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 pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpyle
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden color, perfectly clear. Poured a smallish white head with some retention.

Tart aroma, maybe a bit of grapefruit. Definitely not a typical APA hop aroma.

A bit of malty sweetness and some breadiness, some of the tartness noted in aroma, but a very earth hop flavor. Has been sitting in my fridge for a while, so not sure if I'm tasting some age or if this one is very unique.

Medium body and med-high carbonation - definitely has a bite on the tongue, and not from the hops.

Wouldn't be my go to in terms of flavor profile, but a nice, light, refreshing brew.

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

12-oz bottle into homebrew weizen glass

A - 5 fingers of white foam over a cloudy golden body high in visible carbonation, lots of sediment in the final pour

S - wheat, citrus, grass, hint of banana/tropical fruit

T - wheat, lemon, grass, bready malts, bitter finish

M - smooth medium body, low/medium carbonation

O - pleasant and refreshing

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper, tight foamy head forms and recedes moderately.

Big malt bill with nice hop forward bitterness. Mosaic characteristics there, more on the nose than the palate.

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

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

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

Photo of aratcliffe
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smelled slightly hoppy and fruity. Pours a nice thick orange-ish gold color with the unfiltered particulates suspended in the brew. Very little carbonation so you get a small white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Lacing is good also. Taste is a little hoppy at first, then the fruity wheat beer flavor takes over. The finish is also a little dry with a hoppy aftertaste. The more I sip on it, the more I'm kind of warming up to it. It is definitely a little different, but in a good way. I would probably try it again, especially if I could ever find it on tap

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Photo of matjack85
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy golden honey color with a thin ½-finger white head that dissipated in under 30 seconds and left very little lacing. It also left lots of little floaties in the bottom of the glass. Not a pretty looking beer.

The beer had a mild fruity smell along with some sweet wheat.

The taste has a big dose of sweet wheat malt along with a mixed fruit flavor. One of the fruits is grapefruit but I couldn't pick out the second one until I read another reviwe's comment who picked up a touch of cantaloupe. That's exactly what it is - grapefruit and cantaloupe; not a combination you see very often. There is also a mild bitterness from the hops, but not as big as I expected from a beer calling itself hoppy wheat ale.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

I was disappointed with the looks and the smell, but the beer redeemed itself in the taste department. I really liked it and found it refreshing.

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Photo of kemikall
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtvolkens
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this much more than I thought! Offered at a dive bar in downtown, there's not a great selection for craft but Orphelia was on there so I tried it. I was pleasantly surprised! Super refreshing! Slightly sour wheat with a nice subtle hop to keep it interesting. Great beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooper92292
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of socon67
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clearly unfiltered, with just a ton of floaties suspended in the honey colored liquid; the head is rather modest, particularly for a wheat beer, as is the lacing

Smell: Bready and lemony, with wheat tang, slight banana and a grassy/citrusy aspect

Taste: Crusty bread and a kiss of sweetness, up front, with the lemony/grassy hops kicking in toward the middle; slight banana undertones build, as well; the finish tilts toward the bitter side

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: I wasn't expecting much, given the overall rating and my experience with other Breckenridge beers, but this one surprised me; a very nice beer for a hot summer day

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #86 (Mar 2014):

Smooth, Creamy, Hoppy, Wheaty

Ultra-smooth and creamy, cloudy straw, with a magnificent white foam head. Floral, citrus and wheat in the nose. Hoppy, leafy, zesty, wheaty (of course), biscuity, semi-astringent and dry. No garnish needed. This American Wheat Ale is packed with flavor. With examples like this, it’s no wonder Hoppy Wheat Ales are starting to trend.

STYLE: American Pale Wheat | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Spring

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
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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