Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
83
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398 Ratings
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleOphelia Hoppy Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Subtle hints of citrus round out the complex aroma of Mosaic hops, for a beer so drinkable, it’ll last through multiple acts.

Added by 3FaveryRogue on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
398
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
111
For Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of yobbeer
2.05/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On draft in Chicago. A long way from the kettle. Maybe the draft/glass was compromised(but usually not at this bar)but I got nothing from this beer. No mosaic aromas. No head, no lacing, nothing materially above s BUD. I will chalk this up to distance of distribution. Drink this at the brewery or close to home where it was handled properly. BB makes good beer so a poor rating is for overreach.

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Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.3/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is terrible, taste isn't much better.

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2.3/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Taste is strong but reminds me of Budweiser rather than a nice craft

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2.51/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ophelia – American Wheat (5%) - Breckenridge Brewery (Colorado)
☆☆½

App: Pours a very hazy true gold, practically opaque, with very little light passing through. Hazier than a lot of other american wheats. No head to speak of, what head it does throw settles to a filmy white sheen over the top. Some lacing.

Smell: Nose is hoppy with pine and herb hops notes dominating. Slight lemon notes from the wheat. Wheat graininess comes through slightly. Smells cheesy, and honestly a little off.

Taste: Foretaste is slightly sour, with some pleasant cereal wheatiness on the true taste. Hops go from normal to pronounced as the beer sits on the palate, and further sips are taken. Primarily citrus and pine, with some deeper herb like flavors. Not complicated or engaging really, just sort of routinely bitter. Pretty well balanced, but sort of unremarkable. Slight lingering bitterness and wheat flavors in the in aftertaste.

Mouth: Carbonation remains high after continued agitation. Body is solidly medium, but a little disappointing.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Tulip. 2/7/14.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Sabtos
2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a slightly murky golden color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. Okay retention and a bubbly texture gives it a nice look, as does the webbed lacing. (3.5)

Smell: It's actually rather stinky at first - almost fecal. What? Luckily, it improves as it warms up. I can pick up hints of tropical fruit, wheat, grapefruit, with the offensiveness fading away almost completely. Basically, the nose goes from bad to nothing special, so I'll round the averages here. (2.5)

Taste: The taste is a little better - or should I say, more consistent. An initial hint of tropical fruit quickly gives way to a wheat-laden finish. I'm torn on this beer's hoppiness. On one hand, I'm not getting much (if any) unpleasant scallion flavor from the Mosaic hops...but on the other hand, I'm not getting much hop flavor in general. It also seems too yeasty, adversely affecting the hop/malt balance. Nothing wrong with the taste, it's just dull. (3)

Mouthfeel: Its yeastiness makes it weirdly heavy, hurting the drinkability. Even worse, it also makes it slightly astringent. However, it's fairly crisp and well carbonated. (3)

Overall: Meh. Though, I will say that apart from the initially awful nose, it really isn't a bad beer. Just...boring. I likely won't buy this again; I think it would work FAR better as a summer seasional, though. (3)

2.91/5: Oh Ophelia, you're just not very exciting

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2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A pale pink beige color.. like a cloudy grapefruit. Not a lot of head on top.

S: A lot of caramel in there.. A touch of herbal hop aroma, but very slight.

T: Slightly burnt in flavor... with a faint hint of grapefruit juice and apricot. Fairly tame in the flavor department.

M: Very light in body, with high carbonation and a very soft feel.

O: Overall pretty light, enjoyable but definitely not a trip through flavor country. Much like another Ophelia, I think this is a little watery.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 398 ratings.
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