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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve been making fun of wheat beers for a long time. Low hanging fruit, I guess, but we brewed one. Our packaging team was riding the topic pretty hard. They wanted to see an american wheat brewed with australian hops. And since they work their fingers to the nub and are a pretty rad group of chaps, we took the bait and slammed this brew in the tanks.

A ridable 5.5% abv will host 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.

Akari Shogun American Wheat, coming to you soon, friends

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2039) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Tall can thanks to Frank. Obviously drank from the can. Artwork is cool but lacks any eagles or 80s sports cars, but does have an imaginary animal thing. 4/5 on appearance. Nose is tropical and fruit, like fruity pebbles. Taste is initially grainy with a slight sweetness, then a fruity hop flavor kicks in. Finishes dry with a hop touch. Slightly metallic taste, that could either be the can, or the can messing with my head. Pretty tasty. Would crush a lot on the beach.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (318) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
酸味が強い ポップの香り&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Aroma comes across as a DIPA, but the taste doesn’t match and reminds me that this is a wheat ale instead. First brew from this brewery and has me looking forward to getting more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Location: Draft at Three Aces, 6/9/14

Aroma: The aroma is fruit and wheat, with peach, apricot, tropical fruit, and some lemon
Appearance: It pours a couldy yellow-orange color with a white head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, wheaty and fruity, with a nice bitterness to it
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average carbonation, and a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: I quite enjoyed this one. It’s a very nice example of the hoppy wheat beer style. If you like wheat beers, you like hops, and you like well crafted beers, you really cannot go wrong here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Can. Pours a off-orange with white head. Nose is tropical fruit with the usual wheat style aromas. Taste is a typical wheat beer but with heaps of fruity hops added. Works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Can. Golden pour with white head. Light grassy and herbal hops with some lighter wheat aromas. Light citrus and grassy aromas, light wheat and other malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (318) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Can. Pours hazy yellow gold with small off-white head. Aroma is really lovely grassy hops, citrus, some tropical fruit notes, banana, spicy yeast. T is light and citrusy hops, pine, some sweet malt character, peach, and an almost hefeweizen quality. Not watery. So refreshing and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
This is one of those wheat beers that is basically an American Pale Ale brewed w/ wheat. Hey, whatever works. This stuff is pretty tasty. Poured from a can, it’s quite cloudy in appearance, yellow w/ a foamy head. This is very much a hop-centric brew, grassy and herbal w/ a good bit of melon and citrus as well. There is a slight tea-like astringency which has a drying effect on the tongue. A touch of sweetness emphasizes the fruitiness of the hops and while the nose on this is hardly a knockout on its own, it is still very flavorful. This is a medium bodied beer w/ mild and fine carbonation. For a lighter, hoppy beer, I prefer a bit more spunky carbonation but apparently the folks at Half Acre like it more mild on that note, I’d say if you enjoy Half Acre’s flagship, you will like this quite a lot as well. They are very much cut from the same cloth: pale ales w/ lots of hop flavor that go easy on the bitterness in the finish. This is definitely one where you could pick up a couple four-packs to keep you company on a long summer afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tap. Cloudy bright lemon hay gold. Some citrus hops, but mild, some grass and hay as well in the aroma. Flavor is quite dry, hay, earthy but zesty citrus hop. Lighter soft body. This is a good brew, but I’ve been ruined in a very good way by Right Proper in this arena.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft sample at Half Acre. Hazy yellow in its tiny glass, with a thin ring of foam. Mellow smell of orange blossoms. More bitter in the mouth, thanks to the sharpness of those whippersnapper southern hemisphere hops. Finishes with growing sensation of pineapple and orange.

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