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80-Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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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
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,696 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic a hazed lemony color with a fluffy one finger bones white head atop.Aromas of toasted wheat and light citric hops,the aromaes underwhelmed me a little.Anice low carbonated feel to the beer,toasted with that tinge of iron on the palate with a smack of citric hops to save the day in the finish.With a good shot of hops I could see myself driniking this on a humid summer day and being satisfied with it.

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Photo of nickfl
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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 mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was elated & an attendee a few years ago at the Press fete in PHL for the announcement that Boulevard B.C. beers of KC, MO would now be available in PA! My enthusiasm has not waned in the least, but I have a sufficient amount of their beers in the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody that I am conducting a Coup de Boule(vard) today for New Beer Sunday (Week 663). Hang on, it's going to be quite the ride!

From the bottle: "Brewed with pure water, barley, wheat, hops, and yeast by Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri."

I'm taking this one slightly out of my intended order, increasing in ABV, but I just revisited their Unfiltered Wheat Beer & it just seemed to make sense to continue with another Wheat Beer.

Having Pop!ped the cap, I felt as though a hard, heavy-handed, aggro pour was in order. This resulted in a mound of three fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had an interesting admixture of black pepper, Simcoe-like cattiness, Cascade-like minty-pine and a light lemony citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium, denser than their standard Unfiltered Wheat Beer. This was definitely bringing the hops in comparison to the previous one! I would say almost definitely that Simcoe & Cascade were involved, plus the wheat gave it a peppery spiciness. This kind of thing is exactly why I got excited when they announced their arrival. The finish was semi-dry, but very hoppy and entirely refreshing. If they were to CAN this, I would def put it in my cooler when headed for the beach! The Unfiltered Wheat Beer was likewise refreshing, but the inclusion of hops makes this beer my winner between the two.

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

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Slightly hazed pale yellow, big chunky head

SMELL: Fresh wheat, orangey hop, grassy, lemon oil, mild spice, vague mint, leafy

TASTE: Fresh, crisp, lighter bodied, snappy, hoppy, slightly bitter, fresh grass, bready, grainy, mild citrus character, drying finish, lightly hoppy after taste

No doubt about it, I could quaff this one back on the regular basis. Love beers with wheat, love hops, etc. A win all around for me so a respectful nod to the brewery for this one.

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

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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 krome
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

On draft at Rustico in Ballston.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of citrus fruits, wheat, fresh hops. Refreshing and delicious. The wheat and big hop character work so well together. A great summer beer. Light in body and easy drinking. It would be easy to toss back a few pints of this.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Okay, so where's my mule, then!? This stuff pours a pale lemon-straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, lightly funky wheat, grass, pine resin, and a touch of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a slightly sweet bit of lemon zest, sort of along the lines of a Lemonhead. Everything works together very well. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a tasty APWA, one not afraid to hop it up a bit. Boulevard continues to impress.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright yellow with a huge, dense, thick, pure white head that has great retention

S - huge orange peel aroma

T - wheat, huge orange peel and citrus, mild herbal bitterness in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice wheat beer and it is indeed hoppy, but the I prefer a bit of bitterness from my hops. This was about as much citrus as you could possibly get out hops. In the end it wasn't bad, but for something claiming to be "a hoppy wheat beer", I'm expecting a bit more.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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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80-Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,696 ratings
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