Jabah (500) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015 hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special. Not amber in appearance...more like a dark Budweiser topped with a thick off-white head. Aroma is faint with notes of malt, banana, and yeast. Malty and smooth with not much spice or hoppiness. Fairly smooth, but not one I could drink more than two at a time.
When I saw the label "Hop Hound", I thought this would be a hoppy beer. Since its a wheat beer though it’s actually on the sweeter side. A darker amber color, or medium brown. Reminded me a bit like Honey Brown, but not as sweet. There is a little bit of a bitter aftertaste, but nothing like an ale or some of the "hoppier" beers. I liked it as part of the new flavors Anheuser is pumping out, but for a buck or two extra a six-pack I can find better in this style. It was worth the try though for sure. ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
The worst of both worlds really. Looks okay, but has the watery palate of a bad wheat and the bland, mild, non discript, carboardy caramel character of an amber. oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Before I drank this one I did’t know that it was from A/B. The name made me think that I was getting ready to enjoy some strong hop-flavored wheat brew. I was wrong. The smell was a turn off from the beginning, not skunky but not pleasing at all. The flavor was washed out and pale. The hops seemed like an afterthought. Taste like it might have been good before they watered it down. Pass. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
From a very old set of notes. All my notes say is "Smells worse than it tastes. Tastes like some hops ate a banana puked themselves up then ate themselves again." That must have been from the end of the night... TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
355 mL bottle. Amber, with a thick ring of head. Some wheat in the aroma, and some mild citrus hops. Not much going on in the flavour, though. Sweet. Thin body.
dwyerpg (6220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Had a beer festival, thank goodness. If something is called Hop hound, it should have some hops right? jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bottle 6/26/10). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate wheat aroma. Light wheat flavor with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Light lasting wheat finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing. oobawa (1498) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Insults both pale ales and wheat beers. But it looks drinkable, at least, a nice orange-amber with an honest-to-god head for a few moments. Then you taste it, and you feel a cold, bony hand wrap itself around your heart, and your tongue retreats down your throat in horror, not stopping until it finds the safety of your small intestine. Tastes like banana chunks floating in a pool of spoiled club soda. And whatever hops the Hound is flaunting are nowhere to be found. (3/10/09) Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate golden color with a thin white head and not much lacing. Smell actually brings forward a small amount of hops alongside some doughy notes. Taste brings moderate bitterness and some bread flavors. Mouthfeel is light to moderate in body. Drinks okay and is fairly decent.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010 wlajwl (6879) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Rather strange for a wheat ale to have caramel creeping into the flavor, but unique and a decent ale.