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Hop Sun

Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Pungent, resinous hops greet the nose with traces of pine amidst the leafy, vinous essence. A low malt presence helps to support the pear and berry esters. Flavor follows suit, starting with a piquant hop character that is impressively fresh and appealing. Cherry and berry esters spring from the hops, which are firmly in control. Grainy sweetness brings the flavor into balance, but the finish and aftertaste are dry and resiny. This beer is a hop showcase – from the huge hop nose, through the emphatic yet clean bitterness, to the lingering flavor from start to finish. Wheat provides a subtly appealing softness.

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