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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an ale brewed with spices, not brewed with pumpkin.

(Beer added by: nortmand on 09-12-2007)
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5/5  rDev +53.4%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +53.4%

Nofear048, Jan 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +53.4%

JosephRAD, Apr 17, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +52.1%

PERFECT...Fall beer

brockg, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

PrXiMiTi, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of nortmand
4.72/5  rDev +44.8%

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.

nortmand, Sep 12, 2007
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4.68/5  rDev +43.6%

AshJazz, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of PaulAD
4.63/5  rDev +42%

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!

PaulAD, Nov 20, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

ianpstephens, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

horsecorosous, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

ThatsStout, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

wrightst, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

todesengel135, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Katahdin
4.4/5  rDev +35%

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.

Katahdin, Nov 12, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +33.4%

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.

david131, Sep 28, 2007
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4.32/5  rDev +32.5%

Slking41188, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of HeavyMetalBrew
4.3/5  rDev +31.9%

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.

HeavyMetalBrew, Sep 30, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +31.9%

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.

HopDerek, Oct 01, 2007
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

ROBSTARR, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Rich540, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

a6ladd, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Peanut2074, Sep 04, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +29.4%

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

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Sep 23, 2007
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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.