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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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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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deereless

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-16-2014 22:35:40 | More by deereless
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-29-2014 23:15:04 | More by vinny21bal
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-02-2013 22:33:44 | More by Waveoff
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

This beer pours pitch black with strong anise and herbal hop notes rising strong. Tan head dwindles too quickly, leaving anise black licorice notes behind it's crazy. Aroma has sharp herbal hops, black licorice anise notes, dark roasted peppery base malts. Earthy flavor, alcohol flowing fully on each sip, dark malts and dark chocolate...it's unbelievable how harsh the beer is with explosive dark anise notes. Mouthfeel is dark roasted malt sweetness with a slight alcohol burn, dry fruity finish intertwined with black malts. Overall not a beer I'm looking for anytime soon, it's full of dark fruit herbal and earth hops, it's too wild for my tastes.

06-06-2012 19:52:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%

Pretty black with a one finger head and not bad thin spots of fine lace.

Astringent smell with piney notes, lots of hops, burnt malts, some alcohol.

Taste is very piney, lots of hops again, chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, a little dark fruit.

Body is kind of slick, low on carbonation, a little syrupy, alcohol is quite notable going down with plenty of warming.

Overall it's pretty tasty but won't be one of my favorites from Arcadia.

11-08-2012 23:17:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Calypso

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Tried this on tap at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival. Obviously from the name it's a Black IPA. It pours a surprisingly clear black, with fizzy head. There are notes of grapefruit and leather. The darker notes give this an interesting twist on a traditional IPA.

11-04-2013 18:33:25 | More by Calypso
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-14-2013 23:33:00 | More by DrIPA
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-30-2013 23:09:43 | More by Danielr26
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-17-2013 23:12:50 | More by fishmich
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-10-2014 02:47:34 | More by enelson
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CEDAMA

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-19-2013 16:49:53 | More by CEDAMA
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-30-2013 21:43:42 | More by ALLISON01
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-21-2013 19:23:19 | More by HardyA
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-11-2012 14:22:45 | More by JohnK17
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a_beckman25

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-11-2014 22:55:04 | More by a_beckman25
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-15-2013 03:35:08 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-09-2013 06:20:42 | More by Troville1990
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-20-2012 23:25:02 | More by dlin0sbb
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-17-2012 03:20:33 | More by akttr
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MButkus


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-05-2012 01:11:52 | More by MButkus
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.