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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)

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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2.55/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Pale gold, to nearly straw body with some small rising cola carbonation, and barely manages a white head at all on the pour. Crystal clear. Unfortunately has that macro yellow lager color hue to it.

Nose is practically non existent. Airy faint malt and some light floral and citrus hop. Extremely hidden and buried, the brew smells nearly non-existent. Non offensive, but no faults either that I can detect.

Palate hits with a just barely better than wet body and a tasteless profile. Fleeting wet malt, no chew whatsoever for wheat ale, and a faint hop finish that while hits a good note disappears very quickly. Flattened club soda finish.

Overall it looks like a macro, doesn't taste like one, but doesn't even taste like a decent APWA either. Pass on this one.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Goldenrod. Filtered. The flat gold color gives it a near-clear. One finger or less of off-white foam. Short retention. Basically no lacing.

Aroma - I thought the smell was pretty decent. You get a decent dose of hops to the nose, but not very complex. Only a single strain of hops. There is faint germinated wheat, which is expected and pleasant out of this type of beer. However, there is also too much of an acrid odor.

Taste - Not great. This beer retains all of the phenolic taste of a wheat beer, but is not balanced by sweetness. I like the idea of a hoppy wheat, but this didnt do the job. There was phenols and bitters, with no real pale ale or wheat beer flavor :(

Mouthfeel - Again, the phenols took over, making me feel like I had cotton balls in my mouth. The carbonation was too frisky, as well.

Overall - It wasn't terrible, but I would only drink this beer if there was nothing better in my fridge.

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

STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.1%

LOOK: Pale sunflower, very light. A creamy head to cut the nose and mouth would have been nice.

NOSE: Made with a single hop variety, you have to ask how closely it is related to varietas chronic. Sniff, sniff, pass.

MOUTH: Tall grass, lemon rind, floral. Refreshing. A testament to the cynical that not every beer has to be complex — that straightforward and solid can be worthy attributes too.

BA Rating: 88

Hayward Abbey Rating: 85

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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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