Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by semihobo:
3.8/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Ah I love these Southern Tier pure black bottle caps.
Nice looking brew, inbetween clear and hazy. Tiny bubbles, not a tall head but one with longevity that left a centered pile of lacing.
Aroma is of hops, but not very piney or citruslike. Some spices and grainy wheat smell. Not overpowering. For the summer, the smell is just right.
Some wheat at the beginning but this taste is all hops. So much for the small amount of hops in the smell, this is definitely pale ale. The aftertaste is the best, with the other flavors more discernable and less dominated by the hops. A nice wheat taste lingers. This is more a seasonal for ale/hops fans rather than those who like delicate wheats.
Very crisp mouthfeel, well carbonated. Goes very well with the hops bite, that this is more carbonated than a lot in its style.
Not so drinkable -- I get a little flare in my nostrils from the hops, and the heavy hopping and carbonation limits the extent to which this can quench. Didn't have it on a hot day outside, but I don't think this beer's place is as a refreshing drink. Again, it's a twist on ales, not a twist on summer wheats. I think the carbonation would get to me after a few of these.
Another solid offering from Southern Tier. Not that complex or groundbreaking, but nice to see a good twist on a summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2005 04:11:14 | More by semihobo
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a deep, rich yellow. This is definitely a heavily filtered wheat beer. Nose is all about hops: pine, pineapple with a hint of tart apple. Taste is similar with a big hit of spicy, fruity hops. Great carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 23:15:07 | More by CookstLiquor
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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