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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 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 JohnnyHopps
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of headbucket
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

a. straw with a touch of orange. not completly clear. a big, rocky white head that settles to a respectable layer of little bubbles and leave nice splotches of lacing on the glass.

s. cereal grains, oranges, and lemons.

t: a little sweet at first, turning into a grass and husk flavor, a bit of wheat twang leading into sweet orange/lemon and a touch of bitterness from the hops.

m. nothing too great here, medium body and level of carbonation.

o. a pretty nice mix of wheat and hops here. would drink this regularly given it was available in my area and decently priced. the only change i would like would to be to tone down the sweetness a touch. a big thumbs up to the wife for picking this out of the blue for me on a trip to missouri based on the fact she knows i like wheat beers and ipas/hops.

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Photo of richj1970
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow and slightly cloudy. Two finger soapy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Lemon and light citrus. Grassy funk and yeast esters.

T: Refreshing citrus. Lemon and orange peel. Biscuits.

M: Light and crisp.

O: Refreshing brew that makes for a nice summer beer.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to my broham for getting this beer from an out of state friend of his. Bottle says "Best before 03/27/14."

I pour a finger of nearly white head over a light golden-straw colored body. The head dwindles slowly, and the body is quite translucent. Makes a decent attempt at lacing.

Smells grainy, mostly of wheat and yeast. A little banana happens in the background as well.

Up front, a hint of yeast gives the stage over to a good wholesome banana tinged wheat. This moves on through to a good lemony flavor with a little orange peel and a hint of pine.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and almost nectary. Seriously, I love the way this one flows.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - hazy yellow color with slight head and lacing
Smell - slight citrus wheat smell
Taste - orange lemon citrus with some wheat grain
Feel - medium body and carbonation, slight crisp feel but easy to drink
Overall - pretty taste hoppy wheat!

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Photo of rangerred
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention along with ok lacing.

The aroma is very fruity along with some bubblegum yeast esters. There is a really nice interplay between the fruit from the hops and the fruity from the yeast.

The flavor continues this hoppy/yeasty mixture although I feel like the yeast is a little more prominent than in the aroma. Bitterness is on the lighter side with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a nice version of a lighter pale wheat ale. I would have liked to have had a little more in the way of hops but all in all, a nice refreshing and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours to a huge and lacy head that stays at 3/4 inch or more the whole time. Smells of a top tier American wheat with more late hop additions of the pine and floral variety. It smells like a hoppy APA wheat beer hybrid as expected. Flavor is sharp and tangy wheat and those delicious herbal floral hops (not so much pine and bitterness in the taste which allows the wheat base to refresh the palate. Mouthfeel is light and pleasing. Overall, I'd put this on the keeper list.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemony hops and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors of both lemon citrus and wheat. Hints of grassy hops are also perceptible along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. A high amount of carbonation also makes it seem airy.
O: This beer is an interesting hybrid and seems to do a good job at blending lemony flavors from the hops with the light body of a wheat bear. It is very easy to drink and refreshing, making it a good choice for a beer during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recieved as an extra in a trade

12oz bottle

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a two finger off white head. Head retention is good and there is a nice amount of lacing to be had here...

S - Mango, grapefruit, lemon, wheat, and some grassy hops...

T - Pretty much follows the nose except the hops are alot more subdued. Finishes on a wheat note with some soft grassy hops. Bitterenss is really kept in check here...

M - Light bodied with a good amount of carboantion...

O - Could see myself drinking a few of these after being in the sun for a while. Definitely an easy drinker, and something I could see myself drinking on a fairly regular basis if it was available in my area...


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Photo of zhanson88
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden color with around one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. A lot of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Hoppy aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Grainy with rustic wheat notes.

They got a lot of hop flavor into this beer with a rather modest IBU level. Pineapple and lemon upfront to compliment the neutral malt bill. Wheat is not as pronounced as expected.

Light body and superbly carbonated. Smooth texture with enough lift to liven the palate.

The beer is quite refreshing and easy to drink. Nice hop flavor without all the bitterness of an IPA. Another good Boulevard beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/23/2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, light pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale wheat ale. All around good compelxity and robustness of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 4/34/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Slightly hazy goldenrod color with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Exactly what the label promised - wheat but also a nice citrus/pine from the hops
T: Like the nose - wheat and hops, though no specific notes jump out
M: Light-bodied but bitter
O: Simple but tasty, would be nice to drink on the deck in the summer

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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 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 Ryan011235
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 10/21/12

Best By 12/10/12

Light, pale golden color. Quite hazy and a little cloudy. Two finger bone white head starts to dissipate quickly, but leaves raised webs of lace.

Good aroma - pineapple, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, toasted wheat and dusty wheat. Overtones of pine-sol as it warms. The flavor has a liberal amount of juicy citrus; kicks right nicely. Pine, lemon, orange. Kind of prickly, too. The wheat is actually tame; I figured there would be a more robust backing, but I'm not complaining,. Clean finish. The feel is crisp and carbonation feisty. Again, very juicy.

Overall, this is really enjoyable and right easy to drink. Recommended.

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

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.

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

Thanks to dujayhawk for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Very hazy; dark yellow to gold. One-finger white head recedes to foam fairly quickly, and there is moderate visible carbonation.

S: Smells like bread, with citrus & pine hops.

T: Wheat/grainy flavors up front, citrus & pine hops. This fades to some lemony orange pith bitterness and then a chewy bready hang.

M: Heavier mouthfeel than expected, well-carbonated, no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: Man...this was almost really really good. But at the end, just when I expected some sweet & tart fruity hop flavors to take over near the swallow, the bready flavors take over in the hang. It definitely isn't a deal-breaker, but just enough to stop me from loving it. Definitely a solid beer, and I'm glad I had the chance to try it.

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Photo of budgood1
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a cloudy lemon yellow sun colour with a modest snow white head. wispy lace. orange peel aroma with wheat and malt notes. citrus and subtle spice in the taste department. a bit grainy, herbal and leafy, too. hopping for complimentary flavour with little residual bitterness. medium to slightly below medium body. smooth mouthfeel, with hints of chalkiness. outstanding drinkability.

overall another great wheat beer that has a complimentary hop profile. i sure hope i can find this during the warmer months because this screams summer quaffer for sure. this is a hybrid style i can behind. the best of both worlds. recommended.

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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 rwhitmore
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First sampled from a 12 oz shorty, with a stamped on "best by" date. I live the in the KC metro, and this was a much anticipated release, and I wasn't disappointed. A pretty big nose of fruity and citrus hops. It definitely drinks like a wheat, with a mouthfeel much like their Unfiltered Wheat. Very refreshing, and it will certainly be a staple, especially when the Midwest summer heat cranks up.

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

Ok. so wheat and hops. Contradiction. Oxymoron.

Word hop on the label made me buy it.

Appearance: Pours with a huge head which quickly reduces to a thin layer.
A lot of haze. Pale yellow color which is a bit translucent due to haze.
A lot of bubbles throughout.

Smell : Hops are prominent and smell more like a regular IPA. I would assume good use of beta variety here. little tinge of citrus notes.

Taste : Well the taste is what makes it totally different from IPAs. Wheat and a lack of bitterness and alpha hops, make it a mix of sweetness and little on the lips bitterness.Enters all sweet and wheat into the mouth with just a little hint of hops at all afterwards. Bitterness does not stay not for more than 15 secs.

Medium bodied feel. Carbonation appears like its a lot, but it actually does not feel or hurt that much.

Very easy to drink.

Overall a decent effort and a good brew.

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