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Akari Shogun - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

56 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 561
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 63
Gots: 69 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-30-2012

A ridable ale hosting some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.
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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 561
Reviews by GbVDave:
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into 3 pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn and Tim for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy, straw-y gold color with a 1 1/2 fingers of just off-white foam on top. Retention was very good, but lacing was limited.

S: Lovely citrus hop aromas that layer nicely with some toasty grain, pine, and a hint of sweet breadcrusts.

T: Slightly less focused in the taste than in the smell. Toasty grain and killer hops rush in from all sides to tussle on my tongue.

M: Dry and prickly with snatches of juicy sweetness and a mild smoothness that kept my mouth refreshed.

O: This is going to be our summer beer...without a doubt. (637 characters)

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Photo of rynegne
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wheat-filled APA with semi-grassy hops, lemongrass and additional citrus. The better APA from Half Acre IMO. (109 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep lemon body with a creamy off-white head that last and sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a sea of microbubbles trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The full aroma of hops comes through even during the pour. the full juicy hops have a bright pungency to them with green citrus rind and some pithy notes. There is a soft spicey hop quality in the finish. As the beer opens the cat pee aroma grows to dominate but it has enough support that it is not bad.

T- The green bright pungent hops have some fruity notes and some green rind note to it in the finish but there is no hop bitterness at all. The gentle green hop note lingers for a moment. As the beer opens there is a woody hop character that finishes the beer.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a nice creamy fizz that enhances the hop finish and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The bright full hops have some nice depth and blends together a lot of different characteristics. This has a full mouthfeel but it is not a filling beer. Very sessionable. (1,068 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a very generous trade along with Gumballhead. Lots of people compare the two...huh? Not even close. Poured slightly hazy with a white foamy head and very little nose. It had even less flavor. I guess I'll just agree to disagree with the majority on this one. (270 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.