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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

1,109 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 50
Gots: 128 | 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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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

LambicPentameter, Jan 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured into a nonic a hazed lemony color with a fluffy one finger bones white head atop.Aromas of toasted wheat and light citric hops,the aromaes underwhelmed me a little.Anice low carbonated feel to the beer,toasted with that tinge of iron on the palate with a smack of citric hops to save the day in the finish.With a good shot of hops I could see myself driniking this on a humid summer day and being satisfied with it.

oberon, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mojohawk21, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

ExtraStout, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Tiernan, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of joemetric
4/5  rDev +2%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

danthehopslamman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kappakoosh, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours very hazy straw yellow with a huge rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wheaty malts, tropical fruits and some piney, lightly resiny, hops.

The flavor is slightly sweet wheaty malts and some tropical fruits with decent piney / resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hoppy wheat.

Beaver13, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of DuckDodgers
4/5  rDev +2%

DuckDodgers, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Fiore757, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Dbrulet, Dec 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

lionnusmb, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Slightly hazed pale yellow, big chunky head

SMELL: Fresh wheat, orangey hop, grassy, lemon oil, mild spice, vague mint, leafy

TASTE: Fresh, crisp, lighter bodied, snappy, hoppy, slightly bitter, fresh grass, bready, grainy, mild citrus character, drying finish, lightly hoppy after taste

No doubt about it, I could quaff this one back on the regular basis. Love beers with wheat, love hops, etc. A win all around for me so a respectful nod to the brewery for this one.

Jason, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint Glass

Appearance: high carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, one inch head, hazy

Smell: wheat and citrus hops

Taste: wheaty, grass, and citrusy hops that are especially present at the end

Mouthfeel: crisp, light bodied, high carbonation, sweetish start with bitterness coming in the middle and a bit more prominent towards the end.

Overall: Super clean. For the style, this is one of my favorites. A perfect summer beer that I could have several of. Nice pilsner like taste with a touch of pleasant bitterness that is never too bitter. One of Boulevards better small beers that I have had the pleasure of trying.

tigg924, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2%

The beer pours a slightly hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of pine, as well as some light orange citrus notes. There is also some nice wheat in the aroma. The flavor is very similar. The wheat really comes through up front, with some lighter pine and orange notes, as well as some grass and a bit of pepper. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

Mora2000, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

burninggoat, May 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

dankjohn, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Rdmottram, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Janeinma, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

virinow, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%

Hazy light straw yellow colored. An inch of foam caps the top of this beer. Aroma of wheat and faint grapefruit like hops greets me. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. The front of the palate is grapefruit like hops. I would describe this as a session IPA with wheat. Light, crisp, and refreshing.

Franziskaner, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Dello, Jul 20, 2014
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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.