Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 05-30-2012

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of STBbrewing
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All around a fantastic pale wheat ale with crisp clean finish.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of alysmith4
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a beer! Wasn't expecting much, was just lucky enough to get this as an extra in a trade. Funny thing was that one can busted during transport, but when it arrived I totally poured out what was left in the can (and the zip-lock bag!) and tried it on the spot. Even flat and warm, it was still delicious. "Juicy" is the one word I'd use to summarize this beer. Juicy, tropical, refreshing, sweet (but not too sweet), and completely delicious.

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4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L-Golden color...nice frothy but small heard and lacing..

S-Bursting aromas of citrus, and tropical fruits jump from the can when opened and from the glass when poured. Juicy, pulpy fruits of oranges, pineapples, mango, tangerines, lemons and limes. Some peaches noted as well. Really fragrant and juicy smelling. Top score here.

T-More of the same with the citrus and tropical fruits blending nicely.....very juicy hop forward flavor. Nothing jagged or sharp to this. I do get a slight cream of wheat like malt impression as well which is amazing actually considering the onslaught of hops.

F-At first this seemed so loaded with aroma and flavor it seemed more IPA-ish to me but body wise this is an easy drinking with pale ale qualities. Medium bodied..Clean finish.

O-Wow. Did not expect to like this one this much. An all-timer in my opinion.

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4.76/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: This beer pours a golden yellow color and slightly hazy. The head is creamy and very white. The head dissipates quickly leaving some nice lace before is all disappears.

Smell: The aroma is quite hoppy. The smell of fresh lemon peel and citrus is present. As it warms, the smell of orange peel is noticeable. Hops are the star of the show.

Taste: Not as hoppy as the smell, however, it has a clear bitterness at the front of the mouth and a slight bitterness in the finish. It is not overly hoppy. The hops are nicely balanced with the malt to make it a very easy drinking beer. The carbonation is high, making the beer refreshing and clean. The mouthfeel is lighter.

Overall: I did not expect a wheat beer to have such a hop presence, however, I really enjoyed this beer. It is good looking and great for the summer months.

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4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
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...

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4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
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