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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbrock81 (309) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a cloudy bright yellow-gold with a thick white head. Aroma is all citrusy, grassy hops, very nice. Flavor is light and fresh, citrus and flower and grass again, with a nice, light wheat undertone. Palate is also light and fresh, not overly carbonated but still light enough to be refreshing. This is a truly excellent new style of beer that combines the very best of IPA and American wheat beer. One of the best and most refreshing summer beers available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iguanaman (11) - Seneca, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2012
For me a very citrus-y style beer. I expected the beer to be rather bitter with all the references to hops however the bitterness was pretty minor. I did get a sort of "lemon" flavor while my wife and sister in law said it was grapefruit. I am not a fan of citrus so it was not one I would buy again but better than I anticipated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
12oz bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a cloudy, yellow-gold colored body with an inch thick, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lemon hops with some florals, light pines, and grass. Crisp, grainy wheats with some notes of tropical fruits and grapefruits. Flavor is similar. Light and clean, crisp wheats with a light grain and a touch of sweetness. Real nice lemon quality to the hops with some florals, tropical fruits, a light pine and grass, and a touch of grapefruit. Finishes crisp and clean with a light bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body with a medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer. Not a hop bomb like Gumballhead, but really pleasantly hopped with a nice lemon and light tropical fruitiness and a crisp, clean wheat. Big fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, wheat, lemon zest and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest and light grapefruit with a crisp lightly bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy straw with a loose, fluffy, white head that leaves patchy lace on the glass. The nose is of citric and herbal hops alongside candy sugar and wheat malt notes. The palate is light-bodied with fairly soft carbonation and a touch of a sour-twinge bitterness at the finish. Citric hops backed by a wheaty malt backing, the hop flavor lingers in the finish without the lingering bitterness you get from an IPA (or an APA for that matter). This is an interesting beer, I can’t think of any other "hoppy wheat" beers, that I’ve tried, where the hop presence is so pronounced in the nose and flavor profiles but so conspicuously absent on the palate. Without the tongue-squeezing bitterness of a Gumballhead or Schneider-Brooklyner collaboration, this may not fill-the-bill for someone craving hop bitterness, but it is definitely one of the most flavorful and sessionable wheat beers on the market, today. Nice job guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (727) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours a cloudy, carbonated yellow with an average white head. Aroma is floral and wheaty, with grass and touches of lemon. Initial hoppy taste that quickly flattens out. Flavors include wheat, lemon, and grass. Enough flavor in here to make it alright, but the palate is rather thin and watery. This one does not really wow me. For something that advertises itself as hoppy, I was expecting much more so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screigh (479) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a very light straw color with an almost white look to it. Little to no head on the pour and it disappeared to nothing. Hoppy smell. Hoppy and decent bitterness. I don’t think the light body of the wheat beer hold up to the hops. The hops remind me of Zombie Dust (Citra).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuff_Links (35) - - SEP 2, 2012
Light head, some yellow in the lacing. Hoppy smell with citrus, and a little tropical fruit. Hop character in the taste but a mouthful of breadiness, slight tartness. Finishes with a nice slight bitterness. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Two finger head, white, creamy, cloudy, light brown color, earthy hoppy aroma, citrus lemon taste almost acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
(tasting at Des Peres Schnucks) light gold. Citrus/orange aroma. Flavor is light wheat malt with citrus and orange.

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