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Arcadia Angler's Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
1054 OG; 34 IBU

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 01-06-2002)
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Sbarnum57


4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

07-10-2014 16:52:05 | More by Sbarnum57
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MisterMagoo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

04-04-2014 19:14:30 | More by MisterMagoo
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

07-12-2012 22:42:28 | More by amishbooze
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TheInfamousElGuapo


4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

11-24-2012 20:03:11 | More by TheInfamousElGuapo
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.35/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz into kolsch glass.

Beautiful hazy orange amber color. Massive rocky head that leaves lacing down the entire glass.

Honey, apples, bread.

Malts upfront with nice hoppy finish.

Smooth and easy with a slightly dry finish.

Extremely drinkable. Took down a sixer with ease. Not filling and goes well with just about any food. A sleeper for sure. Will put this on my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 22:07:23 | More by MirkoCroCough
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a cloudy, dirty shade of orangish-bronze. On top is a massive white layer of foam which leaves excellent lacings throughout the duration of the glass. The smells are sweet and citrusy.

The taste is excellent. Several different fruits are exhibited in both their sweet and sour phases. The hops are noticable as well, and very welcomed. The label says that there are english goldings, fuggles, and williamette hops used to make this brew. I'm not familiar with any of that lingo, but damn this one sure does taste good. The mouthfeel probably stretches to the ranks of medium-bodied, and the drinkability is good as well. I want another one before the first one is even gone. I truly enjoyed this beer, and I'm sure I'll be picking it up again very soon. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 13:02:17 | More by jasonpeckins32
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Rostie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

12-13-2012 11:51:01 | More by Rostie
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Randle8281

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

08-07-2013 03:22:06 | More by Randle8281
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hammer09

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Despite its use of Pacific Northwest hops, Arcadia Angler's Ale is advertised as a pale ale brewed in the British Tradition. And after having a few of these I'd have to agree with the company line and to disagree with its APA style category here on Beer Advocate. This pale ale leans more to the English style rather than the American style.

A - Poured a hazy amber with a coarse, half inch head that dissipated quickly. I had hoped that this beer would have clarified upon standing for a few minutes, but this was not the case.

S - Pleasant and lightly hopped. Underlying note of a sweet malt character, slight note of grapefruit, and mild hop aroma.

T - The initial taste reminded me of a lager-style beer, but then the pale ale bitterness asserted itself. Although not nearly as bitter or floral as a typical APA. Overall taste is fairly malty with a nice flavor of caramel and toasted malts.

M - Crisp and sharp at the front with a dry finish. Good balance.

D - Drinkability is very good. I could easily have several of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 15:53:05 | More by hammer09
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Arcadia's Angler's Ale pours the typical copper colored body and creamy yellowed tan head that you'd expect of an English pale ale. If you hold the glass to the side you can see tiny bubbles sliding steadily upwards. The short head is creamy and holds fairly well, leaving behind spots and splashes as it goes.

Fairly bold floral and grassy hops greet you in the nose over a solidly caramelish base. Very nice!

In the mouth it's medium-light in body and smooth with a delicate tingle on the tongue.

The flavor is as the nose suggests with the addition of a little bit of yeasty fruitiness (pears, apples). It starts with floral and grassy hops, warms to reveal its fruitiness and sweet caramel malts, and then becomes more herbal and leafy at the swallow. Bitterness is kept in check, and given the amount of rich malt present, it can seem almost sweetish at times. Hops linger in the mouth for quite some time, backed by traces of malt and a moderate, clinging bitterness. Nicely done!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 23:45:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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inebrius

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The perfect golden-amber quaffer when trolling for Walleye or just watching someone else do it on TV. A nose full of dirt and a few curls of lemon skin. Earthy hops linger against an artful toasty backdrop. A precise carbonation makes this beer a session treat. English, indeed!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2003 13:14:55 | More by inebrius
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lumpy1126

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.2%

06-01-2012 23:11:49 | More by lumpy1126
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-22-2011 02:14:16 | More by Another6Pack
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FedExPope

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-21-2011 03:19:20 | More by FedExPope
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granger10

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer I tell my friends to try who want an introduction to microbrews. There are no real hugely noticeable flavors but more of a withdrawn blend of flavors. The beer is more complex than I thought it would be with a good blend of hops and somewhat of a nutty taste in it. Anglers Ale goes down easy and is an enjoyable beer to have, esp. in these hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2003 05:02:26 | More by granger10
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-12-2012 22:52:18 | More by IPAchris
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mobyfann

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $15 even for the Midwest Taster...

The appearence is starts out with a hazy amber color with a medium head, nice retention and nice lacing as well, a pretty beer. The smell is a bold one of citrus, malt and floral aromas.

The taste is pretty solid with the smell. You get what you smell, the citrus really took control of my mouth with this beer. The mouthfeel works well all around the palette from start to finish. The drinkability is good for 2 or 3, but no more after that, it's hoppier than most Pale Ales that I'v eever had.

Final Thought: Very impressed with this one, the Midwest Taster is proving to be an excellent mix from this region!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2004 20:58:42 | More by mobyfann
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-22-2011 23:50:10 | More by MacStinson
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RudiNicole

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-02-2011 15:22:02 | More by RudiNicole
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was greatly surprised and impressed by this one. I first heard about it last fall and I had looked it up and their own website made it sound like a weak, light beer so I avoided it for the longest time. However, I gave it a shot recently and was very glad I did. It reminded me of a strong, English pale, very similar to a Bass. It had some mild yet distict hops but also a solid malt finish. This may be one of my new favorites from Arcadia!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 01:43:03 | More by jeremyd365
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gmfessen

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy, peachy-orange color with a huge, frothy off-white head. Smell is primarily hops, slightly spicy and pale malt is also apparent. Taste is very well balanced, a slightly sweet malty background complemented nicely with a slightly spicy hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a frothy carbonation. Overall this is a very drinkable beer and not too shabby either. I would definitely try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 15:22:27 | More by gmfessen
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dmamiano

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice polished copper color wth a small head that fades to a white mist that lasts.
Sweet english malts of caramel, cracker and spicy hops dominate the nose.
Balnced on the palate. Good mix of hops/malts.
Smmooth feel and a nice , clean finish.
A nice "session" beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 20:38:06 | More by dmamiano
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nota

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally a pale ale that rivals the quality of a SNPA . This beer has a goldish copper color. As you pour a large off white head appears. You can only pour 2/3 of a bottle into a pilsner glass and wait awhile for the head to subside before pouring the rest of the bottle. Leaves light amount of lacing down the glass. This beer is well balance with taste consistent with agood APA. Sweet malt, floral and pine and nicely hopped, but not as much as other APA's I have had. I will not hesitate in buying this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 19:07:41 | More by nota
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-11-2011 06:50:21 | More by buddyvelt
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nortmand

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours caramle-amber with alot of white foam, maybe should have chilled this one.
Smell delicious, piney-Goldings, very English.
Taste is sweet caramel with a bitter, pine resin finish. Again, very British.
Too carbonated! Maybe I'm drinking it a bit warm, but explodes into foam as soon as it hit the tongue.
Good beer, but serve cold, of it will bomb out on you.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 00:23:42 | More by nortmand
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Arcadia Angler's Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.