Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +45.7%
Pours brilliant pumpkin orange. Fluffy white head.
Nutmeg dominates the aroma and is supported by balanced undercurrents of cinnamon, cloves and white pepper.
Slight sweetness up front, flavorful spice midtongue. Again, nutmeg dominates, but clove oil is also there. It also leaves a nice peppery heat tingle on the outer edges of the tongue. Fantastic. Very nice biscuit flavors there as well.
Medium bodied, this is a very nice beer. Solid English ale base, complex and interesting without being overbearing, this is a world class pumpkin ale.
09-12-2007 22:03:08 | More by nortmand
4.63/5 rDev +42.9%
My brother recommended this to me in a sixtel. I am glad he did! This draft beer is very drinkable and leaves no aftertaste. I poured it in a chilled glass and the lines to my beer meister were brand new - a perfect setup for a good fall beer. Can't wait to get home tonight and have another!
11-20-2009 19:18:23 | More by PaulAD
4.4/5 rDev +35.8%
This is a truly excellent fall beer. The aroma when first poured reminds one of a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Upon tasting it you will not be disappointed in the aroma, it truly has that pumpkin pie taste. Hints of nutmeg linger on your tongue. The beer is very drinkable, not at all heavy, and refreshing on a crisp fall day.
11-12-2009 16:56:49 | More by Katahdin
4.35/5 rDev +34.3%
A- A slightly hazy orange liquid with a small, thin white head. Absolutely no carbonation streams rising to the top.
S- Wow, very aromatic. Lots and lots of pumpkin and cinnamon and other spices. Very unique and interesting, it blows me away.
T- Delicious. Pumpkin and spices and a little bready. This covers all the bases. Wonderful and flavorful. Really impressive.
M- Very creamy and tasty. This makes my mouth water. Excellent.
D- Very well done. A little on the rich side, but this has replaced O'Fallon's as my favorite pumpkin ale.
09-28-2007 02:19:06 | More by david131
4.3/5 rDev +32.7%
A: Amber color, cloudy, good head. some sediment.
S: Nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, malty sweetness
T: Cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices followed by a pumpkin pie flavor.
M: Malty but easy to drink. Carbonated quite well.
Overall: This beer is really good. Spices up front with a pumpkin flavor and a pleasant aroma. Definitely recommend.
09-30-2011 22:46:43 | More by HeavyMetalBrew
4.3/5 rDev +32.7%
Appears dark amber with some brown tint to it, 1/8 inch, very thin, white head with very little carbonation bubbles to the top, no lacing. Smells primarily of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spices, very much like a pumpkin pie. Taste is of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, and some breadiness, with a sweet brown sugar pickup as the beer warms. Very smooth and creamy with little carbonation. Definitely a drinkable pumpkin ale, not too overwhelming in any of the aspects, nicely balanced with all of the flavors. Fantastic for a Fall brew.
10-01-2007 21:54:04 | More by HopDerek
4.22/5 rDev +30.2%
12oz single...bought a 6 pack at Sam's in Downers Grove, right down the street from the Westin I am staying at for work and consumed while watching the cubs game and chargers-packers
appearance: sweet label featuring a man-eating pumpkin and the traditional arcadia font. pours into a hotel tumbler - body is a clear pumpkin shade of amber with a very minimal beige head and very little lacing
smell: nice pumpkin pie aroma - i can tell this one will have a fair amount of pumpkin flavour and not just a whole ton of spice. nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and brown sugar spotted in the background
taste: this is a very nice pumpkin ale that definitely fits somewhere in my top 5. I may have to scoop another 6 pack down here in case it does not make its way up to Madison. Flavour is dominated by a nice pumpkin pie aroma with a nice bready crust flavour highlight as well. The use of cinnamon is great and not overpowering. Nutmeg and brown sugar provide nice compliments as well
mouthfeel: smooth and creamy
09-23-2007 20:14:36 | More by dirtylou
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev +29.6%
A: A deep rich ruby color that is slightly hazy. It has a decent sized laced head.
S: Nice sweet malt aroma with a great mixture of spices like cinnamon and all spice.
T: The beer has a fantastic woody cinnamon flavor that turns into all spice a nutmeg type flavor. The blend of spices and the malt really give me the allusion of a pumpkin beer even though this is not a pumpkin.
D/M:Crisp and clean but packs a subtle punch. Strong flavors that blend together well. The label was also really cool which misled me to think this was a pumpkin.
10-25-2010 01:52:32 | More by pzrhsau
4.2/5 rDev +29.6%
A: Poured a muddy/cloudy brown red color, little to no head, no lacing.
S: Pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, apple, cinnamon, red wine. Smells like halloween in the fall. Very nice nose.
T: Cinnamon, pumpkin spices, allspice and some nutmeg. Sweetly bitter. There's something I love about pumpkin spices brewed into beer and wine. My favorite wine, for example, is a local wine called Witche's Brew, a red wine with very similar overtones.
M: A little carbonation, no alcohol tingle at all. Satisfying despite the lack of carbonation, partly due to its richness.
O: A great October ale, or something to remind you of the wonderful smells and tastes of Fall. I love the picture on the front - this may be my new favorite Halloween ale. Quite good.
09-12-2011 23:24:34 | More by bluHatter
4.1/5 rDev +26.5%
Foured into 16oz draft glass.
A. has the appearance of a pumpkin colored amber. very nice.
S. I can smell the nutmeg and cinnamon along with a hint of pumpkin.
T. I really enjoy the taste of this pumpkin beer much better than others I have tried. (Dogfishhead, Weyerbacher and Wolavers) however it does fall short of the Screaming Pumpkin Ale. You can pick up the nutmeg and cinnamon in this beer with a hint of pumpkin.
M. Like alot of beer it feel very good with no bad lingering after taste.
D. Again I think this is a very good pumpkin beer. Surprised not everyone feels the same.
10-17-2010 21:12:19 | More by Buggabeer
4.1/5 rDev +26.5%
On tap at hopcat CBS day. Oh what a day!
A-golden caramel with no head whatsoever
S-nice spiciness that reminds me of Thanksgiving
T-lavander with old spices. Almost like a Christmas ale
M- medium body and smooth
O-"tastes like Thanksgiving" said waitress and it didn't disappoint
10-02-2011 15:59:18 | More by brew3crew
Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.