Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by GRPunk:
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a nonic pint.
B-Craft Black Double India Pale Ale. Black Ale? Imperial IPA? Both?
A- A careful, one handed, pour created a 1/2 finger, tan head that fades to a thin foam. The body is nearly black with deep, dark brown edges. Light stick left on the glass.
S- Right as I pop the cap, there's a really fresh, organic, hoppy aroma. It's almost, how do I put this, schwag? It only opens up even more after the pour. Light hints of sweet malts give an impression of brown sugar. Maybe a hint of chocolate.
T- Initial hit of those fresh, organic hops. Medicinal, herbal even. Just as I think it's all hops, rich malts come through. Toasted and chocolate-like. Like a quality made milk chocolate or even a rich chocolate milkshake. Hops come through again at the finish to make an oddly pleasant combination of flavors. Hoppy chocolate?
M- Rich and smooth. Thick, and creamy with a moderate-light carbonation that really compliments.
O- A really nice brew. Seems pretty unique at this point, combining the newer "American Black Ale" and Imperial IPA styles. Things work really well together. It's difficult to explain. It's something of a hoppy Imperial Stout, but not really. Glad I bought it. At around $2.50 for a single, it's not an everyday beer, but certainly doesn't break the bank. I would buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2012 21:13:39 | More by GRPunk
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
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.