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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Hop Hound Amber Wheat is an unfiltered amber wheat ale with a slight caramel sweetness and refreshing citrus note.

Formerly known as Sun Dog Amber Wheat


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (492) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours a rusty amber with a smallish white head. Nose is mostly hops with a sniff of carmel malt. Nice viscosity. Taste is more malt than hops with a pleasing light dry soft note on the finish. A good beer, especially for a major brewer. Pairs well with Rondele soft cheese on Ritz crackers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1802) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
At Hogís Head on Fullerton. Not as bad as I expected. Flavors were muddled. It just didnít seem like there was much effort put in other than to make it as marketable as possible. Serving: Tap

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a golden color with a off white head. Smells of malts and a bit of hops. Taste is malty, carbonated, with a bit of a bitter finish at the end. Not bad!!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle/12oz - Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber in color with a very small white head that faded quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet with plenty of caramel... no hops present. Flavor is also malty, but I can find nothing of the "citrus" that was advertised. Not a terrible beer, but not really to my liking.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 15, 2010
The flavors clash on this one too much. Itís too malty for my taste. I guess with a name like Hop Hound I just wasnít expecting it to taste anything like this. I got a 6-pack on sale for $4.67. It says itís a Spring Seasonal, so I guess they were trying to get rid of them. I donít taste any more hops than a typical can of PBR, so I donít know why they called it Hop Hound other than it just being a clever name. Head is very thin and disappears right away. Carbonation is okay though. This one reminds me a lot of Amberbock, which Iím not really a fan of, except this is sweeter and maltier. Pours cloudy amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12oz bottle at Maharís for $3. Appearance: looks like a marzen. Orange brown hazy body. Decent head retention. Quite a lot of lacing. Aroma: not much. Some caramel. Almost root beer like. Taste: why does this beer remind me of a lollipop!? Tastes like a root beer lollipop. Some caramel notes too. Pretty sweet but a weird tang in the finish. Then again this is an AB-inbev brew, so go figure. Mouthfeel: little thin. Little flat. Drinkability: decent Taste makes me want to drink it only in sips though. Overall: not bad for a Michelob product but isnít what I look for in a wheat beer. They could slap a "marzen" label on it and itíd be more appropriate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Mild malty aroma. Palate is moderate light with a hint of carbonation. The flavor is also mild, with a bit of wheat and malts, but thin enough to still be refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2010
The C Store I stopped in on a hot Monday was out of evertyhing wheat except this and Bud Light Wheat. What have I got to lose?

Amber pour from a 12oz bottle. Mild earthy aroma. Cloudy with a bit of sedement. Flavor is truely a blend of caramel maltiness and bitter yeasty wheatiness. Not bad but sometimes the flavors clash and as I emerge a each swallow I find myself thinking how nice a true wheat would be... or a true amber... OK brew.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle,thanks to Dean, amber brown pourt with off white foam, aroma is dry cardboard caramel, flavor has better caramel taste but not much hops for this

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
The head hangs out to the end but quickly retreats into a thin sheet. Grass, citrus rind notes over the mild wheat. Somewhat bitter, minimal sweetness. Expected this to be a little better.


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