Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- Pours a very deep, dark brown with some dark red highlights. A touch of haziness adds a nice aspect. The head is thin but creamy, has nice retention, and leaves nice lacing.
S- Figs, cherries, clove, mint, and cinnamon. Very unique and inviting. Surprisingly aromatic.
T- Coffee, black cherries, mint, smoke, and a touch of citrus fruit. Very unique. The alcohol is not apparent.
M- a very creamy body with enough carbonation to keep it light. A fairly clean finish.
D- The alcohol is well hidden and the flavors are robust but don't build on the palate. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
02-19-2011 20:22:25 | More by david131
4.26/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on 4/10/12. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black, but there's light getting through making it a very dark brown. Decent head and nice lacing and retention. Ok, this has a really nice nose. Lots of fresh berries dominate, with some grass and dank lemon zest. It kind of has the onion/garlic aroma. There are subtle roasty chocolate aromas as well. The flavors are very bold. Lots of fruity bitterness from the hops, but a nice sweetness from the chocolate, making it bittersweet. Lots of pine resin going on. There's a touch of heat, but nothing overboard or unbearing. The mouthfeel is very impressive, it's extremely creamy. It's pretty slick and has a resiny feel. The carbonation is very low, but it really works in this case. This is a FUN beer to drink. Very complex.
Wow, this is a nice "Double Black IPA". This is a great beer from Arcadia.. there's something unique about it that I can't put my finger on. Well crafted.. I feel like it should have a higher score from me.. highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2012 22:46:17 | More by BB1313
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.