Monday, August 15, 2011

Southern Tier Brewing Company - Hop Sun

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass

This mixed-malt Summer Seasonal from Southern Tier pours a pale golden straw with a slight chilled haziness. The head is a thin off-white foam with modest retention. The sweet wheat malt nose packs a dusting of tight hops with an orangey citrus edge. Minor pine notes compliment the bouquet.

Tight carbonation accents the very light biscuity malts. The added wheat gives a bit of extra sweet graininess that plays off the hops. The hops seem fresh and grassy, but not much in the way of bittering. There's a slight bitterness to the finish and the hopping lends a sturdy dryness to the mouthfeel.

Final Verdict: B

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