Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

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89
very good
724 Ratings
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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:
724
Reviews:
92
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BSEDS
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
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 -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev 0%
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 +6.3%
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 -4.3%
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 -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alucard
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderate citrus, zippy lemon-lime hoppy aroma with a light bready wheat presence.

A: Bright light yellow, super hazy with a moderate white head that has adequate retention. There is some lacing in the glass.

T: Moderate citrus, lemon-lime hop flavor with moderately light bready flavor with a low hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid; the beer has an interesting lemon-lime zippy aroma and flavor that well compliments the bready wheat body. Pretty drinkable.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Canned 6/3/16, so about 2 months old.

Cloudy yellow body, small white head. Very good carbonation, but numerous floaties. Ok lacing

Clean, mildly fruity aroma,

Mild flavor, slightly sour, lively carbonation, not much taste at all. Not unpleasant though. Not getting much in the way of hops.

Mouth was a tad below medium.

Overall, a mild inoffensive beer, to be honest, not a lot going on for it.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of JoeMans
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
4 out of 5 based on 724 ratings.
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