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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

1,262 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 54
Gots: 66 | 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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Ratings: 1,262 | Reviews: 544 | Display Reviews Only:
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RexBiceps

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-29-2012 13:14:18 | More by RexBiceps
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-27-2012 18:26:59 | More by ninner00
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-22-2012 16:43:54 | More by zenwatts
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

01-20-2012 22:54:09 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-18-2012 23:35:38 | More by PrimScrewhead
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-14-2012 01:22:45 | More by mbs11
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-12-2012 04:19:08 | More by erlenmeyer
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-10-2012 03:07:47 | More by ahbaggins
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mattyrubes

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-10-2012 01:42:18 | More by mattyrubes
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hotmanflab666

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-04-2012 03:47:22 | More by hotmanflab666
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

01-03-2012 01:11:08 | More by drabmuh
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-26-2011 22:08:47 | More by rxthree
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-24-2011 07:37:59 | More by jophish17
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vfgccp

New York

3.45/5  rDev -9%

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.

12-23-2011 17:12:12 | More by vfgccp
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

12-22-2011 22:33:36 | More by buschbeer
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-21-2011 17:43:15 | More by dowen44
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k3v1k

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-21-2011 04:14:32 | More by k3v1k
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Clear golden color - a bit too 'clear' for a wheat beer in my opinion. Soapy head with little to no retention on the glass. Nice fruity aroma with lemon and a subtle coconut scent coming through. The taste is grainy yet bittersweet and refreshing. Nice light mouthfeel and a good finish. A flavorful beer that is definitely good for the summer I'm sure but all in all nothing to write home about.

12-18-2011 19:39:08 | More by Neorebel
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-17-2011 18:58:57 | More by ALLISON01
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atlason

New York

3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

Poured from bottle into flute.

A: Slightly opaque straw. LIttle head but quite decent lacing.

S: Citrus and coriander.

T: Pretty bitter hops, wheat malt and some spritzy dry lemonade.

M: Nice doughy mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation.

Overall this is a fresh and interesting American wheat but I really don't like this much hop bitterness in my wheat beers.

12-17-2011 05:20:21 | More by atlason
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2011 16:21:33 | More by Goldfoot
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2011 04:37:39 | More by SteelCityHops89
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-14-2011 17:39:10 | More by GrindFatherBob
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mylar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-13-2011 23:38:58 | More by mylar
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-11-2011 03:15:31 | More by murf1087
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,262 ratings.