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80 Acre Hoppy Wheat | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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88
very good
227 Reviews
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:
1,647
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
29.01%
 
 
Wants:
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Reviews: 227 | Ratings: 1,647
Photo of bnes09
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon yellow, translucent and slightly hazy ale. Huge froth on the pour with excellent retention and patches of lacing which retreat partially back into the brew.

Bright and fresh wheat, grass and citrus aroma.

Flavors follow the nose. Malty in the beginning with a bready wheat character. Turns to a lemon and grass hop bitterness in perfect balance with the malt. Finish is crisp.

Light in body. Tons of lively bubbles. Smooth in the middle and slightly dry in the finish.

A perfect summer session beer. Light and crisp yet with plenty of flavor and perfectly balanced.

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Photo of rangerred
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a very fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention along with ok lacing.

The aroma is very fruity along with some bubblegum yeast esters. There is a really nice interplay between the fruit from the hops and the fruity from the yeast.

The flavor continues this hoppy/yeasty mixture although I feel like the yeast is a little more prominent than in the aroma. Bitterness is on the lighter side with a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Overall, a nice version of a lighter pale wheat ale. I would have liked to have had a little more in the way of hops but all in all, a nice refreshing and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a very nice slightly hazy wheaty straw yellow. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that is white and soappy but alos dense.

Aroma of citrusy hops notes. Lemony and some tangerines in the nose with some grassy hop character that is enticing yet mild. Nice earthy and grainy wheat notes with some good bready sweetness as well. Very appealing nose.

Flavors starts out with some fruit sweetness and a nice grassy herbal hop note that once again is there but is mild and refreshing. There is some nice wheat sweetness and grain notes with nice bread and earthy notes as well. Very delicious true wheat ale that has a hoppy background but non of the overwhelming hop resins and bitterness that other hoppy wheat ales have. The finish is refreshing and crisp with nice wheat flavors and some slight bitterness. Incredible beer. This is up there with the best. Mouthfeel is light and crisp but incredibly flavorful.

This brew is great. True to the wheat ale style but with a nice refreshing hop kick that is lemony and citrusy without being a hop bomb. Nice earthy and grainy wheat notes with some nice herbal hop notes to back it up. My favorite of Blvds regular line up.

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Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 4/23/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy/cloudy yellow; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and very sticky lacing. Looks great. The aromas are very nice. Lots of subtle dank hop notes. Grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe some Galaxy hops in the mix? Some grass is there. The wheat is there as well, but seems to be outshined by the hops in the nose. The flavors are bittersweet, but it's not overly bitter. The wheat gives this a quenching aspect. It's very refreshing, but doesn't feel light. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation, but not too prickly. It's very creamy and fluffy. It feels heavier than it really is. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy to drink.

This is a very solid brew. There's never been a ton of Pale Wheat Ales out there, so this is definitely a worthy example of the style.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 10/21/12

Best By 12/10/12

Light, pale golden color. Quite hazy and a little cloudy. Two finger bone white head starts to dissipate quickly, but leaves raised webs of lace.

Good aroma - pineapple, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon, toasted wheat and dusty wheat. Overtones of pine-sol as it warms. The flavor has a liberal amount of juicy citrus; kicks right nicely. Pine, lemon, orange. Kind of prickly, too. The wheat is actually tame; I figured there would be a more robust backing, but I'm not complaining,. Clean finish. The feel is crisp and carbonation feisty. Again, very juicy.

Overall, this is really enjoyable and right easy to drink. Recommended.

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Photo of budgood1
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a cloudy lemon yellow sun colour with a modest snow white head. wispy lace. orange peel aroma with wheat and malt notes. citrus and subtle spice in the taste department. a bit grainy, herbal and leafy, too. hopping for complimentary flavour with little residual bitterness. medium to slightly below medium body. smooth mouthfeel, with hints of chalkiness. outstanding drinkability.

overall another great wheat beer that has a complimentary hop profile. i sure hope i can find this during the warmer months because this screams summer quaffer for sure. this is a hybrid style i can behind. the best of both worlds. recommended.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.

The body is murky, and a color that Crayola would be proud to call Sunburnt Hay. A white foam cap recedes to an even film while very light lacing comes and goes. The aroma has sharp citrus notes like orange, and the faintest touch of sweet apricot. The taste conveys the perfect blend of hops and wheat. Lemon zest and orange peel dominate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry.

Overall, a perfectly drinkable beer with lots of citrus.

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Photo of garuda
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold, hazed, thick white cap has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Juicy fruity hops, slightly floral, taste has more lemon with some spiciness and a wheat twang at the end.

M - Light to medium, smooth consistency, hops are slightly abrasive.

O - Nice hoppy wheat ale. A go-to for the style.

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Photo of bmwats
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic,

A: Hay coloration. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly. Continually rising effervescence is visible, and dry residue remains. Very sparse lacing.

S: Hay, hops, lemon citrus, and a bit of honey.

T: Wheaty and hoppy.... just like the label indicates. Accentuated with a nice dose of lemon zest.

M: Light and crisp. Does have a bit of metallic feel. Bitter aftertaste.

D: Drink session style.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head, but sparse lacing. Nose is hay, with some crisp hop character, a little lemon citrus, and a bit of sweetness. Wheaty character, with a light yet crisp hop bite, balanced with lemon. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of bump8628
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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 farrago
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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 ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 4/34/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Slightly hazy goldenrod color with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Exactly what the label promised - wheat but also a nice citrus/pine from the hops
T: Like the nose - wheat and hops, though no specific notes jump out
M: Light-bodied but bitter
O: Simple but tasty, would be nice to drink on the deck in the summer

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden-straw color with good brightness. Frothy white head which dissipates to a thin creamy looking layer of bubbles. Moderate haze. Moderate amount of fine lacing as well.

Nice aroma of grapefruit, lemon and wheat. Some straw.

Taste starts with the citrus. Lemon and grapefruit. A bit of sweet orange. Wheat comes through after. Good blend of the citrus and wheat before the finish is all wheat.

Nice mouth feel, moderate but not thin. Easy drinking. Crisp on the tongue from the carbonation. A bit dry on the aftertaste.

This is my favorite of Boulevards regular beers. Good mix of citrusy, juicy hops and classic American wheat aromas/flavors. Easy drinking.

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

Pours a very golden straw color with some foamy white head. Smell is pretty sweet, with a lot of wheat and malt aroma and a touch of hops. Taste is almost all wheat beer. Not bad at all, but not really any hop flavor. 3 or 4 years ago I would have absolutely loved this beer. It is just missing that kick that Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead have. Don't get me wrong. Still a very good beer and I will drink the 6 I have happily. However, if you are looking for a true "hoppy wheat" try one of the others. If you are looking for something more balanced, or even tipping the scale the other way, I would recommend this for sure.

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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 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 pmcadamis
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy yellow with a nice big white cap. Decent lace on the glass.

S - Sharply hoppy and slightly metallic. Herbal green hop notes.

T - The hops are almost pilsener-esque and quite green-grassy. This really lacks the malty backbone that most hoppy beers have, and that leaves the hops hanging out there in thin air with no support. This results in a sharp and overly bitter flavor IMO.

M - Light bodied and very carbonated. Long lasting grassy finish.

This is not bad, but just seems weird to me. I love that Boulevard (one of my favorite brewers by the way) tried something different, but I think that there is a reason that wheat beers are traditionally not very hoppy.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden straw with a frothy white head that doesn't stick around too long.

S - Lemon, pine, candied, orange, wheat malt, sourdough yeast.

T - Sweet lemon tart flavor with pine underneath. The lemon and pine really bounce off each other throughout the drink. A mild peppery edge as it warms up. Grassy hops and watermelon rind come out as well. Finishes crisp and dry.

M - Moderate carbonation, smooth feel, light but firm.

The focus is on the hops. This is what I'd want to drink during a run. It's fresh and clean but still has the wheat body to give it some substance. I'd take this over the regular Pale Wheat Ale any day.

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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 falloutsnow
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: "Best by 11/28/12" stamped on bottle
Glass: Standard US pint glass

I don't find this terribly different from a very sessionable IPA, though the body is slightly smoother and more complex than the malt bill in most session IPAs. 80-acre was very drinkable for those who enjoy hops, and one I will definitely revisit.

Pours a 2cm head of eggshell white foam, which descends rather quickly to a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is minimal, with just a few small lines and dots along the glass' edges. The body itself is a pale yellow color, semi-hazy, with light bringing out primarily the same tones. Carbonation is visible from the bottom of the glass, streaming upwards throughout.

Aroma is blatantly, unabashedly hoppy, with strong grapefruit, lemon, an orange tones accompanied by a bit of wet pine mulch, as would fit a combination of Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops (though I'd accept Simcoe as well). Delicious, with a subtle malt base underpinning all these hops.

The flavor is simultaneously a fairly notable, sugary sweetness from the combination of pale barley and wheat malts and the strongly citric-bitter from usage of fruity, lightly citrus hops. Opens with sweet malts coalescing cleanly with grapefruit an orange-like hops, leading to a mid-palate of marginally sweet malts and lemon-orange-grapefruit flavors. Back of palate picks up modest bitterness along with continued grapefruit and orange flavors. Aftertaste of mild bitterness, some orange, and sweetness from wheat an barley malts.

Beer is medium to medium-light bodied, with mid-level carbonation, creating a slightly fizzy, foamy, but smooth mouthfeel. Closes semi-dry, as expected from the substantial hop usage.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - hazy yellow color with slight head and lacing
Smell - slight citrus wheat smell
Taste - orange lemon citrus with some wheat grain
Feel - medium body and carbonation, slight crisp feel but easy to drink
Overall - pretty taste hoppy wheat!

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Photo of DCon
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the St. Louis Microfest in Forest Park (St. Louis), MO. Tapped from their beer cooler into my 16oz Microfest Pilsner glass and enjoy only one. The Tap Handle had "Hoppy Wheat" written on it, so I'm almost positive this is the same as the "Dry-Hopped Unfiltered Wheat Beer".

Appearance- Has a creme soda look to it with a cloudy, yellow body. There was Half a finger of bright white head and left almost no lace on the glass. There was always a bubbly ring around the beer though as the retention went quickly.

Smell- Started off with a citrus hop smell and then the average wheat and grain aroma. Has a lemon hint to it.

Taste- Light, wheat flavor with mild hop tastes and lemon as well. The wheat is an ongoing flavor in this beer and stands out more than the hops do (which is opposite than the smell).

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Good amount of Carbonation, Crisp, and smooth.

Overall- Never asked for the ABV but had to be between 4-5%. It was a nice, smooth beer, very enjoyable since it was so hot outside. Wasn't sure what I was going to be tasting here and still not 100% sure what I had. Almost tasted like a Hefeweizen with a lemon and hop twist. Not bad, not bad. If your ever at a festival or the Boulevard Brewing Co, this would be a great beer to start with!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 3/26/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Boulevard" tulip glass.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head that finally settled down to around 5mm after a while. A good amount of sticky ring-like lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass.. The aroma is of pine and floral hops for the most part. Pretty much the same for the taste with some citrus zest also. Really not as hoppy as you might think and not a I.P.A. style brew either which I am not a big fan of. Just a very slight bitter finish is noted BUT wasn't bad and didn't last long. medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall not a bad brew as I am not really a big fan of American Pale Ales for the most part.

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Photo of beagle75
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Hazy, pale golden color with over one finger of persistent white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Dominant smells include ruby red grapefruit juice and green plant stems. Not particularly complex, although a fine thread of grain threatens to peek through the volatile aromas.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with blended hop aromatics that are a weak rendition of the smell--with a side of pine. Acidity is moderate into the middle where pine and green plants become more mellow but persist. Some clean wheat is also projected, adding some bready depth. The wheat quality overlaps into the mildly bitter and herbaceous finish.

M: Medium viscosity, creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: While this beer's application of hops isn't particularly inspired, it does reflect a purposeful step in the correct direction for the universe of American pale wheat ales. More interesting that a Bell's Oberon or Sam Adam's seasonal wheat-whatever, it could have benefited from a more aggressive application of Amarillo hops post-boil. Otherwise it is a solid wheat... which Boulevard should have pinned by now, right?

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Photo of TheSarge
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a regular pint glass, and the brew makes a massive amount of bright white foam, and the body is mildly hazy and is whitish gold in color. Foam retains quite well.

The aroma is dominated by the lemony hops, has a slight earthiness to it, and is kind of perfume like.

The taste is dominated by the lemony hops, there is a slight orange rind flavor on the back of the tongue, and altogether is very zesty.

Feels refreshing and crisp, but also a slight dryness to the profile. This is the hoppiest wheat I've ever had!

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