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

very good
1,469 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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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden tan and crystal clear, 1.5 finger head and pretty decent lace.

Smell is grassy, grainy, malty, and lemony with a tinge of hop zest.

Taste is quite nice, the lemon comes through subtly but right away, followed by a nice grainy wheat flavor and a nicely balanced addition of hops.

Body is light to drink but almost full in the mouth, lemony malts finish it off.

Overall it's quite tasty stuff. I'm really beginning to like this brewery, going to several of their beers as regular choices.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

At the time of this review, this is the #7 beer on the beeradvocate.com "Top Beers - American Pale Wheat Ale" list. Served from a bottle without a date on it into a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze, lazy thin white head small bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation. Looks fine.

Aroma is a little like hop candy, sweet and a little citrusy, minor malt, minor yeast.

Beer is medium in body, pretty sweet, light on the finish and bitterness, light on the hops throughout, basically a little candied orange peel and that's about it, not a repeat.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Loose bubble on a white head. Ok retention and lace. Light, clear, pale gold body.

S – Light wheat with a bitter, lemony oregano center.

T – Bright acidity and lemon zest up front. Wheat center. Lightly buttery, lemony-sweet finish.

M – Low carbonation. Smooth with a medium light body.

O – Not bad, but the low carbonation hurts the profile.

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3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours a hazy, golden color. It briefly had an inch of off white head.

S - There is a big floral presence. I also get biscuit and toffee.

T - It starts out sweet, almost like honey. Then I get some citrus and floral hops to end it up.

M - Moderate and pretty smooth. Low carbonation.

O - It was actually better than I anticipated. It had a lot of flavor for the style. It was a little on the hoppy side but quite good.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,469 ratings.
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