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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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With roots in two of todayís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
12 oz bottle from the Binnys South Loop Build-A-6 Rack (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazy yellow hue, lively carbonation, mellow haze and dulled middle with brighter sunny edges. A frothy white head as a good mellow layer laces ok. Sticks around small. Aromas are grassy and lemony hops, fresher lively aromas offer florals, flaked wheat and bready malts. Fairly dry, nice hopping is lively and lemony, grassy. Touches of grapefruit, lemongrass. Initial is lighter end of the fold preaching earthy hops, grass and florals, growing lemon after the initial. Lighter sessionable malt body offers more florals, lemongrass, kiss of gumball and fruity sweetness. Middle is lighter mellow malt body, dry bread, touch of dough. Straw, cereal elements, lighter crisp dry malt elements. Nose grows on me as it warms, offering some melon, citrus, tropical fruit sweetness. Nothing potent, but firm and enjoyable. Flavors are solid if a bit more bland compared to the nose. Lingering dryness, straw and gentle citrus and fruity hops. Itís not complex, but itís a solid more fruity hop forward sessioner. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jbillhill (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
Because I live in KC and hoped (hopped) Iíd have a home-grown version of 3F Gumballhead, Iím remiss to say that this brew tastes like blvd wheat with hops added just to call it a hoppy wheat. True believers take heart, and itís good but spoils go to the victors, not to play it safe brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour, big white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of wheat, tropical hops, lemon, bread. Taste is lightly bitter, wheat, citrus, dough, yeast. Palate is soft, creamy, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Hazy lemon yellow with a tall white head. Scent is grapefruit, lemon..... Taste is lightly wheaty, grapefruit/pine hops. Very lively, bright and fruity. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle and served in my smaller Ayinger hefe glass: Pours a tad hazy with a lovely frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma comes right out a says HOPS HERE! Resiny, grapefruit, mango, hint of leafy dank as it warms along with pale malt and wheat. The taste is moderately acidic and quite fruity over a soft layer of wheat and biscuit malt. Slight pepper and clove on the finish along with a touch of metallic notes. Overall this is more akin to an IPA than a Wheat Ale as we normally know it. Either way I found it quite enjoyable and quite refreshing. I need more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours very hazy straw yellow with a huge rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wheaty malts, tropical fruits and some piney, lightly resiny, hops.

The flavor is slightly sweet wheaty malts and some tropical fruits with decent piney / resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hoppy wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Shared 12 oz. bottles poured to snifters by TAPS at Lunar Brewing Co.. Showed a yellow/gold color with silky white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was strongly resinous, grapefruit, lemon, with some tropical hints. The flavor was similar but less expressive, adding low spicy hop, light wheat, with a light to medium body, and a lightly dry and crisp finish to complement itís sessionability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head, decent retention and lacing. Nose doesnít offer much (kinda pissy to be honest) but mouth is a different story. Crispy dry with some citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and piney notes, medium body and some bread towards the end. Reminds me a bit of Gumballhead, but definitely its own brew. Once again, yay BBC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (1907) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a milky yellow-gold with a 2 finger, frothy white head. Aroma is full of citrus (smells very cascade-like) hops, a little pine, dusty wheat, fruity notes and a light bready note. Flavor is sweetish wheat and lemon up front, some mineral, bready yeast, sweet hay and leafy citrusy hops. Sweet grapefuit, dough and lemon to the finish. Much less hoppy in flavor than aroma, with very little bitterness. Palate is a little heavy for a 5.5% beer with such a crisp aroma and flavor, add the overly light (for this beer), a little bit of chalkiness and it really does a bit of a disservice to the other components, keeping the beer from being as light and refreshing as it should be. Pretty nice wheat ale all things considered, but the aroma really sets you up for an experience that the beer just doesnít match otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
This was a little too thick on the palate for me. It was good but it was nowhere near Boulevards normal wheat beer. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

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