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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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Strawberry aroma with hints of malt. Cloudy orange, thin head. Lightly sweet malt at first, generic tartness at midpalate. Perfumey fruit finish, cherries are discernible. Slightly tinny, but tolerable. Light on the wheat characteristics, but not a bad amber ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours amber with white head, aroma is a bit of citrus and some wheat fruitiness. Taste is some citrus leading into a caramel sweet and a finishing fruit that is sweet at the end. Just okay.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1680) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2010
12 oz bottle into shaker. Aroma is caramel malt; kind of cloyingly sweet. Pours cloudy orange with spotty lacing and a medium head that disappears fairly quick. I taste cinnamon, faint banana. Sweet with hardly any bitterness. Thin body, medium carbonation. Fairly boring wheat ale.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Slightly hoppy wheat beer, definitly a session... but nothing real special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
From the bottle. Amber-golden color. Citrus aroma with hint of sweetness. Smooth and light, tasted slightly fruity with honey and wheat. Very little hop character though, they should probably change the name back to Sun Dog. Decent but not as advertised.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Cloudy amber color with slight fruitiness on the nose. Where are teh hops???? With a name like hop hound I expected some bold hoppiness. Not a bad beer but not what i was expecting either.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Cloudy amber orange, frothy beige head. Orange and wheat aroma. Plain taste with some citrus and bread.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2010
(bottle) cloudy amber, faint wheat aroma. Flavor is light wheat beer with caramel, hints of citrus hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1609) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Refrigerated bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours slightly hazy copper with small off-white head. Taste is bready roasted malt and light hops, and a hint of caramel. Nice lacing, but a little light on the carbonation. Pretty good overall, but nothing great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
First rate of 2010. 12oz bottle. Pours a clear glowing orange copper with a larger foamy off-white frothy head. Aroma of caramel and toasted wheat, ample but subdued hop fruitiness accompanied by lots of sweetness making it smell like fruit snacks. Flavor of caramel, some richness accented by the alcohol, touch of hops, quite fruity, simple, actually better now that is has some age on it, go figure. Medium/light bodied, not sticky, slightly viscous, softer sizzling carbonation, a bit corse. Eh... I think I gave it a slightly better rating just because I’m very thirsty from all the New Years partying.


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