1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,387 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 63
Gots: 248 | FT: 1
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
View: Beers (53) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,387 | Reviews: 196 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of soroka24
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of A1Steve
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of bashiba
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell is slightly piney with a mineral quality and a touch of copper.

The flavor is a bit bland. It has light traces of fruity wheat and a light coppery flavor with just a touch of juniper bitterness. I find the coppery tin like flavor to be a bit distracting.

The mouthfeel has a nice light creamyness to it.

Overall not a bad wheat, just a bit to bland and a touch flawed to me.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy yellow with a nice big white cap. Decent lace on the glass.

S - Sharply hoppy and slightly metallic. Herbal green hop notes.

T - The hops are almost pilsener-esque and quite green-grassy. This really lacks the malty backbone that most hoppy beers have, and that leaves the hops hanging out there in thin air with no support. This results in a sharp and overly bitter flavor IMO.

M - Light bodied and very carbonated. Long lasting grassy finish.

This is not bad, but just seems weird to me. I love that Boulevard (one of my favorite brewers by the way) tried something different, but I think that there is a reason that wheat beers are traditionally not very hoppy.

Photo of rundocrun
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good beer although it looks slightly like a urine specimen. This is overall a good beer with some citrus-lemon overtones and a slight nice hoppy touch. I could drink this in the summer more than any other season. A good effort but should be adapted to be a year round favorite

Photo of ExtraStout
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap @ BBC Franklin, MA

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell is slightly piney with a mineral quality and a touch of copper.

The flavor is a bit bland. It has light traces of fruity wheat and a light coppery flavor with just a touch of juniper bitterness. I find the coppery tin like flavor to be a bit distracting.

The mouthfeel has a nice light creamyness to it.

Overall not a bad wheat, just a bit to bland and a touch flawed to me.

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of headyhardy
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Mtooman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of sammo
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Beestin
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Jacobi
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of syndelee
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Broke
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BrewClint
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Meb3
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TGanyone
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of KevChiTown
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.