Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
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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Ratings: 398 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paullmcm25
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers I bought on a whim as I was walking down the supermarket aisle looking to create my own six pack of singles I haven't tried yet. I was drawn to it by the Shakespeare reference and by the alluring Ophelia on the bottle.
I'm not an expert on the style of American Pale Wheat Ale, however, I rated this one well simply because it was tasty, refreshing and quite drinkable. It poured a hazy straw color with a nice two thumb nail length head and a lacing that retained. The aroma reminded me of a lighter IPA, with its citric and resinous hops aromas. Similarly, the taste is IPA like with its emphasis on a hoppy palate in which the bitterness is low moderate. The wheat malt backbone is there. The balance is quite good. The mouthfeel is medium to light. The hops predominate but do not overwhelm. It is almost like a session IPA but tastier due to the fact that for me there is slightly more of a chewy quality in the mouth.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of basaywhat
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, earth, pine, hints of orange, lemon, slight fruity notes into bready notes. Taste is a mix of spice, grass, orange peel into a bit of earth, biscuity/bready notes, hints of grain, finishing spicy, dry, slightly bitter.

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 2016 Hogs and Hops.
Durable white head over a hazy golden body.
Medium-light body.
As promised, a rather hoppy aroma with biscuits and hints of citrus fruits. Flavor follows.

Overall: clean, hoppy wheat beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy straw color with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is an interesting combination of citrus, pine, and some malt sweetness in the background. Not feeeling the wheat, though. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp; carbonation is just about right. Neutral, slightly bitter finish. OK but nothing special.

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Photo of MaddoJay
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RjSchnetzer
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow body, not much carbonation, small white head that leaves specks of lace. Nose contains oregano and peppery spice, light grain, and something resembling cat pee and acidity. Taste has the spices, plus buttery doughy pizza crust with some hop citrus and bitterness on the finish. Body is medium, with assertive and crisp effervescence.
I didn't get much wheat characteristic, but the Mosaics did their job. The finish and feel are the highlight; spicy, bitter, refreshing.

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Photo of kevINSIGHT
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wheat is more prevalent than any hop taste. Hazy yellow appearance typical of wheat beers. Not as sweet as wheat beers most likely due to the hop presence. A tasty beer different than typical wheats, but I was hoping for just a little more hop kick. Still very much worth having another.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, berry, and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, dirty berry, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting hop aspects, but I am not getting any distinct wheat presence in the smell or taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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

Photo of Slacroix
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ChaseBeer
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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