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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good
221 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,627
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
29.52%
 
 
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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Reaper16 on 01-07-2011

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Reviews: 221 | Ratings: 1,627
Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of wheat, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good amount of wheat, malt, citrus (especially lemon), and a slight graininess. A very light and sweet flavor. Different than what I expected, but worthwhile.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Better than most American Pale Wheat Ales. Light, easy to drink, and well done.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Interested to see how this stacks up against my fave APWL from NEBCo (no pun intended, really).

A: Attractive and bright. A sunny golden. Nice bubbling and overflowing head with a pure white color that compliments the beer perfectly. Better head retention

S: Sweet malt grains mostly. Hops come in with florals and some spice on the backing. Not as complex or differentiable, but good all the same.

M: Light bodied and highly effervescent. Smooth but has a nice sting to it.

T/O: Tart citrus lemon squeezes into a sweet pale crackery malt base, and they play off of each other very well. Light passionfruit sweetness and very nuanced. It has a really good flavor, don't get me wrong, but the overall experience lacks in something. I don't want to sound snobbish for a BA, but it doesn't seem as elegant; and NEBCo is brewing out of the back parking lot of a car dealership. What I mean is this beer is best for warm weather whereas NEBCo's Alpha Weizen I could but can't drink all yr round.

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Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazed but vibrant golden/yellow color. A dense white head rises to over two fingers with sheets of lace.
S: Citrus fruits. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Husky wheat aromas. A white pepper like spiciness, mixed with a light bitterness lingers.
T: Citrus fruits and grapefruit up front. Light banana esters as well, but not full on like in a regular hefe. Which works well with the hops. Cereal grains and toasted malts. Husky wheat, and white pepper. Lingering grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body. Soft carbonation, but still crisp and ultra smooth. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this.

It is a wonder why I don't drink this more often? Always spot on. The wheat and hops work perfectly together. While different interpretations, it is up there with Karbach's Weisse Versa as one of my favorite wheat hybrids that are not full on Hefe's.

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Photo of teromous
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 08/10/14 -- So it is past its best by date. I'm pretty disappointed by that.

Appearance: Hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head that stands very well and leaves some spotted lacing.

Aroma: Very fresh hop aroma. Spicy with a bit of earthy bay leaf smell to it. It's very nice.

Taste: More of that spicy earthy flavor to it. It taste a bit like thyme. A hint of mint in the backgrond. I don't get any wheat flavor which is a bit disappointing, and there isn't any perceptible yeast character.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and light, medium bitterness, and a bit drier than I'd expect from a wheat beer...it also doesn't have the presence on the palate that most wheat beers have.

Overall: Despite being past the best by date on the bottle, the beer was good. I think it could be because the store I bought it from kept it refrigerated. The only thing that might identify this beer as a wheat beer to me is by the appearance...there really was no tell-tale sign in the aroma or flavor. The hop aroma and flavors are excellent. If you are an APA fan where you want a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not a ton of bitterness, this is right up your alley. If you don't like wheat beers, don't be turned off by this beer because it doesn't show. If you do like wheat beers, this leaves a lot to be desired. Overall it is a really good beer though, and the framework really relies on the hops...and if it were a house that frame would be made of solid oak.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium slowly fading white head, some light lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, mild grapefruity notes, wheat, citrus floral hops. Taste sane as aroma with a mild citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Palate is medium body, mildly crisp on the palate. Finishes with a wheat some grassy flavor, mildly sweet citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Overall a pleasant and easy going brew.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +1.8%

I'm not a fan of American wheat beers but with Boulevard new to SePa I bought one to sample and much to my dismay it was pretty good.
It was hoppy in the taste and in the nose.
In the nose it had a citrusy lemony grapefruit smell.
The taste reminded me alot of lemon drop candies.
Hazy straw color with a decent head.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Cloudy yellow with 1 finger of white head. Light carbonation with slight yeast sediment.

Nose
Lemon, wheat, white grapefruit, and papaya.

Taste
Very lemony. Tangy wheat, lemon juice, lemongrass, and touches of papaya. Crisp wheaty backbone with notes of pale maltiness. Perhaps a drizzle of caramel.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Sure has a decent wheat bill. Slightly tangy with lots of lemon.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

On tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ.

Decent beer. Nice lemony hop profile, but I'm getting a strong herbal flavor and it's off-putting. Seems to be subsiding as I'm making my way through the glass though. Orange is coming through a bit more. Finishes really clean and dry. I dk. Decent beer I guess, but I'm still getting these herbal notes that are typical of witbiers. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of DeadGuyRyan
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Great beer, i really enjoy the hop profile yet the bitterness for me is real smooth, very bright and citrusy and a little more carbonated which works in its favor

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Photo of Beric
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

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Photo of zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very golden straw color with some foamy white head. Smell is pretty sweet, with a lot of wheat and malt aroma and a touch of hops. Taste is almost all wheat beer. Not bad at all, but not really any hop flavor. 3 or 4 years ago I would have absolutely loved this beer. It is just missing that kick that Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead have. Don't get me wrong. Still a very good beer and I will drink the 6 I have happily. However, if you are looking for a true "hoppy wheat" try one of the others. If you are looking for something more balanced, or even tipping the scale the other way, I would recommend this for sure.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: straw yellow to a golden yellow color. huge 2-3 finger foamy white head that fades a little too quickly but leaves a nice strong lacing behind. completely cloudy and opaque.

Smell: very sweet wheaty smell, a touch of bubblegum, the smell is quite hoppy, lots of citrus, some earthiness and a little pine.

Taste: opens up with lots of initial sweetness, lots from wheat, some caramel malts and some bubblegum. Hops come in at the end but are completely overwhelmed by the sweet malts. some citrus, earth and pine again.

Mouthfeel: nice and light, not quite as refreshing as i'd like do to the overpowering sweetness

Overall: the hoppiness worked very well in the aroma, but falls off just a little too much in the taste. If that balance worked out this would be a very nice wheat beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle brought home from Maryland by my girlfriend. Thanks Jola!
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Pours a hazy golden yellow/orange, with a small half inch head that fades away quickly, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like wheat, and juicy citrusy hops- orange, pineapple, and a little bit of grapefruit.

Tastes similar. Some wheat and yeast bitterness, followed by juicy and fruity hop flavor- grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and finishes with some more yeast bitterness, along with some piney and grassy bitterness. This one's about 4 months old, so maybe the hops are faded, but they taste pretty good to me right now.

Light bodied, but full for a wheat. Crisp, biting mouthfeel, nice bitterness that lingers from many sides- hops, wheat, yeast, etc. Very drinkable, high carbonation.

This was pretty good, one of the better wheat beers I've had. Helps that it was hopped up, of course.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fluid ounce bottle.
“Best by” date of 07/10/2014

Hazy gold body with a reasonable amount of carbonation flowing throughout. A modest white head folded and left a traceable amount of foamy lacing.

Plenty of hops present in the nose. Fresh notes of citrus. Very subtle grainy notes from the malts.

Citrusy hops hit the tongue first: lemon peel and grapefruit to be exact. Sweet grainy notes balance out the hops: sweet rolls and general grains are the most prominent flavours the malts present.

Light-Medium body. Appropriate carbonation for the style.

Overall: A very complete wheat ale. Hop-forward with a satisfying grainy finish. Recommended.

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Photo of richj1970
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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 AmishLightning
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
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

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Photo of sanzenapocalypz
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured out of a bottle, this beer pours a fairly think inch or two head that subsides after a couple minutes. It has an unfiltered spring lemon yellow look to it. OR you can say it looks like a cold glass of think piss. Less intriguing when you look at it that way, though.

Smell- slightly sweet overtones with a mainly citrus smell to it. I think lemons and grapefruit. Smell reminds me of what I would think to be a light bodied IPA- hoppy overtones.

Mouthfeel- crisp and fairly light bodied, with just the right amount of carbonation. It doesn't have a very strong wheat finish.

Overall- definitely a great beer overall. Easy to drink, has a solid ABV %, this would be a perfect beer for most outdoor occasions. I can see myself enjoying this on a day out fishing, going to the beach, camping, the list could go on. This beer feels like it would still be fairly good even after warming up a bit (happens to the best of us!)

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer before but wanted to do a full review and se.e where it stacked up. Love the look of this beer, murky, nice head and even some sediment. The smell is great with the IPA citrus. Great flavor, it pops but is very smooth, very little bitter. Overall an outstanding beer that I hope to revisit many many times.

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Photo of budgood1
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
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 mralphabet
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of sid240
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good go to beer. Poured into weiss glass from bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white foamy head. Lemon on the nose, good acidity in the mouth. One of my favorite hoppy wheats; I will drink this anytime. I hate that everybody says its almost the same as GumballHead. Ok, its also a hoppy wheat beer and it has citrus flavors but lemons don't taste like oranges. Really enjoy drinking this beer.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.