80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Hazy, pale golden color with over one finger of persistent white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Dominant smells include ruby red grapefruit juice and green plant stems. Not particularly complex, although a fine thread of grain threatens to peek through the volatile aromas.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with blended hop aromatics that are a weak rendition of the smell--with a side of pine. Acidity is moderate into the middle where pine and green plants become more mellow but persist. Some clean wheat is also projected, adding some bready depth. The wheat quality overlaps into the mildly bitter and herbaceous finish.
M: Medium viscosity, creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: While this beer's application of hops isn't particularly inspired, it does reflect a purposeful step in the correct direction for the universe of American pale wheat ales. More interesting that a Bell's Oberon or Sam Adam's seasonal wheat-whatever, it could have benefited from a more aggressive application of Amarillo hops post-boil. Otherwise it is a solid wheat... which Boulevard should have pinned by now, right?
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2012 01:25:17 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: straw yellow to a golden yellow color. huge 2-3 finger foamy white head that fades a little too quickly but leaves a nice strong lacing behind. completely cloudy and opaque.
Smell: very sweet wheaty smell, a touch of bubblegum, the smell is quite hoppy, lots of citrus, some earthiness and a little pine.
Taste: opens up with lots of initial sweetness, lots from wheat, some caramel malts and some bubblegum. Hops come in at the end but are completely overwhelmed by the sweet malts. some citrus, earth and pine again.
Mouthfeel: nice and light, not quite as refreshing as i'd like do to the overpowering sweetness
Overall: the hoppiness worked very well in the aroma, but falls off just a little too much in the taste. If that balance worked out this would be a very nice wheat beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 14:54:57 | More by SportsandJorts
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.