GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at GTMW 2013 - cloudy straw colored pour with a thin white head. nice hop aroma; pineapple, mango and orange. clean on the palate, juicy hop flavors mixed with wheat dryness. nice mouthfeel and an overall great (refreshing) beer.
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours lightly hazy golden with a white head. Aromas of mango, citrus, grassy hops, and some wheat. Flavors of mango, orange, wheat, and a bit of pale malt. Nice amount of hop bitterness. Nice hoppy wheat.
dwm1034 (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my first Shogun...guess I was enjoying them too much to rate.....from Antioch Liquors via the beer frig at the lake. Pours a foggy yellow with your usual 2 or 3 finger head; quickly dissipates with some moderate lacing.
As advertised....the wheaty nose and taste blended with a hoppy (spruce / citrus) bite. Wonderful.
Will keep 'em coming....but ONLY IN ILLINOIS!
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madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Nose is fruity with dank hops, and lightly wheaty malt. Pretty straightforward. Taste is dank mango hops, nice wheat and dry pale malt. Gentle carbonation and a medium body.
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 I’ve ever had. I’d have happily shared, but I’m glad I got to enjoy this one all to myself.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Thanks Chris. Hazy gold with a off white head. Citrus zest and light malt. Tart, smooth and refreshing.
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Citrus and orange aroma. Taste is the same with big hop finish.
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra from rxeight-thanks, Al! Nose is some wheat and light orange and grassy hops. Very dry...ok. would like a rounder profile.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
fluffy (2023) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.