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

very good
1,470 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from bottle into a weizen glass. Nice golden color, light foamy head that hung around a while.

S: Faint floral scent just enough let you know it's there

T: Piney taste to start, citrus taste at then end. Very worthy of a spot in the regular summer beer rotation

M: Smooth and easy drinking, light carbonation. Very sessionable for a hot summer day.

O: Very enjoyable and worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of EtOHMD
2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 6 pack to pint glass.

A: Clear sunny golden to orange with small white head which settled but did not completely dissipate. Lots of visible carbonation. Very inviting appearance. Sticky down the entire glass.

S: Mild aroma. Mainly getting floral and grassy notes. Not much here.

T: Also quite mild. Slight pine and grapefruit.

M: Thin, watery. Slightly slick.

O: Certainly easy to drink but was expecting more from this beer. Maybe I am just drinking it in the wrong setting (indoors, spring). Might try once more in summer to see if a different impression.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of wingman14
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker yellow with a frothy white head that fades fast. Smell is inviting, a nice hop aroma with some hints of pine. The taste is a nice duo of hop and malt. Neither overpower the other, but you get a nice depth of flavor with each. The beer ends with the hop and a hint of sweetness. A nice medium mouthfeel, good balance in flavor and good carbonation. No missteps here, just a good quality beer with nice flavors. A nice beer worth checking out, a great summer beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a weisse vase, the beer is a bright, vibrant, honey-gold color with a steady flow of carbonation and a light, fluffy, off-white head about a half an inch in height. Aromas are subtle, with a roasted grain and slight hop blending. Flavors are much more pronounced, with a heavy toasted backbone giving rise to a light, citrus and floral hops profile. Tangy, crisp mouthfeel at the end of the brew, with a roasty and hoppy aftertaste. Very interesting dynamic. The finish is astringent and slightly sharp, with a slight linger. Good, tasty brew that gives a different vibe to a Wheat beer.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


A- Pours a pale golden yellow with a white head and a lot of bubbles floating to the top from the high carbonation.

S- The aroma is pale malts and citrusy hops.

T- The taste is fantastic! Pale malts, citrus and hops in the finish. Light bodied and flavorful, perfect for the summer months here in Florida.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this beer will definitely be added to my spring/summer beer rotation. Highly recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,470 ratings.
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