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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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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of zac16125
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Weizen glass

A: Pours a crystal clear, light straw yellow with just under 1 fingers width of bright white colored head. Head dissipates fairly quickyl and leaves effectively no lacing. Looks like an AAL, only brighter. Blah.

S: Fair amount of spice, a touch of wheat, lots of adjunct-y flavors, a hint of vinegar-like harshness. Yuk.

T: Very mild. Some spice, citrusy hops, and wheat. Again some adjunct-like flavors. Not a lot going on here, but I like the interplay of hops and wheat.

M/D: Light bodied, fair amount of carbonation, drinkability is good as is expected with such a light offering.

O: Overall, its meh. I'd probably never purchase this again, but its better than your standard Bud, Miller, Coors.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of oline73
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden color with an amber hue. There is a half finger of off white head that goes away almost completely.

Smell: Very mild. Getting a bit of sweetness from the grain. Reminds me of a pils.

Taste: Very light and slightly sweet. I'm picking up the light grains as well as some pilsner like malt. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Very light and crisp. Definitely reminds me of a pilsner. I might have another given the chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bills453
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - hazy golden yellow. Looks quite refreshing. Inch white head that lasted for about thirty seconds then fizzled down to nothing.

Smell - honestly...wheat and grass. Can picture myself on a football field when sniffing his one.

Taste - refreshing and quenching mouthfeel, wet on the palate. Taste of wheat. Bitter citrus and grapefruit in the end.

Mouthfeel - see "taste"

Overall - a decent showing for a wheat beer, but I have had some that I like more. A little better than average.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a minimal white head that leaves a bit of lacing as it recedes.

Aromas begin with some subdued honey/pale malt sweetness with some emerging semi-sour wheat malt notes. The hops add a solid dose of lemon pith and generic citrus.

The tastes begin with a tangy wheat maltiness with some definite citrus notes from the hops coming through. Sweeter malt falvors emerge as it warms but luckily the citrus hops stay strong into the finish to balance the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is mildly bitter and semi-sweet but mainly freshing and quite crisp.

Overall this is a solid summer, sessionable hoppy wheat beer. Nothing too revolutionary and I think the wheat and pale malt sweetness are a bit distracting. They take away from being able to identify the hop aromas and flavors and while I normally enjoy a nice balance in my beers, session beers needs to stand out in one way or another of just come across borning and weak bodied.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from Beersofeurope.co.uk

Poured a light golden coppery colour... white head poured smallish and faded to light frothy layer... barely any carbonation... quite a bit of sticky wispy lacing...

Aroma - Nice juicy fruits (grapefruits, oranges, pineppale, some lemons), grassy / piney hop notes, light pepperiness, vanilla, light biscuity malts, cream soda notes, honey sweetness, some light almond notes, quite prefumed...

Taste - Quite sweet juicy fruits (apricots, pinapples, grapefruits), fairly sweet biscuity maltiness, bready notes, light wheatiness, nice light grassy / peppery hop bitterness, floral / perfumey notes, some faint metallic notes come through after a while...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with a little bite... Light body... An outstandingly drinkable beer - could see myself happily drinking this all night...

Overall - An excellent wheat ale... so drinkable and refreshing.. recommended...

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,472 ratings