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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

1,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 61
Gots: 86 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this as part of the tap takeover at Cloverleaf tonight. They made a great showing with a significant amount of options. When you look at the tap handles, it is very telling how many great beers that ST has put out.

I had this beer after the Oak Aged Pumking. That beer had a pretty high ABV, and I couldn't handle the high ABV's for two beers in a row.

That being said, this is a very good summer beer on it's own. This is a very light, wheat beer. The coloring is a pale yellow with minimal inclusions. The head and carbonation are very light.

I like the smell and taste of this beer. It is refreshing and simple. I think this would make for a great one to drink on a warm summer evening.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

It's early April and this is my first summer beer of the year. Given the name I'm not surprised with the strong, citrusy hop flavor. This is definitely not your run of the mill summer ale. Very little carbonation and easy to drink, which is generally what I look for with a summer seasonal.

Definitely interested in trying this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle.Shaker glass.Enjoyed on jul´11.Bright golden color.White foam. Close,dense with fairly good retention crown.Floral,bready & yeasty aromas.Crisp hoppy & bready flavor.Undelying citric notes,smooth peppery touch. Mildy malts leave hoppy hints in mouth.Slightly buttery,mildy citric palate. Medium body,medium carbonation.Malty finish,hops on the aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden, the head is a bit small but it is fine and brilliant white. The head size doesn't surprise me considering how light the color is.

Nose is a bit muted, but lovely smell of fresh hops with hints of malts. I could say how the sharp hop smell reminds me of lemon peel or something, but I think you get it, this simply just smells like beer. No fruit added, nothing fancy, just good beer :)

The taste is unexpected. On the nose the hops were big, and the malts were muted. The taste very balanced, with the malts coming on a little stronger. I usually don't beers as much when they are on the maltier side, but these are very light and interesting.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Overall this is a great beer to have more than a few of. It is light and easy to drink, without being tasteless.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.