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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,115 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 49
Gots: 132 | 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 Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Beaver13, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of tronester
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

tronester, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of JRBecks
4/5  rDev +2%

JRBecks, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Heidelberg7
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Heidelberg7, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mojohawk21, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Beezee, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting it a little late in the season - actually didn't see it around much until lately. Am missing the best by date by about 10 days.
Poured into Boulevard tulip, of course.
Both attractive and fragrant. Cloudy pale straw and big full white head. Especially with a little warm on the liquid a sweet and light fruity hop aroma.
Even a little fruit in the taste. Tangy and tingly mouthfeel and fully carbonated. Soft wheat flavors. Noticeable drying on the finish and soft bitterness laying on the tongue. Flavors fade out quickly.
Nice beer and certainly an enjoyable summer addition.

garymuchow, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Mdog
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow, slightly hazy, big head.

Smell: Not much, a little citrus.

Taste: Wheaty, a little sweeter than expected. Mild citrus hops in the middle and finish.

Overall: I think my bottle may have been a little old which knocked down the aroma. The flavor was fine but not as hoppy as I was expecting, considering "hoppy" is in the name of the beer. Seems like a pale ale, just subbing in more wheat flavor instead of the barley. Nowhere near Gumballhead unfortunately.

Mdog, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

freduardo, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

plumcrazyfx, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although I had this beer at the Hats off to Homebrewers (Deschutes Base Camp) event at the Amigoni Urban Winery a few months ago, it was not a large enough sample size for me to review it, and I had quite a few beers before that anyway. However, I remembered it being good, so I grabbed a six pack of it recently. Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a Boulevard glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice golden wheat color, just what you would expect from the label and beer description. Minimal head and head retention, little to no lacing on the glass. Certainly a hazy golden golden color, not a clear beer at all. Looks tasty.

Smell - Fruity, with a citrus and lemon that originates from the hops. There is a mild wheaty, bread malt undertone, but the big smell is certainly hoppy

Taste - Very good. Balanced, smooth, refreshing, everything you want. You get a hint of standard fare wheat beer up front, which is soon overtaken by more zesty, powerful hops notes of citrus, lemon, and pepper through the rest of the drink.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean and smooth, well balanced, just an excellent drink overall. Clean and crisp, with a zip. Carbonated medium

Overall - I really like this beer, as did my wife, which is shocking. I think it is well balanced, can be drank at anytime of the year (although fall is best), and is certainly worth the investment. Highly recommended, I may go buy a few more sixers so I have plenty. Good job Boulevard!

TheCondor, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of mrjbrown27
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mrjbrown27, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Ispeakforthetrees, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of StoutIrish
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

StoutIrish, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer combines the great aspects of a wheat beer with certain elements of a hoppy beer. I sample this beer 09/29/2012 at the Valpo Brewfest. It was certainly one of the highlights for me.

In appearance, this was defintely a wheat beer as it was golden in color with a white head that demonstrated carbonation. The aroma was a mild citrus with the sweetness of wheat in the background. The initial taste was sweet and hoppy. Notes of pineapple, peach and a little pine were evident. The sweetness of the wheat becomes more evident in the aftertaste as the hops fade. The carbonation is a little more potent than I might have expected, causing the fruity hops to be brushed away quickly. This is a smooth and easy drinker that could hit a wide audience. I would to see this beer become a staple in the Boulevard rotation.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of M_Burkey
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

M_Burkey, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of AmitC
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok. so wheat and hops. Contradiction. Oxymoron.

Word hop on the label made me buy it.

Appearance: Pours with a huge head which quickly reduces to a thin layer.
A lot of haze. Pale yellow color which is a bit translucent due to haze.
A lot of bubbles throughout.

Smell : Hops are prominent and smell more like a regular IPA. I would assume good use of beta variety here. little tinge of citrus notes.

Taste : Well the taste is what makes it totally different from IPAs. Wheat and a lack of bitterness and alpha hops, make it a mix of sweetness and little on the lips bitterness.Enters all sweet and wheat into the mouth with just a little hint of hops at all afterwards. Bitterness does not stay not for more than 15 secs.

Medium bodied feel. Carbonation appears like its a lot, but it actually does not feel or hurt that much.

Very easy to drink.

Overall a decent effort and a good brew.

AmitC, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of elec
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

elec, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of BetterBeerPlz
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

BetterBeerPlz, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of bashiba
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell is slightly piney with a mineral quality and a touch of copper.

The flavor is a bit bland. It has light traces of fruity wheat and a light coppery flavor with just a touch of juniper bitterness. I find the coppery tin like flavor to be a bit distracting.

The mouthfeel has a nice light creamyness to it.

Overall not a bad wheat, just a bit to bland and a touch flawed to me.

bashiba, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, wheat, and bread malt.

The taste is slightly sweet, with a decent amount of bitterness for balance, and has lemons, wheat, light spice, and bread malt.

Light bodied, average carbonation, and a light lemon aftertaste. Crisp, easy to drink, and a nice beer to have on a warm autumn afternoon. Worth having again for sure.

hardy008, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Deivos
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Deivos, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 19, 2012
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.