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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,019 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,019
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 40
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
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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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-07-2013 00:48:48 | More by ROGUE16
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 19:05:42 | More by puboflyons
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-17-2014 02:52:23 | More by wrightst
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2013 15:33:01 | More by aasher
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:53:53 | More by ArrogantB
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-20-2013 01:09:41 | More by Boone757
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-03-2014 02:02:05 | More by KAF
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 21:13:33 | More by clayrock81
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-09-2012 21:59:34 | More by enelson
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2014 05:21:44 | More by mhaugo
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-13-2013 13:39:17 | More by EgadBananas
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-25-2014 16:47:41 | More by atrocity
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-23-2013 13:52:29 | More by KevinGordon
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

07-03-2013 21:10:45 | More by AngusOg
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 14:39:13 | More by tigg924
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-28-2013 02:54:08 | More by strongaf
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2014 15:51:50 | More by smartassboiler
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morimech

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:33:05 | More by morimech
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-02-2013 23:58:07 | More by cdwil
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Florida9

Illinois

3.73/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:29:43 | More by Florida9
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-24-2013 20:16:23 | More by Gagnonsux
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argock

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 02:49:17 | More by argock
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-30-2012 14:08:35 | More by Whiskeydeez
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-03-2014 06:36:53 | More by ZEB89
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-08-2013 22:27:01 | More by tom10101
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,019 ratings.