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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,287 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 56
Gots: 184 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single beer to sample, not thinking it would be a great beer. But Boulevard is an impressive brewery.
Pours a golden amber with a sediment look throughout. The really big white frothy head takes its time settling down. Nice lacing left on the sides.
The aroma is a combination of hops and wheat but smells like a big IPA.
The first taste hits me with less IPA quality than I expected from the aroma, more mild hops and citrus overtones. The wheat seems to mellow out any bitterness and leaves a long mild finish. My second sip gave me a little more depth into the beer and I pick up some additional fruit qualities and maybe some grassiness.
Mild hops, bitter/sweet wheat quality is my best description of this beer. Overall it has a solid mild quality with no dominating tastes. Good and balanced. This was a pretty impressive beer I will seek out.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy yellow with a nice big white cap. Decent lace on the glass.

S - Sharply hoppy and slightly metallic. Herbal green hop notes.

T - The hops are almost pilsener-esque and quite green-grassy. This really lacks the malty backbone that most hoppy beers have, and that leaves the hops hanging out there in thin air with no support. This results in a sharp and overly bitter flavor IMO.

M - Light bodied and very carbonated. Long lasting grassy finish.

This is not bad, but just seems weird to me. I love that Boulevard (one of my favorite brewers by the way) tried something different, but I think that there is a reason that wheat beers are traditionally not very hoppy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw golden in appearance, with a rich, frothy head of white suds. Lovely lace, too.

Aroma is pleasantly citrus-hoppy.

Taste is smooth, again with citrus hops dominating, but not in an overpowering way. 80-Acre displays a superb amount of balance between the hops and wheat-grain sharpness.

A delightful, easy-drinking session ale that is my new "go-to" Boulevard beer. Bravo, as this is one I'll gladly return to!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy lemon-yellow hue with a one-inch head that dissipates to a thin, steady film; lacing is mediocre

S: That smells awesome: pineapple, lemons, grapefruit, and other tropical fruit aromas on top of a grainy, grassy wheat malty base; such a brilliant blend of the two

T: Not quite as hop forward as aromas teased but still so much tropical fruits mingling with the malt base--what a beer--but a touch watery on the finish

F: Decent body with the residual stickiness from the hops but a tad thin on the finish

O: I am so glad Boulevard released this beer; now, along with their porter they have to go-to "regular" beers

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.