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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As the sun starts to peek out from around the dark winter clouds, it is a clear reminder that brighter days lie ahead. Deviating from the original recipe, this new and improved Sun Block comes with a little more oomph in flavor, but still has that great summertime body.

Beer Style: Summer IPA
IBU: 30
OG: 13P
ABV: 5.8% (from bottle)
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Palisade, Sorachi Ace
Dry Hopped: Sorachi Ace

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6173) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2017
Lemongrass and lillies aroma. Clear golden, medium head. New plastic, lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (308) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle undated though a just out summer seasonal so assumed quite fresh. Stemless wine glass. ABV listed on bottle as 5.8%. A: Poured a small white head atop clear medium gold body. Head fell to film quickly despite large bubbles. S: Sweet caramel malt scent with some light citrus. T: Tart and bitter grapefruit with pith and zest. Baked white bread and a hint of wheat in the background. Nice fresh hop flavors. M: Slick and grainy mouthfeel. Light bodied and dry with subtle carbonation and a clean finish. O: Pretty good mild IPA if youre into that. Not sure its worth buying regularly at $11/6 but it is solid and worth a try at least.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2016
DATE: June 19, 2016... At my second Fathers Day at the Draught House--forty beers on tap and a free dinner! Cant beat that... drinking from a Miller Lite pint... starts with a frothy, crater-like off-white head that settles to a thin film... clear, golden body--but does NOT look filtered... faint pepper and banana, with some malty biscuit... strong rye suggestions, with aromatic flowery aromas providing some .. the flavor is pepper and biscuit, with lemony hops and Saaz-like pilsener, both of which are softened by the wheat... medium-bodied, with a refreshing, lighthearted passage to the throat, but no staying power here... pairing well with the bourbon pepper steak I ordered, though a bit light for the task... as a kickstarter for my Fathers Day, a winner... a beer that could be sessioned, but not as bright as promised...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10484) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
Bottled on 04212016. Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma has hints of Sorachi Ace hops. Flavor has a fair amount of hop flavor left and ends bitter. Well balanced but lacks the fresh hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (3044) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Poured a very hazy bright yellow gold with just a touch of white foam that reduced to a tiny ring. No lace. The nondescript hops effortlessly dissappear into the full blonde pale malts. Gently sweet tropical fruit flavors. Pineapple. Papaya. Orange passionfruit. Clementine. Guava. Coconut milk. Plantain. Honeycomb. Stray hints of summer tomato vines and dill. Something nice to sip by the seaside.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1591) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2016
The label says- IPA . And it feels more like an IPA than a wheat ale. Hazy , golden color. Medium-sized , white head. Hoppy , citrus notes dominate in aroma . Hops and some acidity in taste . Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1970) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Six pack from Julios. Bottle says "Sun Block IPA". Website says this is a new and improved recipe. Pours out a slightly hazy light golden color. Lacy off white head. Dry earthy hop bitterness. Very little citrus. Somewhat muddled hop profile. Sticky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Fools Gold. Dominted by sorachi ace like dill notes and wheat. Soft mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours light orange with a half finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, wheat bready, floral hops, some tropical fruits,and some faint coconut. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeell and a semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty wheat ale that definitely has a summery vibe to it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Nice citrusy aromas for a Wheat Ale. Pours a nice, fairly clear golden color with plenty of head. A good tasting summer brew!


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