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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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Reviews: 228 | Ratings: 1,654
Photo of jw4free
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: cloudy straw yellow. 2 finger head fades quick. S: Grapefruit citrus hops. Absolute citrus hop presence. T: tangerine citrus mild relative to smell. F: good carbonation. O: Hoppy but definite wheat sweetness. I like this style.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of pine, as well as some light orange citrus notes. There is also some nice wheat in the aroma. The flavor is very similar. The wheat really comes through up front, with some lighter pine and orange notes, as well as some grass and a bit of pepper. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

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Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colored body; a poofy, lumpy head sits atop leaving behind some thick lacing. Aromas are initially floral hops before turning super juicy and bright. Freshly squeezed OJ, lemon, and other citrus surrounding a subtle biscuity wheat note. Pleasant, gentle hop flavors, lemon tea, wheat, mellow citrus juice, and a floral sweetness. Drying in the finish, fluffy, light, and crisp. I had one while grilling and I imagine that's a perfect situation for drinking this beer.

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Photo of Dools9
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle BB 8/8/13.

A: Hazy gold, good retaining three finger head. Great lace.

S: Big sweet citrus punch, oranges, tangerine, malted wheat twang in the back.

T: A bit subdued compared to the flavor, tropical fruit punch kick, lemons, grapefruit etc. with you're standard a herbal, wheaty twang. Slightly grassy on the finish.

M: Feels light to medium, smooth, actually very smooth. Drinks real easy.

O: Summer beer for sure. Wheats aren't my favorite style, but this does a nice combo of an IPA and a wheat. Nose was the star of the show however. Would make a great warm weather brew fur shur.

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Photo of farrago
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pure white head, crests around half a finger and quickly sizzles off to a light surface dusting, while wispy what lacing there is sticks quite well to the glass sides. The liquid is cloudy but does not display any floating particulate, widespread and super-active bubbles fill the glass, overall a light orange to yellow color. The nose shows off the wheat proudly but it’s mainly an explosion of grapefruit and orange citrus, not overly hoppy, there is a bubblegum to pie dough element, at the same time there’s a burst of black pepper and green tea, strong presence without being overpowering. Medium-bodied, sour from all that muscular citrus, the powerful carbonation both brings prickle and limits the soaking in of the pucker factor. Floral with that same bubblegum aspect, delivers more peach, apricot, cherry fruit flavors here. Notes of clove and lesser pepper. Not that dry but closer to that end of the spectrum even as you never feel the flavors are truncated as a result. Maybe a too clingy for full-on refreshment but its liveliness is very attractive and it is easy to keep on sipping. Pulls it off well.

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Photo of dbossman
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy lemon-yellow hue with a one-inch head that dissipates to a thin, steady film; lacing is mediocre

S: That smells awesome: pineapple, lemons, grapefruit, and other tropical fruit aromas on top of a grainy, grassy wheat malty base; such a brilliant blend of the two

T: Not quite as hop forward as aromas teased but still so much tropical fruits mingling with the malt base--what a beer--but a touch watery on the finish

F: Decent body with the residual stickiness from the hops but a tad thin on the finish

O: I am so glad Boulevard released this beer; now, along with their porter they have to go-to "regular" beers

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. Foamy white head with some retention and lacing. Lots of carbonation

Smells tropical. Citrus and grapefruit but also pineapple and mango. Faint banana and maybe peach

Tastes similar to the nose with a lot of the tropical fruits shining through. There is also an earthy pine hop presence that my nose didn't pick up. The wheat twang shows up towards the end. Yeasty finish with a musty aftertaste. The bitterness is pretty mild overall

Feels crisp and refreshing. Carbonated. Light bodied

Not typically a fan of wheat IPAs but this one sold me. Great flavor profile. Very sessionable. Would definitely get this again

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Photo of kismet
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

ok, boulevard, you sneaked this one under my radar. i had tried the unfiltered wheat and thought it was pretty good but plain, so i thought i would give this a shot. this is a great, clean, refreshing summer beer. hands down. the fruity hops are delivered in a light, carbonated, hazy brew that screams summertime. to me. this reminded me of a lighter, snappier version of little sumpin sumpin or gumballhead,,,same general hop profile but significantly lighter with not as much hop aftertaste, the hop burps are also not nearly as concentrated...again, a fine thirst quenching summer offering that i will enjoy often. good job, boulevard!

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Photo of bump8628
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much anticipated. Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a big-bubbled head of fizzy foam that collapses into thin lacing. Aroma is lightly citrusy with lemon drop, lime peel, and pineapple. More of the same on the palate. Subtle, but vibrant hoppiness with a faint background of crackery wheat. Clean, dry, and well carbonated. I was expecting an IPA level of hoppiness, which this is not. Just a slightly bigger and hoppier version of their wheat, but with a more nuanced and interesting hop character. I guess I can't say I'm disappointed since I have bought two sixers since its Oklahoma release last week. Certainly makes a great late summer beer.

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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 Beerguy1969
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was a little Leary about this beer when I read it was "hoppy" but was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Light on the pallet with light aftertaste. Recommend !

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle brought home from Maryland by my girlfriend. Thanks Jola!
Pours a hazy golden yellow/orange, with a small half inch head that fades away quickly, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like wheat, and juicy citrusy hops- orange, pineapple, and a little bit of grapefruit.

Tastes similar. Some wheat and yeast bitterness, followed by juicy and fruity hop flavor- grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and finishes with some more yeast bitterness, along with some piney and grassy bitterness. This one's about 4 months old, so maybe the hops are faded, but they taste pretty good to me right now.

Light bodied, but full for a wheat. Crisp, biting mouthfeel, nice bitterness that lingers from many sides- hops, wheat, yeast, etc. Very drinkable, high carbonation.

This was pretty good, one of the better wheat beers I've had. Helps that it was hopped up, of course.

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Photo of tito42
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass, best by 10/16/2012.

A: Fluffy, white head with lemon yellow body, golden hues, slightly cloudy.

S: Wheat, citrusy hops, and a slightly Belgian profile of coriander and lemon peel.

T: Very tasty brew for a regular release, albeit a new one. Wheat, citrusy hops, lemon peel, grapefruit, and a bit of bubble gum. Very nicely done.

M: Refreshing without being watery, hoppy without ripping your tongue off.

O: Very well executed new entry by Boulevard. I believe this is going to be a year-round regular release, and may very well be my new favorite at this tier from Blvd.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma of orange-y hops smacks your face at the first sniff followed by a slight wheat aroma. The orange hops essence also leads a gentle assault, if that’s a thing, on your tongue and is again supported by a slight wheat presence. 80-Acre may be the perfect beer for hot summer days. It is so clean and simple that it reminds me that sometimes the most basic beers can be the most refreshing.

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Photo of Kromes
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy pale straw color with a thick, dense white head that remains until the finish. A tangerine and grassy hop aroma. It has a nice wheat flavor with citrus and grassy hop notes. Finishes very smooth with a bit of tartness and a lingering grassy hop flavor. A great light summer beer.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of wheat, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good amount of wheat, malt, citrus (especially lemon), and a slight graininess. A very light and sweet flavor. Different than what I expected, but worthwhile.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Better than most American Pale Wheat Ales. Light, easy to drink, and well done.

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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 rjd722
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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 JEdmund
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks a lot like a Belgian wheat with it’s butter yellow and hazy appearance; very good head formation, with a tall, foamy, white cap; retention is good too, as is the lacing

I could smell the hops in the air a couple feet from my glass, so yeah, it’s hoppy. Not sure what varieties were used, but it somewhat reminds me of Odell’s IPA or maybe their St. Lupulin. Somewhat floral and citrusy hops; a bit delicate and not nearly as oily/pungent as say a West Coast IPA. There’s also a nice wheat component detectable, further adding to the mix.

Taste delivers a lot of hops, though it’s not as assertive and bracing as a full-on IPA. I think it must be the wheat countering them. And I really like it. 80 Acre is very drinkable and delicious. Body is light-medium, making this a nice one for the summer. Finishes hoppy, but not especially bitter—just a good hop flavor lingering. Hops are bright, with mainly citrus notes, though there almost seems to be a light hint of mint.

I like Boulevard’s core lineup, but I don’t buy them often at all. I think that’s changed now with 80 Acre. I will be buying this one again soon, and I can’t wait to try it on tap somewhere. This is nice new beer by Boulevard, and I’m excited to see them offer something that’s a newer style.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/4/14, into a pint glass.
Appearance - golden, nice carbonation, looks refreshing! Big, fluffy white head, leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - nice, but falls short of others like Lagunitas Lil Sumpin'.
Taste - very refreshing hop forward wheat ale!
Feel - not as hoppy as Lil Sumpin', but a good beer nontheless!
Overall - solid beer and for the price, worth a look.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: 3205-1354-D-BEST BY 12/21/13. Sampled on January 19, 2014, which is about a month past that date.

It pours pale yellow with a cloudy obliqueness and a long lasting fizzy white head that embraces the side of the glass with its lacing and sticks around to the end.

The aroma is very inviting with its toasted biscuit malts, wheat, maybe some honey and a grassy sort of floral note.

Light to medium body and smooth texture.

As promised the biscuit malts and wheat are quickly overtaken by the hop presence that end clean and almost dry. A really nice brew even a month after I wasn't supposed to drink it!

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Photo of Boca-X
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker. Creamy white head, nice lacing. Sun gold, hazy straw yellow...visually pleasing.

A large hit of lemon on the nose followed by yeasty bread.

As with the smell the first sip...a bubbly carbonation of sour lemon. A bready, yeasty piece of honey toast in the middle...grassy, green, vegetable...A dry quick finish...bitter lemon butter, creamy and clean. The lemon lingers for quite awhile.

I like wheat beers and I like Hops...this is very good...maybe a little to much lemon and not enough hops...still, very good and very unique...enjoy.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, opaque yellow with spotty lacing and average retention.

Smell is fruity, a little sour and some bitter hops.

Tangy, crisp with some fruit a then ends with a subtle bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing.

Overall a tasty example of an American wheat ale with a subtle hop addition.

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Photo of KevinK441
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden yellow, typical wheat beer color.

S: Wonderful smell of hops up front, very pleasing aroma.

T: This beer has a very nice balance between the wheat and hops. You can taste the hops up front and all throughout your sip but the wheat balances everything out and smoothes it over.

M: A little thin but what wheat beer isn't? About what you would excpect.

O: I'm very pleased with this beer. I could drink a ton of these and be a happy man! Perfect for these hot summer days!! They nailed it.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, hazy, straw colored body beneath the foamy, white head as lively bubbles of carbonation dance to the top. The head dissolves quickly initially, then has faint remnants of lacing that hang around for the duration.

Very nice aromas of lemon, grass, wheat, and of course a touch of herbal and/or floral hops float from the glass.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, perhaps a touch lighter on the grass and lemon and more pronounced on the wheat. The hops have the appropriate amount of subtlety, and are a nice compliment.

Lighter to medium in body with a crisp, fresh mouthfeel and a bit generous on the carbonation.

A great American Wheat Ale one may expect from the midwest. With the "American" aka hop twist, its a touch of midwest meets California.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,654 ratings.
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