80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
BA SCORE
77.9%
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3.91 w/ 1,691 ratings
80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
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:
#6,159
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
1,691
Liked:
1,318
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
11%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
456
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,691 |  Reviews: 237
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemony hops and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors of both lemon citrus and wheat. Hints of grassy hops are also perceptible along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate. A high amount of carbonation also makes it seem airy.
O: This beer is an interesting hybrid and seems to do a good job at blending lemony flavors from the hops with the light body of a wheat bear. It is very easy to drink and refreshing, making it a good choice for a beer during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

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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 kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Generally appealing label art. Branded pry-off pressure cap.

Served cold into a nonic glass and allowed to slightly warm over the course of consumption.

5.5% ABV. Best by: 03/09/15.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 5 fingers wide. White colour. Fluffy soft-looking head. Decently creamy and fairly thick. Retains well - for 7-8 minutes. Leaves light webby lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Clear albeit lightly hazy yellow colour. Translucent and transparent. Clean; no yeast particles or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special looking brew, but nice looking.

AROMA: Floral hops, clean barley, wheat, perfumey lemon citrus, pale malts, citrusy zest. A contained yet appealing aroma of average intensity and mild appeal. A biteen grassy. No overt yeast character, off-notes, or alcohol is/are detectable.

TASTE: Lemon zest, grassiness, floral hops, wheat, pale malts, clean barley, generic citrus, and soapy pale malts. Overall, it's decently balanced but wanting. Complex enough, and subtle enough, but far from impressive or notable. It's nicely put together, but doesn't amount to a gestalt build. Cohesive and decently balanced, but not impressive. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Nice flavour amplitude. I do like it, and it's very approachable, but it doesn't stand out as unique or special.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, refreshing, slightly overcarbonated, medium-bodied, aptly thick, and crisp. Could be softer. The texture is a nice complement to the taste, but doesn't elevate the beer. In fairness, there isn't much subtlety in the taste for the texture to accentuate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, dragging, dry, or coarse on the palate. Overall presence on the palate is nice. There's ample room for improvement.

OVERALL: A tasty wheat brew with plenty of interesting flavour to keep me coming back. But it's far from world-class and while I'd certainly get it again, I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. Very drinkable and very enjoyable, but not a paragon of the style. I'll enjoy finishing it. More good work from Boulevard. Hides its ABV well. Certainly above average.

Low B-

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod color; the head was a little small for a wheat but left strands of lacing behind

Smell: Bright and lemony; quite fragrant, with undertones of bread

Taste: Dominated by the lemony hops, there are also undertones of bread and grass; herbal and tangy flavors linger well into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; very crisp

Overall: A bit too lemony for my taste buds, I almost find myself puckering from the tanginess; a nice twist on the style, nevertheless

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap at the brewery. Although they call it Hoppy Wheat.

A - Poured out an insanely cloudy, golden amber color with a small, soapy, white head of foam. Minimal trails of suds left on the glass.

S - It smelled of tons of citrus and fresh dry hops. Very little wheat aromas underneath it all.

T - First sip almost tasted like a fresh hop cone. Then is mellows to a citrusy bite with some cracked wheat and sweetness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A little soft and creamy with a dry finish.

O - This is a very good wheat ale. I can't wait til it is released to the general public.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/23/2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, light pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale wheat ale. All around good compelxity and robustness of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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

Served on-tap at The Tip Tap Room in Boston, MA

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of particles in suspension, light amounts of visible carbonation, and some light amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat underneath slightly stronger aromas of citrus/orange/lemon hops and just a hint of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat with a light hint of sweet lemon. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange, grassy, and floral hops. Light amounts of bitterness which linger slightly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: I really enjoy both hoppy beers and wheat beers so this combination really worked for me. Easy to drink, enjoyable, and sessionable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/15/2013 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a large dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is a little weak for a beer with the word “hoppy” in its name, but it’s strong enough to bring a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a very poundable beer worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of nickfl
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 77.9% out of 100 with 1,691 ratings
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