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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

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BA SCORE
88
very good

854 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 854
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a sixer I picked up for $6.99, nice price. Bright yellow-orange color, sort of hazy appearance. Sticky lace, short head. Hoppy, citrusy smell, faintest hint of wheat and crackers. Flavor is slightly citrusy, hoppy, more faint wheat. I'd say this is more hop dominated but its not a hop bomb like say Lil' Sumpin Sumpin. Its quite easy to drink so

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:53:53 | More by ArrogantB
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: It pours lighter than the Boulevard Wheat with a smaller head.

S: Strong Pine and Citrus hops.

T: Faint wheat, pine, citrus.

M: It leaves a little body with a wheat after taste that coats the palate.

O: A step away from what they originally tested at the brewery but unique in the market nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 19:10:45 | More by SavvyStudent
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beagle75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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
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sweethome

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is hazy golden color with a decent white head.

Nose of pine cone and orange blossom.

Entry is crisp, snappy hops, lacks much flavor. This is all about the hops. Lacks wheat beer flavors.

A crisp summer-sipper. I like the snap of this beer on the palate, but lacks depth and flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:28:59 | More by sweethome
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 08/08/2013. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. A beer from Boulevard that I haven't tried yet. Looking forward to it; I have generally been impressed with what Boulevard has to offer.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of towering white froth for a head, on top of a light lemon-straw-yellow colored body. Tons of carbonation bubbles going crazy everywhere, and lots of fine sediment. Head retention is pretty significant. Nice fat sheets of lace.

S - Smell is of light earthy / pine hoppiness, tart lemongrass, watermelon rind, dusty grainy wheat malts, and some yeast presence.

T - Taste is of lightly toasted grain, pine hops, lemon, some herbal / grassy qualities. A fairly tame tasting beer. Reminds me of what the Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer would taste like with a nice dose of hops added to it. Light to medium bodied, and definitely over carbonated.

M - Feel is smooth & clean, with a bit of sticky juiciness and hop resins lingering around.

Overall, not my favorite outing from Boulevard, that's for sure. A light, sessionable, drinkable beer, but too carbonated and bloating for my liking, and not enough hops or lemon fruitiness to keep me interested. I'll stick with Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer and Boulevard Single Wide IPA.

Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:58:01 | More by mfnmbvp
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Zorro

California

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a small white head.

Smell is light honeysuckle malt with a citrus hop aroma. Herbal scented with a good dose of grapefruit to it.

Starts out with the taste of hard water and grapefruit. Fairly dry in the mouth. Mild bitterness, pretty much a mild mannered wheat beer with a little hop kick.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 19:57:37 | More by Zorro
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:38:01 | More by Beaver13
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a hazy yellow with a tall, bubbly, white head, decent retention, excellent lacing as the head fades. Citric hop, lemon rind, grapefruit, and orange permeate the nose. Tastes are fresh with citrus, lemon, grapefruit, grape, moderately bitter, finishes dry with faint pine. Not much for malt character; faint wheat. Mouth-feel is thinner than expected for a wheat ale, moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad, but comes across as drinking some sort of a lemon cleaner at times. I was hoping for some of the wheat and malt characteristics to come through, but hops prevail here.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:15:03 | More by barnzy78
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright yellow with a huge, dense, thick, pure white head that has great retention

S - huge orange peel aroma

T - wheat, huge orange peel and citrus, mild herbal bitterness in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice wheat beer and it is indeed hoppy, but the I prefer a bit of bitterness from my hops. This was about as much citrus as you could possibly get out hops. In the end it wasn't bad, but for something claiming to be "a hoppy wheat beer", I'm expecting a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:32:41 | More by tdm168
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cl.oudy yellow with 1/4-inch foamy white head that leaves nice lacing. Very effervescent.

Aroma: Wheat and citrus with light coriander. Lemongrass comes through as it warms.

Taste: Subdued floral hops rides the tongue - bitterness increases as beer warms. Wheat malt is present. Spice and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry ... ish, with a bit of slick in the mouth.

Overall: Lacks some of the characteristics of a good wheat, nevertheless, a good warm weather beer with some nuance.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 21:33:13 | More by MrBoz21
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argock

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Lemon juice hue with tons of haze and barely any head and a tiny spittle of lacing.

S: Super hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine aromas, some floral notes as well, and a lot of tanginess.

T: The flavor is very citric with the grapefruit and lemon flavors being a bit overpowering and not balanced with any other flavors. I don't taste any of the floral or other more complex hops notes. The malt component is pretty bland. It is undoubtedly drinkable but one-dimensional. There is no yeast element in the flavor and the bitterness is low. A little more malt sweetness would help with the hops charge -- or just less hops.

M: Thin but it's supposed to be, but even this is less substantitve in body than I would like. THe carbonation seemed off as the beer drank like water, and not in a good way.

O: Not a big fan and tastes like it could use some revisions -- reminds me of a so-so homebrew version of Gumballhead -- no nuance or complexity, just hits you over the head with a couple of of hops flavors without much else.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 02:49:17 | More by argock
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazey banana peel color. Godd head and a nice thick layer of foamy head with tiny, sluggish bubbles underneath.

Spicey, floral, and light citrus hop aromas mixed with crackers and mildly toasted malt grain.

Spicey, lightly toasted biscuits hit the palate first. The middle has a more citrus and cracker flavor. The finish is light and bitter, but with some earthy unmalted graininess.

Refreshing and tasty. Great Summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 18:10:30 | More by scruffwhor
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Big Hunt.

Pours a hazy golden yellow. Very active carbonation in the glass. Thin pale head on top.

Smell of wheat and citrus hops. A little sweet smell.

Taste follows the smell. Sweeter upfront, enough hops to notice, but balanced well with the wheat. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but smooth going down.

Overall, not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 21:34:30 | More by nmann08
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brewerburgundy

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, best by 10/16/12.

Luminous pale yellow, with a crisp, clean white head of excellent quality, which looks like a sheep in the shape of a cloud. Bare hints of orange. Reminiscent of a Wit.

Juicy, voluminous Cascade-like hopping. Delicate but full citrus.

It has a yeasty, but clean wheat profile with yellow grapefruit piled on top. An almost citrus juice middle and a rough grapefruit bitterness in the finish tilts this definitively towards hoppy.

The mouthfeel is thin, but it works. This is certainly an easy drinking beer, but not quenching. The bitterness is not crisp enough to cleanse the palate.

American Pale Wheat Ale seems to be an emerging style that is predominately heading towards the refreshing fusion of a clean wheat beer with forward American hopping. 8 Acre out hops and beats another example from Boulevard's region, Tallgrass Halcyon, though it's no slouch.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 21:13:08 | More by brewerburgundy
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold. White foam trace head but with decent lacing. Smells fairly light of wheat and is non-descript. Taste is lemony, crisp, mildly bitter and clean. A very light washing of sweetness. Decent medium body with a firm body. Crisp carbonation. Overall is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable if not fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 04:03:23 | More by JackieTH
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RespectableThug

Kansas

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heard they just stocked up at the grocery, figured I'd give it a go. Have never been drawn to Wheat Beers but it seemed like an interesting concept.

The color was that of a wheat, but it smells as IPA'y as anything I have come across- citrusy hops. The sequence of tastes was exactly as the name describes- hoppy wheat. At very first, hops are all that is discernible but it finishes like a wheat and you forget the hops were there. It was really odd to me that it was so black then white.

I wish it was a bit more harmonious but not a bad beer. I like it more than their wheat for sure. So I'd say it's worth trying at least once. Not bad, not great.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 04:21:05 | More by RespectableThug
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that has great retention and lacing. Aromas of a freshly mowed lawn. Taste begins with a huge lemon peel component, followed by a bit of saltine cracker, then a massive grassy, herbal flavor. Citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a quite good beer, but a little bit grassier tasting than I typically would like.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 23:36:56 | More by tronester
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oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:32:42 | More by oberon
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

sometimes I feel like I am too easy on beers, or like the .25 increments has made me a softer critic, because honestly, when you want a cold beer and the mellow factor, anything even half craft satisfies. if you disagree, you aren't a beer person. sorry, but that's a fact. this beer is that conundrum. its a mix of styles, wheaty and hoppy, fully American, but a little defunct in some way. the looks is hazy and pale yellow, like any standard wheat based unfiltered brew. but the nose is real hoppy for the color. bitter and west coast, like an American wheat meets an American pale meets dry hopping. not sure this is all of that, but it feels like it could be. I taste some fruity lighter yeast, delicate but raw wheat malt, and a fairly aggressive hoppy profile that year round boulevard concoction so curious. its got some pineapple notes too, which I find fitting. lighter in body but fulfilling texturally. well carbonated and clean but long in the finish, as contradictory as that seems. this is a beer that asks more questions than it answers, but I like it a lot, especially at this price point. boulevard is on a hot streak in my book, cant wait to try the wheat wine!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 04:01:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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GregSVT

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that fades to a large ring + a small layering and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a great hoppy presence in the form of tropical fruits and pine. After it settles you get some big notes of wheat, sweet bread, and a hint of green apples. It almost smells belgian...like a wheat based Saison.

T: The taste is really unique with good hoppy notes yet sweet malty notes as well. The hops are there yet very balanced by the wheat and malt. There's also a fruity element in the form of plantains.

M: The feel is pretty creamy and medium bodied due to the thick carbonation.

O: This is a pretty good beer but I still have to give the nod to Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' as the best Pale Wheat Ale I've had so far. I plan on drinking this one on occasion during the rest of the summer and years to come though.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 07:44:54 | More by GregSVT
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Florida9

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy, light pastel yellow. Forms between a 1/4" and 1/2" of white head. Excellent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Very hop forward. Orange, orange rind, and a bit of lemon. Lots of citrus and rather juicy.

T: Taste is similar with a slight wheat twist. Rather hop forward with lots of citrus juiciness. Predominantly sweet orange with a little bit of lemonade in the mix.

M: Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Very light bitterness.

O: This is exactly the type of beer I should love: a light malt base with an exceedingly hop forward character. But I don't love this beer in the least. There is something about the juicy, citrus hops sit on that light wheat base that just doesn't sit right with me.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:29:43 | More by Florida9
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real nice glowing lemon yellow, opaque with great hues of clear green towards the bottom. Head billows a real super shampoo white, with big retention and huge clumping lacing. Lots of stuck chunks, minimal rising carbonation, but one real nice looking beer.

Nose is subtle and a bit small. Mild floral sense of hop, light faint grass. A little bit of burnt phenol plastic quality though.

Palate hits with a little bit of wetness, not much of a chewy what like density. Slightly grainy finish, but there's a nice sense of crisp hop feel here on the swallow. Clean, a little hint of density. Muted lemon and citrus, but also with a bit of flat soda tasting quality.

Overall not bad, but not seeing where this hoppy angle is suppose to come in. Decent brew, but I think I prefer the regular wheat than this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 23:01:02 | More by smakawhat
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. A large, foamy white head is formed with three fingers and a soft texture. It fades moderately quickly, and leaves spotty lacing down the glass.

S: There is a decent amount of grapefruit, orange, grass, and lemon notes that betrays a rock-solid hop profile. What I'm not quite so sure about is the faint phenolic touch I also pick up. It sadly detracts from an otherwise very good aroma.

T: The flavor reveals lush citrusy notes throughout, and even an initial grapefruit-esque juiciness. It finishes with light touches of grass and lemon, and the dodgy phenols I picked up in the nose is kept in control here. Really likable if a touch mild.

M: I like how lush and creamy this is, helping to keep carbonation in check - and making it a bit syrupy at times. Aside from me wanting a drier finish, this has a very nice feel and great drinkability.

O: The more I have from Boulevard, the more I grow to like them. When done right, this is a style I really enjoy, and this beer in particular is a success. I'd gladly make this a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:06:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this both on tap and in bottle, and as one would expect, I liked the draft version better. Extremely drinkable and pretty nice mouthfeel. A bit mild in flavors, not a lot of banana, but still reasonably enjoyable. Comes up a bit short from Boulevard's other offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2013 00:36:30 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A - Pours cloudy yellow straw with minimal head that quickly disappears.

S - Lemon and orange piney scent

T - Lemongrass flavors dominate throughout in a mild and tart matter, finished with a peppery taste.

M: Very light carbonation, and dry

O: My first thought was disappointment for this, but the more of it I drank, the more I liked it. I expected more hop character, but actually enjoy the peppery, citrus, pine undertones. It's very, VERY light, and overall I expected more bang, but this an abive average pale wheat session ale. Perfect lawnmower brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:38:08 | More by Justin_Neff
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.