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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: 3FaveryRogue on 12-28-2013

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Bright nectarine orange coloring with a dense clarity and a good suspension of yeasty matter. Dirty white head is thin and skimmy, average in retention, with minimal lace dressing.

S: Aroma of fresh lemon-lime flower hops, dried orange peel and wheat. Hopping is average at best, as well the strength and complexity. Expected a bit more ummph from a beer called a hoppy wheat.

T: Flavor was tart orange, lemon and flower hops. Herbal orange, wheat and floral notes with a mild bittering finish. Lemon-straw, light dry grapefruit with some semi-dry tropical orange at the finish.

M: creamy, moderate snap of carbonation with a flowery edginess. Dry wheat finish.

O: Overall moderate hoppiness, mildly entertaining, but not enough to really hold your attention. Decent, but forgetable.

Photo of marmstrong1212
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/13/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, wheat, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of hops bitterness. Then some bready flavors of wheat and a thin malt character come in. Some fruity citrus sweetness creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of isaackaiju
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tanis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lauries444
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of vader06
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Act25
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.

Photo of schoolboy
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a pretty unique brew, so I'm not sure any particular style suits it completely. It's a nice light wheat with a slightly over the top hop profile, and the hops they chose complement the yeast and malts very well.

It is a cloudy yellow color with just a bit of fizz. The aroma is not particularly strong, but still interesting. The balance of hops with the yeast taste works really well.

The aftertaste is pretty clean and very refreshing. You want another.

This is a great drink!

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of danmouer
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

American wheats are not my favorites, especially hoppy ones. In this category, I look for refreshing flavors, a bit of tartness, clean finish...all things hard to deliver if alpha acid gets too high.

This Breckenridge Ophelia deserves a lot of crredit for being adventurous. Not tooo bitter, but nonetheless ver the top somewhat due to the fery nature of the Mosaic hops for which it is a platform. The Mosaics throw out a bit of everything...funky earth, tangerine peel, peachy sweetness, grassy herbs... In the nose nd in the mouth, this brew is chimerical.

I enjoy the adventure. There are no major flaws. But, truth to tell, it is keeping me too off-balance. Each tate is a bit different from the last. Not what I am looking for in a warer weather quencher...so perhaps that's my problem, not Breckenridge's or Ophelia's. Ophelia kdefinitely has some sex appeal, but I'm a bit older, wiser, settled in my ways. She might be just a bit too unpredictable for me.

Good beer. Glad I tried her out. Will enjoy the whole 6 pack I ought, but I won't be ack for sloppy seconds.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ophelia pours a hazy golden color with a small head. There is a creamy wheat aroma, with very strong lemons notes. The taste has a nice crisp wheat flavors, with some hop notes, and lots of lemon flavors. Good flavors, a little over carbonated. Overall its a nice refreshing beer.

Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/23/2014. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright hop notes with a good amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Slight earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, orange/lemon zest, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus hop flavors and balanced bready malt sweetness; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and complexity of citrus hops and balanced bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.