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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

1,026 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 41
Gots: 93 | 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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Ratings: 1,026 | Reviews: 156 | Display Reviews Only:
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lanciloti

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-06-2014 07:28:16 | More by lanciloti
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-06-2014 02:48:05 | More by BAsbill
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shredder83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-04-2014 19:20:50 | More by shredder83
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-03-2014 23:42:08 | More by memphischas
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-03-2014 03:39:44 | More by psoriasaurus
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-03-2014 02:43:54 | More by Walletsworth
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-30-2014 23:18:38 | More by ChadA83
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-28-2014 06:44:29 | More by Kurmaraja
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a very light pale/ Very similar to the color of straw. Slight haziness. Good 2 finger head with lots of bubbles. Head disappates rather quickly

S - Citrus everywhere! Very nice. Lemon and Grapefruit with hints of apple.

T - Pine and lemon up front. Lots of grapefruit on the finish. Lots going on here. Very good for an APA.

M - A lighter bodied beer. Very very smooth

O - Great product here. Very drinkable beer with a ton of flavor. Could easily drink several in noe sitting and not get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:53:07 | More by Goosehunter75
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-26-2014 17:41:13 | More by ToddGingerich
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

01-26-2014 01:24:34 | More by LoudRed
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bckayaalp

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-25-2014 23:11:33 | More by bckayaalp
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

01-24-2014 14:10:11 | More by ChrisMyhre
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-24-2014 12:25:41 | More by jmsedgwick
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +2%

01-23-2014 21:19:37 | More by cbcrunch
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wmath22

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-23-2014 02:32:42 | More by wmath22
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rozymegs

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2014 00:28:50 | More by rozymegs
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention along with ok lacing.

The aroma is very fruity along with some bubblegum yeast esters. There is a really nice interplay between the fruit from the hops and the fruity from the yeast.

The flavor continues this hoppy/yeasty mixture although I feel like the yeast is a little more prominent than in the aroma. Bitterness is on the lighter side with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a nice version of a lighter pale wheat ale. I would have liked to have had a little more in the way of hops but all in all, a nice refreshing and easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:19:40 | More by rangerred
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 19:05:42 | More by puboflyons
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

01-18-2014 23:29:45 | More by FLBeerGuy
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/4/14, into a pint glass.
Appearance - golden, nice carbonation, looks refreshing! Big, fluffy white head, leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - nice, but falls short of others like Lagunitas Lil Sumpin'.
Taste - very refreshing hop forward wheat ale!
Feel - not as hoppy as Lil Sumpin', but a good beer nontheless!
Overall - solid beer and for the price, worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:13:17 | More by DenverHopHead
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Ronald612

Indiana

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-17-2014 05:28:20 | More by Ronald612
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2014 00:54:16 | More by doowhat
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a stubby brown bottle with a freshness date of March 2014, so plenty of time to spare. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler glass with the Sierra Nevada logo on the side. I've had this wonderful beer many times, but finally decided to write a full review for it.

Appearance - It's hard to describe the body of this beer as anything but liquid gold. It's that bright yellowy tone like how melted gold might be depicted in a cartoon. Bright and glowing, with some more muted hints of straw yellow and cloudy throughout. The way an American unfiltered wheat should look, imho. Atop the beautifully-toned body sits a two finger pillowy head of stark white. A slight shadow rests beneath the moderately dense head, like a Kansas thunderstorm rolling across the plains and shading the fields of wheat below. Lacing is visible but moderate, with bits of stickiness on the glass as I drink it down, but comes up short of full rings.

Smell - Bright citrus and grassy notes, with some fainter elements of floral as well as some distinct notes of lemon zest. But the hops are not the only story here. There is a nice softness, like fresh-baking bread, to the aroma that clearly comes from the predominant use of wheat in the grain bill. I like the fact that this "hoppy wheat" doesn't smell like just an IPA. It retains it's wheat beer roots.

Taste - The bright citrus from the aroma now comes through with more clarity, providing notes of lemon and starfruit. There is also the more herbal characteristics like lemongrass and rosemary. As with the aroma, the wheat is well-represented here, with notes of fresh-baked sourdough and even some whole wheat dinner rolls. The grain definitely provides the subtlety of clover honey sweetness--just enough to add a little depth to the beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-light bodied and moderate-to-light carbonation, with a slightly sweet finish and a faintly chewy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is one of my favorite beers from Boulevard. It's so good that if they replaced their standard Wheat beer with this one, I wouldn't be the slightest bit upset (although I speculate that there are others who would be...). In terms of comparison to other "hoppy" wheat beers, this one holds it's own just fine, and unlike some others, this one manages to remain a wheat beer with hops, rather than tasting like an IPA with some wheat in the grain bill.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:42:20 | More by LambicPentameter
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-14-2014 22:53:26 | More by fearfactory
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.