Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You - Odd Side Ales
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4.26/5 rDev +15.8%
$2.19 single. Bottle date is scratched away, but I'd go out on a limb and say this isn't more than 2 months old. Poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: A really hazy dark orange color -- darker than I was expecting. A light, soapy-ish tan head floats on top and is about two-fingers for awhile before staying at one. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Decidedly hoppy, but with some malty character to not make it overwhelming. Earthy hops with a sort of sweet citrus smell as well.
Taste/feel: Outstanding beer. I tend to dislike most beers that are under 5% because I tend to find that they lack much flavor/character, but this one is fantastic. A wave of sweetness and juiciness on the front of each sip, with a nice hop bite on the finish to make this drink like a wheaty IPA. The wheat character isn't gushing in this one, which I like, because too much of a wheat flavor often times turns me off on a beer.
A session beer if there ever was one.. I love the sweetness on the front and then the smack of bitterness almost immediately after. This may actually be my favorite from Odd Side.
08-05-2013 15:58:46 | More by Alextricity
4.06/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
07-16-2013 23:11:02 | More by TheBrewo
3.96/5 rDev +7.6%
Appearance: a deep brownish orange. fairly hazy. about a finger of an off white head that leaves a bit of a lacing behind
Smell: bold citrusy hop. some minor wheat notes. very hoppy
Taste: a slight wheat start up quickly overtaken by a strong hoppy bite. the hop flavor is citrusy and resinous. very bitter
Mouthfeel: medium body. strong bitter lingering. not as refreshing as I prefer wheat beers mostly but definitely good hoppy bite
Overall: a very hoppy wheat ale. the wheat definitely takes the back seat. but in terms of a hoppy beer its a strong one and a drinkable one. Keep rocking out the bottles Odd Side!
08-06-2013 14:35:07 | More by SportsandJorts
3.84/5 rDev +4.3%
A- orange/amber in low indoor light. semi-transparent a bit hazy. Nice creamy head
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"
M- A little foamy, malty.
O- Usually like wheat beers. This is no exception. Floral hop flavor dominates and I have a thing for hops.
01-06-2014 22:52:56 | More by Emnmarko
3.79/5 rDev +3%
Slightly cloudy, amber-colored, with a heavy lacing that sticks to the side of the glass. Smells fruity and citrusy. Even some bubble gum. Taste has citrus hits and is slightly bitter. This could pass as a sessionable IPA. Finishes clean and dry with some sweetness. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. This is a great lake beer. Overall, the label is a bit offensive, but this is a good beer.
07-25-2013 01:57:13 | More by 33nickadams
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You from Odd Side Ales
83 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.