The wife ran off to yoga tonight so I am a bachelor for a couple of hours. I spent the first hour playing Rock Band. I worked up a killer sweat drumming. I also worked up a ferocious thirst. I have a lot of winter ales and stouts in the fridge, but I knew I needed something cool and refreshing. I immediately knew what I needed. Since this past summer I’ve had a Southern Tier Hop Sun just sitting and waiting. It thought it was neglected and forgotten, but don’t fear little beer…I was holding you until this special moment.
I’m not going to talk about the color, head, or other visual aspects. Why? Cuz I’m drinking this puppy straight from the bottle. I was THAT thirsty!
Hop Sun is a summer wheat beer. I believe that I picked it up as a part of a mixed 12 pack…possibly as long ago as August! At 4.9% ABV, it’s easy to drink and totally hitting the spot. Just what the doctor ordered!
As the name might suggest, the beer has a hoppy nature. I mostly get a wheaty citrus (orange peel / lemon) flavor. The taste starts sweet and citrusy and finishes with more of the hoppy flavor. If you’re not a fan of “the bitter”, don’t be afeared of Hop Sun; it’s not super hoppy at all.
I’m glad I saved this one until I would really appreciate it! Yum, yum!