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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,021 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 40
Gots: 89 | 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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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

10-20-2012 01:21:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Slightly hazed pale yellow, big chunky head

SMELL: Fresh wheat, orangey hop, grassy, lemon oil, mild spice, vague mint, leafy

TASTE: Fresh, crisp, lighter bodied, snappy, hoppy, slightly bitter, fresh grass, bready, grainy, mild citrus character, drying finish, lightly hoppy after taste

No doubt about it, I could quaff this one back on the regular basis. Love beers with wheat, love hops, etc. A win all around for me so a respectful nod to the brewery for this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 02:38:36 | More by Jason
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a hazy yellow with a tall, bubbly, white head, decent retention, excellent lacing as the head fades. Citric hop, lemon rind, grapefruit, and orange permeate the nose. Tastes are fresh with citrus, lemon, grapefruit, grape, moderately bitter, finishes dry with faint pine. Not much for malt character; faint wheat. Mouth-feel is thinner than expected for a wheat ale, moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad, but comes across as drinking some sort of a lemon cleaner at times. I was hoping for some of the wheat and malt characteristics to come through, but hops prevail here.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:15:03 | More by barnzy78
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joshmiller

Kansas

5/5  rDev +27.6%

10-14-2012 02:31:36 | More by joshmiller
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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-11-2012 21:07:32 | More by frogfan
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Hoofbite84


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-11-2012 16:28:10 | More by Hoofbite84
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:38:01 | More by Beaver13
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tronester

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 23:36:56 | More by tronester
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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-09-2012 15:17:58 | More by JRBecks
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Heidelberg7

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.6%

10-07-2012 19:41:53 | More by Heidelberg7
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-07-2012 16:22:21 | More by mojohawk21
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-07-2012 14:01:36 | More by Beezee
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garymuchow

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 02:53:53 | More by garymuchow
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Mdog

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 00:30:44 | More by Mdog
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freduardo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-06-2012 03:33:24 | More by freduardo
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-04-2012 21:14:20 | More by plumcrazyfx
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TheCondor

Missouri

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 01:33:35 | More by TheCondor
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-02-2012 22:24:51 | More by mrjbrown27
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-02-2012 21:10:36 | More by Chucker17
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-02-2012 15:59:48 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-02-2012 01:01:42 | More by StoutIrish
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 22:52:29 | More by JohnnyHopps
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M_Burkey


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-01-2012 03:23:48 | More by M_Burkey
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AmitC

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 01:14:27 | More by AmitC
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-29-2012 01:33:17 | More by elec
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.