Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

very good
1,470 Ratings
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Todd on 05-15-2004

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear pale amber body under an inch of frothy white foam; average retention, but excellent lace. Attractive.

S: Spicy, almost tart wheat balanced nicely with pure lemony hops. Very refreshing aroma.

T: Sweet wheat up front, followed by some spiciness and plenty of those tasty lemony hops. A clear hint of coconut, strangely enough. Clean, lightly bitter finish. Nothing overwhelming, but thoroughly pleasant and appropriate for the style.

M: Light, frothy, smooth. Excellent.

O: My hopes weren't too high for this one (APWAs often leave me cold, and I only bought this one since it was on clearance), but it really impressed me. The hoppiness gave it real character, and the overall package was both flavorful and refreshing. Next summer I'll be sure to pick up a fresh sixer of this.


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my favorite pint glass. Foamy head disippating quickly into a thin layer of foam. Nice bright color, appealing look. Little bit of typical banana clove smell mixed with a nice hop presence. I really liked the mix of traditional wheat flavor and hops. The mouthfeel was great and easy drinking. I loved this and will seek it out next summer.

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Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,470 ratings.
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