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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Weve 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
16oz can. Thank you to the owner of Bare Hands brewery. Mostly hazy, golden yellow color. Good thin white head. Good bits and short ropes of lace. Awesome flavor profile. Great, sort of lightly dry wheat aroma, with the perfect amount of grassy, hay-like hops. Some light lemon citrus. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good hoppy aftertaste. Light to moderate amount of bitter, very nice zesty sweet, just a bit of spice. Probably the most awesome wheat ale Ive ever had. Id have happily shared, but Im glad I got to enjoy this one all to myself.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can. Thanks Chris. Hazy gold with a off white head. Citrus zest and light malt. Tart, smooth and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
16oz can pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Citrus and orange aroma. Taste is the same with big hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Extra from rxeight-thanks, Al! Nose is some wheat and light orange and grassy hops. Very dry...ok. would like a rounder profile.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Aroma is very light overall with some wheat notes, and light fruity hops underneath. Highly carbonated with strong resiny hop character that dominates the flavour. Finishes very bitter. Strangely low aroma for the apparent hopping.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
ya know, just adding more hops to a wheat beer doesnt really make it better. brew a hefe, a wit. dont want to make an american wheat? i dont blame you. but there are good versions of wheat beers out there, and just adding more hops doesnt just instantly make it better. if anything trying to make a good wheat beer is more challenging than just tossing extra hops in and calling it a day. big problem with a lot of american breweries today.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Can from NobleSquirrel (and previously, pantanap). Pours hazy golden with dissipating white head. Aroma is sort of hempy, like Sorachi Ace, but the description tells me otherwise. Once again, I know nothing about beer. Really reminds me of Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. Also get some other stank in there. Taste brings some wheaty flavors combined with those dank hops. Palate is average to full. Finish brings the bitter in a more significant way than on the palate. I wish I could describe this better, because I really like it. Maybe I just got buzzed quick on other beers before this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Can with friends courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy lemon peel with a big white head and great lacing. Big hoppy, grassy, citrusy, tangerines, orange peel, pineapples, and wheaty aroma. Taste is big hoppy, grassy, light weedy, biscuit, straw, grapefruity, and citrusy with a medium bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Nice refreshing wheat pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 16 oz can, thanks Matt! Very hazy yellow pour with lacing white head, aroma brought notes of nice lemon, biscuit, nice lemon peel, earthy spice, hints of cracker, nice orange as well, really refreshing smell. Taste is very refreshing, nice lemon, lemon peel, grass, biscuit, slight orange peel, finishing with a hint of earth, spice, more lemon, slightly bitter. Could chug this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Can from brewery. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and other fruity hops. Light dry wheat taste, leading into slight grapefruit-and-other-fruit notes, and finally a bitter finish. Light body. Good stuff.


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