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Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)

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very good

1,307 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,307
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 63
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-15-2004

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured the Hop Sun into a pint glass.

A- The beer pours light yellow with a finger of white head that fades rather quickly. It looks like the standard BMC beer. This beer has to be filtered because you can see right through it. Not your typical wheat here.

S - Smells ok, but does not fit the profile of a summer wheat beer. Clear, clean, and bit too much hops for a wheat. Think pale ale or IPA for the hop profile.

T - Something funny about this one, is it Pledge in a bottle? Good God its not that bad. Some more hops, light, I mean really light wheat flavor at all. Just not working here.

M - Smooth beer, medium to high carbonation.

O - Not what the doctor ordered, its not your typical wheat beer here. Its not a drain pour by any stretch; by contrast, not a bad summer beer. Close to a pilsner though.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at tap and mallet Rochester. Pours a golden clear color with no head. Mellow hop and pine aromas...some lemon. Taste is wheaty mellow hops with a big lemon finish. Its somewhat bitter but still pleasant. Its easy to drink and a nice summer brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I love its creamy texture, and the lacing it leaves behind. Aesthetically, this one is hard to beat - even if the utter lack of yeasty haze makes me wary.

S: The hops here are a little disappointing, only providing a light tone of lemongrass and grapefruit. The wheat base obviously doesn't provide much aroma itself, and without any notable yeast esters, the nose in general simply underwhelms.

T: The flavor profile is better, if utterly simple. An initial salvo of lemongrass hops gives way to some finishing wheat flavor. It certainly tastes like this one is somewhat loaded with Centennial hops. Otherwise, it's not terribly interesting.

M: Like the appearance suggested, this is very clean for a wheat ale - in this case, not a bad thing. The light, dry, and crisp texture is aided by carbonation that isn't overdone. This is one you could easily chug.

O: This one's okay. Maybe I'd like it better on a warmer afternoon (summer brews in April, what's next...Oktoberfest brews in August? Wait don't answer that) All in all, I'm a bit let down considering how much I enjoy a great hoppy wheat ale. Having said that, it's worth trying, if not seeking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.