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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

345 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 21.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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ChaseBacon

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-28-2013 03:35:52 | More by ChaseBacon
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Lackluster beer at best.

Poured a cloudy orange color with a one finger head that faded fast. Spices are there...cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. This beer leaves an odd after taste in the mouth.

I understand that there are no pumpkins used in brewing this beer. That is ok because pumpkins do not have much taste. It is just a lousy ale that is poorly spiced.

Not a drain pour, but this beer is a chore to drink. It is blah and dull.

So many better fall and pumpkin beers out there this one should be avoided.

11-25-2013 04:11:35 | More by JohnFatAss
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -19.1%

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None on bottle, 2013 release
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Arcadia's Jaw Jacker is a fairly sweet and well-spiced autumnal ale that is too sweet, a bit too one-dimensional, and overly carbonated for my tastes. Although this beer doesn't contain any pumpkin, it comes across as very similar to most other heavily spiced pumpkin ales, indicating how little flavor a brewer can typically extract from a pumpkin, and how much the malts must simulate what could be expected as pumpkin to our tastes.

Pours a 1cm tall head of off-white colored foam, made up primarily of medium-sized bubbles, giving a somewhat dish-soap like appearance. Retention is about average, lasting just below one minute in a decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and a medium-sized island of residual foam resting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is nonexistent. Beer's body is a moderately dark copper orange color, with light bringing out brighter copper hues. Carbonation remains visible through the nearly opaque (90-95% opacity) body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is primarily of pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and apple cider-like sweetness.

Front of palate experiences cloying, pure sugar sweetness joined to pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of spicy clove). Mid-palate of continuing sugar sweetness with pie spices (cinnamon becoming more pronounced) and a bit of apple cider flavor. Back of palate finds continued pie spices (cinnamon and spicy clove-like flavors being most prominent), diminished sweetness, and a bit of pleasant graham cracker taste in the mid-back as the beer warms. Aftertaste of sugary sweetness and cinnamon, similar to a "red hot" candy; a bit cloying, not particularly pleasant.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a moderately fizzy mouthfeel at first, which gradually calms to a smooth and slightly foamy mouthfeel over a few seconds. Beer does not close dry, and leaves moderate stickiness on the lips and palate.

11-20-2013 16:31:54 | More by falloutsnow
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

11-13-2013 19:21:54 | More by brez8791
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-13-2013 04:23:10 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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chewy6935

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.5%

11-12-2013 03:10:57 | More by chewy6935
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/11/2013 printed on the bottleneck. I haven't had this brew since around this time last year, so I'm glad to revisit it. I just recently learned that this beer isn't actually brewed with real pumpkin, which is kind of misleading. Regardless, going in unbiased.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours a murky burnt orange color with some carbonation bubbles rushing topside, and a half finger of off-white suds that fades quickly.

S - Smell is of cinnamon, crisp cola presence, herbal spice rack / oregano notes via the allspice and nutmeg, and a hint of buttery biscuit malt presence.

T - Taste is of crisp cola, brown sugar, cinnamon, herbal allspice, nutmeg, and some sort of syrupy medicinal cherry cream sort of taste, most likely imparted from the spice.

M - Feel is crisp, and clean, with mild stickiness, and some lingering medicinal notes. Fairly unpleasant, but leaves you wanting another sip.

Overall, a fairly unimpressive anti-pumpkin beer from Arcadia. Pretty disappointing from all angles. I wouldn't be upset if they phased this beer out in favor of a beer actually brewed with pumpkin.

Arcadia Jaw-Jacker ---3/5.

11-11-2013 01:07:37 | More by mfnmbvp
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.5%

11-06-2013 21:17:08 | More by Thorpe429
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-04-2013 16:32:04 | More by ColdWaffles
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hilgart1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

10-31-2013 02:34:27 | More by hilgart1
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pstam87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.1%

10-27-2013 15:22:04 | More by pstam87
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.1%

10-27-2013 02:17:13 | More by bigbeerfan
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bulldog91

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.1%

10-25-2013 01:21:24 | More by bulldog91
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thaghost

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

10-24-2013 03:30:47 | More by thaghost
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

10-22-2013 18:54:12 | More by krome
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

10-21-2013 05:14:56 | More by ohiobeer29
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-20-2013 14:19:24 | More by jaydoc
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horsecorosous

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

10-19-2013 04:26:40 | More by horsecorosous
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krh

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-17-2013 02:04:15 | More by krh
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spikechiquet

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

10-17-2013 00:25:49 | More by spikechiquet
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jdash3d

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2013 15:26:55 | More by jdash3d
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin. In the taste, strong all spice and raw cinnamon, just a little pumpkin flavor and tangy vegetable notes. Lots of spice, and a fair malt sweetness. Medium bodied feel with a strong carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pumpkin ale with lots of spices.

10-12-2013 17:43:55 | More by Stinkypuss
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-11-2013 21:33:22 | More by atone315
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claspada

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-11-2013 12:44:03 | More by claspada
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2013 22:45:11 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.