80-Acre is a beer that will be at home in countless bars across the United States, but has a decidedly more complex mouth feel than anything that would be on tap. The intersection of biting hops and more smooth wheat notes create a complex flavor that will showcase distinct elements with each subsequent sip. A pour yields a fairly thick head along with a slight bit of carbonation; the hazy look of the 80-Acre showcases its unfiltered nature. The 20 IBU mark of the 80-Acre ensures that those individuals that are not fans of overly-hopped efforts will not be turned off; the beer’s taste disappears rapidly after swallowing, allowing for a refreshed palette with each subsequent sip. By blending together two disparate styles, Boulevard has created something completely new. Where wheat beers have been done to death and IPAs become ever more bitter, Boulevard’s 80-Acre provides a blueprint for this nascent IPA / wheat style.
Make sure to check out the Boulevard website for more information about their product line and slate of beers for the rest of 2013. The beer can be purchased on tap at specific bars and in bottles at any store that carries Boulevard products.
Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer Review / 5.5% ABV / http://www.boulevard.com