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RATINGS: 116   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


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Very murky yellow-orange with scant head. Fantastic nose of cherry, pineapple, other juicy fruits, gumballs, and spruce. Medium-light body with bright carbonation. Lots more gumball, with orange zest, and pineapple. Excellent. Similar to Gumballhead/Lil Sumpin.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Cloudy yellow with decent, creamy, white head / Bright nose of weed, pine, citrus, tropical fruit, cream / Light body, crisp and dry, maybe a touch thin but debatable and with otherwise fine balance, and nice bitter finish / Stylish flavors of straw, lemon, pear, pineapple, spruce, weed / Superb, especially as a summer patio quaffer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma is citrus, hop resin, mildly perfumed yeast and pine. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, wheat, fruit, slight hop resin notes, a small hint of heat medium body and a mildly bitter/dry/tangy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vir4030 (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden orange on tap at piece. Head is beautiful. Nose is hoppy and so is the body. Is is a wheat ale? I don’t know. Oh yes there it is.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22oz bomber shared by Brian. Great tropical hops and wheat aroma, really pleasant and reminiscent of FFF. Pretty much in the top tier of American Wheats. Mellow medium body, very refreshing and sessionable. Soft on the palate, really well executed. Delicious, world class.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at Small Bar. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with an orange hue and a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a great combination of grassy hops, light wheat and a touch of Mary Jane. Flavor has a similar combination of grass, marijuana and light wheat with a touch of underlying wheat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1208) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can. Thanks Chris. Hazy gold with a off white head. Citrus zest and light malt. Tart, smooth and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1281) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bomber thanks to Pawola22! Pours a cloudy peach with a medium off-white head. Aroma is extremely fruity, peaches, pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit, with loads of resinous hops and wheat sweetness. Taste of lots of fresh sweet fruits, tropical, citrus. Some wheat and nutty malt with some slightly clean bitter resinous pine hop spice. Clean, crisp and easy drinking. Would be great on a hot summer day. Delicious!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Really nice citrus presence with a bit of a tropical and floral background. Light body and quite crisp. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a wheaty gold with an onslaught of billowing white head. The nose is piney hops and grapefruit citrus along with a clean wheat crispness. The taste is bready malt and floral hops, with pine building into the finish. The mouthfeel is decently full for a wheat ale, and with lots of tingly hoppiness. Overall, this is a wonderful and refreshing wheat ale. The fuller body is especially nice and I love the nose on this brew.


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