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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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very good

214 Reviews

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Reviews: 214
Hads: 1,585
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 81
Gots: 372 | 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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Reviews: 214 | Hads: 1,585
Photo of Dayman766
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice summer beer - a good twist on the classic American wheat. I really liked the combination of the crisp lemon/citrus hops combined with the smooth wheat malts. Makes for easy, fun drinking, though it's lacking a final oomf to make it truly fantastic. Recommended!

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Photo of JackieTH
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold. White foam trace head but with decent lacing. Smells fairly light of wheat and is non-descript. Taste is lemony, crisp, mildly bitter and clean. A very light washing of sweetness. Decent medium body with a firm body. Crisp carbonation. Overall is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable if not fantastic.

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod color; the head was a little small for a wheat but left strands of lacing behind

Smell: Bright and lemony; quite fragrant, with undertones of bread

Taste: Dominated by the lemony hops, there are also undertones of bread and grass; herbal and tangy flavors linger well into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; very crisp

Overall: A bit too lemony for my taste buds, I almost find myself puckering from the tanginess; a nice twist on the style, nevertheless

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Photo of MrBoz21
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cl.oudy yellow with 1/4-inch foamy white head that leaves nice lacing. Very effervescent.

Aroma: Wheat and citrus with light coriander. Lemongrass comes through as it warms.

Taste: Subdued floral hops rides the tongue - bitterness increases as beer warms. Wheat malt is present. Spice and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry ... ish, with a bit of slick in the mouth.

Overall: Lacks some of the characteristics of a good wheat, nevertheless, a good warm weather beer with some nuance.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Best before date of 10/27/13, so just under the wire here.

Poured a slightly cloudy hazy yellow with a generous white fluffy head. Lacing was good, and head maintained.

Got some lemon and wheat from the nose, with a touch of hops wafting through.

This is a good tasting beer! Lemon is soft, and the hop bite on sides and back of tongue is spot on. Very nice balance. Refreshing after a days warring with the leaves, but with bite too.

Mouth was around medium, slightly dry on the finish. Pleasant lemon taste hugh around, but didn't tingle like a citrus normally would. Liking it.

Overall, a nice suprise. Not sure how I would feel about one say a month from bottling date, since I enjoyed the balance immensely. So much, that I grabbed another one from the fridge .

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
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.


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Photo of bmwats
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic,

A: Hay coloration. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly. Continually rising effervescence is visible, and dry residue remains. Very sparse lacing.

S: Hay, hops, lemon citrus, and a bit of honey.

T: Wheaty and hoppy.... just like the label indicates. Accentuated with a nice dose of lemon zest.

M: Light and crisp. Does have a bit of metallic feel. Bitter aftertaste.

D: Drink session style.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head, but sparse lacing. Nose is hay, with some crisp hop character, a little lemon citrus, and a bit of sweetness. Wheaty character, with a light yet crisp hop bite, balanced with lemon. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a cloudy straw amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and hefty ring around the glass. Aroma of lemon citrus, light stone fruit and citrus hops. Flavor is lemon, biscuit wheat, light wheat, finishing with citrus rind and mild grassy hops. Light bodied with nice peppery carbonation. An interesting take on a wheat ale, with a distinct emphasis on the lemon citrus and a deft hand with hopping. The lemon is so dominant that this seems almost to veer off into fruit-malt-beverage territory, but the quality of the wheat body and citrus hops carry through for a pleasant wheat ale experience. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy light yellow with good fizzy head that dies slow with little head retention. I pick up mostly typical yeast and orangey, citric notes with minimal spice and not much else (no large amounts of hops or sweet malts). Taste/mouthfeel seem to be opposite of nose as I get a smooth, filling body (yeast) that is citric hop laden and has some sweet malts and not much in terms of spice or sharp citric notes one might associate with a wheat ale. It is balance and easy to drink and enjoyable, so overall I have to say this experiment worked.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light straw yellow colored. An inch of foam caps the top of this beer. Aroma of wheat and faint grapefruit like hops greets me. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. The front of the palate is grapefruit like hops. I would describe this as a session IPA with wheat. Light, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of Omnium
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice hazy yellow gold color, nice big fluffy two finger head thick lacing.
S - Wonderful aroma! Definitely some big grassy tones, some pinapple, a little mango, very floral, some nice fresh wheat traits as well.
T - Taste is great at first, big sweet juicy fruit, that mango and pineapple really come out with some floral bite mixed with a nice wheat right in the middle then it fades fast on the end, leaving it feeling a little watery.
M - Crisp and sweet at first then watery on the end.
O - Excellent hopped up wheat, loved the aroma, nice use of hops to create a fresh and balanced flavor.

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Photo of scratch69
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of clingy lacing.

Smell- Wheat grain, grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus.

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with mellow citrus flavor. Light tangy hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an an average amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall- An interesting beer, that has just enough hop character to be enjoyable but not overpowering. While I am not a fan of "hoppy" beers, I rather enjoyed this one.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poures from bottle into pint glass. Cloudy straw color with fluffy white head. Nice piney hop and wheat aromas. Some citrus notes.
Taste is grassy and citrus lemon hops with a nice wheaty backbone. A little thin but overall a great refreshing brew. I like oberon a bit more when comparing the style.

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

I've had this both on tap and in bottle, and as one would expect, I liked the draft version better. Extremely drinkable and pretty nice mouthfeel. A bit mild in flavors, not a lot of banana, but still reasonably enjoyable. Comes up a bit short from Boulevard's other offerings.

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Photo of argock
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Lemon juice hue with tons of haze and barely any head and a tiny spittle of lacing.

S: Super hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine aromas, some floral notes as well, and a lot of tanginess.

T: The flavor is very citric with the grapefruit and lemon flavors being a bit overpowering and not balanced with any other flavors. I don't taste any of the floral or other more complex hops notes. The malt component is pretty bland. It is undoubtedly drinkable but one-dimensional. There is no yeast element in the flavor and the bitterness is low. A little more malt sweetness would help with the hops charge -- or just less hops.

M: Thin but it's supposed to be, but even this is less substantitve in body than I would like. THe carbonation seemed off as the beer drank like water, and not in a good way.

O: Not a big fan and tastes like it could use some revisions -- reminds me of a so-so homebrew version of Gumballhead -- no nuance or complexity, just hits you over the head with a couple of of hops flavors without much else.

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Photo of Thelonious_Mahler_Crate
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice, cloudy pale golden that I expected. I usually don't say much about labels, but I really like this one. My family has a couple tractors similar to the one depicted on the label... good memories.

Smell: Lemon, grains, and other stuff.

Taste: Flavorful, but light enough to drink when it's extremely hot out (like now). A lot of beers go overboard with the lemon thing, but this one doesn't.

Mouthfeel: It's light while avoiding being watery.

Overall: I like 80 Acre, and have bought it more than once. I'm not the biggest fan of wheat beers, but saw "hoppy" and "Boulevard" and tried it, without remorse. This is a nice one to convert macro-drinkers with.

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Photo of Chaney
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
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

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Rustico in Ballston.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of citrus fruits, wheat, fresh hops. Refreshing and delicious. The wheat and big hop character work so well together. A great summer beer. Light in body and easy drinking. It would be easy to toss back a few pints of this.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a weizen glass
Best by: 09/21/13

A - It pours pale yellow and hazy. It is topped with two to three inches of white head.

S - I could smell the citrus as soon as I opened the bottle. Once I put my nose in the glass I could smell peach, orange, sweet grapefruit, and mango.

T - The taste has a lot of the same flavors. It starts out with a peach flavor that gives way to mild citrus. The finish has a slight bitterness. The wheat seems to mellow out the hops creating a tasty hoppy beer.

M - Medium and a bit chalky

O - This beer was just to drink in my hotel in Chicago but was so good I had to bring some home with me. It makes a great session beer.

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Photo of willland
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Let me start by saying, I am not the biggest fan of over-hoppy IPA's that finish very bitter. This "hybrid" style starts very hoppy but finishes as smooth as any craft beer I have ever tried. I just loved this beer. I usually prefer the malty caramel styles(Sam Adams Octoberfest) but this IPA/wheat combo really stimulated my palate.


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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 08/08/2013. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. A beer from Boulevard that I haven't tried yet. Looking forward to it; I have generally been impressed with what Boulevard has to offer.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of towering white froth for a head, on top of a light lemon-straw-yellow colored body. Tons of carbonation bubbles going crazy everywhere, and lots of fine sediment. Head retention is pretty significant. Nice fat sheets of lace.

S - Smell is of light earthy / pine hoppiness, tart lemongrass, watermelon rind, dusty grainy wheat malts, and some yeast presence.

T - Taste is of lightly toasted grain, pine hops, lemon, some herbal / grassy qualities. A fairly tame tasting beer. Reminds me of what the Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer would taste like with a nice dose of hops added to it. Light to medium bodied, and definitely over carbonated.

M - Feel is smooth & clean, with a bit of sticky juiciness and hop resins lingering around.

Overall, not my favorite outing from Boulevard, that's for sure. A light, sessionable, drinkable beer, but too carbonated and bloating for my liking, and not enough hops or lemon fruitiness to keep me interested. I'll stick with Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer and Boulevard Single Wide IPA.

Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer ---3.5/5

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pale golden body with a slight haze to it. Thick, foamy white head that stays around for a while and leaves some sticky lacing behind.

S- Wheat, lemongrass, spicy hops with a hint of tropical fruits, fresh grass, hints of sweet malt.

T- Wheat shows up in a big way all the way through. Hops add a slight citrus quality with a dash of some tropical fruits before making way for more wheat.

M- In between a chewy wheat beer and a smooth hoppy pale. Slightly dirty mouthfeel, but very drinkable.

O- Pretty good wheat beer. Definitely more of a wheat ale than hop forward beer with wheat. The wheat really shines in the flavor.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden-straw color with good brightness. Frothy white head which dissipates to a thin creamy looking layer of bubbles. Moderate haze. Moderate amount of fine lacing as well.

Nice aroma of grapefruit, lemon and wheat. Some straw.

Taste starts with the citrus. Lemon and grapefruit. A bit of sweet orange. Wheat comes through after. Good blend of the citrus and wheat before the finish is all wheat.

Nice mouth feel, moderate but not thin. Easy drinking. Crisp on the tongue from the carbonation. A bit dry on the aftertaste.

This is my favorite of Boulevards regular beers. Good mix of citrusy, juicy hops and classic American wheat aromas/flavors. Easy drinking.

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Photo of lenbert
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Guinness Pint Glass.

Appearance: It is amber in color and is slightly hazy. Forms a two fingers head that slowly dissipates, leaving a goodly amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: A substantive aroma of grass and hops form quickly from the glass.

Taste: A very nice combination of toasted wheat and hops hit my taste buds up front and lingers quite awhile (great aftertaste). The finish is dry and satisfying.

Overall: This has a similar profile as its Unfiltered Wheat stable mate, but far more interesting and satisfying on all counts. The hops are an awesome addition, making this a must buy for the Summer months.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.