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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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214 Reviews

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Reviews: 214
Hads: 1,585
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 81
Gots: 374 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Reaper16 on 01-07-2011

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
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 9/25/15.

Pours a murky golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, earth, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of wheat and citrus forward hop qualities that are slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of nmann08
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemony hops and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors of both lemon citrus and wheat. Hints of grassy hops are also perceptible along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. A high amount of carbonation also makes it seem airy.
O: This beer is an interesting hybrid and seems to do a good job at blending lemony flavors from the hops with the light body of a wheat bear. It is very easy to drink and refreshing, making it a good choice for a beer during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
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!

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod color; the head was a little small for a wheat but left strands of lacing behind

Smell: Bright and lemony; quite fragrant, with undertones of bread

Taste: Dominated by the lemony hops, there are also undertones of bread and grass; herbal and tangy flavors linger well into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; very crisp

Overall: A bit too lemony for my taste buds, I almost find myself puckering from the tanginess; a nice twist on the style, nevertheless

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Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery. Although they call it Hoppy Wheat.

A - Poured out an insanely cloudy, golden amber color with a small, soapy, white head of foam. Minimal trails of suds left on the glass.

S - It smelled of tons of citrus and fresh dry hops. Very little wheat aromas underneath it all.

T - First sip almost tasted like a fresh hop cone. Then is mellows to a citrusy bite with some cracked wheat and sweetness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A little soft and creamy with a dry finish.

O - This is a very good wheat ale. I can't wait til it is released to the general public.

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Okay, so where's my mule, then!? This stuff pours a pale lemon-straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, lightly funky wheat, grass, pine resin, and a touch of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a slightly sweet bit of lemon zest, sort of along the lines of a Lemonhead. Everything works together very well. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a tasty APWA, one not afraid to hop it up a bit. Boulevard continues to impress.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Generally appealing label art. Branded pry-off pressure cap.

Served cold into a nonic glass and allowed to slightly warm over the course of consumption.

5.5% ABV. Best by: 03/09/15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 5 fingers wide. White colour. Fluffy soft-looking head. Decently creamy and fairly thick. Retains well - for 7-8 minutes. Leaves light webby lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Clear albeit lightly hazy yellow colour. Translucent and transparent. Clean; no yeast particles or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special looking brew, but nice looking.

AROMA: Floral hops, clean barley, wheat, perfumey lemon citrus, pale malts, citrusy zest. A contained yet appealing aroma of average intensity and mild appeal. A biteen grassy. No overt yeast character, off-notes, or alcohol is/are detectable.

TASTE: Lemon zest, grassiness, floral hops, wheat, pale malts, clean barley, generic citrus, and soapy pale malts. Overall, it's decently balanced but wanting. Complex enough, and subtle enough, but far from impressive or notable. It's nicely put together, but doesn't amount to a gestalt build. Cohesive and decently balanced, but not impressive. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Nice flavour amplitude. I do like it, and it's very approachable, but it doesn't stand out as unique or special.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, refreshing, slightly overcarbonated, medium-bodied, aptly thick, and crisp. Could be softer. The texture is a nice complement to the taste, but doesn't elevate the beer. In fairness, there isn't much subtlety in the taste for the texture to accentuate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, dragging, dry, or coarse on the palate. Overall presence on the palate is nice. There's ample room for improvement.

OVERALL: A tasty wheat brew with plenty of interesting flavour to keep me coming back. But it's far from world-class and while I'd certainly get it again, I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. Very drinkable and very enjoyable, but not a paragon of the style. I'll enjoy finishing it. More good work from Boulevard. Hides its ABV well. Certainly above average.

Low B-

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a large dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is a little weak for a beer with the word “hoppy” in its name, but it’s strong enough to bring a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a very poundable beer worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly chill hazed straw color with 2 fingers cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Lemons & greassyness

T: Follows the nose, wheaty tartness & dryness up front. Grassyness & dryness as this warms, slight pineyness as well, some lemon zest & some cereal notes. Finishes with some white grape, drynness & lemons & grapefruit, just a bit of juicy fruit too

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Very drinkable but not in the league of Lagunita's itteration

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/23/2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, light pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale wheat ale. All around good compelxity and robustness of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Tip Tap Room in Boston, MA

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of particles in suspension, light amounts of visible carbonation, and some light amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat underneath slightly stronger aromas of citrus/orange/lemon hops and just a hint of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat with a light hint of sweet lemon. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange, grassy, and floral hops. Light amounts of bitterness which linger slightly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: I really enjoy both hoppy beers and wheat beers so this combination really worked for me. Easy to drink, enjoyable, and sessionable.

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Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Rustico in Ballston.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of citrus fruits, wheat, fresh hops. Refreshing and delicious. The wheat and big hop character work so well together. A great summer beer. Light in body and easy drinking. It would be easy to toss back a few pints of this.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best By: 10/11/14

Poured into a pint glass a very nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation with a nice one-finger plus white fizzy head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is slightly hoppy, mostly wheaty/grassy, some yeast notes. The taste is slightly hoppy, with lots of grassy notes. Medium body slightly dry finish. Overall not a bad brew, would have liked to get some fresher bottles.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Pale, almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong nose of pine hops, flavor is a balance of pine hops and caramel malt. Decent wheat. $2.19 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a cloudy straw amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and hefty ring around the glass. Aroma of lemon citrus, light stone fruit and citrus hops. Flavor is lemon, biscuit wheat, light wheat, finishing with citrus rind and mild grassy hops. Light bodied with nice peppery carbonation. An interesting take on a wheat ale, with a distinct emphasis on the lemon citrus and a deft hand with hopping. The lemon is so dominant that this seems almost to veer off into fruit-malt-beverage territory, but the quality of the wheat body and citrus hops carry through for a pleasant wheat ale experience. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hop oil, floral hops, hint of pine, wheat, hint of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness. Tastes of wheat, hint of citrus, hint of pale malt, hop oil, and floral hops. Overall, great appearance, good body, and good aroma. It reminiscent of Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and Boulevard Single-Wide IPA.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 1/21/13.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. This has the appearance of a good witbier; I like it.

Smell: big blast of funky, earthy, citrusy hops. They smell fresh and work well in this light and refreshing context.

Taste: an interesting combination of citrusy, earthy hops with the creamy and smooth wheat flavor. Bitterness is quite low considering the hop content. I tend to be a fan of the hoppy, smooth wheat beer, and this example is pretty well executed.

Mouthfeel: light body with a strong carbonation and a smooth and creamy texture. I like it.

Overall: a very refreshing and drinkable beer. This could make a pretty great session beer; good hop flavor without being overwhelming. I would definitely have this again.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.