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Akari Shogun - Half Acre Beer Company

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very good

59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 586
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 30.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
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: 59 | Hads: 586
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy, golden straw color. There is a foamy white head of two fingers which bubbles away, leaving light spotty lacing.

S: Some good hops smells. Citrus, grapefruit, and pineapple are complemented by some resinous pine. In the background is a sweet wheat/bread aroma.

T: Sweet orange flavor light wheat are the first things I notice. The orange develops into a more broad sour citrus. This is complemented nicely by some dry herbal and pine notes. Some wheat, pine and just a trace of alcohol make up the finish.

M: Moderately thin and the wheat gives it a good soft mouthfeel. Mild, small carbonation.

O: I'm not a fan of wheat beers but this one is pretty well done. Highly hopped for the style with citrus and pine notes.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.