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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,270 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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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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2.5/5  rDev -34%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

maryd837, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Hopman1985, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jfcaa193, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

RexBiceps, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ninner00, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zenwatts, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden tan and crystal clear, 1.5 finger head and pretty decent lace.

Smell is grassy, grainy, malty, and lemony with a tinge of hop zest.

Taste is quite nice, the lemon comes through subtly but right away, followed by a nice grainy wheat flavor and a nicely balanced addition of hops.

Body is light to drink but almost full in the mouth, lemony malts finish it off.

Overall it's quite tasty stuff. I'm really beginning to like this brewery, going to several of their beers as regular choices.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

PrimScrewhead, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

erlenmeyer, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mattyrubes, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #7 beer on the beeradvocate.com "Top Beers - American Pale Wheat Ale" list. Served from a bottle without a date on it into a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze, lazy thin white head small bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation. Looks fine.

Aroma is a little like hop candy, sweet and a little citrusy, minor malt, minor yeast.

Beer is medium in body, pretty sweet, light on the finish and bitterness, light on the hops throughout, basically a little candied orange peel and that's about it, not a repeat.

drabmuh, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Loose bubble on a white head. Ok retention and lace. Light, clear, pale gold body.

S – Light wheat with a bitter, lemony oregano center.

T – Bright acidity and lemon zest up front. Wheat center. Lightly buttery, lemony-sweet finish.

M – Low carbonation. Smooth with a medium light body.

O – Not bad, but the low carbonation hurts the profile.

vfgccp, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours a hazy, golden color. It briefly had an inch of off white head.

S - There is a big floral presence. I also get biscuit and toffee.

T - It starts out sweet, almost like honey. Then I get some citrus and floral hops to end it up.

M - Moderate and pretty smooth. Low carbonation.

O - It was actually better than I anticipated. It had a lot of flavor for the style. It was a little on the hoppy side but quite good.

buschbeer, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

k3v1k, Dec 21, 2011
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,270 ratings.