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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1,301 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 58
Gots: 79 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 05-15-2004)
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Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of buschbeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of k3v1k
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Neorebel
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of ALLISON01
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of atlason
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.