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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 3FaveryRogue on 12-28-2013)
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Reviews by Act25:
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3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Breckinridge has not won me over, but I like this one the best so far.
I came back to it and it compares well with Petaluma's Lagunitas Lil Sumpin.

Appearance - Apricot yellow, hazy with floaters. Small foamy head and decent lacing.

Smell - Too faint. There's citric hops, lemon, wheat, first followed by yeasty sugar, orange and apricot into a pleasant, welcoming but too faint aroma.

Taste - Follows the smell, but more powerfully starts with IPA hop bitter, followed by citric pineapple, orange. Wheat, grassy notes, lemon and yeast. Fruity but not cloying finish.

Mouthfeel - Excellent body. Finale is fruit and bitter hops. Leaves you in a good place, appetizing.
Good with fish, sausage, cassolet, cheeses, pretzels.

Overall -Totally cool IPA wheat beer. I prefer this over most American Wheats.

Act25, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Trashcat, Nov 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ophelia is pale yellow, cloudy with a smallish white head that's a bit loosely constructed but holds a tight foam. Patching seems to offer a bit more than I would have expected.
The smell is somewhat dusty with a lemony twang. It's somewhat more than moderately hoppy, particularly for the style, with a crackery wheat note on the malty side. After the lemon come out some softer, sweeter and less tangy fruit notes.
The body is medium, pretty hefty for what's typical, and semi-dry all the way as hops and tangy, acidic lemon balance in the feel with the sweetness. It's crisp to the point of being sharp, and carbonation offers a soft smoothness as well.

Brenden, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am a fan of the Ophelia...certainly can compete with Blvd 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat. The beer poured a hazy unfiltered yellow with virtually no head and no lace. The smell was a good mix of citrus hops and wheat. The taste was a very good balance of bready malt and citrus hops. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer and would certainly try it again.

WoodBrew, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

norinco, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a super effervescent/hazed straw color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Near perfect lacing & head retention

S: Wheattyness & grass

T: Follows the nose, a bit of lemon as well, some tartness & peppery notes up front. More grassiness, tartness & lemon zest as this warms, plus dryness & a bit of green apples. Finishes tart with green apples & lemon zest

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation,

Drinks very easy, didn't really push the hops forward, but this would a nice summer time beer around here

russpowell, Jan 26, 2014
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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.