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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pour Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer into a pint glass, give it a long whiff and you’ll realize that this isn’t 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 Sun’s 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Bottled. Crisp clear appearance w/ an odd hop nose. Taste is zesty yet sour. Off putting at first but strangely it grew on me. Will drink again.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
A bright lightly hoppy American wheat with the associated minor sweetness and a hint of lemon. Easy drinking and tasty. The total opposite of 70% of ST’s lineup.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
This wheat poured a light amber colour with next to no head at all. no lacing. Scents include apple juice, dough and hay. First swig was slightly watery with flavours of bread and very light hops. Very thin mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of lemon wax, soap, and white pepper. Light watery floral flavor with some additional wheat/grain, and citrus notes. Not very inspiring.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, gold color. Aroma and taste is a nice wheat ale smell and taste. Like the description says it’s zesty and lemony.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a frothy head. Aromas of lemon and grass. Refreshing taste, fairly light with some spice. Nice wheat beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-1-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a small half finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a spotty foam on the surface of the brew and some decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is rather light overall consisting mostly of a wheat and bready smell mixed with an orange sweetness. Along with these aromas as some hints of spice with a little bit of clove and lemongrass as well as some more grassy hop smells. Taste – The taste begins with a citrus sweet taste of lemon and lots of orange mixed with a smooth bready taste with some light hints of wheat. As the taste moves on the orange and smooth bready flavors lose strength while the wheaty taste gain more potency and get more grainy in nature. The lemon that was present upfront, all the while gets slightly stronger and is joined by a decent showing of a grassy hop taste coming to the tongue later on. In the end, with the transitions of flavors that occur during the taste, a slightly grainy and grassy lemon citrus taste that is on the slightly drier side is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter to medium side in its thickness, and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly above average side. The higher carbonation and lower body thickness are rather nice for both the lemon and grassy flavors of the brew and make for a more refreshing taste when mixed with the grainy wheat tastes of the brew. Overall – A rather easy drinking and not too sweet wheat brew. A decent grainy and grassy American wheat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (620) - 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 (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Summery American wheat ale with light yellowish, sticky head and pale ’old gold’ 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 ’American’ 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 (3570) - 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 (3889) - 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.


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