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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Weíve 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Can: Very cloudy, apricot colored body with a semi-chunky, off-white foam that settles quick but lasts for a while as a foamy skin & collar. Aroma of juicy orange flesh, soft wheat, hint of lemon-lime, a bit of earthiness, & a minor tropical fruity note thatís hard to pinpoint. Almost like pineapple but very, very subtle. Taste represents more of an earthy & spicy hop leaf flavor, much like a Noble hop would. Dense, with a solid, biting bitterness. Lighter, uplifting fruity notes of orange, citrus, & faint gooseberry pile up nicely over the soft background of heavy wheat & some doughy malt. Lingering, ashy leaf bitterness with a very small dash of citrus peel & wheat. First few sips didnít captivate me, but over the course of the can, this one really opened up nicely. At 5.5% this is nice & crushable, too. Very nice hoppy wheat ale that showcases a heavier spicy/ashy" hop profile than most, but does so nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light floral hops, citrus, wheat, tropical fruits. Taste of toasty wheat, toffee malts, citrus, light pine, and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at Three Aces. Poured hazy dark yellow with thinning white head. Aroma of fruity citrus kinda danky. Light carb med bod. Taste is drying with not fresh hop taste. :(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours hazy white lemony unclear with a white head. Aroma is a bit too subtle, notes of juicy tropical and citrus fruit. Flavor brings delicious fruity citrus Motueka hops that dominate that palate so nicely and bring a juicy body. The flavor of the wheat comes on the backend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1442) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can: Pour is cloudy lemon gold with a frothy, fine bubbled two finger white head into this glass. It retains on the average side, with some cob web presence. Thereís certainly a deficiency in the style out there ; therefore, itís a welcome addition to anyoneís local repertoire, I believe. I canít speak directly for Motueka hops, lacking the brewing experience in it but the distinction is fairly immediate here. Thereís a floral note but itís earthen, with light tangerine presence and a hint of spice. The flavor profile is more bittering hops than I suppose I expected, and thatís ok. It moves to peach, citrus rind, with a mild mannered balancing act from the malt bill. The wheat is feint initially, and that is also ok : their goal was to highlight the hops, and frankly the mouthfeel and bitterness level reminds of Daisy Cutter, which is not a surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1224) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - this reminded me of an IPA - just not super hoppy. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy gold white head. Nose/taste of wheat, grain, banana, toast and hops. Some grass. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (3535) - Melboring, 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 (1031) - 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 (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Aroma comes across as a DIPA, but the taste doesnít match and reminds me that this is a wheat ale instead. First brew from this brewery and has me looking forward to getting more!

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