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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Orange color with a decent fine beige head. Aromas of orange peel and wheat. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is wheat and orangey citrus. Finish seems a bit grainy. Don’t get that much caramel. It’s ok.

2.9
Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle poured a cloudy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of wheat, carmel and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, carmel, light orange and a hint of earthiness with a smooth bready finish.

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djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium white frothy head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a wheat and floral. Decent spotting lacing on the glass. The taste is a sweet malt with citrus and caramel. A decent amber from AB.

2.7
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle from Party Source. Poured a clear amber with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light sweet citrus aroma. Light body with soft carbonation. Light sweet citrus flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. Worth trying.

2.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of wheat, fruitiness, and grass. Flavor of wheat, hops (grass, light citrus), and caramel malt.

2.4
Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
Sample at 69 Taps in Akron. The beer is a cloudy amber-orange color with a thin off-white head that burns away quickly. Stringy lacing. Grainy malt and caramel aroma with a touch of wheat. Light, clean body with a nondescript wheat and malt flavor. The finish is sweet and malty with a short wheaty aftertaste. Below average overall.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
on tap @Philly BeerFest III–pours an off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is clove/banana, wheat/light malt. Taste is not up to aroma, clove/banana, wheat/light malt-sweet.
Earlier Rating: 6/14/2008 Total Score: 3.1
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and orange/copper color. Aroma is lightly roasted wheat/grain, some sweet fruit. Taste is nice, lightly roasted wheat/grain, some sweet fruit, some/faint hops bite. Mild carbonation. Smooth, decent warm weather wheat beer. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

2.5
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wheat, grains, and light citrus. Tastes of of the same.

2.7
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Peach/banana and dough aroma. Light amber color with small head. Over-ripe banana and caramel malt flavor. Decent beer for AB.

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hopscotch (11048) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle... Lightly hazy orange ale with golden highlights and a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is subtle, earthen and fruity... fuzzy fruits, orange blossoms and maybe some dry, browned, tree leafs as well? It’s really difficult to pull any solid essences from the glass. Medium-bodied and fizzy. The flavor is pretty sweet, but a semblance of balance is provided by earthen hops and drying wheat. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.


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