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Arcus India Pale Ale | Big Storm Brewing Company

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3.68
pDev:
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Arcus India Pale AleArcus India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Storm Brewing Company
Florida, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 163
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Photo of Jdotmilligan
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First time trying this brewery. The can had good artwork and I love IPA's.

The smell had a very strong sent of orange. Towards the backend you could smell the resin. Very low hop smell.

It poured with a dark orange color. Slightly cloudy with some carbonation. Nice amount of head to it.

Taste...oh the taste. Very fruity. Strong, very strong, notes of orange. Small trace amounts of grapefruit and resin. I got so much orange, the it masked any other flavor. Had a slight back note of hops, not really present as I would have wished.

Aftertaste was one of honey and risen. Very sweet, and not what I was looking for in an IPA.

Not something I would buy again. They seemed to have Florida in mind when making this. All about orange. The honey added to the sweetness. Almost like a poorly made hoppy creamsicle. Not something I would buy again.

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Photo of Llcruserll
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bitter and hoppy! The flavor of this wonderful IPA is almost to the bitterness of a double IPA. The aroma is awesome, hoppy hoppy hoppy. I can't believe the alcohol isn't above 8 percent. This is an exceptional IPA with lots of wonderful hoppy bitterness. One of the better IPAs I have had in awhile, little did I know this brewery is only a hour away. I will drink this beer any day!

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Photo of DevWand
1.92/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the can into a chilled glass. The color was a murky golden orange; very cloudy.
Smelled of musky malts. Tasted like it smelled. :( Poured the beer down the drain after tasting.

Perhaps I picked up an old can? Wish there was a expiration date or something to indicate the beers age... As it stands, one of the worst beers I've ever had. Hopefully I'll have a chance to have the beer on tap, in the future; because I certainly won't risk drinking the canned version again.

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Photo of DMACH
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pretty good all around IPA nice brass color. Went well with the ground beef chorizo burger and curry chips. Held it's own and didn't over power the meal

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this on tap at Prime Bar in Wesley Chapel, FL. I saw that this was local and an IPA so I had to give it a shot. A decent beer, but nowhere near a 5.

Pours the typical caramel malt color with a nice, stiff white head on top. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a large malt backbone. A bit of rancidity is in the nose, almost like a green apple aroma. The green apple isn't as prevalent in the flavor, but there is still something slightly off. Grapefruit hops with a large pine dose in the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well balanced.

I had one of these and then followed this one up immediately with a Jai Alai and the differences are night and day. A decent beer from a local brewer. If Jai Alai is on draft, I would choose JA every time.

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Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can w/o any freshness info

Pours clouded dull orange hued medium amber. Fluffy and lasting light oatmeal head. Leaves quality looking generous amounts of fine sheeting up and down the glass. Nice looking beer.

Sniff is also orange infused. Also getting some light pine and malt sweetness

Moderately hoped IPA, with more fruity citrus then anything else. Hops are most pronounced in the finish, where they are quite resiny tasting and drying.

Decent...nothing amazing....worth a try...more respectable new craft beer from Florida

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Photo of Beer21
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of KensWorld
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wilfonzo
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbmiche
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrecknut
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty orange/light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus hops. Taste is hoppy, pine, some citrus, mild bitterness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewUSA
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricoslim
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Arcus India Pale Ale from Big Storm Brewing Company
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