Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You - Odd Side Ales
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3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but should be fairly fresh. Pours hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with inedible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, peach, light pine, floral, grass, wheat, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, wheat, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine resin, floral, grass, wheat, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Good balance and complexity of citrus hop flavors; with a light-moderate malt balance and some light cloying pine bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy wheat ale. Good balance of citrus/pine hops with a light-moderate malt balance; very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
08-07-2013 03:51:44 | More by superspak
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
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
3.74/5 rDev +1.6%
Bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A- Purchased as a single without the pretty blatantly racist label. It initially pours a clean copper body. A swirl and yeast dump clouds things quite nicely. 1-1/2 finger , khaki head. Light-moderate carbonation. Awesome stick looks like a tightly wound web or lace. Pretty good head retention.
S- Very hoppy during the pour. Grapefruit mostly. A sugary-sweet backbone gives the impression of candied grapefruit zest, those citrus chews that are shaped like fruit slices, or even juicy fruit gum.
T- It drinks much like an IPA. Tons of grapefruit, though on the sweet side. I always added sugar to a morning grapefruit as a kid. This brings me back there.
M- medium carbonation. A lot of hop bite. Quite dry.
O- Another difficult to rate beer, because it's so outside of the general style guidelines. Not bad, but not a real American wheat either. I'd put it up there with a Gumballhead or Lagunitas. Those seem to rate higher for most users, but I'm kind of an American Pale Wheat traditionalist, for better or worse.
08-05-2013 01:31:23 | More by GRPunk
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
I picked up a six pack of Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You a couple days ago for $10.89 at The Lager Mill. So far I haven't had a beer from OddSide that I haven't liked so i'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, which sucks since the last two distributed beers from Oddside have had bottling dates, but it just showed up so I know it's pretty fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- The label is a little outrageous, it has a Japanese like pagoda on the label and combined with the name and the quote "A derisious Wheat Ale with a hoppy finish that lingers long time" I could see how some people might find it a little offensive, I don't think it's bad, but it does push the boundary for appropriate labels, but I do like the new custom caps. It poured a fairly clear burnt orange color that took on some darker amber hues when held to the light with three fingers worth of creamy off white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and it left lots of nice lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of fruity hop aromas, it seems like it's a 50/50 split of citrus and tropical fruits, with grapefruit, orange rinds, and pineapple seeming to stick out the most with a little bit of peach and mango in the background. Up next comes some light malt aromas with some bready and grainy aromas coming through and maybe a little bit of wheat, but I don't think I could guess this was a wheat beer by the aroma alone and there was also a slight doughy yeast aroma in the background. This beer had a pretty good aroma, I really like the hop profile and how fruity it was, but I wish the wheat came through much more in the aroma.
T- The taste seems to be not all that similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly lighter amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of hops that have a sharp piney flavor to them with a really light amount of citrus fruit hops in the background that barely show up. Up next comes a light malt flavor with just a slight grainy flavor to it and not much else with a light amount of doughy yeast in the background and no wheat flavors showing up. On the finish there's a slightly lower amount of high bitterness that really lingers just like the label states and it's right on the verge of being too much for this beer to handle and it had a bitter piney aftertaste,. I thought the taste was nice, but I wish the fruity aspects from the aroma showed up and i wish the wheat was at least a little noticeable, it's nice, but there's room for improvement.
M- Somewhat smooth, lingering bitterness, crisp, dry, slightly refreshing, a little watery, light bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and sessionable, but it was a little watery and the bitterness prevented it from being as smooth as it could be.
This was a nice beer, but I don't think it was the best example of a hoppy wheat ale simply because the wheat wasn't really that noticeable, and if I didn't read the label it would be pretty hard from me to pick out any wheat in any aspect of this beer. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was fairly smooth, not filling, a little refreshing and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, but the bitterness was just too high for me to session this beer, one would be about enough for me. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and appearance they were both pretty good with the aroma being my favorite because of the juicy and fruity hop profile. What I liked the least about this beer was how little the wheat showed up and how bitter the hops were, if those two were balanced out then I think this would be a pretty good beer. I might buy this beer again, but I'll for sure be getting Citra Pale Ale, and Simcoe Sensation much more than this beer and I would recommend this to anyone who likes bitter session IPA's. All in all I didn't mind this beer, but it was far from my favorite Oddside beer and favorite of the style, I think it needs a little work, but it still has the potential to be a good beer and I appreciate the effort. So far this is my least favorite Oddside beer, better luck next time guys.
07-25-2013 20:49:55 | More by StoutHunter
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat You from Odd Side Ales
83 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.