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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Trashcat, Nov 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

gregcordle, Nov 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

gpblackgt, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +17.2%

Hoppy, but not too much. Which is fine because it lets the citrus and fruit shine. Ends a tad bitter for my druthers, but this is still a great brew and a top notch find. For best results, let it sit for 5-7 minutes. This will mellow that bitter down some. Cheers!

joe12pk, Nov 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

MonicaC, Nov 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

sjones5045, Nov 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

kplooki, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(a bottle from this past release, chilled the entire time - poured into a tulip pint)

L: fairly light-colored liquid, a pale golden, bread crust brown with yellow edges... thumb-width of pillowy foam on the pour, falls down to mucky, big, soapy-looking bubbles... good amount of sediment floating about... holds foam till the end

S: like a generic West Coast hoppy ale - floral notes, grapefruit and hints of lemon... perhaps signs of age with a yeasted muffin aroma coming up hard from the depths

T: mild-moderate grassy/green-oniony bitterness rides through on the yeast... lightly-toasted, toasty cookie-like, mildly cookie-doughy malt in full, while the decaying ghosts of blueberry and grapefruit hop flavors

F: certainly medium-full bodied with a delicate gummy-chewy texture, even in the residual film left on the palate... but it all seems to stay up front... mellow, lazy carbonation... not exactly crisp but moderately dry

O: you can tell what's going on with this beer (when fresh), though the hop noise has simmered down... this might be more interesting with hop varieties with more personality... with as much hype as Mosaic has gotten, why choose to kinda bury it in a malty, yeasty wheat beer?

Bouleboubier, Oct 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +14.1%

aphamer, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

michaelfcasey, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

jsisko01, Sep 18, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%

Ppuech, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

LJWalker, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

afsdan, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Boca-X, Aug 25, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -2.5%

cbcrunch, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

thufflife, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Jburnsm, Aug 16, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -14.1%

ChefAndy555, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ramblinwreck101, Jul 27, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Weizen glass. Hazy pale gold with a finger of frothy white head. Moderate retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is very grainy cracked wheat bread. Slightly doughy yeast, but no esters or phenols. Citrus and other tropical fruity hoppiness.

Flavor definitely has a lot of grain in it, but more hop-forward as well. Apricot, orange, and grapefruit. The recipe says Mosaic and palisade and that's not a surprise. Very juicy, but otherwise pretty simple. Subtle wheaty spiciness, but no yeasty phenols.

Flavor is light-medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Very refreshing.

Overall, I don't really like what's going on here. It's a pretty standard, bland, boring American Wheat Ale with a generous amount of hops thrown in. Very juicy, but boring. Mosaic are the cool new thing, but you need a good beer behind it as well. Not bad, just not good.

Phocion, Jul 21, 2014
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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.