1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Akari Shogun - Half Acre Beer Company

Not Rated.
Akari ShogunAkari Shogun

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

467 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 467
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 46
Gots: 44 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rideable 5.5% abv will host some wheaty nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-30-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 467 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of evoljetta
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dedbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JMurphy41
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of iDrake
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Kiteman
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - pours a hazy orange, similar to, but not as cloudy as, heady. Nice lacing. Head dissipates in a few minutes.

S - what a winner. Citrus and pine nearly overwhelm. Hops are abundant and prepare you for the first sip.

T - bitter and delicious with just enough malt to keep you honest. Great wheat ale that is a step up from gumballhead in my book, which has always been a favorite beer of mine. Lots of hops continue into the finish on the palate.

M - perfect carbonation right out of the can. Glass not required, but I like it out of a mini pint glass. Bitterness remains.

O - one of my all time favorites. My favorite beer by half acre and one of the best out of Chicagoland. Outstanding and surprisingly sessionable if you clear he rest of your day...

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of scottwurst
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sleuthdog
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of T-Leb
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of fatboy91
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of alaimoa
2.7/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks for the 16oz can to Etauro.
Pours cloudy gold, small brown/offwhite head with a bit of lace remaining. Smells earthy/dirt with faded citrus. Taste and mouthfeel a bit off the mark for me. very bitter taste of earthy tones with a bit of citrus sweetness and a medium malt backbone that I can't quite pick out a flavor. I definitely can imagine a walnut type nut being used in this brew. Medium body with an extreme dry finish. Almost hard to swallow after taking a sip

Photo of wyatt13
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bca115
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very lemony, a touch of wheat. Taste is good, lemons, wheat, some grapefruit, a good bit of hops are present, very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid brew.

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.