80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -3.1%
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 +1.8%
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 +1.8%
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%
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 +9.7%
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 +4.3%
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%
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 +9.7%
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 +9.4%
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 +12.2%
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 -6.1%
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 -3.1%
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 -19.3%
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 -29%
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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Photo of Smk54
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy golden yellow, thin head nd lots of fine lacing. Bread dough and moderate pine notes. Clean citrus taste. Just a hint of hops at the finish. I get hops in the nose and taste, but this is still a wheat beer and has a crisp clean taste that you would expect.
Boulevard delivered exactly what they advertised!

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Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +12%
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 Whiskey_Weasel
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 12/17/2015

A: Cloudy golden yellow color with a clean, fluffy, white head.
S: Wheat and citrus aromas, especially a lemon scent.
T: Strong wheat/citrus flavor with a hint orange. Not much of any bitterness except for a slight lingering aftertaste.
M: Light and fairly carbonated
O: I tend to lean towards wheat beers, and this beer is very refreshing and has a good sense of balance between the wheat and citrus flavors. The beer is not bitter at all, considering it is called "hoppy." The only bitterness I noticed was the lingering after taste, and I would describe that as fairly pleasant. I bought a bottle to try it out, and I have to say I would definitely pick up six pack in the future.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

December 23rd, 2013 - Boulevard's 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat brings a lot of vivaciousness to a style that often sits and stews in its own, mulling, lazy flavors. The aroma begins with fruits and esters, replete with bananas, and even a touch of a grapefruit. On reflection, this makes a great deal of sense, given the title and style. Also, somewhere on the periphery of the scent, is a little white grape, giving a bit of a boost to acidity and brightness. The flavor is wheaty, but I note this in my notes as "wheaty?" The grain touch is lighter than I might have expected, replaced with a custardy banana mush, a touch of pear, and a nice-fruity hops balance. I actually prefer this over the usual cracked wheat flavor, though it might buck style guides.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine-hazed yellow with the occasional larger fleck and a quite light pink tint. Rocky, fluffy whitish head of medium to high retention. Orange peel aroma, pleasant, but not very strong. So far, everything about this beer, even its appearance, screams "citrus!" Tastes good, but not really like an IPA or even "similar" hoppy wheat ales (like Gumballhead) as suggested. An IPL, maybe? Not much for citrus other than lemon, maybe a pinch of orange. Mind you, it is almost tart, but certainly not sour. Wheat detectable, kind of sweet. A yeast mustiness is there also, but in comparison to hops, very subdued. Hops bring forth light peppercorn, herb, and rind notes as you approach the finish. Body is medium, feel is creamy and smooth. Suds galore, refreshing. Good beer. A tad overrated in my opinion, and here I was expecting to be on the high side.

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Photo of McAfee85
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly cloudy with minimal lacing. White foam with yellow color. Fruity, hoppy aroma with the same taste. Crisp and refreshing with a very slight bitterness. Overall I was pleasantly surprised, this is definelty a go to beer.

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Photo of jahatty
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy, as you would expect from a hefeweizen, but still with a bright, yellow golden hue. Aroma stand-outs are of yeast and bready wheat, but with a hop undertone. Flavor is exactly what you'd expect: a sweet wheat with a touch of bitter finish. Tight carbonation and fluffy, wheat-driven stark white head. Very light mouth feel. This is a great representative of the new hoppy wheat trend, rivaled only by Hi-Wire's Hoppy Wheat.

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Photo of rjd722
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Town Pour House. Nice, golden (slightly orange) color with very little head. As advertised, has a little hoppy-IPA influence with regards to the smell along with all the best attributes of a great wheat beer. Solid citrus burst, primarily hints of orange. Leaves a wheat filled aftertaste and is a beer I could drink all day on a hot summer day.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/14/15 Washington House

Look is hazy yellow. Kind of flat looking with a thin minimal head that disaptes quickly.

The smell is ok. Sweet hops but rather faint.

The taste is ok. Thin on hops and bitterness. It really doesn't give you much of anything. And a thin feel too. A bit watery.

Not good. Just and on to below ok beer.

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Photo of mkh012
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Golden yellow appearance. A nice hoppy, citrus smell. The taste was a little less impressive. Well-balanced but none of the flavors really stood out. A good amount of hops but not overwhelming- I would guess around 30 IBU. Overall, pretty good- reminded me a little of Lagunitas Lil Sumpin but a more tame and less complex version. It was a little one note for me, but still a solid beer.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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