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Arcadia IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia IPAArcadia IPA

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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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:
1060 OG; 41 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002)
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Reviews by beergeek279:
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +14%

Served in the 12 oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The color is copper, with an uneven foamy white head. The smell is a grapefruit-like citrus hoppiness. The taste is a slight grapefruit hops with a maltiness that just peeks through. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.

Not a bad IPA from Arcadia. It's not an imperial monster, but just the nice everyday drinking type. I'd be happy to see Arcadia's beers in Western PA...someday, I hope.

05-06-2004 04:34:54 | More by beergeek279
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14%

09-18-2012 21:49:56 | More by tectactoe
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

Split a mixed twelve pack with kmpitz2...onto the IPA. Pours a nice deep, vibrant orange with some suspended floaties. A nice frothy white head caps off the brew nicely. A nice citric, grapefruity Cascade aroma is initially noticeable along with some herbal spiciness. Sweet sugary caramel covered bread. I like the hop mix here.

First sip brings a somewhat laid back mix of citric and spicy herbal hops along with a bready, doughy malt background. Hints of caramel peek through along with a slight sour flavor. There's not really as much bitterness as I would like.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mellow carbonation. Quite easy to drink. I could have a few of these no problem...it's a nice, enjoyable English IPA.

04-11-2005 02:42:25 | More by orbitalr0x
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nickadams2

New York

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%

A_Hazy dark orange with a sticky white head. Plenty of lacing.

S_Citrus,grassy hops, and sweet malt.

T_A more malt forward IPA. Grassy, earthy hops and sweet malt. Hints of caramel and toffee.Bisquity.

M_Medium bodied and slick. Sticks on the lips.

D_Very easy drinking.

10-10-2010 23:57:26 | More by nickadams2
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-15-2012 03:32:26 | More by danthehopslamman
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -24.6%

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a large fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is grains and an odd mint and floral burnt plastic leather hoppiness.

The flavor is a little odd as well - some sweet fruity malts with a leathery ashy floral hoppiness that has a decent level of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for this one. It had a bunch of strange notes to it.

06-20-2007 02:56:42 | More by Beaver13
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-01-2013 18:02:01 | More by TTripp725
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Duster72

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a murky copper with a massive rocky head and thick lacing. Aroma is pleasant blend of pine and grapefruit with an offputting dishsoap smell. Taste is grapefruit, and pine with mild malt sweetness. Very dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rather thin. Wouldn't want to drink more than one. Relatively average IPA.

04-05-2007 00:38:53 | More by Duster72
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -14%

01-07-2013 22:36:58 | More by iemailjack
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

12 oz bottle from a sampler box. Pours a hazy apricot body, mostly foam from overcarbonation. Body is awash with tiny carbonation bubbles. Huge head is beige in color, retains well and is pitted and rocky.

Aroma is nicely balanced between spicy and floral hops and caramel maltiness. A pleasant note of green apple esters.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and overcarbonated(as all the Arcadia brews).

Taste is spicy and bitter hops, with a note of florals. Pleasant presence of English style maltiness adds a toffee maltiness. Finishes slightly dry with a fresh hops aftertaste. Not bad. Would probably resemble an English IPA if not for the overcarbonation.

Good drinkability, but I wish Arcadia would do something about the overcarbonation that seems so prevalent in their bottled line.

07-08-2006 13:12:13 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%

Sampled on tap In Ann Arbor , MI., Poured honey/apricot amber, tiny bubble head and then film, left a delicate coating of fine lacing, nice. Grainy, leafy hop nose. Medium bodied IPA, lots of grainy hop flavor. NIce malt counterpoint adds up a balanced, smooth drinking ale. Slightly watery in the center, but finishes with more hops flavor flowing on the tongue. Pleasant sessioner.

02-27-2005 18:49:45 | More by Billolick
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Thank you hopdog for including this as an extra in a trade.

Nice thick head on this IPA. Smells nice an hoppy, like I hopped it would. Funny how one can go from malt to hops in no time on their b-day. I owe it to the Foo FIghters for I get around.

Thick, and I mean oily thick IPA here folks. Not a whimpy IPA in the least. This bitch kicks ass and takes names. Not for the "eh yeah, I guess I like hops sometimes" crowd. This is a solid IPA brew.

07-14-2005 07:36:25 | More by fdrich29
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Skye1024

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14%

12-27-2011 19:26:49 | More by Skye1024
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%

Thanks to bort11 for a bottle. The beer foamed over when I opened it and I said "Uh-oh!" It took a good 15 minutes to pour it out because of the foam. Not much of a hoppy smell and it tastes a little flat for an IPA (even an English one). The beer tastes overcarbonated which affects the mouthfeel and drinkability. I will pass on this beer in the future.

Cheers.

01-07-2007 00:48:45 | More by SkinnyElvis
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-16-2011 02:40:38 | More by virinow
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

1.65/5  rDev -52.7%

Unimpressed by Arcadia IPA. There are some very obvious defects in this beer, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like this. First and foremost, in the aroma, I smell that plastic-y, band-aid, chlorinated smell that I usually correlate with contamination or a hot fermentation. Also, the fact that it's overcarbonated means that it could be an infection. There is bitterness, but this is not a good tasting beer with characteristics that I like. If it's not contaminated, then this is a poorly made beer and either way, I recommend against buying and or drinking this beer.

11-05-2010 05:45:47 | More by Soonami
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.29/5  rDev -5.7%

A dark yellow pour, minimal head, aroma was a confluence of grain and alcohol.

Taste, a good deal for the English version. Not as good as hopmouth, but more in line with tradition (which is a negative). It is definitely better than your standard English ipa from the island(s), but in the end, you just want them to push the envelope more into West Coast ipa territory if that's your bag. Toffee is nice and all, but I'd like a little more.

07-29-2010 17:05:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Dark amber appearance and essentially clearish. Milky head, clings to the glass in pretty nice partial Belgian lace patterns. Flowery aroma, almost similar to a cheap cologne. Pretty full in body, the carbonation is there but quite low in its assertion. First impression nice flavors in some aspects, especially at first (it gets a bit annoying) -- thick and malty but buttery with caramel. Its IPA status may be confirmed by aromatic floral notes that almost verge on candyish overall. Seems schizophrenic in many ways, diacetyl in character and thickish, the English hop profile doesn't quite drag it back and it seems overall odd for the style in a number of ways.

07-02-2005 00:23:20 | More by ADR
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: Copper slightly hazed tone with a full bubbly cream tinted head leaves impressive patches of well dispersed lacing. Aroma: Herbal, floral, and citrus mixture of hops with a tone of nutty caramel malt sweetness chiling there. Taste: Bitter upfront with a citrus twang absorb most of the malts here not as English as I was expecting. Hop flavors are muted a bit by the bitterness I feel that there many other IPAs out there I would go for over this one. Mouthfeel: Medium body slightly sticky enjoyable but a bit forgettable evenly carbonated can't complain too much. Drinkability: A beer that I was happy to try, but I can't say I will miss having a steady supply of this one.

09-10-2004 02:24:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2014 00:21:43 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-31-2014 21:38:49 | More by Adkins1203
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-26-2014 18:10:22 | More by JIMTRK16
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Brenden

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +20.3%

I have to say that I don't know if this has been tweaked, but it's now listed as 6% ABV and seems by memory to be slightly different than a fresh bottle I had of the exact same stuff a couple years ago.

This is a clear, amber-orange colored IPA. A fluffy white head sits on top and, while it doesn't last all that long, never fully dissipates and leaves a thick, sturdy foam that drops some thick lacing down the glass.
The aroma pours out as soon as I open the bottle. This one's pungent, with a nice strength and balance of floral, citrus and resiny hops behind a strong caramel malt. I assume malts are stronger in this one to balance it, as it's in the higher ABV bracket for the style. Anyway, this smells like all kinds of fresh, raw hops as well as tasty malts adding caramel and toffee notes.
The taste is similar with the exception that less of the citrus pulls through, though it does make for a more floral, earthy, raw flavor, and somewhere in the middle a buttery diacetlyic flavor comes through lightly; while it doesn't particularly detract and adds to the toffee aspect, it's not heavy and just sneaks through. The finish is semi-dry.
The body is medium, a little fuller than I remember it being, and goes quite smooth. The malts pull this one through for easy drinking and add some body to it, with a moderate carbonation giving it activity without going overboard.
There's very little that detracts from this brew's drinkability. Either this is underrated or all the reviews are old and it's been tweaked.

01-09-2011 00:11:12 | More by Brenden
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-20-2012 21:20:38 | More by cynical1027
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 08:37:56 | More by InfernoBoss
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Arcadia IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.