80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
231 Reviews
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
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,667
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
441
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 231 | Ratings: 1,667
Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Full disclosure: Best by date was 1/21/13.

Appearance:

Smell:
A grassy smell with spices intermingling with each other as well as a hint of lemon zest.

Taste:
The grassy taste continues and the wheat taste gives it a bit of an earthy flavor as well. In addition, lemon is detectable through the flavors. the tastes tend to be subtle, which helps them blend rather well.

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium bodied with biting carbonation. The aftertaste is fairly refreshing and dries the mouth a little bit.

Overall:
I think that this is a good beer but that fact that it's five months past its best by date has probably affected the quality of this beer. Still, I'll probably pick up a stronger batch later on.

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Photo of JayQue
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very good Pale Wheat Ale. Appearance is outstanding. Huge white head with excellent retention and thick lacing. Nice straw gold color like a Hefe.

Smell is pretty good too. Lemon and Wheat bitterness

Taste is primarily lemony, bready malt and a little wheat bitterness up front, and an unexpected grassy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and. for this style, rich. So many Pale Wheat Ales are a bit watery, this one has some depth.

Good one!! And light enough to be sessionable.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Cloudy golden hay color with a stalwart head. Smells like grass and bread dough. Unmistakable new tire smell too. A little sweet on the palette like sweet dough or a Twinkie with some grassy citrus. Soapy at times. Some prickly resin on the tongue for depth.

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Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at the Carolina Ale House into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy light amber color with a large white head. The aroma is citrus and hops. The taste matches the aroma.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw yellow, trace white head,
fair lacing

S: lemon grass/peel, fresh wheat, yeast

T: lemon peel, wheat, yeast, spicy finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/oily combination

O: Fine session beer. Feels like good
blend of hefeweizen and pale ale.
Great intro beer for newbies.

VERY GOOD; SEEK IT OUT!

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +1.5%

I'm not a fan of American wheat beers but with Boulevard new to SePa I bought one to sample and much to my dismay it was pretty good.
It was hoppy in the taste and in the nose.
In the nose it had a citrusy lemony grapefruit smell.
The taste reminded me alot of lemon drop candies.
Hazy straw color with a decent head.

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Photo of Chaney
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6er of these at my local Whole Foods.

A: Poured out a saturatedly murky yellow color with a slight white head. Looks tasty.

S: Hoppy is right. Sure, I got a good amount of wheat in there, but also a good bit of orange and more than a hint of lemon.

T: Very refreshing, almost thirst quenching even. This is not a hop bomb beyond any stretch of the imagination.

M: Crisp on the end and not bitter... it contains almost the sillouette of a bitter beer if that makes any sense. Mild splotchy lacing.

O: Infinitely drinkable and just downright fantastic.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

80 acre hoppy wheat pours a hazy yellow color, with a nice large frothy head. There is a dry hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice pale, and wheat like flavors, with hints of hops to finish the taste. Good flavors, refreshing, could use a little more carbonation and was slightly watery. Overall however this is a very nice hoppier wheat style beer.

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Photo of richj1970
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow and slightly cloudy. Two finger soapy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Lemon and light citrus. Grassy funk and yeast esters.

T: Refreshing citrus. Lemon and orange peel. Biscuits.

M: Light and crisp.

O: Refreshing brew that makes for a nice summer beer.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light straw yellow colored. An inch of foam caps the top of this beer. Aroma of wheat and faint grapefruit like hops greets me. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. The front of the palate is grapefruit like hops. I would describe this as a session IPA with wheat. Light, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 4/23/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy/cloudy yellow; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and very sticky lacing. Looks great. The aromas are very nice. Lots of subtle dank hop notes. Grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe some Galaxy hops in the mix? Some grass is there. The wheat is there as well, but seems to be outshined by the hops in the nose. The flavors are bittersweet, but it's not overly bitter. The wheat gives this a quenching aspect. It's very refreshing, but doesn't feel light. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation, but not too prickly. It's very creamy and fluffy. It feels heavier than it really is. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy to drink.

This is a very solid brew. There's never been a ton of Pale Wheat Ales out there, so this is definitely a worthy example of the style.

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Photo of bnes09
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon yellow, translucent and slightly hazy ale. Huge froth on the pour with excellent retention and patches of lacing which retreat partially back into the brew.

Bright and fresh wheat, grass and citrus aroma.

Flavors follow the nose. Malty in the beginning with a bready wheat character. Turns to a lemon and grass hop bitterness in perfect balance with the malt. Finish is crisp.

Light in body. Tons of lively bubbles. Smooth in the middle and slightly dry in the finish.

A perfect summer session beer. Light and crisp yet with plenty of flavor and perfectly balanced.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw golden in appearance, with a rich, frothy head of white suds. Lovely lace, too.

Aroma is pleasantly citrus-hoppy.

Taste is smooth, again with citrus hops dominating, but not in an overpowering way. 80-Acre displays a superb amount of balance between the hops and wheat-grain sharpness.

A delightful, easy-drinking session ale that is my new "go-to" Boulevard beer. Bravo, as this is one I'll gladly return to!

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden-straw color with good brightness. Frothy white head which dissipates to a thin creamy looking layer of bubbles. Moderate haze. Moderate amount of fine lacing as well.

Nice aroma of grapefruit, lemon and wheat. Some straw.

Taste starts with the citrus. Lemon and grapefruit. A bit of sweet orange. Wheat comes through after. Good blend of the citrus and wheat before the finish is all wheat.

Nice mouth feel, moderate but not thin. Easy drinking. Crisp on the tongue from the carbonation. A bit dry on the aftertaste.

This is my favorite of Boulevards regular beers. Good mix of citrusy, juicy hops and classic American wheat aromas/flavors. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Omnium
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice hazy yellow gold color, nice big fluffy two finger head thick lacing.
S - Wonderful aroma! Definitely some big grassy tones, some pinapple, a little mango, very floral, some nice fresh wheat traits as well.
T - Taste is great at first, big sweet juicy fruit, that mango and pineapple really come out with some floral bite mixed with a nice wheat right in the middle then it fades fast on the end, leaving it feeling a little watery.
M - Crisp and sweet at first then watery on the end.
O - Excellent hopped up wheat, loved the aroma, nice use of hops to create a fresh and balanced flavor.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very golden straw color with some foamy white head. Smell is pretty sweet, with a lot of wheat and malt aroma and a touch of hops. Taste is almost all wheat beer. Not bad at all, but not really any hop flavor. 3 or 4 years ago I would have absolutely loved this beer. It is just missing that kick that Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead have. Don't get me wrong. Still a very good beer and I will drink the 6 I have happily. However, if you are looking for a true "hoppy wheat" try one of the others. If you are looking for something more balanced, or even tipping the scale the other way, I would recommend this for sure.

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Photo of rangerred
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention along with ok lacing.

The aroma is very fruity along with some bubblegum yeast esters. There is a really nice interplay between the fruit from the hops and the fruity from the yeast.

The flavor continues this hoppy/yeasty mixture although I feel like the yeast is a little more prominent than in the aroma. Bitterness is on the lighter side with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a nice version of a lighter pale wheat ale. I would have liked to have had a little more in the way of hops but all in all, a nice refreshing and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, wheat, and bread malt.

The taste is slightly sweet, with a decent amount of bitterness for balance, and has lemons, wheat, light spice, and bread malt.

Light bodied, average carbonation, and a light lemon aftertaste. Crisp, easy to drink, and a nice beer to have on a warm autumn afternoon. Worth having again for sure.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking wheat beer. The head was two fingers and lasted forever, leaving sticky lace. The beer is pretty much like their regular wheat beer in color and clarity, tan and fairly cloudy. I suspect there's overlap in the recipes, but not just from the appearance.

The aroma is quite hoppy, also bready, with a little fruit and wheat too.

Taste is a bit odd, but delicious. It really tastes like boulevard wheat with a bunch of hops in it. It's got yeasty notes, wheat, citrus, grassy hops, malt, lots of good stuff in there.

Body is typically wheat beer, light and easy to drink, but almost chewy with body. A lightly sweet, hoppy aftertaste denotes the finish.

It's definitely a very different beer, and I like it. Wonderful for summer laziness. I'll definitely be drinking this one again. Great value too.

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Photo of zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA Perfect Pint. Dated best by 8/10/14. Appears a hazy golden color with one finger of white, bubbly head. The head dissipates quickly to a white ring around the glass.

The nose is slightly sweet from the wheat, along with nice citrus note. That is more muted, but guessing it is a touch more present if it was more fresh. The taste is very refreshing, with the wheat and citrus coming through nicely. There is also a touch of tropical fruit, which fits in very well here. The finish is slightly bitter, but is not overpowering.

The mouthfeel is medium-light, with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is slightly sticky. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer. The light feel, tropical and citrus notes, and higher levels of carbonation keep you going back for more.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

On tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ.

Decent beer. Nice lemony hop profile, but I'm getting a strong herbal flavor and it's off-putting. Seems to be subsiding as I'm making my way through the glass though. Orange is coming through a bit more. Finishes really clean and dry. I dk. Decent beer I guess, but I'm still getting these herbal notes that are typical of witbiers. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of bashiba
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles running throughout.

The smell is slightly piney with a mineral quality and a touch of copper.

The flavor is a bit bland. It has light traces of fruity wheat and a light coppery flavor with just a touch of juniper bitterness. I find the coppery tin like flavor to be a bit distracting.

The mouthfeel has a nice light creamyness to it.

Overall not a bad wheat, just a bit to bland and a touch flawed to me.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 4/34/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Slightly hazy goldenrod color with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Exactly what the label promised - wheat but also a nice citrus/pine from the hops
T: Like the nose - wheat and hops, though no specific notes jump out
M: Light-bodied but bitter
O: Simple but tasty, would be nice to drink on the deck in the summer

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.

The body is murky, and a color that Crayola would be proud to call Sunburnt Hay. A white foam cap recedes to an even film while very light lacing comes and goes. The aroma has sharp citrus notes like orange, and the faintest touch of sweet apricot. The taste conveys the perfect blend of hops and wheat. Lemon zest and orange peel dominate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry.

Overall, a perfectly drinkable beer with lots of citrus.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,667 ratings.
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