Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by CrazyQuaker:
4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured in brussells glass on tap at Beer Kitchen in KC
A: deep dark black, small one finger head, whiter than I expected. Great lacing. The white/black contrast looks really nice.
S: this is my favorite part about the beer. Sweet and malty, a hint of sawdust and a little chocolate. No scent of alcohol.
T: the description on Beer Kitchen's menu is pretty accurate. "Citrus, dark malt, earthy, pine, slight sweetness, moderate bitter finish." The only thing I disagree with is the "slight sweetness." I actually get a lot of sweetness on this pour. I really like the flavor, and if you enjoy bitter endings, this one does it.
M: good feel, not heavy, excellent carbonation, easily drinkable beer. It does have a little burn after a few sips. I didn't notice at first, but the feel is similar to a whiskey shot but not quite as powerful.
O: excellent black IPA. I'm really satisfied with the complexities and sweetness. Again, I love how this beer smells. Even though I had it on tap, I did look at the bottle label online. The label solidified my desire to drink this over Halloween season. It just gives you that warm fall feeling while maintaining the hoppiness and bitterness of an IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 02:04:33 | More by CrazyQuaker
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pitch black with some mocha head and some spotty lacing.
S - Fruity, malty, faint hops, cherries.
T - Malt forward, chocolate, warming alcohol, raisins, cherries, finishes with a snap of hops. Dry aftertaste.
O - Heavy hitting Black IPA - a nice offering from Arcadia.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 00:42:22 | More by andrewjraab
3.69/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This ale pours a dark brown almost black hue with a large and lasting light tan head. The aroma is malty with some notes of coffee and chocolate. This one sips light and smooth for an ale with its abv. The flavor is almost reminiscent of root beer with a sweet roasty maltiness accented by notes of vanilla, coffee, and creme soda. This is by no means a bad black ipa but given some of the other offerings out there, it makes one wonder why you would try this witb so many much better offerings out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 05:17:32 | More by lochef81
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.