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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleOphelia Hoppy Wheat Ale

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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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Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes you come across a beer that is so simple that it is difficult to come up with 250 characters to complete a review. This is one of those beers. That doesn't mean I didn't like it, in fact I did, it simply is hard to write much. The nose and flavor are light piney hops coupled with a light wheat malt. Pure, easy, simple but a nice drinking beer.

KYGunner, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

JohnBender, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

mrfrancis, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass. Head is bright white and leaves a ring. Body color is copper and dense looking, opaque - good wheat beer appearance.

Aroma is definitely hop forward: grapefruit and lemon are prominent. Some lighter malt notes, touch of biscuit.

Taste is very good: clean malt flavors, not sweet, wheat and biscuit are noticeable; hops are fresh, bitter, flavoring is citrus and some grass.

Mouthfeel is pretty bitter for lighter ale, very strong not the tongue, and drying.

Overall, a solid hoppy wheat ale that is bitter and slightly biting in the mouthfeel, but good flavors.

mvanaskie13, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of slipperysoup
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

slipperysoup, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Bpc24
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Bpc24, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Mebuzzard, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Lovely85, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Bill235
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Bill235, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of MarkDeming
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MarkDeming, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of kristenrae8
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

kristenrae8, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with short head that slowly fades.

S: Aromas of lemon, grass, bread and a some fruitty esthers.

T: Taste is a mix of spice, grass, orange peel, biscuity/bready notes, hints of grain.

M: Light to medium body with adequate carbonation and is mildly spicy, dry, with aslightly bitter finish.

O: Overall a decent hoppy wheat but I think I was hopping for a little more from the mosaic hops in this one. But to be fair I will have it again on a hot sunny day.

arlingtonjoe, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of mschock1
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mschock1, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of warpig372
4/5  rDev +13%

warpig372, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This brings to mind one of my silly-vilian stuporvisors on the Self Defense Test Ship who used to lust after a co-worker named Ophelia. He would emit a wolf whistle and say, "Oh, Ophelia, I wanna feel ya!" It was a different time.

From the bottle: "Hoppy Bouquet Wheat Flavor"; plus the lovely russet-haired Ophelia reclining in a bed of flowers.

I was gentle with Ophelia, but still she was anxious to give me head. My pour netted just over two fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention in the face of today's humidity. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7), kind of like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. Ophelia smelled wonderful, citrusy but not bitter and with a slight sweetness. I was reminded of tangerines or orange zest. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but the taste was very nice. It had a semi-sweet orange tang along with a wheat tartness that was really refreshing. Finish was semi-dry, more citrus than wheat and a really nice drink on a hot, humid day. Please put this in CANs!

woodychandler, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Jamstone714, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

carmike813, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DavidSiegfried, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

archero, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

carteravebrew, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Hellpop65, May 31, 2014
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.