Arcadia IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
3.33/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass in a rather chaotic bar...
Cloudy-orange color makes for a hazier-than-expected IPA with a thin, white head. Not too much retention. A refreshing scent of grapefruit, floral hops, and a peppery characteristic is rather inviting.
Flavor is a bit hard to define. Grapefruit is definitely the lead flavor on the tongue, but it disappears and turns into an incredibly sweet brew. Sharp carbonation and a thick body doesn't compliment the beginning to well, but the malty finish gives it a saving grace. Surprising that the carbonation doesn't cause any lacing down the side of glass.
Overall/notes - Well, this is a bit surprising for me, as I've enjoyed this out of the bottle before. It's a nice beer, but I'm not so sure I'd call it a go-to IPA. I wonder when this batch was actually brewed, as the malty finish overpowered the hops. I'll have to try it again.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2011 20:23:03 | More by bbkd3b
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3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 03:02:26 | More by constantine_272
3.65/5 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.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 00:42:59 | More by Isoruku
Arcadia IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.