80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.11/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A - Hazy yellow with a nice big white cap. Decent lace on the glass.
S - Sharply hoppy and slightly metallic. Herbal green hop notes.
T - The hops are almost pilsener-esque and quite green-grassy. This really lacks the malty backbone that most hoppy beers have, and that leaves the hops hanging out there in thin air with no support. This results in a sharp and overly bitter flavor IMO.
M - Light bodied and very carbonated. Long lasting grassy finish.
This is not bad, but just seems weird to me. I love that Boulevard (one of my favorite brewers by the way) tried something different, but I think that there is a reason that wheat beers are traditionally not very hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2013 17:03:06 | More by pmcadamis
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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.
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