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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3.78/5
Very Good
1,471 Ratings
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Todd on 05-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,111
Reviews:
570
Ratings:
1,471
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fun summer brew. My theme this summer seems to be good lighter beers to drink while grilling out back. This one definitely fits the bill.
Pours a straw color with a decent head; ok retention.
Aroma is wheat like, fruity..,I'm thinking light citrus, pear and a hint of apple. None of the banana aspect I associate with Hefeweizen.
Light in the mouthful.. drinks pretty fast. Light fruit flavor with a dryish palate. Unlike Hefeweizen, the hops sets this one apart. Mild spicy hops that add depth and complexity without being overwhelming.
A nice summer seasonal.

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Photo of abzrlean
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live this beer!

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Photo of StretchZep
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GtBoros
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A brewery draft exclusive.

Slightly cloudy pale yellow gold with a thin white ring.

They are not kidding about the lemon drop. This smells like the drink I prepare for myself when I have a sore throat or head cold--tea with fresh lemon and honey--but less heavy on all elements and more in the beer realm.

Flavor is less distinct to me, more like Earl Gray. Malt is a very faint, light wheat. I could imagine being fooled at a picnic into thinking this was an alcohol-free beverage.

Feel is thin, watery and fizzy.

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Photo of drews240
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClePaul
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbarrett86
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBlaze
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthVorador
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBudraux
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CjMcGarner
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Would have never guessed this is a wheat beer! Great taste, but lacking in other others. 3.75

A - Quick disappearing head. 3.5

S - Grassy hops - 3.25

T - 4

MF - Not as smooth as your typical wheat beer. 3.5

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a golden yellow with 3/4" white head on top. Aroma was grain, wheat and a little bit of lemon.

Mild stuff especially for Southern Tier who usually pushes the envelope. When you use the word hop in a beer name, it gets expectations up for a hoppy experience. This was a let down in that regard. Its just standard summer ale fare. No off flavors, just a pale malt and wheat experience with mild lemon and grapefruit impressions from its moderate hopping.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,471 ratings