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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

211 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 211
Hads: 1,552
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 80
Gots: 341 | 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: 211 | Hads: 1,552
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Cloudy golden hay color with a stalwart head. Smells like grass and bread dough. Unmistakable new tire smell too. A little sweet on the palette like sweet dough or a Twinkie with some grassy citrus. Soapy at times. Some prickly resin on the tongue for depth. (262 characters)

Photo of GregSVT
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that fades to a large ring + a small layering and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a great hoppy presence in the form of tropical fruits and pine. After it settles you get some big notes of wheat, sweet bread, and a hint of green apples. It almost smells belgian...like a wheat based Saison.

T: The taste is really unique with good hoppy notes yet sweet malty notes as well. The hops are there yet very balanced by the wheat and malt. There's also a fruity element in the form of plantains.

M: The feel is pretty creamy and medium bodied due to the thick carbonation.

O: This is a pretty good beer but I still have to give the nod to Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' as the best Pale Wheat Ale I've had so far. I plan on drinking this one on occasion during the rest of the summer and years to come though. (896 characters)

Photo of mkh012
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Golden yellow appearance. A nice hoppy, citrus smell. The taste was a little less impressive. Well-balanced but none of the flavors really stood out. A good amount of hops but not overwhelming- I would guess around 30 IBU. Overall, pretty good- reminded me a little of Lagunitas Lil Sumpin but a more tame and less complex version. It was a little one note for me, but still a solid beer. (396 characters)

Photo of Tilly
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer of a nice golden straw colored. With some harz. The are aromas of lemon malt and fresh baked bread. TheTaste is very near to the aroma. There is definitely some citrus zest here. The finish is crisp and Clean. A good summer drinker (241 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy, light pastel yellow. Forms between a 1/4" and 1/2" of white head. Excellent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Very hop forward. Orange, orange rind, and a bit of lemon. Lots of citrus and rather juicy.

T: Taste is similar with a slight wheat twist. Rather hop forward with lots of citrus juiciness. Predominantly sweet orange with a little bit of lemonade in the mix.

M: Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Very light bitterness.

O: This is exactly the type of beer I should love: a light malt base with an exceedingly hop forward character. But I don't love this beer in the least. There is something about the juicy, citrus hops sit on that light wheat base that just doesn't sit right with me. (710 characters)

Photo of zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint. Dated best by 8/10/14. Appears a hazy golden color with one finger of white, bubbly head. The head dissipates quickly to a white ring around the glass.

The nose is slightly sweet from the wheat, along with nice citrus note. That is more muted, but guessing it is a touch more present if it was more fresh. The taste is very refreshing, with the wheat and citrus coming through nicely. There is also a touch of tropical fruit, which fits in very well here. The finish is slightly bitter, but is not overpowering.

The mouthfeel is medium-light, with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is slightly sticky. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer. The light feel, tropical and citrus notes, and higher levels of carbonation keep you going back for more. (808 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on draft, pours yellow with white head. as noted by the brewer, this beer is hoppier than normal for the style. overall - I'm not normally big on wheat beers, but this was decent. (181 characters)

Photo of Mdog
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of scratch69
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (538 characters)

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

Pours an effervescent & slightly chill hazed straw color with 2 fingers cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Lemons & greassyness

T: Follows the nose, wheaty tartness & dryness up front. Grassyness & dryness as this warms, slight pineyness as well, some lemon zest & some cereal notes. Finishes with some white grape, drynness & lemons & grapefruit, just a bit of juicy fruit too

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Very drinkable but not in the league of Lagunita's itteration (507 characters)

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

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A - Pours cloudy yellow straw with minimal head that quickly disappears.

S - Lemon and orange piney scent

T - Lemongrass flavors dominate throughout in a mild and tart matter, finished with a peppery taste.

M: Very light carbonation, and dry

O: My first thought was disappointment for this, but the more of it I drank, the more I liked it. I expected more hop character, but actually enjoy the peppery, citrus, pine undertones. It's very, VERY light, and overall I expected more bang, but this an abive average pale wheat session ale. Perfect lawnmower brew. (607 characters)

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

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hop oil, floral hops, hint of pine, wheat, hint of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness. Tastes of wheat, hint of citrus, hint of pale malt, hop oil, and floral hops. Overall, great appearance, good body, and good aroma. It reminiscent of Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and Boulevard Single-Wide IPA. (568 characters)

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow with about a fingers worth of white head that doesn't stay around leaving behind a decent lacing.

S: Pine and Earthy hops are dominant on the nose with a faint amount of wheat.

T: Wheat, pine, citrus notes with a nice sweet malt toward the finish.

M: A medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A very interesting brew unlike any other pale wheat I have had. If you can get I recommend trying it. (473 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, wheat malt, spices and ripe pears and oranges. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice, easy drinking brew. (369 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured more yellow than your average yellow wheat beer... little orange mixed in. Good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with really good lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting the regular wheat notes.... wheat, little yeast, citrus then the hops kicks in.... pretty strong floral notes.

T: Really complex mix of flavors here... I'm getting the wheat stuff upfront, nice sweet wheat with a mix of citrus, then the hops kicks in really balancing out the wheat beer side. Finish is clean with no real bitter notes.

M: Crisp, clean and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky. Not really wheat like.

O: Very tasty brew.... it mixes the two things I didn't think would go together. I was wrong, this really works. Worth looking for. (827 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very good Pale Wheat Ale. Appearance is outstanding. Huge white head with excellent retention and thick lacing. Nice straw gold color like a Hefe.

Smell is pretty good too. Lemon and Wheat bitterness

Taste is primarily lemony, bready malt and a little wheat bitterness up front, and an unexpected grassy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and. for this style, rich. So many Pale Wheat Ales are a bit watery, this one has some depth.

Good one!! And light enough to be sessionable. (489 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (297 characters)

Photo of match1112
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: slightly cloudy golden straw color with a two finger head that lasts awhile.

s: smelled like there was a fresh orange slice in the glass on top of the beer. behind that were muted aromas of pine and wheat.

t: very refreshing. more of the orange and pine that were big up front but fall off in the end.

m: light, crisp, well carbonated, dry on the finish.

o: impressed by this one. (387 characters)

Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 4/23/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy/cloudy yellow; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and very sticky lacing. Looks great. The aromas are very nice. Lots of subtle dank hop notes. Grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe some Galaxy hops in the mix? Some grass is there. The wheat is there as well, but seems to be outshined by the hops in the nose. The flavors are bittersweet, but it's not overly bitter. The wheat gives this a quenching aspect. It's very refreshing, but doesn't feel light. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation, but not too prickly. It's very creamy and fluffy. It feels heavier than it really is. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy to drink.

This is a very solid brew. There's never been a ton of Pale Wheat Ales out there, so this is definitely a worthy example of the style. (864 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.84/5  rDev -3%
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. (725 characters)

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a very light pale/ Very similar to the color of straw. Slight haziness. Good 2 finger head with lots of bubbles. Head disappates rather quickly

S - Citrus everywhere! Very nice. Lemon and Grapefruit with hints of apple.

T - Pine and lemon up front. Lots of grapefruit on the finish. Lots going on here. Very good for an APA.

M - A lighter bodied beer. Very very smooth

O - Great product here. Very drinkable beer with a ton of flavor. Could easily drink several in noe sitting and not get tired of it. (516 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Full disclosure: Best by date was 1/21/13.

Appearance:

Smell:
A grassy smell with spices intermingling with each other as well as a hint of lemon zest.

Taste:
The grassy taste continues and the wheat taste gives it a bit of an earthy flavor as well. In addition, lemon is detectable through the flavors. the tastes tend to be subtle, which helps them blend rather well.

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium bodied with biting carbonation. The aftertaste is fairly refreshing and dries the mouth a little bit.

Overall:
I think that this is a good beer but that fact that it's five months past its best by date has probably affected the quality of this beer. Still, I'll probably pick up a stronger batch later on. (708 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky straw color with a medium sized white head. Recedes after a bit leaving no lacing.

Aroma sides closer with an APA that a wheat. Citrus hops dominate at first whiff. Followed up with the familiar what and lemon notes of the wheat side.

Alternatively, the taste involves itself a little more to the wheat side. The citrus is present, but limited to a more subtle grapefruit and some moderate hops and hop bitterness. More prevalent are the orange and lemon notes. The citrus comes through a bit more as it warms, additionally revealing some surprising sourness and even more bitterness.

Light bodied. Refreshing. Very drinkable. A perfect summer beer.

Overall, a solid if unspectacular beer. Could've capitalized more on the pale ale part of the taste, but zeroed in a little bit more on the wheat aspect. It works, but not my personal taste. Still would be a great beer to down a six pack of on a hot summer day. (929 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (550 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (824 characters)

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.