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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPAArcadia B-Craft Black IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 07-27-2010)
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pocwolf

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-23-2011 02:08:11 | More by pocwolf
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

10-17-2012 17:38:05 | More by CorneliusBunker
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MichiganHopHead

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-21-2011 01:18:23 | More by MichiganHopHead
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decadance

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-26-2011 04:55:40 | More by decadance
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Gfhislop


4.93/5  rDev +27.4%

Searched for a while for this one. Many new beers take a while to get to my corner of the thumb.

A- Pours black with a light tan head, barely 1 finger thick. Webbing hangs on for quite some time

S- While you should expect a little roasty malt from this style, the hops really steal the show both here and in flavor. Very pine-forward aroma.

T- Almost instant hop eruption. Definite pine and citrus presence, possibly a mild earthiness. After it warms some, the roasty aspects come out of their shells and bring the whole thing together.

M- Appropriate for the style.

O- Definitely plays more like a DIPA than a regular black IPA. I'd say definitely worth a pick up

05-19-2012 05:50:11 | More by Gfhislop
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Trent

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +24%

Purchased 4-pack from local stop for $11. Hadn't tried our heard much chatter on this brew prior, though I am a big fan of their Loch Down offering.

A: Dark brown with tan foam around the perimeter. Much darker than expected for a bottle

S: Decadence. Malts, hops, deep rich fruits.

T: Sweetness from the makes and fruit, and tons of flavor ask around. None if the hoppy bit that one expects from an IPA. More reminiscent of a scotch ale.

M: Smooth, silky. Some mild carbonation which adds to the character.

O: Love it. It claims to be a double IPA, but profiles better as a black ale.
As someone who truly enjoys malty scotch ales, this is the perfect double/black IPA.

08-08-2014 22:50:22 | More by Trent
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

10-08-2013 05:01:08 | More by mikerap100
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Punqbert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-17-2013 01:38:24 | More by Punqbert
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

05-26-2012 11:16:47 | More by mgroothuis
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-22-2013 11:15:33 | More by lccrunchy
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stevedem

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +19.6%

Unfortunately I didn't have any idea I'd be having this so I didn't take any notes or anything.

Look: It's black with a off white head that hung around for a while.

Smell: floral

Taste: Pleasantly bitter and floral/fruity.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth

Drinkablity: If it wasn't as strong as it is I could drink it all night. I'd get it again in an instant.

Got it on-tap at Hopcat in Grand Rapids, MI

08-17-2010 03:43:02 | More by stevedem
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-12-2012 23:16:02 | More by dmheinz57
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-07-2012 23:00:04 | More by mzeld
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ianpstephens

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-28-2013 05:45:13 | More by ianpstephens
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-07-2012 05:29:53 | More by kirkse
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-27-2012 03:09:17 | More by xdtfx
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-16-2012 17:55:37 | More by coachdonovan
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lainiwakura

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-08-2012 22:28:06 | More by lainiwakura
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jrenn

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-22-2012 20:33:15 | More by jrenn
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hoptitsbrews

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-17-2012 05:30:03 | More by hoptitsbrews
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-04-2013 01:20:32 | More by zekeman17
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Arch578

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-30-2014 09:59:15 | More by Arch578
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b3shine

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Draft to tulip (at Hop Cat in Grand Rapids, MI, which is a PHENOMENAL beer bar. Everything about this beer is GREAT! The best black IPA I've ever had. Black as midnight with a great bouquet of hops and malts. The taste has great balance. And by balance, I mean the hops and malt are equally over-the-top and complement each other nicely. And the mouthfeel is great too. Surprisingly refreshing for its genre. I'd drink it again and again - if it was made with any regularity :(

09-05-2011 17:03:21 | More by b3shine
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Quik4life3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-22-2012 03:24:37 | More by Quik4life3
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-13-2013 05:19:47 | More by RoryOMoore
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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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