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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

1,270 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,270
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 54
Gots: 69 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-15-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

cliff1066, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

kevinthedriven, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RobDB, Dec 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

David1975, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Mild floral and citrus hop aroma. Not very strong.

Not much flavor to this either. Mild lemony citrus tatse, a little bit of sweet wheat malt, and then a nice mild bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste.

Light body and low to moderate carbonation.

This is a nice, light summer beer, but it didn't have any wow factor to it.

matjack85, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jpvenezia, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

athenmonk, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rolive, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

heddar33, Nov 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jratt79, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

EvanWilliams, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Lincolnman, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Guden
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

A- Cloudy copper with just a hint of a white head that fades quickly to a few bubbles.

S- Not a whole lot, a little bit of honey and citrus.

T- A pleasant mixture of citrusy hops, sweet malt and wheat, and a refreshingly bitter finish. Hop Sun is a pretty apt name, it's a little like drinking liquid sunshine.

M- Creamy but moderately thin with a low carbonation. Works well with the sweet and hoppy balance.

O- A really nice beer. I haven't cared much for ST in the past but this one hits the spot, even a few months after its peak.

Guden, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

twillingthenoz, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

mkennedy119, Oct 25, 2012
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

J2L, Oct 21, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -25.3%

12oz bottle into a Weizen glass

A: Pours a crystal clear, light straw yellow with just under 1 fingers width of bright white colored head. Head dissipates fairly quickyl and leaves effectively no lacing. Looks like an AAL, only brighter. Blah.

S: Fair amount of spice, a touch of wheat, lots of adjunct-y flavors, a hint of vinegar-like harshness. Yuk.

T: Very mild. Some spice, citrusy hops, and wheat. Again some adjunct-like flavors. Not a lot going on here, but I like the interplay of hops and wheat.

M/D: Light bodied, fair amount of carbonation, drinkability is good as is expected with such a light offering.

O: Overall, its meh. I'd probably never purchase this again, but its better than your standard Bud, Miller, Coors.

zac16125, Oct 21, 2012
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.