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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 (836) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matty (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a brief white head. Aroma is mostly wheat, a little hoppy and tart. Medium-light body, taste is kind of plain, a little bit of hop flavor, some citrus comes through and just a touch of tartness at the end. Overall, not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Hazy light gold. Some dusty faded citrus hops and light wheat in aroma and flavor. Bleh, is this old?! Dusty, candy, some citrus hops. Lighter medium chalky body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2519) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle from Julios. Clear gold with white head and lace. Mild spicy aroma with some bready and honey. Sweet malty honey nuts toast with mild herbal fairly dry finish. Light body refreshing carbo. Wheat ale is probably the worst beer style, but if I had to have one, this wouldnít be too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3884) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Nice aroma of fruit and malt. Clear straw amber color, ivory head that drops to a cover, star field of lace. Taste is light malt with fizz and light hops. Easy-going, and mild, but, also easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (2225) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight #3 at the brewery with ebone1988. The pour is a darker clear golden yellow with no head and a few spots of lace. The aroma isnít really there. There is a light wheat and some decent malt, but itís boring and lacking. The flavor is just as light and boring. The wheat offers a light crispness and a of malt on the back end. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a lacking carbonation and a lingeringly bland malt to go with a quick fading wheat. Iím surprised this is as high by style as it is. Thereís nothing here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1266) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Flight at Southern Tier with koleminer20. Aroma is wheat, grassy, sweet and floral. Appearance is darker golden, off white head, clear. Taste is pilsner-y, wheat, earthy hops, simple. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, refreshing, earthy hops and sweet malt aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (792) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Draft at the source. Iíve had this a million times, but apparently never ticked or rated it. Pours a clear, pale yellow with small bubbly white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, grass, hay, and metal. Flavor has a metallic taste to it, lemon, grassy, wheat, straw. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation, easy finish. Decent warm weather and summer beer. Never used to get a metallic taste though. I prefer this over the new Lemon Drop version.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (674) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle. Poured a clear pale gold with a quickly dissipating white head and minimal lacing. Light lemon and floral aroma. Moderate bitterness. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanyjim (102) - - MAY 28, 2016
Pale yellow/gold. Normal white head. Clean weak floral nose. Slight bitterness, moderate floral taste. Mind bitter finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, interesting wheat/IPA combo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Hoppy and fresh. Light crisp palate. Light golden and slightly cloudy. Hops are pronounced, which tend to overshadow the wheat. Good summer beer.


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