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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2511) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1323) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (798) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1809) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (174) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
酸味が強い ポップの香り&

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (368) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3812) - 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. Itís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3034) - 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.


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