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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

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BA SCORE
88
very good

852 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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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mralphabet

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured more yellow than your average yellow wheat beer... little orange mixed in. Good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with really good lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting the regular wheat notes.... wheat, little yeast, citrus then the hops kicks in.... pretty strong floral notes.

T: Really complex mix of flavors here... I'm getting the wheat stuff upfront, nice sweet wheat with a mix of citrus, then the hops kicks in really balancing out the wheat beer side. Finish is clean with no real bitter notes.

M: Crisp, clean and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky. Not really wheat like.

O: Very tasty brew.... it mixes the two things I didn't think would go together. I was wrong, this really works. Worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:52:23 | More by mralphabet
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sid240

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good go to beer. Poured into weiss glass from bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white foamy head. Lemon on the nose, good acidity in the mouth. One of my favorite hoppy wheats; I will drink this anytime. I hate that everybody says its almost the same as GumballHead. Ok, its also a hoppy wheat beer and it has citrus flavors but lemons don't taste like oranges. Really enjoy drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 13:41:16 | More by sid240
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap @ BBC Franklin, MA

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell is slightly piney with a mineral quality and a touch of copper.

The flavor is a bit bland. It has light traces of fruity wheat and a light coppery flavor with just a touch of juniper bitterness. I find the coppery tin like flavor to be a bit distracting.

The mouthfeel has a nice light creamyness to it.

Overall not a bad wheat, just a bit to bland and a touch flawed to me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2014 23:54:39 | More by ExtraStout
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JayQue

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very good Pale Wheat Ale. Appearance is outstanding. Huge white head with excellent retention and thick lacing. Nice straw gold color like a Hefe.

Smell is pretty good too. Lemon and Wheat bitterness

Taste is primarily lemony, bready malt and a little wheat bitterness up front, and an unexpected grassy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and. for this style, rich. So many Pale Wheat Ales are a bit watery, this one has some depth.

Good one!! And light enough to be sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:40:47 | More by JayQue
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Boca-X

Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker. Creamy white head, nice lacing. Sun gold, hazy straw yellow...visually pleasing.

A large hit of lemon on the nose followed by yeasty bread.

As with the smell the first sip...a bubbly carbonation of sour lemon. A bready, yeasty piece of honey toast in the middle...grassy, green, vegetable...A dry quick finish...bitter lemon butter, creamy and clean. The lemon lingers for quite awhile.

I like wheat beers and I like Hops...this is very good...maybe a little to much lemon and not enough hops...still, very good and very unique...enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 17:21:03 | More by Boca-X
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KCYeti

Kansas

4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I can't get over how this beer has the perfect blend of hops in my opinion. Every time I have a bottle it shocks how everything in 80 Acre balances so well together. I'm jonesing for another red tractor six pack while writing this. Created my account just to say this beer is kind of a big deal.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 01:38:46 | More by KCYeti
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold/yellow with lots of white head that sticks to the glass.

Smell is very lemon like, with a malty, wheaty backbone giving it a good mix.

Taste is like a good hef with some pine and lemon, some grass, and pineapple.Also a nice wheat taste in there as well.

Feel is good, nice carbonation, and a light feel to it makes it quite the treat.

This is a very well balanced light beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 06:51:09 | More by BastardKing24
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NickT2121

Arkansas

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - very beautiful orangish tangerine color with cloudy tint to it. 2 finger head very sudsy

S - Bursting Lemon citrus scents and some grapefruit or tangerine Smell Idk I can't pin it.

T - A lot of lemon sweetness with a wheat finish. Very smooth!

M - A LOT of carbonation with this one but the feel is very light and a creamy finish

O - I really love this one from Boulevard Brewing Company, it's bursting with citrus flavors and it's not so filling it's light I'm. I could pick this up regularly really enjoyed it.

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 02:42:15 | More by NickT2121
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a very light pale/ Very similar to the color of straw. Slight haziness. Good 2 finger head with lots of bubbles. Head disappates rather quickly

S - Citrus everywhere! Very nice. Lemon and Grapefruit with hints of apple.

T - Pine and lemon up front. Lots of grapefruit on the finish. Lots going on here. Very good for an APA.

M - A lighter bodied beer. Very very smooth

O - Great product here. Very drinkable beer with a ton of flavor. Could easily drink several in noe sitting and not get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:53:07 | More by Goosehunter75
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention along with ok lacing.

The aroma is very fruity along with some bubblegum yeast esters. There is a really nice interplay between the fruit from the hops and the fruity from the yeast.

The flavor continues this hoppy/yeasty mixture although I feel like the yeast is a little more prominent than in the aroma. Bitterness is on the lighter side with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a nice version of a lighter pale wheat ale. I would have liked to have had a little more in the way of hops but all in all, a nice refreshing and easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:19:40 | More by rangerred
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 3205-1354-D-BEST BY 12/21/13. Sampled on January 19, 2014, which is about a month past that date.

It pours pale yellow with a cloudy obliqueness and a long lasting fizzy white head that embraces the side of the glass with its lacing and sticks around to the end.

The aroma is very inviting with its toasted biscuit malts, wheat, maybe some honey and a grassy sort of floral note.

Light to medium body and smooth texture.

As promised the biscuit malts and wheat are quickly overtaken by the hop presence that end clean and almost dry. A really nice brew even a month after I wasn't supposed to drink it!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 19:05:42 | More by puboflyons
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/4/14, into a pint glass.
Appearance - golden, nice carbonation, looks refreshing! Big, fluffy white head, leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - nice, but falls short of others like Lagunitas Lil Sumpin'.
Taste - very refreshing hop forward wheat ale!
Feel - not as hoppy as Lil Sumpin', but a good beer nontheless!
Overall - solid beer and for the price, worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:13:17 | More by DenverHopHead
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a stubby brown bottle with a freshness date of March 2014, so plenty of time to spare. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler glass with the Sierra Nevada logo on the side. I've had this wonderful beer many times, but finally decided to write a full review for it.

Appearance - It's hard to describe the body of this beer as anything but liquid gold. It's that bright yellowy tone like how melted gold might be depicted in a cartoon. Bright and glowing, with some more muted hints of straw yellow and cloudy throughout. The way an American unfiltered wheat should look, imho. Atop the beautifully-toned body sits a two finger pillowy head of stark white. A slight shadow rests beneath the moderately dense head, like a Kansas thunderstorm rolling across the plains and shading the fields of wheat below. Lacing is visible but moderate, with bits of stickiness on the glass as I drink it down, but comes up short of full rings.

Smell - Bright citrus and grassy notes, with some fainter elements of floral as well as some distinct notes of lemon zest. But the hops are not the only story here. There is a nice softness, like fresh-baking bread, to the aroma that clearly comes from the predominant use of wheat in the grain bill. I like the fact that this "hoppy wheat" doesn't smell like just an IPA. It retains it's wheat beer roots.

Taste - The bright citrus from the aroma now comes through with more clarity, providing notes of lemon and starfruit. There is also the more herbal characteristics like lemongrass and rosemary. As with the aroma, the wheat is well-represented here, with notes of fresh-baked sourdough and even some whole wheat dinner rolls. The grain definitely provides the subtlety of clover honey sweetness--just enough to add a little depth to the beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-light bodied and moderate-to-light carbonation, with a slightly sweet finish and a faintly chewy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is one of my favorite beers from Boulevard. It's so good that if they replaced their standard Wheat beer with this one, I wouldn't be the slightest bit upset (although I speculate that there are others who would be...). In terms of comparison to other "hoppy" wheat beers, this one holds it's own just fine, and unlike some others, this one manages to remain a wheat beer with hops, rather than tasting like an IPA with some wheat in the grain bill.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:42:20 | More by LambicPentameter
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PBIU

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is a great alternative to Lil sumpin sumpin or Gumballhead.

Great nose for starters, lacing holds up nicely and there is a good medium mouthfeel. Probably one of my favorite year round regular rotation Boulevard offerings. Pick this up and give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 02:24:42 | More by PBIU
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden color with a blonde head
Aroma: Big hop aroma up front.
Flavor: This is full bodied hopped flavor, finishing slightly citrus and smooth.
Overall: This is a well balanced beer. It has lots of hoppy flavor, but not overly bitter. The wheat base renders the beer very smooth. This is a very good wheat pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:20:25 | More by Mike_Moe
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy straw golden in color with a one and a half finger foamy head that has good retention.

Smell has some orange/grapefruit rind hop aromas forward before a moderate wheat aroma cuts the center along with some light grainy aromas.

Taste follows the nose. Some bright citrus flavors are on the front end with hints of orange and lemon zest. Low bitterness is very nice and works well with the moderate wheat and light grainy flavors that follow.

Mouthfeel is good. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 02:22:35 | More by Fcolle2
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to my broham for getting this beer from an out of state friend of his. Bottle says "Best before 03/27/14."

I pour a finger of nearly white head over a light golden-straw colored body. The head dwindles slowly, and the body is quite translucent. Makes a decent attempt at lacing.

Smells grainy, mostly of wheat and yeast. A little banana happens in the background as well.

Up front, a hint of yeast gives the stage over to a good wholesome banana tinged wheat. This moves on through to a good lemony flavor with a little orange peel and a hint of pine.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and almost nectary. Seriously, I love the way this one flows.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 23:58:12 | More by CFHMagnet
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a nice lemony yellow with a one finger white head with decent retention. Smell is nice fruity orange with a little sweet malts in the background to balance things out fairly well. Taste is quite quite malty that reminds me of a little sweet syrup with a little Belgian yeast. Not too much but a tiny but of bananas. The hop bill is quite subdued but helps balance things out to some extent. This is a malt forward beer. Mouthfeel is slightly thick for the style due to carbonation. Overall not a bad beer but not a good one. It's just sort of OK. I like their Smokestack Series. Their normal beer is just a not that great.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:16:24 | More by NeedBeerHere
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alk3kenny

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall I really like this beer hops, juicy, citrus easy to drink... Have had it a few times and keep going back. Not always the biggest fan of boulevard beers but this is probably my favorite of their line up that I have had. Great take on easy drinking wheat vs hop character! More please.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:19:58 | More by alk3kenny
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Dayman766

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice summer beer - a good twist on the classic American wheat. I really liked the combination of the crisp lemon/citrus hops combined with the smooth wheat malts. Makes for easy, fun drinking, though it's lacking a final oomf to make it truly fantastic. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 01:19:21 | More by Dayman766
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold. White foam trace head but with decent lacing. Smells fairly light of wheat and is non-descript. Taste is lemony, crisp, mildly bitter and clean. A very light washing of sweetness. Decent medium body with a firm body. Crisp carbonation. Overall is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable if not fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 04:03:23 | More by JackieTH
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod color; the head was a little small for a wheat but left strands of lacing behind

Smell: Bright and lemony; quite fragrant, with undertones of bread

Taste: Dominated by the lemony hops, there are also undertones of bread and grass; herbal and tangy flavors linger well into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; very crisp

Overall: A bit too lemony for my taste buds, I almost find myself puckering from the tanginess; a nice twist on the style, nevertheless

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:58:48 | More by brentk56
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cl.oudy yellow with 1/4-inch foamy white head that leaves nice lacing. Very effervescent.

Aroma: Wheat and citrus with light coriander. Lemongrass comes through as it warms.

Taste: Subdued floral hops rides the tongue - bitterness increases as beer warms. Wheat malt is present. Spice and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry ... ish, with a bit of slick in the mouth.

Overall: Lacks some of the characteristics of a good wheat, nevertheless, a good warm weather beer with some nuance.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 21:33:13 | More by MrBoz21
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Best before date of 10/27/13, so just under the wire here.

Poured a slightly cloudy hazy yellow with a generous white fluffy head. Lacing was good, and head maintained.

Got some lemon and wheat from the nose, with a touch of hops wafting through.

This is a good tasting beer! Lemon is soft, and the hop bite on sides and back of tongue is spot on. Very nice balance. Refreshing after a days warring with the leaves, but with bite too.

Mouth was around medium, slightly dry on the finish. Pleasant lemon taste hugh around, but didn't tingle like a citrus normally would. Liking it.

Overall, a nice suprise. Not sure how I would feel about one say a month from bottling date, since I enjoyed the balance immensely. So much, that I grabbed another one from the fridge .

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 23:47:31 | More by MikeWard
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw yellow, trace white head,
fair lacing

S: lemon grass/peel, fresh wheat, yeast

T: lemon peel, wheat, yeast, spicy finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/oily combination

O: Fine session beer. Feels like good
blend of hefeweizen and pale ale.
Great intro beer for newbies.

VERY GOOD; SEEK IT OUT!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 20:34:41 | More by BeerLover99
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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.