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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Sun Dog Amber Wheat--American Amber Wheat Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 12 IBU’s.? (3.75 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Amber. Fizzy thin white head. Mild lace. Clear thin bright pale amber color. Mild wheat hop front. Mild sweet fruit thin caramel wheat fizzy mild orange citrus body. Smooth refreshing mild hop spice citrus fruit mild wheat spice end. OK but thin. Sampled 5/5/2008. 6-Pack $6.99. Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Michelob Brewing Company--Hop Hound Amber Wheat Ale--Spring Seasonal--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (2.5 / 5.0) Dense pillowy lacy off white head. Cloudy bright dark orange color. Dense dark sediment. Mild hop sweet wheat ester front. Aged stank hint. Slightly cloying sweet wheat mild fruity thin textured creamy hint amber ale body. Mild hop easy fruit end. Bland-Old. Unfair rating as Brew has Aged Poorly. Sampled 12/25/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $7.49 @ Safeway, Astoria, Oregon April 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5648) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Slightly hoppy wheat beer, definitly a session... but nothing real special.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stef92 (128) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Cloudy amber orange, frothy beige head. Orange and wheat aroma. Plain taste with some citrus and bread.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2010
(bottle) cloudy amber, faint wheat aroma. Flavor is light wheat beer with caramel, hints of citrus hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3132) - 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.

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