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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

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BA SCORE
88
very good

856 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 856
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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:
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

(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 01-07-2011)
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willland

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Bill

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:10:18 | More by willland
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:58:01 | More by mfnmbvp
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 18:13:55 | More by stephenjmoore
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lenbert

Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:11:32 | More by lenbert
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bnes09

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon yellow, translucent and slightly hazy ale. Huge froth on the pour with excellent retention and patches of lacing which retreat partially back into the brew.

Bright and fresh wheat, grass and citrus aroma.

Flavors follow the nose. Malty in the beginning with a bready wheat character. Turns to a lemon and grass hop bitterness in perfect balance with the malt. Finish is crisp.

Light in body. Tons of lively bubbles. Smooth in the middle and slightly dry in the finish.

A perfect summer session beer. Light and crisp yet with plenty of flavor and perfectly balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 03:29:28 | More by bnes09
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 07/29/13

A: Slightly hazy, golden-yellow with a fluffy, bright white head that builds and fades pretty quickly. Decent lace and retention.

S: Lots of hops followed by citrusy aromas and some wheat & malt.

T: Super balanced with plenty of hop flavor yet mellowed out by the wheat. Nice. Citrus is in the finish but it doesn't seem to come from the hops. Although the hops are definitely citrusy and slightly tropical. Very delicious and spot-on for the style.

M: Good body, refreshing, clean, and surprisingly citrusy while also having plenty of discernible wheat qualities.

O: Seriously delicious beer that I will seek out in 6-packs.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 21:09:55 | More by Gatch
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 16:23:59 | More by HattedClassic
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, hazy, straw colored body beneath the foamy, white head as lively bubbles of carbonation dance to the top. The head dissolves quickly initially, then has faint remnants of lacing that hang around for the duration.

Very nice aromas of lemon, grass, wheat, and of course a touch of herbal and/or floral hops float from the glass.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, perhaps a touch lighter on the grass and lemon and more pronounced on the wheat. The hops have the appropriate amount of subtlety, and are a nice compliment.

Lighter to medium in body with a crisp, fresh mouthfeel and a bit generous on the carbonation.

A great American Wheat Ale one may expect from the midwest. With the "American" aka hop twist, its a touch of midwest meets California.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:18:22 | More by CHADMC3
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oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic a hazed lemony color with a fluffy one finger bones white head atop.Aromas of toasted wheat and light citric hops,the aromaes underwhelmed me a little.Anice low carbonated feel to the beer,toasted with that tinge of iron on the palate with a smack of citric hops to save the day in the finish.With a good shot of hops I could see myself driniking this on a humid summer day and being satisfied with it.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:32:42 | More by oberon
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. A large, foamy white head is formed with three fingers and a soft texture. It fades moderately quickly, and leaves spotty lacing down the glass.

S: There is a decent amount of grapefruit, orange, grass, and lemon notes that betrays a rock-solid hop profile. What I'm not quite so sure about is the faint phenolic touch I also pick up. It sadly detracts from an otherwise very good aroma.

T: The flavor reveals lush citrusy notes throughout, and even an initial grapefruit-esque juiciness. It finishes with light touches of grass and lemon, and the dodgy phenols I picked up in the nose is kept in control here. Really likable if a touch mild.

M: I like how lush and creamy this is, helping to keep carbonation in check - and making it a bit syrupy at times. Aside from me wanting a drier finish, this has a very nice feel and great drinkability.

O: The more I have from Boulevard, the more I grow to like them. When done right, this is a style I really enjoy, and this beer in particular is a success. I'd gladly make this a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:06:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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kismet

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

ok, boulevard, you sneaked this one under my radar. i had tried the unfiltered wheat and thought it was pretty good but plain, so i thought i would give this a shot. this is a great, clean, refreshing summer beer. hands down. the fruity hops are delivered in a light, carbonated, hazy brew that screams summertime. to me. this reminded me of a lighter, snappier version of little sumpin sumpin or gumballhead,,,same general hop profile but significantly lighter with not as much hop aftertaste, the hop burps are also not nearly as concentrated...again, a fine thirst quenching summer offering that i will enjoy often. good job, boulevard!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:18:14 | More by kismet
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KevinK441

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden yellow, typical wheat beer color.

S: Wonderful smell of hops up front, very pleasing aroma.

T: This beer has a very nice balance between the wheat and hops. You can taste the hops up front and all throughout your sip but the wheat balances everything out and smoothes it over.

M: A little thin but what wheat beer isn't? About what you would excpect.

O: I'm very pleased with this beer. I could drink a ton of these and be a happy man! Perfect for these hot summer days!! They nailed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 18:29:06 | More by KevinK441
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

80 acre hoppy wheat pours a hazy yellow color, with a nice large frothy head. There is a dry hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice pale, and wheat like flavors, with hints of hops to finish the taste. Good flavors, refreshing, could use a little more carbonation and was slightly watery. Overall however this is a very nice hoppier wheat style beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 03:23:45 | More by vette2006c5r
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JimKal

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a shaker pint. Forms a nice two finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. This is a nice looking hazy gold. Lacing is minimal but OK for a wheat beer.

S: It has a nice citrus aroma from the hops. Not overpowering but nice for a wheat beer.

T: I tend to like hoppy beers but am enjoying wheat beer now that the heat has hit NC. This one gives you just enough hops to let you know they are there but it doesn't overpower the wheat taste.

M: Medium bodied but very nice for this style.

O: This one hits all of my buttons for a summer brew. Easy drinking, fairly low ABV, and looks great in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 21:24:43 | More by JimKal
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Kromes

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy pale straw color with a thick, dense white head that remains until the finish. A tangerine and grassy hop aroma. It has a nice wheat flavor with citrus and grassy hop notes. Finishes very smooth with a bit of tartness and a lingering grassy hop flavor. A great light summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:35:51 | More by Kromes
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wedge

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colored body; a poofy, lumpy head sits atop leaving behind some thick lacing. Aromas are initially floral hops before turning super juicy and bright. Freshly squeezed OJ, lemon, and other citrus surrounding a subtle biscuity wheat note. Pleasant, gentle hop flavors, lemon tea, wheat, mellow citrus juice, and a floral sweetness. Drying in the finish, fluffy, light, and crisp. I had one while grilling and I imagine that's a perfect situation for drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:07:11 | More by wedge
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle BB 8/8/13.

A: Hazy gold, good retaining three finger head. Great lace.

S: Big sweet citrus punch, oranges, tangerine, malted wheat twang in the back.

T: A bit subdued compared to the flavor, tropical fruit punch kick, lemons, grapefruit etc. with you're standard a herbal, wheaty twang. Slightly grassy on the finish.

M: Feels light to medium, smooth, actually very smooth. Drinks real easy.

O: Summer beer for sure. Wheats aren't my favorite style, but this does a nice combo of an IPA and a wheat. Nose was the star of the show however. Would make a great warm weather brew fur shur.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 04:38:42 | More by Dools9
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright yellow with a huge, dense, thick, pure white head that has great retention

S - huge orange peel aroma

T - wheat, huge orange peel and citrus, mild herbal bitterness in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice wheat beer and it is indeed hoppy, but the I prefer a bit of bitterness from my hops. This was about as much citrus as you could possibly get out hops. In the end it wasn't bad, but for something claiming to be "a hoppy wheat beer", I'm expecting a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:32:41 | More by tdm168
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bensbeers

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color is a pale straw yellow with a hint of hazy amber; light 1.5 finger head that left minimal lacing. Scent is mostly fruity - bananas, apples, and even a hint of sweet peaches; also has a unique soda-bread scent, likely due to the wheat and earthy, bitter hops. Taste was spot on with the description - a hoppy, wheat beer; both styles of beer lend their citrus-forward attributes; orange peel from the wit and tart grapefruit from the ipa side. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing; perfect to enjoy while outside on a warm day; went well with grilled chicken, cheesy couscous, and sautéed green beans.

Overall, highly recommend to anyone. Terrific combo of sweet and bitter. Great for someone who is on the fence about hop-centric beers. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 02:51:44 | More by bensbeers
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Pale, almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong nose of pine hops, flavor is a balance of pine hops and caramel malt. Decent wheat. $2.19 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 22:38:10 | More by jdhilt
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real nice glowing lemon yellow, opaque with great hues of clear green towards the bottom. Head billows a real super shampoo white, with big retention and huge clumping lacing. Lots of stuck chunks, minimal rising carbonation, but one real nice looking beer.

Nose is subtle and a bit small. Mild floral sense of hop, light faint grass. A little bit of burnt phenol plastic quality though.

Palate hits with a little bit of wetness, not much of a chewy what like density. Slightly grainy finish, but there's a nice sense of crisp hop feel here on the swallow. Clean, a little hint of density. Muted lemon and citrus, but also with a bit of flat soda tasting quality.

Overall not bad, but not seeing where this hoppy angle is suppose to come in. Decent brew, but I think I prefer the regular wheat than this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 23:01:02 | More by smakawhat
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headbucket

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:45:17 | More by headbucket
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Poured a nice 4 finger white foam head which settled into a delightful white foam cap with healthy lacings on the side of the glass

Fresh clean aroma of hops, citrusy lemon and orang rind. Hazy golden yellow. Opaque with the faintest of carbonation.

Wheat with hops , lemony , clean fresh and nice after taste. Light mouthfeel.

This would be a great beer on a hot summer day. Clean and delicious even in the winter! Really nice beer that I will definitely enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:23:28 | More by WunderLlama
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, opaque yellow with spotty lacing and average retention.

Smell is fruity, a little sour and some bitter hops.

Tangy, crisp with some fruit a then ends with a subtle bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing.

Overall a tasty example of an American wheat ale with a subtle hop addition.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 22:17:01 | More by 312HopBomb
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Florida9

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:29:43 | More by Florida9
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.