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Arcadia IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

1060 OG; 41 IBU
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Ratings: 645 | Reviews: 347
Photo of Billet
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not your typical IPA, which is fine with me. The color is a nice orange-amber with a light head and some lacing. It has an definite lemon pepper smell. The flavor is a bit malty, with an earthy slightly tangy finish. It is not very bitter at all. I guess this makes it an English style IPA. A nice drinking beer.

Photo of Dwbrju2
2.63/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Another disappointing IPA with citrusy American hops.

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was not good. Super foamy, carbonated, almost sour flavor with mild hop bitterness. This is the strangest ipa I have ever had. Lost of sediment in there too, and not in a good way. Sometimes it can be appealing, this looked like dirt and sand.

Won't seek out or purchase again.

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of leafy floral hops are present in the nose along with hints of toasted malts.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit and toasted malts along with a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness. Faint hints of nutty sweetness are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this IPA has a really nice balance between the malty flavors and hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of tkelley
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a large tulip glass.

A - nice bronze body with a pillowy creamy eggshell colored head. Good retention and great lacing.

N - kind of grassy and a little hoppy. English hops.

T - good taste. Boozier than expected. Biscuity malts and fine old world hops.

M - fine.

O - good enough.

Photo of nasty15108
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Throughly enjoyable. Not a big hop bomb of an ale, but enough bitterness and maltiness to be very enjoyable.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/6/2014. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, bready malt, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pine, floral, grass, toast, biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops, bready malt, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good English IPA. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, bready malt, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper-amber color with some floaties and with a super intense head of white foam that prevents the beer from being poured in a single pour. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to where more beer could be poured into the glass. Eventually all the head faded away to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is bready with mostly a citrus hop aroma of grapefruit. Along with these smells are some floral hops and a dank pine hop smell as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit sweetness.

Taste – The taste begins with a very lightly toasted and bready flavor with a moderate showing of tropical fruit sweetness of tangerine and a little bit of mango. There is a bitter grapefruit hop upfront that creates a hop base for the brew. While there are tropical fruits upfront, they later fade being replaced by a little bit of a caramel flavor. Along with the change in sweeter flavors also comes an increase in the hop with the grapefruit getting accompanied a stronger some pine and a bit of an herbal taste. A little bit of tangerine and mango come back to the tongue at the end, with the mix of flavors leaving a somewhat dank hopped, but still malty and lightly fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style a little lower carbonation may have been better for the dank hop and bready tastes, but overall the feel was pretty decent.

Overall – An alright IPA that is slightly more dank and resinous in hop profile. It was alright, but nothing too special overall, with me likely taking other IPA’s of comparable price and abv. over this one.

Photo of mmva321
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a misty but vibrant golden/amber color. Beautiful color, really. There's a lot of of frothy khaki head that leaves some lacing along the side, and a little carbonation.

S: Hops and citrus. That's about it. Nice and strong and pretty simple and standard. If I use my imagination, I might be getting some coriander or strawberry, but I basically have to be drowning in it to come up with those aromas.

T: Hops and citrus again. It's not flat by any means. It is bright and vibrant. Once again, I don't know if I'm getting some other flavors (maybe there's some earthiness), but it is pretty good.

M: Maybe a little too much carbonation and dryness at the end, but it is rich and full and gives a robust quality to a robust style.

O: It is standard, but this is a very well done IPA that is vibrant enough to make it worth your while.

Photo of constantine_272
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark copper, with brown and red tints. Clear with medium high carbonation. Surprising low head out of the bottle, however left a respectable layer of white foam for the long haul.

S: Wheat crackers, some rye bread and zesty citrus of orange rind. Maybe a little spiciness of lemongrass.

T: Cedar. Walnut. Orange rind. This brew had a nice chewy malt backbone. Nice long and slow pipe tobacco, malt vinegar and balsamic finish.

M: Starts off watery and juicy. Nice and Medium dry through the middle. Dryness lingers but remains mellow. Low acidity for your usual ipa. Really easy going.

O: Great everyday ipa. It's mellow and drinkable. The malt balances the hop nicely making it extremely versatile. The only downside to being a well rounded beverage means that it doesn't stand out in any particular way in the hops department.

Photo of Isoruku
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Don't know why this beer garners such unenthusiastic reviews. I just had one, bought at random, and it's a delightful surprise. The flavor is citrusy without being over the top, and there is enough hoppiness and malt to be rewarding. True, it doesn't really come across as an IPA, and I think that's part of the problem: what is it, exactly? Honestly, I don't care - it's worth having on hand.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange in color with a thick head of foam, Arcadian IPA is pleasing to the senses upon first inspection. The foam holds its own for a while and the nose is one of citrus, mango, pine, and caramel malt and it’s quite nice.

Now for the taste. This IPA doesn’t disappoint and its flavors are about what I expected based on the nose. The flavors of citrus, mango, caramel malt, and some pine are present, joined by tastes of bready malts, some grassiness, pineapple, and a slight buttery character. The body of the beer is medium overall and it’s less bitter than other IPA.

This beer is a little different from other IPA I have tried, but I must say that I find it agreeable and like it more as I drink more. At first, I was a little put off by the buttery component to the taste, but I took a liking to it once I opened a second bottle and actually find it interesting. The taste is less bitter than others of this style and it seems like an IPA that most will find at least acceptable. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Photo of nukem5
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Murky orange color with tan head.

S: Aroma is a strange lightly scented hopped fragrance earthy and bitter.

T: Taste is mostly bitter with some pine and citrus notes.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: Overall an OK beer glad to try it!

Photo of champ103
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear reddish/orange color. At first a large pillowing white head forms, with good retention. Rings of lace are left down the glass.
S: A big mango like hop punch up front. Floral and citrus like as well. Then the malts. Caramel, lightly buttery, bread. Pretty good.
T: Mango, citrus, floral hops up front and potent. A bit on the oil and soapy side. Buttery malt is a bit more apparent here. Not bad, just kind of muddled and confused.
M/D: A light to medium body with moderate carbonation. A very oily consistency, and a bit on the thin side. Not hard to drink. Bottle will be gone in no time, and the six pack won't go to waist.

Not bad, but a bit of style confusion. At first a mango citrus like west coast style IPA, then the buttery malt tries to balance. Not the best example of the style, but enjoyable for what it is.

Photo of BierStein711
4.41/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Stone IPA shaker pint, hazy gold body with off-white head, and moderate carbonation.

mouthfeel: thicker

Smell: Hemp, pine, and floral hop

Taste: ropey malts paired with hoppy delights-- grapefruit flavors abound with an orange finish

Overall, this is a grand beer; I'd buy a sixer.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I've had this beer before, but it's been quite a long time, so I'm interested to try it again. Expectations are decent, based on Arcadia's good reputation.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours a hazed coppery burnt sienna orange colored body with some brown highlights when held to the light. Two fingers of beige off-white head. Lots of active carbonation. Tons of bubbles rushing topside. Some dark specks of sediment lingering. Looks pretty nice to me.

S - Smell is pretty bland and uninspired. Very bready. Some soapiness. Some overripe banana. And a hint of orange & pineapple just to remind you that there are hops & malts in there. Smells pretty boring, though..

T - Taste is a step up from the lackluster nose. Some bready malt, lager yeasty type taste, some spicy cloves, bubblegum malt, crisp carbonation, some fruity pineapple, & just a hint of brown sugar.

M - Feel ends sticky, bitter, and dry, with some sugary green apple skin lingering on the palate.

Overall, a decent English style IPA from Arcadia. While this isn't exactly my preferred style, it is a more approachable version. Easy drinking at 6.00% abv, I enjoyed this quite a bit more than some of the others I've had. Recommended.

Arcadia IPA ---3.5/5

Photo of Samp01
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An orange amber hued color with a medium off white lasting head with some light lacing. Aroma is of pine and floral hops, some grapefruit notes with caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast fruity grapefruit notes with some floral pine hops bitterness. A medium body, smooth sweet bitter flavor with good carbonation on the palate. Ending is a combination of sweet caramel malt, yeast, mild grapefruit with some floral pine hops for balance. A very good, tasty and enjoyable brew.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a light orange color with nice clarity. a generous 2+ finger off white head that hangs around for a bit.

Smell: hops, hard to tell the kind, a grassy and graininess that seems out of place

Taste: strong hops, followed by an odd grassiness that tastes a bit grainy. Thats the only way to describe it; it is an odd slightly off taste

Mouthfeel: overly bitter, could use more carbonation

Overall: Arcadia falls a bit short for me most of the time. I wish i knew if the beer i was drinking from them was fresh but of course no freshness date to be found

Photo of Omnium
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a decent gold color, shy of a finger head, nice lacing.
S - Pine, grassy and earthy scents up front, some toasted grain and malt, little traces of citrus fruits.
T - Taste follow the aroma almost exactly, pine and grassy hop flavors, with a lighter malt base.
M - Medium thin, and bitter hops hang on, clean and dry finish.
O - A drier English IPA, but its very clean and crisp. Nothing too exciting, but decent.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is copper, head presented nicely, dense and about 1/2" thick.

Smell is crisp, clean malt, light toast and caramel, hop is a mostly pine, hints of grapefruit.

Taste is pale malt sweetness upfront, clean flavors, light caramel note but not over sweet; hop bitterness is pretty strong, hop flavor is grassy, piney.

Mouthfeel is solid in the EIPA style, crisp, solid malt flavor, solid lingering bitterness.

Overall, a quite solid EIPA, good clean malt flavors and subdue hop presence with strong bitterness.

Photo of Alextricity
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: I took it out of the fridge, cracked it open, and foam nearly poured all over me... I managed to get a glass just in time. I hadn't even stood it up or anything, it just did it without any bottle shaking or anything. A bit ridiculous. Huge head that went 50/50 with the beer in my glass ... four or five fingers. The beer's a pretty hazy burnt orange color, and the head's off-white with some little particles in it to make it look like vanilla bean ice cream, and it's super bubbly. The lacing lasts all glass long as well. I'd go higher on the appearance, but the head lasts so long it's hard to get the whole bottle of beer into the glass.

Smell: Honestly, a bit of a dish soap-like smell, with some very shy hop aromas. The malts aren't there too much in the smell either. I figured this was a bit unique, and I'm guessing it's because it's an English IPA -- I haven't had one of these before.

Taste: Much like the smell... for an IPA, really subdued and dubbed down. As I said, I haven't had an EIPA before, so this could well be how it's supposed to be. Really a rather light tasting IPA, with a pretty light bitterness ... super refreshing. Some slight floral hoppiness and then spiciness on the finish, and then a nice bit of malt for the balance. An extremely inoffensive IPA that would be awesome on a hot day. Quite frankly, this tastes like a pale ale with a just a bit more hops thrown in.

I like this one quite a lot... a rather unique take on an IPA (yet again, could be because it's of the English variety), and it's very easy drinking. Would be pretty much the perfect IPA to drink after a long summer day, as it's not cloying, isn't too bitter, and is insanely drinkable. Very tasty IPA.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clean amber/copper pour with copious amounts of frothy off white head, leaving behind insane amounts of lacing. a beautiful looking beer. the smell is lacking, unfortunately.. a mild soapy/pine scent with a metallic overtone. a slight sweet malt profile up front, then comes a nice hoppy bitterness. very earthy, very subtle.
medium body with a very creamy feel on the lips, moderately carbonated.

a very standard ipa, very easy drinking. nothing too special, but not bad by any means.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice three finger head with scattered lacing and decent retention on a cloudy copper body. Lots of pear in the aroma, more so than any other IPA I have had. Also with some orange peel and little on the malt side. More pear heavy in the flavor with a lot of green apple again light on the malts. Some caramel and floral notes as well with hint of metallic flavors in the finish. Medium body and fairly highly carbonated. Not a bad IPA, certainly unique with nice flavors. Not a malt forward beer but enough malts are there to provide some flavors.

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a darker, almost brownish rusty copper, cloudy, and unfiltered. Head is modest, and lacing is punctuated as fine foamy dots. Nose isn't recognizably floral IPA like, actually showing more malt and sweet than anticipated for an IPA. Mouthfeel has lower carbonation for this bottle, but is fine in character, like champagne. Bitter notes are late, a sweet, not too dry note early, the echo of bitter notes not well extended. This won't last long for an IPA, which for an IPA is usually not the case, in its echo, I mean. Perhaps this is better considered a mild session ale, to my tongue the hop notes giving is a lower IBU if I were to guess. I wouldn't pass this up on tap, or at a party, but given other IPA's out there, I wouldn't take six.

Photo of HarrySTruman
2.74/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a darker amber with a big fluffy head. Lots of lacing and big bubbles that stuck around for the entire beverage.

Smelled like a mix of Belgian yeast and malts, with a hint of citrus and grass.

Taste wasn't pleasing. Good balance of bitter and sweet, but it reminded me of salt water. Orange peels, malts and grassy flavors were what really stood out to me.

Medium to high carbonation, really easy to drink. Finishes dry and bitter but with the sweet start its a good balance on the tongue.

I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again. I've had a few English IPA's that were hard to drink, this one is no problem. Can't really taste the alcohol either. I'm certainly not an English IPA expert.

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Arcadia IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.