Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
727
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Photo of psoriasaurus
1.75/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Stale noodles, rotten shrimp, burnt popcorn, dirty socks. Gross.

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2/5  rDev -50%

Photo of benwood84
2.37/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Undrinkable. I can't believe that people are giving this beer 4s and 5s.

It tastes like they didn't rinse the tanks after the last cleaning.

I went into Binny's looking for Three Floyds Gumballhead. They were out but recommended Akari Shogun. Perhaps this beer could use more hops for some bitterness but it just has no flavor.

People seem to love Half Acre brewery despite the way their beers taste.

I would sooner drink a miller product.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of former-youth
2.65/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Overall, yet another overly-hopped beer. Drinkable, poured into a pint from a 16oz can. Lots of citrus - especially grapefruit and a little lemon. A bit dry on the palate.

My main criticism is that I don't taste the wheat. At all.

Is it one of the best of its type? No. Is it unique that it fills a taste spot no other beer does? No. Would I drive to a pub because they have it? No.

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Photo of alaimoa
2.73/5  rDev -31.8%
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

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2.85/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smakawhat
3.09/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a small snifter at Churchkey DC. From notes.

A cloudy hazy orange amber, topped with a sudsy off white big bubbled collar. some of the collar bubbles are really large and soapy.

Nose is mild husked grain, with no chewy wheat density. Mellow. Indistinct hop profile or sense of yeast esters. Nice grain action but otherwise nothing going on here.

Palate is all in the aftertaste, and goes quickly through a very wet an watery palate. Finish has white bread and flour aftertaste that does linger nicely, but the mid palate and mouth has virtually no flavor. There's nothing going on here, no wheaty chew, dense malt or yeast character, not even a sense of hop profile.

Overall this is pretty underwhelming, and weak watery wheat pale ale with no chewy backbone and virtually no flavor.

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3.16/5  rDev -21%

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3.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of moysauce
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This was a goofy beer to me. I'm not huge on wheat ales and I'm also not completely sold on Motueka hops, but I love Half Acre and decided to give this a try. Canned on March 17, 2016 and drinking April 13, 2016, so just about a month old.

The appearance is excellent, nice head, though it dissipates quickly. However, it leaves FANTASTIC lacing on the glass.

Smell was very subtle. Hard to really pick anything out.

Taste was just kinda meh. Again, not huge on wheat ales or Motueka hops, so I wasn't expecting much. Definitely just tastes like a very drinkable and glorified AAL, but definitely getting some of those earthy/herbal notes I general get with Motueka.

Overall, really not my favorite beer, and probably my least favorite from Half Acre. Not bad, but again, not my favorite style or hop profile.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
4 out of 5 based on 727 ratings.
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