Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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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
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
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.
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
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
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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