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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
86
very good

1,293 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 75 | 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 -0.8%

sleuthdog, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
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.

Celtics76, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

slim24, Apr 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

mtlasley, Apr 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

CSQ1111, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SFC21, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DonFrap, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

hardcor33, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jk3, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Ommy
3.93/5  rDev +4%
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.

Ommy, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

vitters03, Mar 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

deonreds, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

PaulyB33, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jstewart1130, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

shelby415, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

haddyhustle302, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CarpalTunnell, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Lee45102, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.