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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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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from GBX poured into a pint glass. Nice clear golden pour with a generous 2 finger head. Smell was hop forward with the piney, floural hit that settles into some of the bready malts and cloves. A bit strong on the hop smell was distracting. Taste was also hop forward with te pine hitting initially followed by floral and malts. A good hit of bitterness at the end. Some of the cloves and fruit are felt in the middle. Pretty well balanced after the hop hit. I prefer more bread, malts on my wheats, but this was interesting. ST usually goes over the top with their styles and this is definately different. Feel was okay with some hop dryness and quite a bit of carb. Overall- AN intersting take on the style. A bit too hop forward for me, but worth the try. Pretty complex for a summer brew. Wouldn't turn one down-

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DOB 3/9/12. Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with less than 1/4 inch of white head that quickly dissipated into just a ring, that held up for a surprisingly long time, and only had a bit of lacing.

The aroma had some malt and a very light wheat scent. There was a slight skunk/cat smell that made me wonder if it was a result of the hops used. The hop scent in general, and the beer itself overall, had a subdued scent. The flavors, while even and balanced, were also subdued to the point of blandness. There was a slight oddness to the hop taste, again I wonder if that's due to the variety used.

The was crisp and smooth. Drinkability was good, the beer went down quick and easy. Overall, a decent beer for a summer refresher. there are better, and much worse, options available. Probably worth a shot.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: A very mild aroma of wheat along with some grassy and floral hops. There is a light amount of sweetness and some lemon/citrus notes as well.

T: Taste is very similar to the smell with some sweet wheat malt body, light lemon/citrus, and some hints of grassy + floral hops. Overall, a very light flavored brew.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin with some light dryness in the finish.

O: A very easy to drink and enjoyable summer beer, went down quite easily on a warm summer evening at the local pub (with the windows open and fresh air). Easily sessionable and one I would likely get another time.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light orange straw with a half finger white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass and lacy film. Light aroma of wheat, sweet malt and a hint of lemon. Flavor follows aroma with wheat, malt, light bittering hops and a hint of citrus. Finishes with a light but distinct wheat flavor, with the residual sweetness, faintly of graham cracker. A nice subtly flavored light wheat ale. The flavor components were nice and well balanced, but I wish they were a little more assertive. Light bodied, which is appropriate for the style. Still a good summer sipping beer, which is what it offers.

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