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RATINGS: 722   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light citrus, grassy aromas. Very light citrus and other light hop flavors that come out a little more on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle brought back by my wife from Rome. Slightly orange hint to this golden colour beer, topped with an off white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, wheat, malt and yeast. Some sweetness to finish. Rather thin body, with average carbonation. Itís ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
dark amber and clear in the glass, the nose is hoppy-floral. The beer starts smooth, easy to drink and slightly sweet. In the mainpart there are some nice floral hints, smooth slightly sweet malty body, nothing special. The aftertaste is smooth, nicely floral hopped, smooth sweetish-malty body.
Interesting brew, but beside the nice floral hints nothing special! --> 8/12/7/8

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5418) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
Leicht trŁbes orangegelbes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, blumig, Citrus. Geschmack leicht hefig fruchtig, blumig, leicht sšuerlich.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Smell is hoppy. Pours golden clear with carbonation rising. Taste is watered down and mildly bitter. Wet on the palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Another old summer beer rate. This one is like all the others, light on all fronts, dirnkable, but ultimately uninteresting.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Southern Tier Hop Sun is quite different for a wheat beer. Fresh hop aroma coming from a light amber pour with a decent head. Initial taste is citrus and pine hop character - - not what youíd expect from a wheat beer. I guess the yeast notes are in there but Hop Sun is very much like an IPA and wheat beer mixed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice hoppy aroma and light thin amber body with a thinnish palate. Taste is semi-bitter, minimal really, but some resin and malts. Not bad for the wheat ale style which is often quite bad. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy golden pour with light white foam. Body feels a slight fuller than the average wheat bear. Taste a bit more golden. Gently toasted Challah bread. Notable citrus notes. Clementines. Golden raisins. Pineapples. Lemon pie. Smooth front. Bitter finish. Not a great beer but very noble for the style. The hops add a nice shiny body to an otherwise standard wheat/ESB.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
A: Second consecutive piss ale here. Brilliant clarity. Shredded sheet like a used ghost costume, broken with a central cap and super thin collar. Yellow, straw color. (3) S: Difficult for me to smell this - not because itís horrid, but because itís just not putting out (see: disappointing junior prom). Some hints of corn and lemon. Not much else for me. (2) T: Whew, the faint hints of corn and lemon - those are here. Those are winning....No, bi-winning! This is quite violent on the palate for me. Like someone squeezed a lemon into my mouth and gave me a backer of watered-down corn juice. Iím not privy to this. Some bitterness. (1.5) M: Thin and highly carbonated. Fairly dry finish. (2) O: Nope. Not on board with this one. (1) Serving type: bottle 05-29-2011


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