HuskerTan (702) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft.
A- Citrus, floral, wheat.
A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Balanced. Slightly bitter, light citrus tones, wheat.
P- Medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, crisp finish.
O- Very refreshing and unbelievably smooth. This is a great starter beer for getting into IPAs.
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a very slightly hazy gold with foamy white head and lively carbonation. Smells solid; hoppy and wheaty with a touch of yeast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The pairing of an India Pale Ale and American Pale Wheat Ale sounds like a great idea. However, execution is a lot more difficult. Boulevard wouldn’t make you think so, though. The flavors are so effortlessly good and balanced that they seem to be made for one another. The smooth, grainy taste of wheat is just as refreshing as the fresh hop finish. This is a one-of-a-kind wheat beer. It’s in a class all by itself.
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good mixed beer, easy to drink, has a nice hop and is sweet. Great beer to pass around and share with casual beer drinkers.
Jaysbeers (85) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Side by side comparison between Gumballhead and 80-Acre. Similar small white head. Gumballhead is clear, 80-Acre a little cloudy.
Gumballhead a little grapefruity nose. 80-Acre has a sweet nose.
Gumballhead is a little piney and citrusy, with a hoppy bitter, dry finish that lingers. Medium carbonation. Gumballhead leaves a bigger, longer feel in the mouth.
80-Acre is almost a light saison sweetness, followed by a little hoppy kick that then turns back to sweet for the finish.
80-Acre is good, but Gumballhead remains my favorite!
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russell1388 (6) - lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First time I drank this I realized why boulevard brewery is such a successful wheat brewery. The flavor is that of lemons and citrus. Aroma is enough to get you off. For a wheat it’s a beautiful golden straw with a dash of orange hues.
gschrade (800) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Taste wheat, citrus, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle A - hazy golden straw, attractive white head with nice retention. S - Bright citrus. T - Nice hop bite. Grapefruit, lemon zest, malt foundation, yeasty undertones. M - Light/medium bodied. Tingling carbonation. Mild bitter citrus finish. O - Super sessionable. Bright & lively. BLVD nailed this one.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Second day of a keg of supremely sessionable brews. This one beat out All Day for something I could literally drink all day without getting tired. Just the perfect balance of smooth hoppiness and easy drinking wheat. Literally the best American straight up wheat brew I’ve had. Nice citrus hoppiness and the undercurrent of yeasty esters. Yep.
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a pint. Pours a hazy oak/tan/orange with yellow swirls. Head is minimal, with mountains on the outside of the glass and no lacing. Aroma is refreshingly hoppy, grainy, and clean. Taste is hoppy up front, then comes the hefty wheat presence that batters down the ipa presence and conjours a mixture of fun and superior drinkability, that was sort of a pun, but quite true to this beer, it quite refreshing, in both aroma and drinkability. Theres a lemon grass flare, a ctirus nudge, and wheat field kick and some fresh cut grass and weeds stemming around as well. Truly an adventure for the beer drinker here. best wheat ever? maybe so.