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RATINGS: 778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pour Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer into a pint glass, give it a long whiff and you’ll realize that this isn’t your average wheat beer. Filtered to a golden clarity and dry-hopped to perfection, Hop Sun is a fantastic session ale in which flavors of wheat, barley and hops co-mingle to a refreshing and zesty conclusion. Hints of lemon and sweet malts waft to the fore as a touch of bitterness contributes to Hop Sun’s bright finish. Enjoy Hop Sun all summer long as a perfect balance to your outdoor recreation. Summer never tasted so good.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. I love its creamy texture, and the lacing it leaves behind. Aesthetically, this one is hard to beat - even if the utter lack of yeasty haze makes me wary. S: The hops here are a little disappointing, only providing a light tone of lemongrass and grapefruit. The wheat base obviously doesn’t provide much aroma itself, and without any notable yeast esters, the nose in general simply underwhelms. T: The flavor profile is better, if utterly simple. An initial salvo of lemongrass hops gives way to some finishing wheat flavor. It certainly tastes like this one is somewhat loaded with Centennial hops. Otherwise, it’s not terribly interesting. M: Like the appearance suggested, this is very clean for a wheat ale - in this case, not a bad thing. The light, dry, and crisp texture is aided by carbonation that isn’t overdone. This is one you could easily chug. O: This one’s okay. Maybe I’d like it better on a warmer afternoon (summer brews in April, what’s next...Oktoberfest brews in August? Wait don’t answer that) All in all, I’m a bit let down considering how much I enjoy a great hoppy wheat ale. Having said that, it’s worth trying, if not seeking out.


3.2
theshmoo (7) - - JUL 21, 2017 does not count
Nice head with a golden color. Tastes smooth but highly average Easy to drink but nothing to write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
freekyp (2387) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
A light unobtrusive summery wheat ale that strikes a balance between grainy cereal flavors and mild citrus. A little tart, a little sweet, and a lot quenching. Pours a drab cloudy yellow with only a nip of head. A tight bubbled carbonation keeps things airy.

3.5
gripweed57 (2793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy honey gold color topped by a large rocky white head. Fragrant sweet citrus malt nose. Tart citrus malt flavor. Notes of wheat, lemon, white bread, yeast and grassy hops. Light and refreshing.

3.1
drsandman (1587) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pours light pale yellow gold. Aroma is grain, straw, light lemongrass. Light grain, sweet malt, grass.

3.7
HourGlass13 (1009) - North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2017
Pours up a straw hue with a fizzy white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is lime, grassy, grapefruit, slight cereal. Refreshing medium body and sharp carbonation. Taste is a little sweet, with a bitter following that lingers through the finish.

3.5
HiFives (10) - Brush Prairie, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2016
pale, golden, clear, sparkling, rocky head, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter,

3.6
Prue (33) - Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2016
toast, grass, floral, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, lively, astringent,

2.9
matty (443) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a brief white head. Aroma is mostly wheat, a little hoppy and tart. Medium-light body, taste is kind of plain, a little bit of hop flavor, some citrus comes through and just a touch of tartness at the end. Overall, not bad.

2.4
Nickls (2576) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Hazy light gold. Some dusty faded citrus hops and light wheat in aroma and flavor. Bleh, is this old?! Dusty, candy, some citrus hops. Lighter medium chalky body.

3.4
malrubius (2981) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle from Julios. Clear gold with white head and lace. Mild spicy aroma with some bready and honey. Sweet malty honey nuts toast with mild herbal fairly dry finish. Light body refreshing carbo. Wheat ale is probably the worst beer style, but if I had to have one, this wouldn’t be too bad.


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