80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
Cloudy yellow colored beer with a small white head.
Smell is light honeysuckle malt with a citrus hop aroma. Herbal scented with a good dose of grapefruit to it.
Starts out with the taste of hard water and grapefruit. Fairly dry in the mouth. Mild bitterness, pretty much a mild mannered wheat beer with a little hop kick.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall a nice wheat beer.
11-25-2012 19:57:37 | More by Zorro
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Pours a pale, hazy straw color with about 1/2" of white head. Head retention is just okay. Lacing is non-existent. Just about your typical looking wheat beer.
Smell: The nose on this is very good. A hint of pale, wheaty malt up front, but quickly overshadowed by orange rind, citrus, florals, and hint of pine. By far one of the best noses on a wheat beer I have had.
Taste: A hint of wheaty malts, followed by some great hop notes. Citrus, florals, orange rind, followed by slight pine on the back end. Pretty nice. About the only beef I have is that it is not quite balanced; the pale malts do not really stand up to the hops. Still, nice.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with surprising little carbonation. Okay though. Overall, by far one of the best wheats I've had. Great session beer too. Pretty impressed by this.
11-17-2012 21:26:04 | More by zhanson88
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
Finger of head. Cloudy, pale straw color.
Smells like spruce and citrus. Like a Christmas tree with lemons on it.
Interesting taste. I like it. Lots of citrus bitterness with an underlying soft wheat flavor.
Low carbonation, medium and crisp body.
The taste is pretty amazing.
11-17-2012 19:21:50 | More by Fatehunter
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A- Pours hazy light straw yellow. A one finger of a white head. A very light looking beer.
S- Pine, citrus, lemon, wheat, very floral. Nice stuff.
T- A perfect 50/50 of a wheat beer and a hopped up pale ale. The wheat comes at frist and adds that nice taste but the hops come though and add a variety of citrus. A lot of lemon and pineapple. A touch of lemongrass and some floral notes.
M- This beer is a little bit light on feel nut makes up for it in drinkability and its well rounded nature.
O- This is a pretty darn good beer. Perfect session ale or summer beer.
11-13-2012 23:31:54 | More by TwelveOunces
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: "Best by 11/28/12" stamped on bottle
Glass: Standard US pint glass
I don't find this terribly different from a very sessionable IPA, though the body is slightly smoother and more complex than the malt bill in most session IPAs. 80-acre was very drinkable for those who enjoy hops, and one I will definitely revisit.
Pours a 2cm head of eggshell white foam, which descends rather quickly to a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is minimal, with just a few small lines and dots along the glass' edges. The body itself is a pale yellow color, semi-hazy, with light bringing out primarily the same tones. Carbonation is visible from the bottom of the glass, streaming upwards throughout.
Aroma is blatantly, unabashedly hoppy, with strong grapefruit, lemon, an orange tones accompanied by a bit of wet pine mulch, as would fit a combination of Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops (though I'd accept Simcoe as well). Delicious, with a subtle malt base underpinning all these hops.
The flavor is simultaneously a fairly notable, sugary sweetness from the combination of pale barley and wheat malts and the strongly citric-bitter from usage of fruity, lightly citrus hops. Opens with sweet malts coalescing cleanly with grapefruit an orange-like hops, leading to a mid-palate of marginally sweet malts and lemon-orange-grapefruit flavors. Back of palate picks up modest bitterness along with continued grapefruit and orange flavors. Aftertaste of mild bitterness, some orange, and sweetness from wheat an barley malts.
Beer is medium to medium-light bodied, with mid-level carbonation, creating a slightly fizzy, foamy, but smooth mouthfeel. Closes semi-dry, as expected from the substantial hop usage.
11-09-2012 09:00:34 | More by falloutsnow
3.08/5 rDev -21.4%
A - Body is straw yellow and cloudy. A rough pour yields 4 (count 'em) 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention.
S - Hops steal the show in the nose. Lots of pine, bitter grapefruit peel, and lemongrass. Subtler notes of orange and bright tropical fruit.
T - Up front, dry wheat flavor and mild malt sweetness. Some lemon, lemongrass, and orange peel through the middle, but very little bitterness. Finish is fruity, but otherwise bland. Overall, taste is a bit of a disappointment after the promise of the aroma.
M- Thin body with good carbonation. Very clean finish and quite drinkable.
11-04-2012 02:43:31 | More by rundocrun
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
A-Cloudy yellow orange, some carbonation, two finger head.
S-Hops with a metallic orange, lemon, wheat and grass.
T-Balance of grass, wheat, lemon with hop flavors. Some bitterness finishes it off.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, crisp.
O-They were pushing this beer as a Gumball Head substitute, haven't had Gumball Head but this beer wasn't extraordinary.
10-30-2012 22:06:26 | More by rlee1390
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
A: It pours lighter than the Boulevard Wheat with a smaller head.
S: Strong Pine and Citrus hops.
T: Faint wheat, pine, citrus.
M: It leaves a little body with a wheat after taste that coats the palate.
O: A step away from what they originally tested at the brewery but unique in the market nonetheless
10-29-2012 19:10:45 | More by SavvyStudent
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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