80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,289 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 56
Gots: 186 | 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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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at room temp in hotel glass

A: 5: wow, huge head; bright yellow; foamy; crazy carb action; fantastic lacing
S: 5: hoppy, powerful aroma; you’d think this was going to be an IPA; lingers long
T: 4.5: light, fresh, spritzy flavor; hints of lemon; hoppy, sweet; not very boozy
M: 4:
O: 4.5 I’m not a fan of wheat beers, but this one is quite good, thanks to the hop profile

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of sanzenapocalypz
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured out of a bottle, this beer pours a fairly think inch or two head that subsides after a couple minutes. It has an unfiltered spring lemon yellow look to it. OR you can say it looks like a cold glass of think piss. Less intriguing when you look at it that way, though.

Smell- slightly sweet overtones with a mainly citrus smell to it. I think lemons and grapefruit. Smell reminds me of what I would think to be a light bodied IPA- hoppy overtones.

Mouthfeel- crisp and fairly light bodied, with just the right amount of carbonation. It doesn't have a very strong wheat finish.

Overall- definitely a great beer overall. Easy to drink, has a solid ABV %, this would be a perfect beer for most outdoor occasions. I can see myself enjoying this on a day out fishing, going to the beach, camping, the list could go on. This beer feels like it would still be fairly good even after warming up a bit (happens to the best of us!)

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.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer before but wanted to do a full review and se.e where it stacked up. Love the look of this beer, murky, nice head and even some sediment. The smell is great with the IPA citrus. Great flavor, it pops but is very smooth, very little bitter. Overall an outstanding beer that I hope to revisit many many times.

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Chiefy770
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fluid ounce bottle.
“Best by” date of 07/10/2014

Hazy gold body with a reasonable amount of carbonation flowing throughout. A modest white head folded and left a traceable amount of foamy lacing.

Plenty of hops present in the nose. Fresh notes of citrus. Very subtle grainy notes from the malts.

Citrusy hops hit the tongue first: lemon peel and grapefruit to be exact. Sweet grainy notes balance out the hops: sweet rolls and general grains are the most prominent flavours the malts present.

Light-Medium body. Appropriate carbonation for the style.

Overall: A very complete wheat ale. Hop-forward with a satisfying grainy finish. Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.