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80-Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
Very Good
1,696 Ratings
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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:
#6,603
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,696
pDev:
11%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 1,696 |  Reviews: 239
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NatSmith
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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 hashmads
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjsmith910
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick_Lucas
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong hoppy smell but little flavor. an ok beer if nothing else is available. No need to repeat.

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4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarrettB
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
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 ubenumber2
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

80-Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,696 ratings
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