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Ophelia - Breckenridge Brewery

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yeah, name a beer after that particular character in Hamlet. Nothing iffy there, nossir... Anyway, this stuff pours a partly cloudy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mixed greens, powdered sugar, honey, and oats. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, orange peel, flowers, powdered sugar, light honey, and some mild grass that sits on the tongue through the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a meek hoppy wheat, one where the hops don't really blend seamlessly with the base. It's alright at best.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 17:11:31 | More by TMoney2591
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

04-24-2014 15:17:25 | More by sendbeer
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cody4prez

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

04-21-2014 01:13:45 | More by cody4prez
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.5%

04-19-2014 00:04:45 | More by ShanePB
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 23:11:06 | More by beerthulhu
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-13-2014 19:09:46 | More by marmstrong1212
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-13-2014 19:02:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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isaackaiju

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-13-2014 03:07:26 | More by isaackaiju
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tanis

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-11-2014 22:01:50 | More by tanis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

04-11-2014 03:13:28 | More by Knapp85
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lauries444

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-11-2014 00:07:30 | More by lauries444
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vader06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-10-2014 18:14:55 | More by vader06
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-10-2014 00:10:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2014 01:02:52 | More by dcisco44
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-07-2014 23:29:53 | More by jhartley
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-06-2014 23:13:48 | More by JTomczak
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Act25

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:59:38 | More by Act25
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 18:08:28 | More by schoolboy
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-06-2014 15:10:01 | More by kylehay2004
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danmouer

Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 22:23:21 | More by danmouer
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 04:10:54 | More by BlazedNug
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-04-2014 06:25:26 | More by VeganUndead
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emwild12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2014 03:30:31 | More by emwild12
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-03-2014 14:24:08 | More by Rhettroactive
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magno3025

Colorado

2/5  rDev -43.5%

04-02-2014 16:59:20 | More by magno3025
Ophelia from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.