Tivoli Student Union in Denver Colorado. The student center is home to several area Denver Universities on the Auraria Campus. The Reaper gives it a big bony "thumbs up" for remembering the past of American greatness in brewing and preserving the brewery's buildings.  That's must be what puts the "U" in Lucky U.

Do I like it?  Well, you should know that Tivoli spelled backwards is "I Lov It!"

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