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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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very good

214 Reviews

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Reviews: 214
Hads: 1,586
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 29.19%
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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Reviews: 214 | Hads: 1,586
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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Photo of beerthulhu
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

- Hoppy wheat BB 04.23.15. Consumed 04.23.15 in a spiegelau ipa vessel.

A: Heavy hazing against a grapefruit yellow coloring packed with a dense, quick paced rate of effervesce of macro-bubbles. Chalky white, milky foam head of 1.5 inch is moderately retaining while leaving a full unbroken band of lacing behind of spongy texture.

S: Grapefruit, sugary grains on the nose with some sweet pine resins. Soft attributes, short lingering aromas quickly tampers off with some fresh wheat impressions and sweet floral.

T: Wet, citrusy grapefruit, light wheat grains, accented with spicy orange grinds. A soft background of grassy hops combine with some fresh wet greenery with a touch of lightly sour citric, wit infused dry orange and wheat fairly clean off the tongue.

M: Crisp tingly carbonation, light creamy base.

O: Crisp and refreshing wheat beer of moderate hopping that goes down rather easy. While i would of liked to see a bit more hop ummph hop wise, this is meant to be a wheat beer first with some light hoppy accents to spruce things up i believe making for a good summer time enjoyment. I did drink this at its end of life preference for consideration.

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Photo of beertunes
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in nonic. Poured a cloudy straw yellow with about 1/2 inch of white head that low retention and lacing.

The aroma had a bright, lemony-citrus hop scent over a base of soft wheat. A slight bit of yeast also popped around the edges of the scent. This was one of those rare instances for me where the aroma was stronger than the taste. The grain was very muted, the hops a lot softer, and the yeast virtually unnoticeable across the tongue.

The body was nice, full, smooth, and with a clean finish. Drinkability was good, I'd maybe have a few at a cookout. Overall, a pleasant enough brew, not one that stands out, but probably a decent choice for refreshment. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 3205-1354-D-BEST BY 12/21/13. Sampled on January 19, 2014, which is about a month past that date.

It pours pale yellow with a cloudy obliqueness and a long lasting fizzy white head that embraces the side of the glass with its lacing and sticks around to the end.

The aroma is very inviting with its toasted biscuit malts, wheat, maybe some honey and a grassy sort of floral note.

Light to medium body and smooth texture.

As promised the biscuit malts and wheat are quickly overtaken by the hop presence that end clean and almost dry. A really nice brew even a month after I wasn't supposed to drink it!

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Photo of pat61
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this three months before its best by date and it has a big hop nose with pine over grass. It pours hazy pale straw under a thick, moussey 2” finely bubbled off-white foam cap. The flavors are very well rounded and the body and texture suggest the presence of some Belgian yeast. It has more hops than a normal wheat beer but they are restrained and not over powering. A hint of caramel on the palate combined with traces of bready wheat constrains and balances the hops. This is full bodied with above average creamy soft carbonation.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy light yellow with good fizzy head that dies slow with little head retention. I pick up mostly typical yeast and orangey, citric notes with minimal spice and not much else (no large amounts of hops or sweet malts). Taste/mouthfeel seem to be opposite of nose as I get a smooth, filling body (yeast) that is citric hop laden and has some sweet malts and not much in terms of spice or sharp citric notes one might associate with a wheat ale. It is balance and easy to drink and enjoyable, so overall I have to say this experiment worked.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of wheat, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good amount of wheat, malt, citrus (especially lemon), and a slight graininess. A very light and sweet flavor. Different than what I expected, but worthwhile.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Better than most American Pale Wheat Ales. Light, easy to drink, and well done.

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Photo of barczar
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Zesty notes of lemon and tangerine meet grapefruit and mango and are accompanied by resin, floral notes, and wheat to form the aroma. Very complex initially, but lemon ends up dominating as it warms.

Flavor pales a bit in comparison. Grapefruit, mango, and orange open the profile and are quickly replaced with wheat and lightly sweet, biscuity malt mid palate, finishing on the sweet side, but a touch peppery.

Wish the hop flavoring matched the aroma.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle brought home from Maryland by my girlfriend. Thanks Jola!
Pours a hazy golden yellow/orange, with a small half inch head that fades away quickly, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like wheat, and juicy citrusy hops- orange, pineapple, and a little bit of grapefruit.

Tastes similar. Some wheat and yeast bitterness, followed by juicy and fruity hop flavor- grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and finishes with some more yeast bitterness, along with some piney and grassy bitterness. This one's about 4 months old, so maybe the hops are faded, but they taste pretty good to me right now.

Light bodied, but full for a wheat. Crisp, biting mouthfeel, nice bitterness that lingers from many sides- hops, wheat, yeast, etc. Very drinkable, high carbonation.

This was pretty good, one of the better wheat beers I've had. Helps that it was hopped up, of course.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazed but vibrant golden/yellow color. A dense white head rises to over two fingers with sheets of lace.
S: Citrus fruits. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Husky wheat aromas. A white pepper like spiciness, mixed with a light bitterness lingers.
T: Citrus fruits and grapefruit up front. Light banana esters as well, but not full on like in a regular hefe. Which works well with the hops. Cereal grains and toasted malts. Husky wheat, and white pepper. Lingering grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body. Soft carbonation, but still crisp and ultra smooth. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this.

It is a wonder why I don't drink this more often? Always spot on. The wheat and hops work perfectly together. While different interpretations, it is up there with Karbach's Weisse Versa as one of my favorite wheat hybrids that are not full on Hefe's.

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Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint Glass

Appearance: high carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, one inch head, hazy

Smell: wheat and citrus hops

Taste: wheaty, grass, and citrusy hops that are especially present at the end

Mouthfeel: crisp, light bodied, high carbonation, sweetish start with bitterness coming in the middle and a bit more prominent towards the end.

Overall: Super clean. For the style, this is one of my favorites. A perfect summer beer that I could have several of. Nice pilsner like taste with a touch of pleasant bitterness that is never too bitter. One of Boulevards better small beers that I have had the pleasure of trying.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
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

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on draft, pours yellow with white head. as noted by the brewer, this beer is hoppier than normal for the style. overall - I'm not normally big on wheat beers, but this was decent.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a great cloudy light orange with one full finger of puffy white head. The foam settles slowly, leaving a nice rocky layer of foam on top of the beer.

S: The nose is lemony hops, with a touch of lime, light malt, pine. It's really hoppy for a wheat beer. I'm looking forward to tasting this. Smells great.

T: It starts off with a mix of pine, clove, banana, and coriander. In the middle it gets a bit more astringent, to the point where it finishes with lime citrus notes. I even get a bit of pineapple juice in here. This beer is interesting, and damn tasty.

M: Light bodied beer. It's crisp and biting to start, but smooths out in the middle. The hops come on strong after than linger on the palate. It's sticky, but refreshing.

O: Overall, I really like this beer. It's a weird mix of a wheat beer and an ipa but it works. It's really enjoyable. I'd drink this beer again, no question about it.

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Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden color with around one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. A lot of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Hoppy aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Grainy with rustic wheat notes.

They got a lot of hop flavor into this beer with a rather modest IBU level. Pineapple and lemon upfront to compliment the neutral malt bill. Wheat is not as pronounced as expected.

Light body and superbly carbonated. Smooth texture with enough lift to liven the palate.

The beer is quite refreshing and easy to drink. Nice hop flavor without all the bitterness of an IPA. Another good Boulevard beer.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow orange, some carbonation, two finger head.

S-Hops with a metallic orange, lemon, wheat and grass.

T-Balance of grass, wheat, lemon with hop flavors. Some bitterness finishes it off.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, crisp.

O-They were pushing this beer as a Gumball Head substitute, haven't had Gumball Head but this beer wasn't extraordinary.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finger of head. Cloudy, pale straw color.
Smells like spruce and citrus. Like a Christmas tree with lemons on it.
Interesting taste. I like it. Lots of citrus bitterness with an underlying soft wheat flavor.
Low carbonation, medium and crisp body.
The taste is pretty amazing.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of argock
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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