Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat

Colorado
United States
Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat by Breckenridge Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This refreshingly soft American wheat ale with a bright burst of hops took inspiration from sunshine reflecting off melting snow during winter's surrender to spring. Grounded by malted wheat, Snow Glare's medley of Mosaic, Centennial, and Palisade hops brings tropical and floral aromas and a crisp finish. When you're cool with winter but also thirsty for spring, this hoppy wheat ale helps embrace the in-between.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
23
Served at: 
42º
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat by Breckenridge Brewery is an American Wheat Ale and is being evaluated as an American Wheat Beer (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 1D). American wheat beers are noted for having less yeast character and more hop focus than German wheat beers. This wheat beer showcases Mosaic, Centennial and Palisade hops.

This beer starts as very cloudy (appropriate), golden in color with a big, fluffy, white head. The aroma is of prominent, aggressive hops with resinous, tropical fruit and apricot elements with a light wheat background. The flavor displays the same aggressive hop character as the aroma and adds an herbal complement. The beer finishes with tropical fruit and herbal hop flavors with a light bitterness and a hint of wheat.  

Be sure to seek out this aggressively hopped wheat beer. But think of it more as a wheat IPA than a traditional American wheat.

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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