80-Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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

Added by Reaper16 on 01-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,480
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,703
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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 89BeerMe
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steinhauser10
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAHartman
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of k204
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinmealey1950
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.87/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 Mark66
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outstanding! Everything clicks.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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 Jcbroome
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brianstrong2
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HawkGX
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdwyer
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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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 Eric_T_07
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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80-Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,703 ratings