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RATINGS: 388   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (1932) - 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 doesn’t match otherwise.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pouring this into one of my Rock Bottom shakers displayed a hazy yellow body with a sustained, creamy white head. The aroma is bread dough and flour with some soft citrus scents, lemon, mainly. Soft mouthfeel. It tastes much like it smells. The lemon is stronger and there’s a hint of zest, but overall it’s a fairly uneventful drink. Still, it is refreshing to drink a "hoppy wheat beer" (quoted from the label) without the brewery trying to pass it off as a "White IPA," whatever the frak that’s supposed to be.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acaffar2 (35) - - AUG 24, 2014
Refreshing without being fruity or light. Slightly hoppy, slightly malty. Bright yellow and slightly cloudy, with minimal head.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 2/20
Herbicles69 (48) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
From a bottle poured into a pint glass purchased in Denver. It just taste like a mild IPA. I am not a fan of IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden body with a big foamy white head. Aroma is grassy with citrus, medium sweet wheat taste with lemon, hay. Low bitterness, sweet malt and citrus aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1958) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to slight lightly tinted orange with a one and a half finger white foamy to slightly bubbly (along the sides). This head died at a nice pace with a slight lacing here and there. The smell had a sweet lemon and light wheat and then comes a decent pine to citrus aspect. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to make a fairly good refreshing satisfaction. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was exceptionally smooth. Honestly, this beer came across exceptionally smooth and crisp. Is this supposed to be this way? Overall, I like this one for the most part but something tells me for an American Pale Wheat Ale it just comes across too smooth. Should I complain there’s no wheat bite?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Aroma is a sweet, tropical hoppy aroma, aroma. Appearance is a cloudy gold. Taste is almost banana but with a great hop twist. palate is some hops, but neutral. Overall, a good beer. reminds me of Saint Arnold’s Icon Green Amarillo Hefe.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma is full of lemon. Single finger head fades quick. Cloudy golden pour. Light mouth. Taste is full of cereal, lemon and hints of orange. Long aftertaste of grain. Easy drinking, but looks pretty ugly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - on tap at Extra Virgin. Cloudy yellow pour with nice head and lacing. Citrus hops and wheat in the aroma. Taste started out like a wheat, then moves into the citrus and finishes with a mild bitter and grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (785) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On draft at Frisco’s. Poured cloudy gold with splotches of lace. Wheat, light citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Draught at West End Tavern. Hazy yellow color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, wheat, grass, a bit of banana and mango. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango and grass. Excellent hoppy wheat.


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