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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

1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 51
Gots: 133 | 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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of TStout
3/5  rDev -23.5%

TStout, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of kguyty
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kguyty, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
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?

beagle75, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Knicknack27
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Knicknack27, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of skyisland
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

skyisland, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Sweasty
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard offers the weary summer beer drinker something else to beat the oppressive heat with. 80 Acres pours cloudy gold. Things are topped off by a couple of fingers worth of white head. Head eventually settles to a ring. Plenty of lace is left in its wake.

The aroma offers up plenty of hoppy goodness. Citrusy hops shine. Juicy grapefruit and orange notes shine. A bit of lemon there as well. Some vague tropical notes hit beneath the the citrus. Some light wheat malt notes try to break through the hops.

The taste is no less hoppy. Citrus notes are much stronger on the palate. Juicy bitter grapefruit hits first. Blending with the grapefruit is plenty of juicy orange notes. Some light lemon and vague tropical notes round out the hops. The wheat takes on a stronger role on the palate. Tart wheat notes flow beneath the hops. The finish is bitter with lingering citrus hop notes.

80 acres is light bodied and effervescent.

Another outstanding beer from the folks at Boulevard. A nice hoppy and refreshing brew. Summer just got a little more bearable.

Sweasty, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yellow head with a hint of gold, with a white head, some lacing.

Deep citrus and some pine, a really nice nose.

A punch of hoppiness with some citrus - lots of lemons and mango.

Finished with a clean, slight hop bitterness. Good beer and I would drink it again.

Ed_Johnson, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of joelBfrasier
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

joelBfrasier, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: slightly cloudy golden straw color with a two finger head that lasts awhile.

s: smelled like there was a fresh orange slice in the glass on top of the beer. behind that were muted aromas of pine and wheat.

t: very refreshing. more of the orange and pine that were big up front but fall off in the end.

m: light, crisp, well carbonated, dry on the finish.

o: impressed by this one.

match1112, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of RainyDayDreamAwy
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

RainyDayDreamAwy, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of sweethome
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

sweethome, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Brewnah
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Brewnah, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking wheat beer. The head was two fingers and lasted forever, leaving sticky lace. The beer is pretty much like their regular wheat beer in color and clarity, tan and fairly cloudy. I suspect there's overlap in the recipes, but not just from the appearance.

The aroma is quite hoppy, also bready, with a little fruit and wheat too.

Taste is a bit odd, but delicious. It really tastes like boulevard wheat with a bunch of hops in it. It's got yeasty notes, wheat, citrus, grassy hops, malt, lots of good stuff in there.

Body is typically wheat beer, light and easy to drink, but almost chewy with body. A lightly sweet, hoppy aftertaste denotes the finish.

It's definitely a very different beer, and I like it. Wonderful for summer laziness. I'll definitely be drinking this one again. Great value too.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recieved as an extra in a trade

12oz bottle

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a two finger off white head. Head retention is good and there is a nice amount of lacing to be had here...

S - Mango, grapefruit, lemon, wheat, and some grassy hops...

T - Pretty much follows the nose except the hops are alot more subdued. Finishes on a wheat note with some soft grassy hops. Bitterenss is really kept in check here...

M - Light bodied with a good amount of carboantion...

O - Could see myself drinking a few of these after being in the sun for a while. Definitely an easy drinker, and something I could see myself drinking on a fairly regular basis if it was available in my area...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ssjkyle, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

tdmccarthy, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of RyanSands
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

RyanSands, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Dieck
4/5  rDev +2%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Wilkison, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BeerHunter76, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of mdcrouser
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow leaning to gold, with a finger of white head that recedes to nearly nothing.

Bready, with deep citrus and even some pine - that's a really nice nose.

Fresh - an obvious spin-off from their Unfiltered Wheat, but a muted form of it, ramped up with the addition of a citrussy punch of hoppiness - mostly a fruitful combination of lemons and mango.

Pops of carbonation help underscore the bite of the hops - relatively juicy, but still oddly dry.

A great addition to the Blvd roster - right there with Single-Wide in my book - hoppy, but not overblown. Tasty, but not pretentious.

mdcrouser, Aug 27, 2012
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.