Arcadia Angler's Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by nomad:
3.53/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very attractive medium copper color, clear as day, in a pint. Maybe the glass was a little dirty because the head would prop up but wouldn't stay for long despite moderate, tight carbonation.
Smells of lightly toasted biscuits, a soft fruitiness, and a mix of pine and earthy/fruity hop scents (bottle says hopped with Goldings). A bit quiet but spot on for British-styled pale.
Taste is true session material, no doubt - barely sweet but full maltiness, followed by fruity wisps of Ringwood, a smidge of diacetyl, and a lemony dry finish that pops with slaking texture and a complex twine of floral and fruity hop flavors. Great balance for a Bitter sort of brew, sliding from smooth but characterful malts to estery punch to hoppy intrigue. Mouthfeel was a little slight but slick, aiding in drinkability.
Great session pint, not a big complex but one that shows in crossing waves over time. Not a beer that takes its age well in the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2005 18:43:49 | More by nomad
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3.48/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/23/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, apple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, apple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, apple, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid complexity of citrus/earthy hops, bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and some slight cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly/sticky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very solid English pale ale. Good balance and solid complexity of citrus/earthy hops, bready malt, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 23:56:44 | More by superspak
Arcadia Angler's Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.