Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat Ale
Breckenridge Brewery

Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat AleSnow Glare Hoppy Wheat Ale
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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #176
Ranked #30,358
3.74 | pDev: 10.16%
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat AleSnow Glare Hoppy Wheat Ale
Notes: Soft and round with bright hop aroma
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 29
Photo of Nvrmind16
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A good beer, and good marketing, the design is nice. For wheat beer it packs a punch in feel, but for flavor leaves a little to be desired, the only recommendation I would make is that it be marketed more as a smooth ale, than as a hoppy wheat.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Stella chalice.

Halfway hazy/transparent gold with a tall creamy fluffy head of 2 fingers.

This aroma is incredible. Pineapple, juicy orange, peaches, mango, and tangerines. Light pine needle. Incredible.

Flavor is much like the aroma with cereal grains, orange peel, mango, angel bread, pineapple, white grapefruit, pomelo, and slight pine needle. Lingering bitter pine and juicy mango.

Feel is creamy and juicy. Nice sap and acidity. Polite lingering resins and pine sap.

Overall -- NE IPA?? Anybody?

Incredible execution all over the place. This is as close to a legit NE IPA (outside of New England and Michigan) that I've had. I don't know what people are looking for when they taste this beer, but if you like NE IPAs, forego the Sam Adams and Bells of the world, take this one home. Ultra smooth, juicy, and incredibly balanced between the bitter and the juicy. The low ratings? I don't understand them.

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Photo of Suds
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce brown bottle, this brew has a dense and thick brilliant whit head. The aroma has ja pine and fruit smell. Fresh and intense. The taste is semi-sweet, with fruit and a resiny hop flavor. Full in body and interesting.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a Surly glass a pretty nice hazy golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with a little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), grassy/wheaty. The taste is nice, malty, hoppy, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), nice grassy/wheat note. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was just over at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) today in the "teeth" of the snowfall, but in advance of the creeping cold that is due to blanket the area. I scoured the shelves for new & different beers since I do not plan to venture out much over these next couple/few days.

From the Bottle: "Soft and Round with Bright Hop Aroma".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. This, in turn, created a massive two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with decent retention that left a load of lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). I attribute it to the addition of wheat as an adjunct as it just ain't THAT cold to be causing a chill haze. Nose had a tangy citrusiness, like lemons and Wheaties. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very much like my late-Pops morning bowl of Wheaties, but with a spritzy citrusiness of lemon. Mmm. Finish was semi-dry, but eminently drinkable. It did not do much to warm me up, but it did put a smile on my face, FWIW. YMMV.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snow Glare pours a bronze color, with a small, long lasting and lacing head. Mellow aroma, creamy and just a hint of hops. Flavors is mellow, creamy backbone, with a nice mix of hops. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice hoppy wheat, good wheat base, and a nice mix of the hops that isn't overpowering.

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Photo of CTHomer
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

No date on the bottle

A: slight haze; deep gold; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; little lacing;

S: tart lemon and sour milk;

T: a very nice tart lemon to the middle changing to sour milk through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not sure if the bottle was old, but this wasn't enjoyable;

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this off the single shelf at the Kroger near my house. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had hints of lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with lemon hints. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, toasted caramel, wheat and citrus. Citrusy up front with some piney bitterness and a toasted caramel backbone.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 16 ounce Prowler bought at Liquor Shed.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow, nice head of foam, brings the lacing.

Nose has wheat, grapefruit, more grain. No sweet notes and the hops come across as mild.

Definitely more assertive hop presence taste wise while maintaining a good healthy wheat flavour. Grains grow as time goes on but never to the point of detracting.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Pretty good.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6% abv

Appearance- Dark yellow, Thin but course bubbled white head, Hazy.

Smell- Wheat, ample hops of a grapefruit aroma.

Taste- Wheat malt up front, grainy, shredded wheat. Becoming quite citrus tasting, grapefruit and orange notes. Bitter hop kick finish that is sharp, ending with a peppery bite.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- Wheat plus hops equals this beer. Combines both in a simple equation. Nothing complicated just the mix. Showcases a hoppy wheat ale well.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat hazy with a nice white head, this beer looks nice. Hoppy with citrus and dank on the nose,this really has that IPA nose although billed as a hoppy wheat ale. The difference comes in the flavor which is hoppy but still retains a nice wheat ending and is quite clean. For me this type of wheat ale really works. It’s clean and easy to drink with nice medium carbonation. Not a lot of lingering bitterness. I may like this better than most, it’s pretty well put together.

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Photo of GroggyKindawild
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This Beer surprised me ! I was sampling a flight and this won hands down. I'm a hoppy kinda guy and this was a nice change to the typical piney IPAs.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breckenridge Brewery "Snow Glare"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "05B25B18 0824"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I poured this and walked away, and upon returning now I'm quite impressed with the head retention. I've still got a two-finger thick cap of rocky, and creamy, off-white foam and where it has dropped there's lots of thick, sticky lacing. The body is a hazy deep gold, and it looks a bit like a golden hefeweizen (think Weihenstephaner). The aroma is citrusy but not bold, nor particularly of any specific fruit. If I had to go with one I'd say orange. There's a hint of spice and some cracker-like malt as well. Let's see what the flavor brings... similar as expected. The citrus is soft and melds well with the sweetish and mildly wheaty malt. Again, it's not real distinct in terms of fruit, but I get the impression of orange, lemon, and perhaps a hint of grapefruit. The spice remains, and it's very subtle. I wonder what yeast they've used... am I getting some clove in there as well? It's not that bitter at all, just minimally, but that light spiciness helps to dry it in the finish. Overall I think it's quite nice. It's delicate but still flavorful, and very easy to drink. What's the ABV? Wow! 6%, I wasn't expecting that, it feels more like a 4.8 percenter with its light-medium body and gently crisp carbonation. That makes it a little bit dangerous. I'd gladly have another one of these but two might get me a little loopy. Or not, now that I think of it 6% ABV isn't that bad. My point is that it's bigger than it seems. Very nicely balanced and rounded, and well worth trying.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snow Glare brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV of 6.00% This American Pale Wheat Ale pours out a semi Cloudy amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. You also pick up on hints of citrus in the smell as well. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hop bitterness, and mild citrus sweetness. You also pick up on a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the taste as well. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in Snow Glare, it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice on a winter day or dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Snow Glare a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Breckenridge Brewery, did a real nice job with American Pale Wheat Ale.

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Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
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