Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

Akari ShogunAkari Shogun
BA SCORE
4.01/5
730 Ratings
Akari ShogunAkari Shogun
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
Ranking:
#3,564
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
730
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
120
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, wheat, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the mouthfeel is off.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the best beers these guys make i think, at least one of the best that makes it to the can. its really really good wheaty pale ale, new zealand hop driven for sure, maybe nelson in here, its fruity and tropical and juicy and drippy and delicious. the wheat is pale but sturdy, giving this a fresh cereal base and a lot of body for such a light and dry beer in general, and thats cool and all, but this is about the hops. fresh lemon without the sour or acidity, orange peel for a flash, and some mango too, its pretty awesome, very definitely new zealand. smoother in the body, bone dry, nicely carbonated, and one of those scary three or four swig pint cans and its gone. one can, no matter what, simply is not enough of this delicious brew. i have been a fan of these guys, but its their hoppy stuff that really does it for me. i wish it came out to colorado, and i have to think it cant be long before it does, seems like beer like this would do really well out here. this is unique enough to be memorable. yum yum yum!

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a slightly hazed yellow color with a nice foamy white head on top. some moderate lacing and retention here. The smell of the beer has some big lively citrusy hops on the nose. The taste has plenty of hop bitterness as well with the subtle softness of the wheat filling in later on. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and light bodied, very refreshing. Overall it's a very good brew, would drink this one again for sure.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon and lime hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, wit a bit stronger flavors of lemons and limes and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't heavy on the palate and has some nice citrusy flavors. It makes for a good summer ale when you want something that's citrusy, but light in body and not that bitter.

Serving type: can

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Currently drinking a bomber, recently shared a growler (thanks Chris) but misplaced my notes. Served in a tulip glass.

Hazy opaque orange, deep saturated color with some micro sediment hanging in suspension. Copious lacing that hangs in 3D sudsy clumps dripping down into the glass. Great retention, head remains after sitting for 30 minutes even.

Pungent citrusy aroma at first, becoming grainy and wheaty over time. A certain sweet earthiness and grassy character from the Motueka hop variety. First sips are very reminiscent of Tasty Waves and Daisy Cutter, albeit with more wheat and a different hop variety. Smooth and extremely drinkable, earthy grassy bitterness lingers alongside bitter grapefruit zest. The NZ hops do lend some distinct character, and overall its pretty tasty, especially for the style. Definitely feeling the summer vibes with this one...

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I CANnot tell you what a success my latest foray to Binney's (South Side Loop) was in terms of The CANQuest (TM)! Major scores of various stripes, this being one of them.

From the CAN: "CANned Crafted". Also, the design of the label is one of the most striking that I have seen on a CAN, which is a totally different medium than a bottle's label.

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and I executed a samurai Glug, cleaving the CAN in two and letting its CANtents spill into the glass. No, actually I employed an inverted Glug, resulting in a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose had a lemon/grapefruit-citrusiness to it. Nose was more hoppy than I expected and I CANfess to unfamiliarity with that particular strain mentioned in the Notes. Mouthfeel was bubbly and effervescent and I felt as though I were picking up where I left off with that Radler earlier. The taste was odd, peppery, citrusy, quite unexpected. The finish was quite dry with the pepper and citrus flavors combining nicely. It did not seem to fit the style and I am not a style maven by any stretch, but it caught me off guard. It might be nice on a hot, humid summer's day, but I was left unimpressed.

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 730 ratings
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