80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 212
Hads: 1,565
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 29.19%
Wants: 82
Gots: 355 | FT: 1
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 Mdg222
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hybrid beer. Good mix of hops & wheat. Not overpowering on either side. Very smooth. Good flavor. No strong bitter aftertaste. If you're expecting an IPA, it's not very piney, but would buy a 6 pack & be happy.

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Photo of MikeyLegend
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice head accumulation on the top with minimal lacing. At first smell, I couldn't pick up anything. It does have the citrusy bread smell associated with most wheats. I was a little underwhelmed. Its called Hoppy Wheat yet no smell of hops, no real taste of hops, and it looks like the IBU level is in the 20s. I expect quite a bit more for a beer with Hoppy in the name. That being said, it does have a different taste than a typical wheat. Its very drinkable and is a nice twist on wheat beers. Just wish they'd hopped it up a bit more.

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This would be a delicious summer beer. Talk about an exceptionally refreshing beer. This is smooth, super easy to drink. Layers of wheat, mild malt, lemon, and mild hops on the back end. It was a cloudy yellow color with about an inch of head. Absolutely awesome for the style.

Will absolutely seek out and purchase again. This one was awesome. If it ever becomes available in cans, this could be a go to for float trips and outdoor excursions.

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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 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 nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.50% This brew pours out a cloudy light amber color with a nice white head. 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell is sweet, citrus , with hops. You also pick up on some grains and malts in the smell of this brew. The taste is rich with flavor. You pick up citrus and some nice malts . This is a nice wheat brew. The mouthfeel is bold and smooth. You pick up on the citrus but it has a clean finish to it. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat a 4.5 out 5

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a hefe glass.
Pours a cloudy straw color with a creamy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing down the glass.
Very nice aroma on this beer with citrus and spice, maybe a little grassiness and a hint of white bread.
A tasty brew with a hint of grapefruit, a little cracker, a slight piney hop bite and a refreshing crispness.
Mouthfeel is medium and a bit creamy with plenty of carbonation to keep things going all the way through the glass.
Overall, tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 4/23/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy/cloudy yellow; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and very sticky lacing. Looks great. The aromas are very nice. Lots of subtle dank hop notes. Grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe some Galaxy hops in the mix? Some grass is there. The wheat is there as well, but seems to be outshined by the hops in the nose. The flavors are bittersweet, but it's not overly bitter. The wheat gives this a quenching aspect. It's very refreshing, but doesn't feel light. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation, but not too prickly. It's very creamy and fluffy. It feels heavier than it really is. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy to drink.

This is a very solid brew. There's never been a ton of Pale Wheat Ales out there, so this is definitely a worthy example of the style.

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Photo of Beerguy1969
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was a little Leary about this beer when I read it was "hoppy" but was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Light on the pallet with light aftertaste. Recommend !

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Photo of farrago
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pure white head, crests around half a finger and quickly sizzles off to a light surface dusting, while wispy what lacing there is sticks quite well to the glass sides. The liquid is cloudy but does not display any floating particulate, widespread and super-active bubbles fill the glass, overall a light orange to yellow color. The nose shows off the wheat proudly but it’s mainly an explosion of grapefruit and orange citrus, not overly hoppy, there is a bubblegum to pie dough element, at the same time there’s a burst of black pepper and green tea, strong presence without being overpowering. Medium-bodied, sour from all that muscular citrus, the powerful carbonation both brings prickle and limits the soaking in of the pucker factor. Floral with that same bubblegum aspect, delivers more peach, apricot, cherry fruit flavors here. Notes of clove and lesser pepper. Not that dry but closer to that end of the spectrum even as you never feel the flavors are truncated as a result. Maybe a too clingy for full-on refreshment but its liveliness is very attractive and it is easy to keep on sipping. Pulls it off well.

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Photo of qchic
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feeling a little ambivalent about this one. It's a hoppy wheat, and I was looking for something both hoppier and wheatier. It's very subdued in the aroma, but the flavor is good and refreshing with some lemon tartness. I'll have no problem drinking the other 5. Def a change of pace for the season, but perhaps would be better appreciated in the sun.

Edit: makes for an excellent shower 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 HoppyBastard
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass., "best by" date 3-9-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy light golden color with 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of small bubbles around the glass, there was some lacing present, medium carbonation.

SMELL: the nose is subtle, lemon, bread, flowers.

TASTE: initially very sweet then citrus and bread with a mild and pleasant hop profile that you would not normally get from a wheat beer but it's definitely not going to be mistaken for an IPA.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this beer combines everything I like about wheat beer and gave it a better hop profile, but not too overpowering. Another terrific beer from Boulevard. I will definitely buy this again.

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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 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 KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10/29...pours hazy cloudy yellowish gold. Lots of foam, settles, and laces. Wheaty pine nose. Light wheaty taste, lemon citrus backed, fast finish. Bitter burst in middle that all but vanishes. Cool.

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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 donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Cloudy golden hay color with a stalwart head. Smells like grass and bread dough. Unmistakable new tire smell too. A little sweet on the palette like sweet dough or a Twinkie with some grassy citrus. Soapy at times. Some prickly resin on the tongue for depth.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interested to see how this stacks up against my fave APWL from NEBCo (no pun intended, really).

A: Attractive and bright. A sunny golden. Nice bubbling and overflowing head with a pure white color that compliments the beer perfectly. Better head retention

S: Sweet malt grains mostly. Hops come in with florals and some spice on the backing. Not as complex or differentiable, but good all the same.

M: Light bodied and highly effervescent. Smooth but has a nice sting to it.

T/O: Tart citrus lemon squeezes into a sweet pale crackery malt base, and they play off of each other very well. Light passionfruit sweetness and very nuanced. It has a really good flavor, don't get me wrong, but the overall experience lacks in something. I don't want to sound snobbish for a BA, but it doesn't seem as elegant; and NEBCo is brewing out of the back parking lot of a car dealership. What I mean is this beer is best for warm weather whereas NEBCo's Alpha Weizen I could but can't drink all yr round.

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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 teromous
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 08/10/14 -- So it is past its best by date. I'm pretty disappointed by that.

Appearance: Hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head that stands very well and leaves some spotted lacing.

Aroma: Very fresh hop aroma. Spicy with a bit of earthy bay leaf smell to it. It's very nice.

Taste: More of that spicy earthy flavor to it. It taste a bit like thyme. A hint of mint in the backgrond. I don't get any wheat flavor which is a bit disappointing, and there isn't any perceptible yeast character.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and light, medium bitterness, and a bit drier than I'd expect from a wheat beer...it also doesn't have the presence on the palate that most wheat beers have.

Overall: Despite being past the best by date on the bottle, the beer was good. I think it could be because the store I bought it from kept it refrigerated. The only thing that might identify this beer as a wheat beer to me is by the appearance...there really was no tell-tale sign in the aroma or flavor. The hop aroma and flavors are excellent. If you are an APA fan where you want a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not a ton of bitterness, this is right up your alley. If you don't like wheat beers, don't be turned off by this beer because it doesn't show. If you do like wheat beers, this leaves a lot to be desired. Overall it is a really good beer though, and the framework really relies on the hops...and if it were a house that frame would be made of solid oak.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, wheat malt, spices and ripe pears and oranges. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice, easy drinking brew.

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Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium slowly fading white head, some light lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, mild grapefruity notes, wheat, citrus floral hops. Taste sane as aroma with a mild citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Palate is medium body, mildly crisp on the palate. Finishes with a wheat some grassy flavor, mildly sweet citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Overall a pleasant and easy going brew.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +1.5%

I'm not a fan of American wheat beers but with Boulevard new to SePa I bought one to sample and much to my dismay it was pretty good.
It was hoppy in the taste and in the nose.
In the nose it had a citrusy lemony grapefruit smell.
The taste reminded me alot of lemon drop candies.
Hazy straw color with a decent head.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Cloudy yellow with 1 finger of white head. Light carbonation with slight yeast sediment.

Lemon, wheat, white grapefruit, and papaya.

Very lemony. Tangy wheat, lemon juice, lemongrass, and touches of papaya. Crisp wheaty backbone with notes of pale maltiness. Perhaps a drizzle of caramel.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Sure has a decent wheat bill. Slightly tangy with lots of lemon.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.