Purchased at: 3 Sons Dogs n Suds – Wexford PA
What makes this beer different: Great summer beer. Pale Wheat Ale’s might be my new go to summertime brew.
Will I be drinking this again: Yes, although I am hoping Three Floyds gets their paperwork through to sell in Ohio ASAP. If that happens I will be buying gumball head by the trunk full.
4/14/2010: Southern Tier is one of my favorite breweries because of the awesome imperial stouts they brew. Creme Brulee, Jahva, Mokah, Chokolat.. all great beers and all taste just as advertised. When I want a flavored stout I don’t want to have to search for the flavors, and with Southern Tier its like playing hide n seek with the neighborhood fat kid who isn’t exactly the stealthiest guy around. I haven’t had many of their non-stout beers and this one sucked me in with the shiny summertime labeling.
For as light and transparent as this beer is, is sure has a strong floral hop aroma to it. The taste is tons of floral hops, and some tangy zesty lemon action going on. Unfortunately there isn’t much wheat to malt balance in Hop Sun. There is much more sweet pale malts that wheat it seems like. Super light mouthfeel with above average carbonation makes this a great summer time beer. If only the malt/wheat had a little better balance (like gumball head), and a little bit thicker of a mouthfeel to it, this beer would have been an A-.
Picture of the day: Wow what a combination. I might have to stop by this place next time I need to stock up on beer.