Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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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
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
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
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
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
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
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
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,262 ratings.