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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,284 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,284
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 56
Gots: 183 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With roots in two of today's most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by our brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.

21 IBU

(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 01-07-2011)
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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass., "best by" date 3-9-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy light golden color with 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of small bubbles around the glass, there was some lacing present, medium carbonation.

SMELL: the nose is subtle, lemon, bread, flowers.

TASTE: initially very sweet then citrus and bread with a mild and pleasant hop profile that you would not normally get from a wheat beer but it's definitely not going to be mistaken for an IPA.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this beer combines everything I like about wheat beer and gave it a better hop profile, but not too overpowering. Another terrific beer from Boulevard. I will definitely buy this again.

Photo of kojevergas
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Generally appealing label art. Branded pry-off pressure cap.

Served cold into a nonic glass and allowed to slightly warm over the course of consumption.

5.5% ABV. Best by: 03/09/15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 5 fingers wide. White colour. Fluffy soft-looking head. Decently creamy and fairly thick. Retains well - for 7-8 minutes. Leaves light webby lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Clear albeit lightly hazy yellow colour. Translucent and transparent. Clean; no yeast particles or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special looking brew, but nice looking.

AROMA: Floral hops, clean barley, wheat, perfumey lemon citrus, pale malts, citrusy zest. A contained yet appealing aroma of average intensity and mild appeal. A biteen grassy. No overt yeast character, off-notes, or alcohol is/are detectable.

TASTE: Lemon zest, grassiness, floral hops, wheat, pale malts, clean barley, generic citrus, and soapy pale malts. Overall, it's decently balanced but wanting. Complex enough, and subtle enough, but far from impressive or notable. It's nicely put together, but doesn't amount to a gestalt build. Cohesive and decently balanced, but not impressive. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Nice flavour amplitude. I do like it, and it's very approachable, but it doesn't stand out as unique or special.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, refreshing, slightly overcarbonated, medium-bodied, aptly thick, and crisp. Could be softer. The texture is a nice complement to the taste, but doesn't elevate the beer. In fairness, there isn't much subtlety in the taste for the texture to accentuate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, dragging, dry, or coarse on the palate. Overall presence on the palate is nice. There's ample room for improvement.

OVERALL: A tasty wheat brew with plenty of interesting flavour to keep me coming back. But it's far from world-class and while I'd certainly get it again, I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. Very drinkable and very enjoyable, but not a paragon of the style. I'll enjoy finishing it. More good work from Boulevard. Hides its ABV well. Certainly above average.

Low B-

Photo of imkohld
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemony hops and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors of both lemon citrus and wheat. Hints of grassy hops are also perceptible along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. A high amount of carbonation also makes it seem airy.
O: This beer is an interesting hybrid and seems to do a good job at blending lemony flavors from the hops with the light body of a wheat bear. It is very easy to drink and refreshing, making it a good choice for a beer during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,284 ratings.