80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

208 Reviews
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Reviews: 208
Hads: 1,522
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 74
Gots: 330 | 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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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 flagmantho
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 1/21/13.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. This has the appearance of a good witbier; I like it.

Smell: big blast of funky, earthy, citrusy hops. They smell fresh and work well in this light and refreshing context.

Taste: an interesting combination of citrusy, earthy hops with the creamy and smooth wheat flavor. Bitterness is quite low considering the hop content. I tend to be a fan of the hoppy, smooth wheat beer, and this example is pretty well executed.

Mouthfeel: light body with a strong carbonation and a smooth and creamy texture. I like it.

Overall: a very refreshing and drinkable beer. This could make a pretty great session beer; good hop flavor without being overwhelming. I would definitely have this again. (877 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 3205-1354-D-BEST BY 12/21/13. Sampled on January 19, 2014, which is about a month past that date.

It pours pale yellow with a cloudy obliqueness and a long lasting fizzy white head that embraces the side of the glass with its lacing and sticks around to the end.

The aroma is very inviting with its toasted biscuit malts, wheat, maybe some honey and a grassy sort of floral note.

Light to medium body and smooth texture.

As promised the biscuit malts and wheat are quickly overtaken by the hop presence that end clean and almost dry. A really nice brew even a month after I wasn't supposed to drink it! (651 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazey banana peel color. Godd head and a nice thick layer of foamy head with tiny, sluggish bubbles underneath.

Spicey, floral, and light citrus hop aromas mixed with crackers and mildly toasted malt grain.

Spicey, lightly toasted biscuits hit the palate first. The middle has a more citrus and cracker flavor. The finish is light and bitter, but with some earthy unmalted graininess.

Refreshing and tasty. Great Summer beer. (439 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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. (525 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 barnzy78
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a hazy yellow with a tall, bubbly, white head, decent retention, excellent lacing as the head fades. Citric hop, lemon rind, grapefruit, and orange permeate the nose. Tastes are fresh with citrus, lemon, grapefruit, grape, moderately bitter, finishes dry with faint pine. Not much for malt character; faint wheat. Mouth-feel is thinner than expected for a wheat ale, moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad, but comes across as drinking some sort of a lemon cleaner at times. I was hoping for some of the wheat and malt characteristics to come through, but hops prevail here. (593 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (906 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Zesty notes of lemon and tangerine meet grapefruit and mango and are accompanied by resin, floral notes, and wheat to form the aroma. Very complex initially, but lemon ends up dominating as it warms.

Flavor pales a bit in comparison. Grapefruit, mango, and orange open the profile and are quickly replaced with wheat and lightly sweet, biscuity malt mid palate, finishing on the sweet side, but a touch peppery.

Wish the hop flavoring matched the aroma. (456 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a sixer I picked up for $6.99, nice price. Bright yellow-orange color, sort of hazy appearance. Sticky lace, short head. Hoppy, citrusy smell, faintest hint of wheat and crackers. Flavor is slightly citrusy, hoppy, more faint wheat. I'd say this is more hop dominated but its not a hop bomb like say Lil' Sumpin Sumpin. Its quite easy to drink so (363 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (862 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint Glass

Appearance: high carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, one inch head, hazy

Smell: wheat and citrus hops

Taste: wheaty, grass, and citrusy hops that are especially present at the end

Mouthfeel: crisp, light bodied, high carbonation, sweetish start with bitterness coming in the middle and a bit more prominent towards the end.

Overall: Super clean. For the style, this is one of my favorites. A perfect summer beer that I could have several of. Nice pilsner like taste with a touch of pleasant bitterness that is never too bitter. One of Boulevards better small beers that I have had the pleasure of trying. (658 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 pat61
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this three months before its best by date and it has a big hop nose with pine over grass. It pours hazy pale straw under a thick, moussey 2” finely bubbled off-white foam cap. The flavors are very well rounded and the body and texture suggest the presence of some Belgian yeast. It has more hops than a normal wheat beer but they are restrained and not over powering. A hint of caramel on the palate combined with traces of bready wheat constrains and balances the hops. This is full bodied with above average creamy soft carbonation. (550 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (622 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a great cloudy light orange with one full finger of puffy white head. The foam settles slowly, leaving a nice rocky layer of foam on top of the beer.

S: The nose is lemony hops, with a touch of lime, light malt, pine. It's really hoppy for a wheat beer. I'm looking forward to tasting this. Smells great.

T: It starts off with a mix of pine, clove, banana, and coriander. In the middle it gets a bit more astringent, to the point where it finishes with lime citrus notes. I even get a bit of pineapple juice in here. This beer is interesting, and damn tasty.

M: Light bodied beer. It's crisp and biting to start, but smooths out in the middle. The hops come on strong after than linger on the palate. It's sticky, but refreshing.

O: Overall, I really like this beer. It's a weird mix of a wheat beer and an ipa but it works. It's really enjoyable. I'd drink this beer again, no question about it. (950 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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. (364 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 argock
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Lemon juice hue with tons of haze and barely any head and a tiny spittle of lacing.

S: Super hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine aromas, some floral notes as well, and a lot of tanginess.

T: The flavor is very citric with the grapefruit and lemon flavors being a bit overpowering and not balanced with any other flavors. I don't taste any of the floral or other more complex hops notes. The malt component is pretty bland. It is undoubtedly drinkable but one-dimensional. There is no yeast element in the flavor and the bitterness is low. A little more malt sweetness would help with the hops charge -- or just less hops.

M: Thin but it's supposed to be, but even this is less substantitve in body than I would like. THe carbonation seemed off as the beer drank like water, and not in a good way.

O: Not a big fan and tastes like it could use some revisions -- reminds me of a so-so homebrew version of Gumballhead -- no nuance or complexity, just hits you over the head with a couple of of hops flavors without much else. (1,108 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finger of head. Cloudy, pale straw color.
Smells like spruce and citrus. Like a Christmas tree with lemons on it.
Interesting taste. I like it. Lots of citrus bitterness with an underlying soft wheat flavor.
Low carbonation, medium and crisp body.
The taste is pretty amazing. (276 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (1,113 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poures from bottle into pint glass. Cloudy straw color with fluffy white head. Nice piney hop and wheat aromas. Some citrus notes.
Taste is grassy and citrus lemon hops with a nice wheaty backbone. A little thin but overall a great refreshing brew. I like oberon a bit more when comparing the style. (299 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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. (479 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting it a little late in the season - actually didn't see it around much until lately. Am missing the best by date by about 10 days.
Poured into Boulevard tulip, of course.
Both attractive and fragrant. Cloudy pale straw and big full white head. Especially with a little warm on the liquid a sweet and light fruity hop aroma.
Even a little fruit in the taste. Tangy and tingly mouthfeel and fully carbonated. Soft wheat flavors. Noticeable drying on the finish and soft bitterness laying on the tongue. Flavors fade out quickly.
Nice beer and certainly an enjoyable summer addition. (587 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10/29...pours hazy cloudy yellowish gold. Lots of foam, settles, and laces. Wheaty pine nose. Light wheaty taste, lemon citrus backed, fast finish. Bitter burst in middle that all but vanishes. Cool. (199 characters)

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.