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Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You - Odd Side Ales

Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat YouOh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You

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BA SCORE
83
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83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 07-16-2013)
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We crack the tops on a pair of bottles, pour a brew of rich golden copper into our Bell’s Weizen glasses. It holds a two finger head of pillowy French vanilla colored bubbles, showing great retention. At thick sheet of lacing is left around the glasses as it slowly dissipates. No haze or sediment is noted until the dregs of the bottle throw a bit of murk into it, while carbonation appears to be active. The nose gives brown, pale, and clean wheaty maltiness, along with freshly tart citric hops, florals, and nectary hop sugars as the base. With warmth things blend, and include further notes of tannic teas, lemonade sugars, metallic yeast, light boozy wisps, and lighter caramel hues. Our first impression is that it isn’t as sweet as you would expect from the nose, or as tart with citric puck, but it is well balanced throughout and highly refreshing. As we sip, the taste opens with pale and powdered wheatiness, cane sugar sweetness, Smarties candy zing, bitterly earthy and citric hops, herbal root, bitter lemon rind, phenolic plastics, and honeysuckle florals. The middle peaks with coppery metallics, smoother herbal hops, biting yeast, oregano spiciness, green twig sappiness, bready yeastiness and toast, chalked wheatiness, and green tea leafiness. The end shows a nice blend of toasty brown, caramel, and bitterly wheaty malts, blending with soy sauce, lemony citric hop juiciness, bittering herbal and earthy hops, surprising boozy burn to the tongue, and general planty freshness. The aftertaste breathes bitterly, with tree sap, green grass, muddy mineral, wheat bread crust, raw sunflower seed, biting citric and earthy hops, baker’s yeast, light pale toast, and distant mallow sweetness. The body is solidly medium, and carbonation is medium, but froths up quite a bit when swirled around the mouth. Each sip gives nice slurp, cream, smack, foam, and pop, and the mouth is coated evenly, only to dry into a light and chalky pucker, with astringency streaking across the hard palate and tongue. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks excellently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its fresh and zesty aroma, and its ease of drinkability. Here, the hops are forward enough to pass as your typically sticky session IPA, but with warmth the wheat and complexity start to boil out and settle in. This remains true through the flavoring as well, with a surprisingly intense hop profile that moves between citric bitterness and metallic herbal and earthy bite. They seem at odds with one another through the entire glass, but do find harmony independently with the hearty grain base. This beer certainly delivers on the hops, but almost so much so that you lose a bit of that wheat by the end. Odd Side delivers yet another refreshing and sessionable ale that certainly does linger a long time on both the mind and the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 23:11:02 | More by TheBrewo
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S- Sweet citrus, light hops

T- Floral, hop flavor. floral, perfume/hop aftertaste that ain't bad and lasts a while. or as they say "lingers long time"

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"A derisious wheat ale with a hoppy finish that lingers long time"

Chill haze runs throughout the burnt orange body but when backlit shades of sunset orange take over. The dirty white head grows to a finger in height and becomes incredibly dense as it slowly settles to a thick cap. Sticky lacing decorates the glass.

There is a lot more caramel in the nose than I expected. I'm afraid this one is past it's prime. Tea leaf hoppiness and a squeeze of lemon join a more pronounced jammy orange but like I said, there is a lot of malt present in the nose of this beer, although the sugary jammy notes smell solid.

Tea leaf hoppiness hits right off the bat as well, too bad. For such a low alcohol beer there is a heavy dose of caramel, it's not overly sweet but the flavor is there. Orange marmalade comes through mid-palate and adds a nice touch. There's a decent bitterness on the finish.

The body has a nice softness and sits just below moderate in weight. It feels a little to light at times. The bitterness hits in the middle and lingers after each drink growing to a nice firmness toward the end of the glass.

This beer is past it's prime, which is a shame because I can see the flavor profile being inviting if it were fresh. Jammy, bitter, caramel, and easy drinking would make for a solid beer. Unfortunately, this particular bottle is a shell of its former self.

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A - This beer is amber with golden highlights. It is topped with three inches of beige head.

S - The first thing I smell is caramel malt. This is a sweet smelling beer. Disappointing given the "hoppy' in the name. I do get some floral hops as it warms.

T - The taste is sweeter than I care for. I get little as far as hops goes. It has some toffee and caramel taste along with the wheat.

M - Smooth. The wheat makes for a smooth transition down my throat.

O - This is a disappointing beer. I have loved all the Odd Side Ales I have tried so far. This beer was way off the others. I will have to grab a Citra Pale Ale to cleanse my palate.

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Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You looks like a red sun; it has a fiery amber tone and heavily blistered complexion. Clarity is compromised despite the bright highlights. It also has a head with a soapy lather the likes of which would give the health inspector an erection.

The beer certainly smells 'derisious'. It's full of hoppiness of all sorts: piny, citric, herbal. If the dark colour didn't give it away this "Wheat ale" is really more of an IPA. The bouquet includes lots of mandarin orange notes (part of the Asian theme?) as well as tree resins.

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'Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You' is indeed a beer I'm "hoppy" to have tried. It is definitely more of an IPA than Wheat Ale; the wheat ensures an ultra-fluffy, super-resilient head but that's about the extent of its influence. If you're a hophead who wants to expand their portfolio (at least superficially) then a purchase of this beer will surely result in a 'happy ending'.

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Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You from Odd Side Ales
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.