80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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:
227
Ratings:
1,649
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
29.01%
 
 
Wants:
91
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425
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Photo of teromous
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 08/10/14 -- So it is past its best by date. I'm pretty disappointed by that.

Appearance: Hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head that stands very well and leaves some spotted lacing.

Aroma: Very fresh hop aroma. Spicy with a bit of earthy bay leaf smell to it. It's very nice.

Taste: More of that spicy earthy flavor to it. It taste a bit like thyme. A hint of mint in the backgrond. I don't get any wheat flavor which is a bit disappointing, and there isn't any perceptible yeast character.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and light, medium bitterness, and a bit drier than I'd expect from a wheat beer...it also doesn't have the presence on the palate that most wheat beers have.

Overall: Despite being past the best by date on the bottle, the beer was good. I think it could be because the store I bought it from kept it refrigerated. The only thing that might identify this beer as a wheat beer to me is by the appearance...there really was no tell-tale sign in the aroma or flavor. The hop aroma and flavors are excellent. If you are an APA fan where you want a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not a ton of bitterness, this is right up your alley. If you don't like wheat beers, don't be turned off by this beer because it doesn't show. If you do like wheat beers, this leaves a lot to be desired. Overall it is a really good beer though, and the framework really relies on the hops...and if it were a house that frame would be made of solid oak.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle
Best By: 10/11/14

Poured into a pint glass a very nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation with a nice one-finger plus white fizzy head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is slightly hoppy, mostly wheaty/grassy, some yeast notes. The taste is slightly hoppy, with lots of grassy notes. Medium body slightly dry finish. Overall not a bad brew, would have liked to get some fresher bottles.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy golden, orange, really large pillowy head, spotty lacing

S: Floral hops, wheat

T: Floral hops, balanced with some wheat malts

M: Medium to light, good carbonation

O: Good beer. Really nice mixture of the two styles. Wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium slowly fading white head, some light lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, mild grapefruity notes, wheat, citrus floral hops. Taste sane as aroma with a mild citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Palate is medium body, mildly crisp on the palate. Finishes with a wheat some grassy flavor, mildly sweet citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. Overall a pleasant and easy going brew.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this both on tap and in bottle, and as one would expect, I liked the draft version better. Extremely drinkable and pretty nice mouthfeel. A bit mild in flavors, not a lot of banana, but still reasonably enjoyable. Comes up a bit short from Boulevard's other offerings.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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 GregSVT
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that fades to a large ring + a small layering and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a great hoppy presence in the form of tropical fruits and pine. After it settles you get some big notes of wheat, sweet bread, and a hint of green apples. It almost smells belgian...like a wheat based Saison.

T: The taste is really unique with good hoppy notes yet sweet malty notes as well. The hops are there yet very balanced by the wheat and malt. There's also a fruity element in the form of plantains.

M: The feel is pretty creamy and medium bodied due to the thick carbonation.

O: This is a pretty good beer but I still have to give the nod to Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' as the best Pale Wheat Ale I've had so far. I plan on drinking this one on occasion during the rest of the summer and years to come though.

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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 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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Photo of Tilly
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer of a nice golden straw colored. With some harz. The are aromas of lemon malt and fresh baked bread. TheTaste is very near to the aroma. There is definitely some citrus zest here. The finish is crisp and Clean. A good summer drinker

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Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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 zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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 jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on draft, pours yellow with white head. as noted by the brewer, this beer is hoppier than normal for the style. overall - I'm not normally big on wheat beers, but this was decent.

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Photo of Mdog
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow, slightly hazy, big head.

Smell: Not much, a little citrus.

Taste: Wheaty, a little sweeter than expected. Mild citrus hops in the middle and finish.

Overall: I think my bottle may have been a little old which knocked down the aroma. The flavor was fine but not as hoppy as I was expecting, considering "hoppy" is in the name of the beer. Seems like a pale ale, just subbing in more wheat flavor instead of the barley. Nowhere near Gumballhead unfortunately.

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Photo of scratch69
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of clingy lacing.

Smell- Wheat grain, grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus.

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with mellow citrus flavor. Light tangy hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an an average amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall- An interesting beer, that has just enough hop character to be enjoyable but not overpowering. While I am not a fan of "hoppy" beers, I rather enjoyed this one.

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Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly chill hazed straw color with 2 fingers cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Lemons & greassyness

T: Follows the nose, wheaty tartness & dryness up front. Grassyness & dryness as this warms, slight pineyness as well, some lemon zest & some cereal notes. Finishes with some white grape, drynness & lemons & grapefruit, just a bit of juicy fruit too

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Very drinkable but not in the league of Lagunita's itteration

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Photo of Justin_Neff
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A - Pours cloudy yellow straw with minimal head that quickly disappears.

S - Lemon and orange piney scent

T - Lemongrass flavors dominate throughout in a mild and tart matter, finished with a peppery taste.

M: Very light carbonation, and dry

O: My first thought was disappointment for this, but the more of it I drank, the more I liked it. I expected more hop character, but actually enjoy the peppery, citrus, pine undertones. It's very, VERY light, and overall I expected more bang, but this an abive average pale wheat session ale. Perfect lawnmower brew.

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Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hop oil, floral hops, hint of pine, wheat, hint of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness. Tastes of wheat, hint of citrus, hint of pale malt, hop oil, and floral hops. Overall, great appearance, good body, and good aroma. It reminiscent of Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and Boulevard Single-Wide IPA.

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Photo of UnkleFester
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow with about a fingers worth of white head that doesn't stay around leaving behind a decent lacing.

S: Pine and Earthy hops are dominant on the nose with a faint amount of wheat.

T: Wheat, pine, citrus notes with a nice sweet malt toward the finish.

M: A medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A very interesting brew unlike any other pale wheat I have had. If you can get I recommend trying it.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, wheat malt, spices and ripe pears and oranges. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice, easy drinking brew.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured more yellow than your average yellow wheat beer... little orange mixed in. Good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with really good lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting the regular wheat notes.... wheat, little yeast, citrus then the hops kicks in.... pretty strong floral notes.

T: Really complex mix of flavors here... I'm getting the wheat stuff upfront, nice sweet wheat with a mix of citrus, then the hops kicks in really balancing out the wheat beer side. Finish is clean with no real bitter notes.

M: Crisp, clean and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky. Not really wheat like.

O: Very tasty brew.... it mixes the two things I didn't think would go together. I was wrong, this really works. Worth looking for.

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Photo of JayQue
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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 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 Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
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 match1112
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: slightly cloudy golden straw color with a two finger head that lasts awhile.

s: smelled like there was a fresh orange slice in the glass on top of the beer. behind that were muted aromas of pine and wheat.

t: very refreshing. more of the orange and pine that were big up front but fall off in the end.

m: light, crisp, well carbonated, dry on the finish.

o: impressed by this one.

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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.
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