Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.01/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,094
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
734
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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71
Gots:
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of jtk21351
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange body, one finger white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smells of grain, touch of spice, citrus and a bit of caramel and toffee. Smells crisp and resinous. Flavour is however a bit watery; not so much sweetness, a slightly astringent bitter citrus peel and rind going on the finish. Minimal graininess. Not much sweetness backing it up. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, somewhat watery, fair bit of carbonation, crisp and even a bit of resin. Overall, somewhat disappointing as I was hoping for more hop flavour as the aroma promises, but it falls fairly short of the likes of Daisy Cutter and other offerings from Half Acre.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and grassy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit, grass, and wheat grains. Upfront citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and pineapple. Earthy hop hints of grass and pine. Malt scent of wheat, grains, and cracker with yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and grassy hop driven taste with notes of citrus, grass, and wheat grains. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, and lime with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of grass and slight pine resin. Malt notes of wheat, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and drying on the finish.

Overall: A very good hop forward Wheat ale. Good juicy hop presence with a moderate body.

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Photo of buckyp
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mgm54
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emount91
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden yellow, nice head that retains well. smell is funky and citrusy: lemons and orange peel dominate but also a sort of belgian/sour funk on the end of the smell. taste is big on the lemon citrus, not much orange, some lime, and that sour/funk that I picked up in the smell is much more apparent in the taste. feel is nice and fuzzy and the wheat adds a pillowy feel to it. overall a good beer, though I have had better beers with wheat in them.

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BSEDS
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ZAP
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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Photo of Patinthebronx
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16 oz. can that had awesome label art.

Yellow murky color with a nice fluffy head-nice lacing clings to the glass. Tropical hops with a slightly bitter wheat finish. One of the best wheat beers I have come across. Would gladly have another and wish I could get this in Ohio. Recommended.

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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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Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 16 oz can into snifter. Color is hazy pale yellow with a 2 finger white head and good retention
with splotch lacing on the glass. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus and oranges. Clean malts and some wheat. Flavor of citrus; grapefruit and orange like hops. Some wheat, with a bitter grapefruit rind finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very tasty and not too different from Daisy Cutter.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 734 ratings