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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

283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 81
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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snowdogmatt

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -74.2%

08-12-2014 02:02:22 | More by snowdogmatt
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -57.4%

Deep hazelnut color with light mocha sticky head. Can tell right off the bat that this is gonna be a big beer based on the nose alone.

Lots of earthy and citric hop resin on the nose. Touch of licorice and pine-sol, some phenolics, soapiness, throat lozenges. Dark fruit some rubbing alcohol.

Taste is strange. Big body, good carbonation. Layered in a strange way hits ya from back to front. Chocolate, burnt malts, some plastic like taste with some citrus hop profile. Drinkable but I feel like it wasn't thought out enough. comes at you in weird layers with flavors that dont exactly pair up perfectly.

09-26-2012 23:57:59 | More by jtierney89
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Steimie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

09-29-2012 15:04:35 | More by Steimie
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

05-26-2012 20:10:50 | More by TastyIsBeer
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MIP229

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

03-06-2012 21:37:35 | More by MIP229
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

06-07-2012 01:23:24 | More by rudy0908
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

10-19-2013 03:48:46 | More by heerboth
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AGust82

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

04-02-2014 00:20:59 | More by AGust82
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GinsuDave

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

05-17-2013 01:03:40 | More by GinsuDave
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Jsher

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-14-2013 18:11:44 | More by Jsher
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -25.1%

Had both on draft at Ashley's and the bottle. Smell of mostly roasted malt, some peppery presence, very little citrus or hop. Tastes of roasted grain and very little else, a watery roast to me, with little sweetness, muddled hops if any, just weird. Heavy mouthfeel for the style despite the lack of flavor. Nothing to really enjoy here for me. Bland, and no hop bite. An unfortunate miss by Arcadia.

02-18-2012 16:16:37 | More by BMMillsy
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-13-2013 02:10:50 | More by timjim1327
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boonejag75

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-02-2014 03:12:52 | More by boonejag75
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-06-2014 12:23:27 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Trainman4beer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-13-2012 02:22:33 | More by Trainman4beer
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-29-2012 01:51:30 | More by Shnanign
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-20-2011 03:09:12 | More by jenray
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Andrew526

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-22-2013 14:21:44 | More by Andrew526
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GeoffK

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-07-2012 22:24:26 | More by GeoffK
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

12oz bottle poured into nonic pint. Reviewed to a 3 average, with style heavily in mind concerning ASTM.

A: Pours a nearly opaque black color, with reddish fringes around the edges. There's just a thin coating of tan head on this glass, but some spotty lacing still manages to remain.

S: This beer has a pretty complex smell, anchored by roasted malts and black licorice. Particular aromas include an initial burst of grapefruit, strong pine hops, black licorice, earthy hops, and alcohol.

T: Fairly earthy, with big bursts of licorice and alcohol on the finish, along with piny and citrus hops. Oddly, the taste is quite weak before the finish; as I hold the beer in my mouth, its flavor is quite faint, with just a bit of roasted chocolate malts, mint, and pine hops showing up. Once the flavor does get bigger on the finish, I don't know that I'm the biggest fan of how its components mesh. There's a lot going on, but the more abrasive (alcohol, licorice) flavors seem to stand out and detract from the others. A light soapy flavor as the beer warms doesn't lend it any favors.

M: Fairly thin-bodied, but well-carbonated which lends a considerable creaminess. Rather smooth, with a lightly dry finish.

O: This seems like a pretty standard Black IPA. I enjoyed my glass, but its piny hops coupled with roasted malt, black licorice, and alcohol flavors didn't make the beer stand out for me. I am not the biggest licorice fan (but have grown to appreciate it in other beers), so this still may be one for you to seek out. Despite the slightly below average rating in taste (made with style heavily in mind), I think this is a slightly above average beer overall. Reviewing seems to have drawn me to my least favorite characteristics of it, whereas I enjoyed it a bit more after the review finished and I was simply drinking it for the enjoyment that beer inherently brings.

07-06-2012 07:00:55 | More by AwYeh
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jale

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%

Had on cask at the brewery. They added ghost chilis to the mix.

A:Pours a clear brown with little head.

S: Very hoppy with slight hops.

T: Hop forward as it should be. Light sweet malt. Heat from the ghost chili continues to build in the finish along with a nice hop bitterness.

M: Thin and lacking carbonation.

D: One is enough

01-31-2011 20:32:26 | More by jale
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UfosBigRigsnBBQ

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-26-2012 14:26:49 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-02-2013 16:17:29 | More by MichiganderHB
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-05-2014 22:07:01 | More by hilgart1
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-13-2013 23:23:18 | More by GRBLUE12
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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.