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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a light brown color with a little sediment floating around. Lots of white fluffy white head and slight lacing. Aroma was wheaty with a hint of banana and spice. Taste was actually quite great. There was the initial spice and fruitiness you get from a wheat beer followed by generous amount of hops. Drank this while cooking so could not enjoy it entire grandeur but it was an decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3665) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear golden with big white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is floral hops, some herbal hops, a little dill, and slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6233) - 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 (315) - 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 (940) - 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 (10492) - 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 (3098) - 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 (1611) - 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 (1998) - 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 (3115) - 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.


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