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

very good
1,468 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 05-15-2004

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a bottling date of 03/21/13. Poured into a classic Weizen glass.

Appearance - It's hard not to forget that this is an APWA rather than a Hefeweizen. Aggressive pour yields a pillowy two-finger head of stark white sitting atop a body of light golden straw yellow. The light shining through shows a constant stream of carbonation bubbles drifting up from the bottom of the glass. Retention is excellent and lacing is sticky and pronounced.

Smell - A wonderfully complex smelling wheat ale. Some aromatic floral and grassy elements, but not overpowering. You can still detect the wheaty base, which mixes with some faint phenolic notes as well as some spice and lemon zest.

Taste - Taking the lead from the smell, the taste is a great blend of ethereal floral and pine with a rounder bed of wheat and grain. Citric lemon again makes it's presence known along with some peppery characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied but not too thin. Upper-moderate carbonation with a clean and refreshing finish.

Overall, this might be my new favorite APWA. It manages to bring in a very hop forward profile (like a couple of other hoppy wheats I could name), but does so with great balance and subtlety. A perfect summertime beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-light golden yellow color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-wheat, light citrus, grassy, hint of sweetness

T-wheat, citrus, herbal, slight sweetness and floral notes, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, light and crisp

O-decent summer beer, easy drinking

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Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,468 ratings.
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