80-Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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

BEER STATS
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#14,764
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,713
pDev:
11%
 
 
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Reviews: 243 | Ratings: 1,713
Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Hazy straw with one finger head. Moderate pine, earthy, and citrus hops in the aroma. Similar flavor with a little wheat flavor shining through. A little dank.

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Photo of Dourrieu
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought this beer wanting to try something new as I have been a Porter Stout guy for a while. I was really impressed, great aromas very good strong wheat taste and way to easy to drink this will be the light in a fridge full of dark. Solid product

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Photo of Snift_the_juice
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not huge on wheats as to me, most taste the same, aside of course from our beloved Boulevard. This wonderfully hazed hoppy wheat offers a decent feel and nice conveyor of flavors. Honey Lemon, with slight pineyness and wonderful smooth finish. That's what she said. Another home run by KCs championship brew crew.

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Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this better than top Ba's. It's aspirin like, minerally, chalky golden goodness at cash temp.
a) Pillowy head over hazed golden body, lasts and laces a bit.
s) Ample lemon, wheat, grass, aspirin, minerally chalk.
t) Big,pleasing, ranging from juniper to honey sweetness, on a lemony wheat core.
f) Dry, that chalky goodness pairs well with food. Mineral, dry, gin-like, juniper spirits.
o) Original, take no prisoners, unapologetic approach. Go for 6.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was elated & an attendee a few years ago at the Press fete in PHL for the announcement that Boulevard B.C. beers of KC, MO would now be available in PA! My enthusiasm has not waned in the least, but I have a sufficient amount of their beers in the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody that I am conducting a Coup de Boule(vard) today for New Beer Sunday (Week 663). Hang on, it's going to be quite the ride!

From the bottle: "Brewed with pure water, barley, wheat, hops, and yeast by Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri."

I'm taking this one slightly out of my intended order, increasing in ABV, but I just revisited their Unfiltered Wheat Beer & it just seemed to make sense to continue with another Wheat Beer.

Having Pop!ped the cap, I felt as though a hard, heavy-handed, aggro pour was in order. This resulted in a mound of three fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had an interesting admixture of black pepper, Simcoe-like cattiness, Cascade-like minty-pine and a light lemony citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium, denser than their standard Unfiltered Wheat Beer. This was definitely bringing the hops in comparison to the previous one! I would say almost definitely that Simcoe & Cascade were involved, plus the wheat gave it a peppery spiciness. This kind of thing is exactly why I got excited when they announced their arrival. The finish was semi-dry, but very hoppy and entirely refreshing. If they were to CAN this, I would def put it in my cooler when headed for the beach! The Unfiltered Wheat Beer was likewise refreshing, but the inclusion of hops makes this beer my winner between the two.

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Photo of dacas1
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kind of a combo of a farmhouse ale and a pale ale. Very tasty, clean, very drinkable. Hoppy, yet wheaty and citrusy. Great beer. Unfiltered look in a glass with great lacing - feels like you're drinking something special. It's a good change of pace. Recommend!

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, grains. Taste is oranges, lemons, some wheat sharpness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and solid summertime beer.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Extremely hazy bright orange-yellow body, coarse, soapy white head that leaves individual clouds of lace. The nose displays juicy citrus like orange, peach, and pineapple, as well as enriched bread, wheat, and yeast. The flavor balances the almost milquetoast bready malt and faint yeast with little spurts of the fruit, so that they are both distinct but work together. Very dry, and there is a bit of herbal bitterness on the finish that makes for a masterful finish. The body is medium, with too much carbonation that quickly fills me up, which is a shame because everything else about this brew makes it quaffable.
Fantastic! Everything is simple and restrained, which makes it much more than the sum of its parts. It isn't trying to stand out in a lineup, and that's what makes it stand out.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to slight lightly tinted orange with a one and a half finger white foamy to slightly bubbly (along the sides). This head died at a nice pace with a slight lacing here and there. The smell had a sweet lemon and light wheat and then comes a decent pine to citrus aspect. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to make a fairly good refreshing satisfaction. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was exceptionally smooth. Honestly, this beer came across exceptionally smooth and crisp. Is this supposed to be this way? Overall, pretty nice to me even if there wasn't the wheat bite that I normally get in this style.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking hazy wheat ale with a rockin 1/2 inch of froth on top. Scent is mostly wheat and grain with a good hop citrus. Taste is actually very balanced good sweetness to it almost like a banana to a hefeweizen. Good body to it as well very smooth and session able not watery.

Overall a nice take on the classic wheat. Impressed.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain with a piney and citrus hop note. Tastes of wheat and banana with citrus hop notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky golden color. Head is white, and one finger. The nose is very strong with the hops, but I also get a faint "wheat" smell. The taste is very interesting. I get a blend of the hops bitterness, with the banana sweetness of the wheat. It's fairly mellow, but an interesting combination.

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat has a nice wheat and hops flavor. This hybrid is a nice, unique smooth brew that is well done. I've had other brews by Boulevard Brewery. This, so far is my favorite from them.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau wit glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 26, 2016. Look is hazy pale gold with a thick foamy white head and lingering lacing. Smell is wheat, orange, grass, lemon, spice and mint aromas. Taste is hoppy, bitter citrus, grass with bread and grain malt flavors. Feel is crisp with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 12 ounce bottle that was purchased at the brewery itself, but consumed at home, on to the beer:

An inch of head clings above this hazy yellow ale, while spotty lace dots the glass. Hoppy wheat indeed, as the aromas of orange zest and zesty grass prepares me for a hop smackdown. It tastes just as that. Good squeezes of citrus to go along with tangerine, orange , and also grass for something different. While the body is light, the crisp bubbles bring a pleasant sting.

Is this the Midwest's answer to Fortunate Islands? If so, then it is a very good response.

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Photo of McStagger
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11/24/2016.

A: Did the beer swirl mandatory for wheat beers. Cloudy and yellow appearance. Finger and a half of pillowy/creamy white head that collapses in on itself. Carbonation is moderate/high, with small bubbles running to the surface at a medium pace.

S: New world hoppy. Tropical and mandarin. Malt is more malt than grain, with the sweeter tones intermingling with the orange notes to form a vague creamsickle note. Reminds me a bit of a toned down Duet.

T: Orange jumps out. Slightly sweetened mandarin mixes with the bready sweetness and again we're looking at dreamsickle notes. Mid palate cleans out and tropical fruitiness pops a bit more to the forefront. Finish is soft to the touch, with a bit of residual sweetness.

M: Soft and pillowy like a wheat with a fair price of carbonation/acidity on the palate after each sip. Refreshing and easily crushable.

O: Greater than the sum of its parts. This is my favorite Boulevard beer to date. It's the wheat with a slight turbo charge. Retains good hop character with very little bitterness. A+ basically my favorite session IPA.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy yellow color, can barely see through it. Developed an almost 1 inch foamy head with good retention down to the last drop.

S: Very hoppy and floral smell. Good for some but I'm not a fan of very hoppy beers.

T: Great taste. A little bit of citrus and a little bit of hoppy/floral flavor but without the bitter "I just drank a flower" aftertaste that I hate about many pale ales. Maybe the wheat mellows out that taste, but whatever it is, it works very well.

F: Very refreshing, especially on a hot day.

O: Very good go-to beer for the summer time. It seems to have everything I like about pale ales and none of the downfalls that most pale ales have for me.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught in a bar. It poured a hazy golden straw color with one finger of fluffy, egg-white colored head and extensive lacing. Lots of citrus on the nose: lemon peel, orange, wheat, and a whiff of pine. The taste features wheat with lemon, orange, and a hint of honey, followed by just a touch of hops. It's light, refreshing, and easy to drink with a moderate ABV of 5.5% This ale is well-crafted and a great summertime beer. It's hard to drink just one.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle BB 7/2/16. Hefeweizen glass.

A: pours an initially pale straw with 3 fingers fluffy white head; pouring the sediment in Tutsi things a milky yellow, but still transparent enough to see streams of carbonation flowing up. Settles down to a 1 finger foamy cap that retains very well. Lacing is very good.

S: blast of a bright, sweet, navel orange. Out of control citrus. A little grainy wheat, but just oozes citrus.

T: solid wheaty arrival, a little bubblegum, a little citrus, lingering citrus candy and light grapefruit peel. Hoppy, but never bitter. Can't be more than 15 IBUs.

M: heavier side of midweight, well carbonated, but the bubbles are small so it does not feel really carbonated; very clean finish; among the cleanest finishing wheat beers I've had.

O: this is a real winner. Very full-flavored and full bodied for a summer beer, but quite complex. Completely six-pack worthy.

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Photo of A20sp
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a pint glass, poured from a 12 oz bottle. 48F

L:- Pours a very hazy, translucent yellow to light gold. A decent thick one finger head which dissapates quickly. A fair amount of bubbles arise from the bottom of the glass. Leaves a soapy like lacing which slides down the glass.
S:- Wheat, a blend of light citrus nodes and a hint of spice. Similar to bubblegum or a light belgian in ways.
T:- Very clean and crisp taste. Low but pleasing amount of bitter, with a light citrus hoppiness that's excellently blended with a grainy, bready, pleasing barn like atmosphere.
F:- Crisp, creamy, and light. Perfect blend of smooth and crisp.

:- Extremely easy to knock back with a rich and pleasing taste (Quaffable as they say). Year round drinking enjoyability. Besides always being available, and at a more fare price, I believe this to be a better representation of a hoppy-wheat than some trendy competitors. Not trying to overdue itself with pricey marketing, but tastes delicious and sells itself as an excellent product.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy golden color with a bright white frothy head. Smells sweet and fruity. Initial taste is slightly hoppy but mellow out to a sweat finish. Lacing is good, too hazy to see any carbonation. I really enjoy this brew and hope to find more next time I travel to OH, I don't think that this is distributed in WV.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright yellow, with a medium-thick white foamy head. Head retention is moderate, with good lacing left behind. Wheat, and pine hop notes form a simplistic, summer drinkin' aroma. Taste is lemon, with wheat and pine hops. Very easy to drink despite being labeled as "hoppy". Feel is medium-thin, and easy to drink. Overall, a good brew with some solid hop presence and yet it remains easy to drink.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With summer beckoning, the flavors on the beer aisle are under rapid change. Shedding the malt richness and boozy punch of cooler fare, the Boulevard brewers bring two summery flavors together- wheat and hops.

Hazy gold and firmly capped, the beer's frothy, heady white cap soaks up the scents of lemon, lime, agave and juniper along with the common hop perfumes of grapefruit, orange and pine. Its taste sings a softer tune as its gentle wheat, confectioner's sweetness and light honey drizzle on the front of the tongue.

Its sweetness is short as its bready body breaks apart, allowing the grain and starchy creaminess to support the hops thereafter. White grapefruit, tangy orange, and piquant limes lead into a bitter finish of freshly torn pine needles, muddled herbs, spicy grasses and a bite of tonic water.

Medium-bodied and trending dry and bitter, the spiciness of the ale celebrates a long aftertaste of bitter grasses, citrus peel and a sprucy refreshment that renders the beer a ale version of gin-and-tonic. Its easy to see why this ale is built well for summer!

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Photo of jp32
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy golden yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Smell is slightly hoppy, very mild actually. The flavor is about what you would expect. A pinch of citrus, and enough hops to take over most of the flavor, but not enough to make you feel like you're drinking an ipa.

It's a refreshing, decent tasting beer. No bells or whistles, and no real complaints either.

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Photo of jmd1978
2.79/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazey gold color with white head. Nose of wheat citrus and a bit malty. Taste is like a tame wheat beer with a little hops and lemon. Clean finish. Not a big fan of this. I like the attempt to make a hybrid but to me it tastes like a weak wheat beer that lost its hops.

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80-Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,713 ratings