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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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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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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-27-2012 18:53:06 | More by Zaphog
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nate-henry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-08-2014 05:23:31 | More by nate-henry
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-30-2012 15:20:01 | More by cwxc818
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Listers

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-16-2012 15:00:46 | More by Listers
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YCantWeNotBeSober

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2012 00:50:33 | More by YCantWeNotBeSober
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ToddIlgen


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-05-2012 21:05:23 | More by ToddIlgen
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-11-2013 02:56:55 | More by leadahmer
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-06-2013 04:41:53 | More by Sakimurano
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-24-2014 02:05:47 | More by Latarnik
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-31-2013 03:57:55 | More by JMurphy41
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-14-2012 06:14:19 | More by IPx
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-08-2012 04:40:41 | More by krazybartender
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gulogulo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2013 03:04:01 | More by gulogulo
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-18-2012 20:33:22 | More by KFrank729
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dudecandle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-07-2012 23:20:02 | More by dudecandle
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amishbooze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-06-2013 02:15:51 | More by amishbooze
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BrianOhio

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Dark cola like pour that leaves a very thin head.

Aroma is extremely unique, grapefruit, orange with some dark chocolate like notes to it. A completely new beer smell for me and something I really like.

Taste starts with some citrus, and then mellows into more of a typical porter taste with coffee and chocolate. Gentle pine in the finish, and I like the that hops continue throughout the taste.

I have never been a huge fan of black IPA style, but this one sets the new highwater mark. A really good beer and one I plan to have many more of. Another winner from Arcadia.

04-23-2012 22:55:45 | More by BrianOhio
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-30-2013 02:10:06 | More by MichPaul
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-15-2014 03:01:32 | More by jeffwright
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%

Bottle.

Gorgeous black with a tinge of ruby when held to the light.

Dank grapefruit nose. Getting some tobacco notes. Unlike everything I've ever smelled. So intense for a Black IPA.

Taste is so unique. Hop citrus assault up front then you're slapped on the back end like a stout almost (coffee, chocolate, and the tobacco).

Really nice texture and smooth finish. You don't know the alcohol until you feel it at the end of your glass.

Home run from Arcadia. This should give them some recognition then deserve.

04-20-2012 01:51:19 | More by kdmcguire10
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biga7346

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap at Asheleys in Ann Arbor.

Pours a dense, black but oily pour, very little white lacing, no head. Black licorice, plum, dark roast coffee, vanilla bean, some citrusy to grapefruit hoppy notes in the nose.

Big beer this one, ABV comes in at under 10% and it hides the alcohol well. Much more of the hop flavor comes through in the finish and lingers on the palate for quite some time. Dark roast to acrid offee, raisin bread, beet sugar, cleaning solution to rubber band phenol.

I have been told by some that Arcadia is a really under-appreciated brewery in MI having to compete with the likes of Founders and Bells (but that is a little apples to oranges IMO). This beer impressed me by its creativity and boldness from Arcadia which has lacked in "signature" beers.

I must admit this is pretty much the first Arcadia I have really liked, Hopmouth has become tiresome at this point even though I know it still sells.

04-14-2011 19:28:50 | More by biga7346
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +8%

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pous a very fdark brown that turns to black in the glass. Red around the edges. A one finger off white/tan head. Decent alcohol legs.

S- Smells like no other black IPA i have ever had. There is a monster amount of pine up front as well as a lot of bright citrus fruit flavors. Some roasted malts and some chocolate and a bitterness that reminds of of an unripened orange.

T- I get a big bit of bitterness up front followed by the dark aspects of this beer. There is some roastedness and some chocolate. You can definitely taste the Carafa in this one. The hop flavors are pretty nice in here. There is ton of pine which is something I look for in an IPA. There is also a bunch of citrus like orange, grapefruit and lemon.

M- This beer has a pretty big feel to it and was a slow drinking beer for me. It also has a massive bitterness to it. This is a big black IPA, not way around that.

O- This is a darn good Black IPA and it even holds a candle to sublimely self righteous. It has an excellent hop profile and a really unique overall flavor to it. A great offering from Arcadia.

08-08-2012 01:29:43 | More by TwelveOunces
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

05-13-2012 21:13:39 | More by GRPunk
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

My bro-in-law is awesome!!! He set me up with b-Craft Black from Arcadia...and it is amazing!!! The beer poured a opaque black with thin ecru head that is lacing. The smell contains a piny roast that could be more bold if I am to compare to SSRA from Stone. The taste is more of the same of the smell. It starts off roasty then finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is very nice, full bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a good beer....the 8.5% will cause everyone pause....and may be a one and done.

12-23-2012 23:17:53 | More by WoodBrew
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Appearance. Deluged into a Lakefront twelve ounce glass from a bottle of the same volume. Halfway through the pour on to the side of the tilted glass there was no noticeable foaming. Because I'm a proponent of foam (I think it releases more aroma) I continued the pour directly into the beer with an eye toward generating some aromatic foam. My technique must have been flawed because I only managed to make an eighth inch of brown foam that quickly scattered into nothing.

Nose. Amazing green hops.

Taste. Bitter, tart, resonous, delicious.

Mouthfeel. Full, spicy.

Overall. Get me another! Oh wait, how much alcohol is in this?

05-12-2012 00:11:31 | More by BellsFan
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.