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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Hop Hound Amber Wheat is an unfiltered amber wheat ale with a slight caramel sweetness and refreshing citrus note.

Formerly known as Sun Dog Amber Wheat

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coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2010
aroma..honestly? smells like budweiser..miller..colt 45..looks ok a dense foggy l;akewater color,white average head good lacing..taste..like dirty water..or seltzer no flavor except a bland feeling of musty dirtiness..palate gets a 2 because it goes down easy except for the taste..overall..why get this? if you dont buy it itll disappear

jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours a rusty amber with a smallish white head. Nose is mostly hops with a sniff of carmel malt. Nice viscosity. Taste is more malt than hops with a pleasing light dry soft note on the finish. A good beer, especially for a major brewer. Pairs well with Rondele soft cheese on Ritz crackers.

rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 At Hog’s Head on Fullerton. Not as bad as I expected. Flavors were muddled. It just didn’t seem like there was much effort put in other than to make it as marketable as possible. Serving: Tap

arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a golden color with a off white head. Smells of malts and a bit of hops. Taste is malty, carbonated, with a bit of a bitter finish at the end. Not bad!!!

VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle/12oz - Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber in color with a very small white head that faded quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet with plenty of caramel... no hops present. Flavor is also malty, but I can find nothing of the "citrus" that was advertised. Not a terrible beer, but not really to my liking.

BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 15, 2010
The flavors clash on this one too much. It’s too malty for my taste. I guess with a name like Hop Hound I just wasn’t expecting it to taste anything like this. I got a 6-pack on sale for $4.67. It says it’s a Spring Seasonal, so I guess they were trying to get rid of them. I don’t taste any more hops than a typical can of PBR, so I don’t know why they called it Hop Hound other than it just being a clever name. Head is very thin and disappears right away. Carbonation is okay though. This one reminds me a lot of Amberbock, which I’m not really a fan of, except this is sweeter and maltier. Pours cloudy amber.

ChadPolenz (1817) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12oz bottle at Mahar’s for $3. Appearance: looks like a marzen. Orange brown hazy body. Decent head retention. Quite a lot of lacing. Aroma: not much. Some caramel. Almost root beer like. Taste: why does this beer remind me of a lollipop!? Tastes like a root beer lollipop. Some caramel notes too. Pretty sweet but a weird tang in the finish. Then again this is an AB-inbev brew, so go figure. Mouthfeel: little thin. Little flat. Drinkability: decent Taste makes me want to drink it only in sips though. Overall: not bad for a Michelob product but isn’t what I look for in a wheat beer. They could slap a "marzen" label on it and it’d be more appropriate.

weitz15 (581) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Mild malty aroma. Palate is moderate light with a hint of carbonation. The flavor is also mild, with a bit of wheat and malts, but thin enough to still be refreshing.

Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2010
The C Store I stopped in on a hot Monday was out of evertyhing wheat except this and Bud Light Wheat. What have I got to lose?

Amber pour from a 12oz bottle. Mild earthy aroma. Cloudy with a bit of sedement. Flavor is truely a blend of caramel maltiness and bitter yeasty wheatiness. Not bad but sometimes the flavors clash and as I emerge a each swallow I find myself thinking how nice a true wheat would be... or a true amber... OK brew.

blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle,thanks to Dean, amber brown pourt with off white foam, aroma is dry cardboard caramel, flavor has better caramel taste but not much hops for this

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