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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden color. A large, foamy white head is formed with three fingers and a soft texture. It fades moderately quickly, and leaves spotty lacing down the glass. S: There is a decent amount of grapefruit, orange, grass, and lemon notes that betrays a rock-solid hop profile. What Iím not quite so sure about is the faint phenolic touch I also pick up. It sadly detracts from an otherwise very good aroma. T: The flavor reveals lush citrusy notes throughout, and even an initial grapefruit-esque juiciness. It finishes with light touches of grass and lemon, and the dodgy phenols I picked up in the nose is kept in control here. Really likable if a touch mild. M: I like how lush and creamy this is, helping to keep carbonation in check - and making it a bit syrupy at times. Aside from me wanting a drier finish, this has a very nice feel and great drinkability. O: The more I have from Boulevard, the more I grow to like them. When done right, this is a style I really enjoy, and this beer in particular is a success. Iíd gladly make this a regular in my fridge.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2108) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, light pine, mango. Taste is sweetish initially followed by light hoppy, almost orange like. Body is light and smooth, average carbonation.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (93) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Strong leafy and citrus ipa aroma. Light hazy yellow pour. Starts subtle leafy bitter with a lemon zest and floral middle. Finishes with a fresh zest and slight mellow leaf.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Lemony, musty malt aroma. Great label. Foggy blonde, icy white head. Nice session beer. Good malting and pleasant hoppiness. Nothing fancy, but solid. Very, very light diacetyl. A nice blonde wheat ale. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
teromous (75) - - OCT 18, 2014
Best by: 08/10/14 -- So it is past its best by date. Iím pretty disappointed by that. Appearance: Hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head that stands very well and leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma: Very fresh hop aroma. Spicy with a bit of earthy bay leaf smell to it. Itís very nice. Taste: More of that spicy earthy flavor to it. It taste a bit like thyme. A hint of mint in the backgrond. I donít get any wheat flavor which is a bit disappointing, and there isnít any perceptible yeast character. Mouthfeel: Itís smooth and light, medium bitterness, and a bit drier than Iíd expect from a wheat beer...it also doesnít have the presence on the palate that most wheat beers have. Overall: Despite being past the best by date on the bottle, the beer was good. I think it could be because the store I bought it from kept it refrigerated. The only thing that might identify this beer as a wheat beer to me is by the appearance...there really was no tell-tale sign in the aroma or flavor. The hop aroma and flavors are excellent. If you are an APA fan where you want a lot of hop flavor and aroma but not a ton of bitterness, this is right up your alley. If you donít like wheat beers, donít be turned off by this beer because it doesnít show. If you do like wheat beers, this leaves a lot to be desired. Overall it is a really good beer though, and the framework really relies on the hops...and if it were a house that frame would be made of solid oak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is grapefruit zest and grass. Pours light blond with a medium frothy head. Taste is bitter citrus, pine, and a caramel wheat finish. Light mouthfeel throughout and a great balance between the wheat and hop. Very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (813) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1040) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured into a snifter at Edgarís house. Golden orange with a slight haze. Decent full head and lacing. Aroma is bread, citrus (limes and orange), fresh hay, and slight dankness. The taste is like a cross between a wheat, IPA, and farmhouse ale. You get the wheat beer backbone with moderate malts and the graininess of the wheat. But it is more hoppy with citrus flavors and then finishes slightly tart and funky. Light body, smooth drinking. Finish is well balanced. Nicely done. I had three!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Vvvv. Gggg. Vt. Vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv. Vvvv. Ghggggghhgggggggggggggggg ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Squat bottle from Wegmanís variety pack. Pours turbid gold with 2-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, limey citrus, white peppery spice. Tastes dry, limey, with notes of citrus, hops, white pepper, and a tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2723) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Pinocchio's in Media PA. This was my surprise of the day. Wheat in color and aroma but a very subtle hop bite that shows up in the after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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