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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Pour Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer into a pint glass, give it a long whiff and youíll realize that this isnít your average wheat beer. Filtered to a golden clarity and dry-hopped to perfection, Hop Sun is a fantastic session ale in which flavors of wheat, barley and hops co-mingle to a refreshing and zesty conclusion. Hints of lemon and sweet malts waft to the fore as a touch of bitterness contributes to Hop Sunís bright finish. Enjoy Hop Sun all summer long as a perfect balance to your outdoor recreation. Summer never tasted so good.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I love its creamy texture, and the lacing it leaves behind. Aesthetically, this one is hard to beat - even if the utter lack of yeasty haze makes me wary. S: The hops here are a little disappointing, only providing a light tone of lemongrass and grapefruit. The wheat base obviously doesnít provide much aroma itself, and without any notable yeast esters, the nose in general simply underwhelms. T: The flavor profile is better, if utterly simple. An initial salvo of lemongrass hops gives way to some finishing wheat flavor. It certainly tastes like this one is somewhat loaded with Centennial hops. Otherwise, itís not terribly interesting. M: Like the appearance suggested, this is very clean for a wheat ale - in this case, not a bad thing. The light, dry, and crisp texture is aided by carbonation that isnít overdone. This is one you could easily chug. O: This oneís okay. Maybe Iíd like it better on a warmer afternoon (summer brews in April, whatís next...Oktoberfest brews in August? Wait donít answer that) All in all, Iím a bit let down considering how much I enjoy a great hoppy wheat ale. Having said that, itís worth trying, if not seeking out.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Light golden orange appearance. Grainy, grassy hop aroma. Taste of grains, lemon, floral hops and wheat. Nicely done summer brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Summery American wheat ale with light yellowish, sticky head and pale íold goldí colour with calm sparkling. Very flowery aroma, like a meadow in early summer, with hints of green apple, white grape, peach, banana, lots of artisanal honey, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, grass. Mineral-like taste, pretty strong carbo, unripe fruits, mild citrussy freshness, apple, soap, pale malts, quickly overwhelmed by an íAmericaní hop bitterness, peppery, grassy and long; rather thin body, even somewhat watery, and alcohol noticeable - which I find unacceptable in a beer of only 5,1% ABV. Otherwise an interesting tasting, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours light yellow, nose is lemon, toffee, taste is sweet caramel, light fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured a golden color from the tap with aromas of light wheat, some citrus, light lemon and a touch of yeast. Flavors are wheat and citrus, light on palate, decent for the heat of summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Golden, frothy white head, and nice heavy lacing. Citrus, light wheat, and mild grain aroma. Light bodied, citrus-lemon, and light wheat notes. Medium bitterness, dry finish, and medium zest. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is lime, grassy, grapefruit, straw, slight cereal. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and sharp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a bitter following that lingers through the finish. Overall this is a decent seasonal shelf IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thumper28 (3) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Beer has a hazy golden yellow color. Not a strong aroma. Very clean crisp taste with citrus hints. Great summer beer, very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (594) - Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle - Nice light yellow color with an average head. Lemon and wheat aroma and taste. A little hoppy. Thin mouthfeel and medium bitter. A decent summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Hazy gold lasting lacy white head; aroma is a blend of grain citrus and hops; Flava is grainy then tart not sour with sweet rosy notes like Turkish delight; feels light to medium little fizz; finishes mild and grainy predominantly

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, tropical fruits, and has a hoppy finish.


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