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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

1,115 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 49
Gots: 132 | 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 Reaper16:
Photo of Reaper16
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

served on-tap @ Boulevard Brewing Co.

This is a new test beer. I do not know if there are any plans to bottle this in the future. I don't know if this version of Unfiltered Wheat Beer is any different than the original apart from the dry-hopping. All I know is that if you find yourself at Boulevard soon then you MUST try this.

Pours a supremely hazy, cloudy straw yellow color. It nearly looks like young, unfermented beer; it has that sort of quality to it (all you homebrewers will know what I'm talking about). Not much head off of this one, though the lacing is adequate.

BOOM. Tons of hops sing soprano out of the glass. Whereas the OG Unfiltered Wheat Beer is crisp and zingy with some lemon, this dry-hopped version showcases an abundance of more tropical fruit. Lush stonefruit, waves of mango and little punctuation marks of guava make for the brightest hop character I've ever smelled in a pale wheat ale. The wheat is still there, and in many ways this is still the same old Unfiltered Wheat Beer that accounts for roughly 70% of Boulevard's sales. The creamy, zingy wheat is still there. It's just full of these lush, soft, bright hop aromas.

The taste follows the nose. You get the stonefruit and some of the mango, but the hop flavors are soft. This is not a bitter, abrasive take on the style. The finish, somehow, is all wheat bread and a bit of lemon. It tastes remarkably like Unfiltered Wheat Beer, but the tropical fruit hop flavors are a major improvement. The compel further sipping, making this a very drinkable beer. This beer transitions beautifully from the hoppy fruit juice flavors up front to the almost entirely malt & wheat dominated finish. It occurs to me just now that this tastes like Harvest Dance Wheatwine as a tiny little baby. Awesome stuff.

The mouthfeel could use some tweaking. The level of carbonation that so characterizes the OG Unfiltered Wheat Beer is not the same here. I could use a bit more bubbles to liven up all aspects of the taste. This beer might be "too soft" in ways. Still, this is nothing short of solid; I'm now just picking nits.

I really hope that this... whatever it is (test batch, brewers' experiment, whatever) becomes an actual product in the future. This is every bit the peer of Lagunitas' Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale or Three Floyds' Gumbalhead in the category of hopped-up American Pale Wheat Ale. Super delicious and super drinkable. This deserves a wide release in bottles.

Reaper16, Jan 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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%
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.

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of Fiore757
4/5  rDev +2%

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

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

Dbrulet, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
5/5  rDev +27.6%

lionnusmb, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 1,115 ratings.