80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

208 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 208
Hads: 1,522
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 74
Gots: 330 | FT: 0
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 Sweasty
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard offers the weary summer beer drinker something else to beat the oppressive heat with. 80 Acres pours cloudy gold. Things are topped off by a couple of fingers worth of white head. Head eventually settles to a ring. Plenty of lace is left in its wake.

The aroma offers up plenty of hoppy goodness. Citrusy hops shine. Juicy grapefruit and orange notes shine. A bit of lemon there as well. Some vague tropical notes hit beneath the the citrus. Some light wheat malt notes try to break through the hops.

The taste is no less hoppy. Citrus notes are much stronger on the palate. Juicy bitter grapefruit hits first. Blending with the grapefruit is plenty of juicy orange notes. Some light lemon and vague tropical notes round out the hops. The wheat takes on a stronger role on the palate. Tart wheat notes flow beneath the hops. The finish is bitter with lingering citrus hop notes.

80 acres is light bodied and effervescent.

Another outstanding beer from the folks at Boulevard. A nice hoppy and refreshing brew. Summer just got a little more bearable. (1,063 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden straw with a frothy white head that doesn't stick around too long.

S - Lemon, pine, candied, orange, wheat malt, sourdough yeast.

T - Sweet lemon tart flavor with pine underneath. The lemon and pine really bounce off each other throughout the drink. A mild peppery edge as it warms up. Grassy hops and watermelon rind come out as well. Finishes crisp and dry.

M - Moderate carbonation, smooth feel, light but firm.

The focus is on the hops. This is what I'd want to drink during a run. It's fresh and clean but still has the wheat body to give it some substance. I'd take this over the regular Pale Wheat Ale any day. (696 characters)

Photo of AmishLightning
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Typical hazy looks are present in this beer. There is no lacing left on the glass when you drink it, and there is a quarter finger of head which had excellent retention. The color did look a little bit pissy, but that may have just been poor lighting.

Smell: Overwhelmingly citrus almost to a point of too much (but not too much). I pick up lots of orange peel and mango. A little bitter hop smell is there, but not the dominant smell for sure. The smells seem to be just the citrus which disappoints me because I was looking for more scents to be happening.

Taste: This brew is super sweet and tasty. I did not get the awful metallic flavors that usually come along with wheat ales and I did not get the rough bitterness that comes along with hoppy beers. This thing was in a category all by itself. There was even a bit of a sour finish which totally got me psyched. The taste was balanced, strong, and had enough going on to keep me interested throughout the entire glass.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean due to the light body and moderate carbonation. Great for the beer that was given.

OverallL A fantastic beer that really caught me by surprise. I am definitely going to recommend to others who can;t seem to find a hoppy beer that they like. (1,259 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery. Although they call it Hoppy Wheat.

A - Poured out an insanely cloudy, golden amber color with a small, soapy, white head of foam. Minimal trails of suds left on the glass.

S - It smelled of tons of citrus and fresh dry hops. Very little wheat aromas underneath it all.

T - First sip almost tasted like a fresh hop cone. Then is mellows to a citrusy bite with some cracked wheat and sweetness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A little soft and creamy with a dry finish.

O - This is a very good wheat ale. I can't wait til it is released to the general public. (580 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (587 characters)

Photo of Chirpie
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm under the impression that this one had been sitting in the brewery under a name of test hoppy for a little while.

I picked up a 6 pack upon it's first day of release in our area and have now had 3 of these.

Pouring it out, it builds a fast 2 to 3 finger head in my tulip glass. Really cloudy beer, it's a nice pale yellow appearance.

My absolute favorite point of this beer is the smell. Pure lemongrass and a twist of bitter citrus. I almost hate drinking it, as it's just a joy to sniff on the nose for a while.

The taste, for the most part follows the nose. About the only real knock I have against it is the hoppy flavor isn't very pronounced. Even though it's in the name, it's not in your face at all. While I would describe the mouthfeel as medium to thin, it doesn't hurt this beer at all. In fact, it makes it that much more of a sessionable beer.

Be ready for a flavor that's a bit light, but in spite of that, this may be my new goto lawnmower beer for the summer months sub-planting the Bridgeport IPA's I've been keeping around. It's just a pleasure to gulp down even as you take in the aroma. A definite step up from Boulevard's mainstream beer Unfiltered Wheat. (1,186 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (276 characters)

Photo of rfbenavi80
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new year round beer from Boulevard, 80 Acre just hit the shelves here in KC. Had to pick up a sixer.
Best by 10-16-12. Poured into a Nonic Pint.

A- Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with 3 fingers of pillowy white head that has some staying power and looks like it will lace well.

S- Super dose of hops on the nose. Lots of pungent pine and grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Slightly floral. Smells like a true hop bomb.

T- Hmmm. The hop bomb on the nose is not really there in the taste. It is hoppy don't get me wrong, but the hops are not near as front and center as the nose suggests. Nice smooth easy drinkablity form the base wheat beer. Interesting and refreshing.

M- Crisp on the palate. The carbonation is spot on and add another refreshing layer to this beer. If feels pretty light in body. This could easily be sessionable.

O- I am pleased. Boulevard calls this "a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of and IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer." I think they got it right. This is an easy drinker that will make a great offering to an already solid line up. (1,097 characters)

Photo of chuckpalka
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In a glass from a bottle pours very pale yellow and cloudy with a nice two finger foam head. A faint piney hop smell and a little more prominent in taste. Called a Hoppy Wheat. Hops are certainly present but not overboard which I was expecting. And that's not a bad thing. Loses some head but never completely. A little lace. Goes down nice with no bite or lingering aftertaste. Very good and at 5.50% Very Drinkable Bartender.....I'll have one more. (452 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 20 August 2014

Appearance: Pours a hazy light yellow color with lively carbonation and a one and a half finger head that dissipates to a half finger. Leaves great lacing. Looks like a pale wheat beer. 4/5

Smell: This is where the beer begins to stand out- the nose has some of the sweet balancing effects of the wheat- some notes of banana softness- but is also overlaid with a nice clean and lively citrus hoppiness. 4/5

Taste: This is where the beer stands out above the rest. The beer is magnificently balanced in almost all regards- you drink this and you can tell it's a wheat beer from the soft sweetness and slight white-wine and banana notes from the interplay with the wheat and the yeast. At the same time, a refreshing citrus hop bite is there, but in the perfect proportion- it doesn't overpower the beer and it doesn't give it a harsh edge like many other hoppy pale wheats. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and good body. 4/5.

Overall: An incredible pale wheat beer, and importantly, one that isn't trying to be something it's not. While Oberon is and remains the standard for traditional pale wheat ales, this in my book is a marvelous middle ground between Oberon and A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' which is a wheat ale that drinks like an IPA. This is definitely a wheat beer, but has just enough additional hops to really stand out without blurring the style line too much. Very impressed. (1,444 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw yellow, trace white head,
fair lacing

S: lemon grass/peel, fresh wheat, yeast

T: lemon peel, wheat, yeast, spicy finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/oily combination

O: Fine session beer. Feels like good
blend of hefeweizen and pale ale.
Great intro beer for newbies.

VERY GOOD; SEEK IT OUT! (311 characters)

Photo of Drew03cmc
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I am not a big fan of really hoppy beers, I was unsure of what to expect. The balance is superb and the feel and taste of this beer is far above my expectations. (164 characters)

Photo of cmq103
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrus hops with a mixture of orange and tangerine aroma. Cloudy unfiltered wheat appearance. Mildly sweet citrus hops followed by an all wheat beer finish. Very impressed how they were able to match the two styles and make an extremely easy to drink beer. I can see myself having a few of these sitting by the pool on a hot summer day. (336 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a very nice slightly hazy wheaty straw yellow. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that is white and soappy but alos dense.

Aroma of citrusy hops notes. Lemony and some tangerines in the nose with some grassy hop character that is enticing yet mild. Nice earthy and grainy wheat notes with some good bready sweetness as well. Very appealing nose.

Flavors starts out with some fruit sweetness and a nice grassy herbal hop note that once again is there but is mild and refreshing. There is some nice wheat sweetness and grain notes with nice bread and earthy notes as well. Very delicious true wheat ale that has a hoppy background but non of the overwhelming hop resins and bitterness that other hoppy wheat ales have. The finish is refreshing and crisp with nice wheat flavors and some slight bitterness. Incredible beer. This is up there with the best. Mouthfeel is light and crisp but incredibly flavorful.

This brew is great. True to the wheat ale style but with a nice refreshing hop kick that is lemony and citrusy without being a hop bomb. Nice earthy and grainy wheat notes with some nice herbal hop notes to back it up. My favorite of Blvds regular line up. (1,215 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6er of these at my local Whole Foods.

A: Poured out a saturatedly murky yellow color with a slight white head. Looks tasty.

S: Hoppy is right. Sure, I got a good amount of wheat in there, but also a good bit of orange and more than a hint of lemon.

T: Very refreshing, almost thirst quenching even. This is not a hop bomb beyond any stretch of the imagination.

M: Crisp on the end and not bitter... it contains almost the sillouette of a bitter beer if that makes any sense. Mild splotchy lacing.

O: Infinitely drinkable and just downright fantastic. (567 characters)

Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, wheat, and bread malt.

The taste is slightly sweet, with a decent amount of bitterness for balance, and has lemons, wheat, light spice, and bread malt.

Light bodied, average carbonation, and a light lemon aftertaste. Crisp, easy to drink, and a nice beer to have on a warm autumn afternoon. Worth having again for sure. (444 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of pine, as well as some light orange citrus notes. There is also some nice wheat in the aroma. The flavor is very similar. The wheat really comes through up front, with some lighter pine and orange notes, as well as some grass and a bit of pepper. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice. (385 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colored body; a poofy, lumpy head sits atop leaving behind some thick lacing. Aromas are initially floral hops before turning super juicy and bright. Freshly squeezed OJ, lemon, and other citrus surrounding a subtle biscuity wheat note. Pleasant, gentle hop flavors, lemon tea, wheat, mellow citrus juice, and a floral sweetness. Drying in the finish, fluffy, light, and crisp. I had one while grilling and I imagine that's a perfect situation for drinking this beer. (479 characters)

Photo of Dools9
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle BB 8/8/13.

A: Hazy gold, good retaining three finger head. Great lace.

S: Big sweet citrus punch, oranges, tangerine, malted wheat twang in the back.

T: A bit subdued compared to the flavor, tropical fruit punch kick, lemons, grapefruit etc. with you're standard a herbal, wheaty twang. Slightly grassy on the finish.

M: Feels light to medium, smooth, actually very smooth. Drinks real easy.

O: Summer beer for sure. Wheats aren't my favorite style, but this does a nice combo of an IPA and a wheat. Nose was the star of the show however. Would make a great warm weather brew fur shur. (597 characters)

Photo of farrago
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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. (1,123 characters)

Photo of dbossman
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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 (627 characters)

Photo of MistahBeah
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. Foamy white head with some retention and lacing. Lots of carbonation

Smells tropical. Citrus and grapefruit but also pineapple and mango. Faint banana and maybe peach

Tastes similar to the nose with a lot of the tropical fruits shining through. There is also an earthy pine hop presence that my nose didn't pick up. The wheat twang shows up towards the end. Yeasty finish with a musty aftertaste. The bitterness is pretty mild overall

Feels crisp and refreshing. Carbonated. Light bodied

Not typically a fan of wheat IPAs but this one sold me. Great flavor profile. Very sessionable. Would definitely get this again (656 characters)

Photo of kismet
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

ok, boulevard, you sneaked this one under my radar. i had tried the unfiltered wheat and thought it was pretty good but plain, so i thought i would give this a shot. this is a great, clean, refreshing summer beer. hands down. the fruity hops are delivered in a light, carbonated, hazy brew that screams summertime. to me. this reminded me of a lighter, snappier version of little sumpin sumpin or gumballhead,,,same general hop profile but significantly lighter with not as much hop aftertaste, the hop burps are also not nearly as concentrated...again, a fine thirst quenching summer offering that i will enjoy often. good job, boulevard! (639 characters)

Photo of bump8628
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much anticipated. Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a big-bubbled head of fizzy foam that collapses into thin lacing. Aroma is lightly citrusy with lemon drop, lime peel, and pineapple. More of the same on the palate. Subtle, but vibrant hoppiness with a faint background of crackery wheat. Clean, dry, and well carbonated. I was expecting an IPA level of hoppiness, which this is not. Just a slightly bigger and hoppier version of their wheat, but with a more nuanced and interesting hop character. I guess I can't say I'm disappointed since I have bought two sixers since its Oklahoma release last week. Certainly makes a great late summer beer. (651 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

80 acre hoppy wheat pours a hazy yellow color, with a nice large frothy head. There is a dry hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice pale, and wheat like flavors, with hints of hops to finish the taste. Good flavors, refreshing, could use a little more carbonation and was slightly watery. Overall however this is a very nice hoppier wheat style beer. (345 characters)

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.