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RATINGS: 723   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Incredibly refreshing beer with hints of fruit in the flavor but subtle enough to not overwhelm and let the excellent hop balance shine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft. Golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is wheat and light malts along with some bright hops, a tad bit of citrus, and a little floral/grass. Taste follows the nose. Not a lot going on, but it’s pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2461) - 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.

   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. It’s ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1912) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5514) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
Leicht trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, blumig, Citrus. Geschmack leicht hefig fruchtig, blumig, leicht säuerlich.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (6352) - 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.

   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 you’d 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1946) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1390) - 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.

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