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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of carlborch
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark reddish-brown with a 2-inch tan head. The initial nose suggests toasted grain, smokiness, and density. Medium full body with rich, smoky notes on the palate. Nice bitter lingering. Belgian lace. The ABV is not noticeable. Modest carbonation. Delicious. Would be excellent with grilled and smoked food. Will seek again.

carlborch, Today at 01:15 AM
Photo of edenstjames
4/5  rDev +3.4%

edenstjames, Today at 09:39 PM
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mcdsports, Today at 04:27 AM
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tommy5, Today at 03:35 PM
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

petermethot, Today at 03:12 AM
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. The pour is very dark and nearly black with just a hint of brown where some light escapes through. It has a very thin head that evaporates quickly. The nose is pretty pronounced and impressive. Lots of roasty notes, some licorice, and a really interesting phenomenon. The sweet malty notes and citrusy hops contribute a note to the aroma that can best be described as lemonheads candy. Surprisingly, this is the first time I have noticed this particularly redolent aroma on a beer.

Medium body and nice balanced flavor. There are just enough roasty coffee-like there to cut through the hops and identify this as a black IPA. The hops still come through on the back of the palate as a nice lemony complement to the roastiness, which lingers a bit on the finish. Very drinkable. This beer would go really well with a grilled steak.

I had this beer at a beer tasting some time ago and decided to pick up a single for a detailed review. As the roastiness is somewhat subdued, this beer would be a good introduction to someone new to black IPAs before they try something with more intense roastiness like Stone's SSRA. On a side note, I never would have thought that coffee and lemon complement each other, yet both flavors can be found here and the combination is intriguing.

deadonhisfeet, Today at 01:45 AM
Photo of swtchuck
4/5  rDev +3.4%

swtchuck, Today at 03:16 AM
Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dr_Bahmbay13, Today at 08:30 PM
Photo of CrazyQuaker
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in brussells glass on tap at Beer Kitchen in KC

A: deep dark black, small one finger head, whiter than I expected. Great lacing. The white/black contrast looks really nice.

S: this is my favorite part about the beer. Sweet and malty, a hint of sawdust and a little chocolate. No scent of alcohol.

T: the description on Beer Kitchen's menu is pretty accurate. "Citrus, dark malt, earthy, pine, slight sweetness, moderate bitter finish." The only thing I disagree with is the "slight sweetness." I actually get a lot of sweetness on this pour. I really like the flavor, and if you enjoy bitter endings, this one does it.

M: good feel, not heavy, excellent carbonation, easily drinkable beer. It does have a little burn after a few sips. I didn't notice at first, but the feel is similar to a whiskey shot but not quite as powerful.

O: excellent black IPA. I'm really satisfied with the complexities and sweetness. Again, I love how this beer smells. Even though I had it on tap, I did look at the bottle label online. The label solidified my desire to drink this over Halloween season. It just gives you that warm fall feeling while maintaining the hoppiness and bitterness of an IPA.

CrazyQuaker, Today at 03:04 AM
Photo of srv33
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near-black into my wine glass, a thin and beautiful light brown head with very fine lacing. Scents of chocolately malt are balanced with a more delicate smelling hop profile. Taste is of dark, thick, almost lactic malts very well balanced with a lighter hop component - very un-IPA like. But I love it for that, its quite well balanced. Mouthfeel is where it really shines though, very smooth, thick and creamy like that of a milk stout. Well recommended, a surprising brew and very well put together, likely my favorite from Arcadia yet.

srv33, Today at 10:47 PM
Photo of laxer8811
4/5  rDev +3.4%

laxer8811, Today at 01:31 PM
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -22.5%

timjim1327, Today at 03:10 AM
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Sammy, Today at 06:29 AM
Photo of ALLISON01
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ALLISON01, Today at 10:43 PM
Photo of gulogulo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

gulogulo, Today at 04:04 AM
Photo of Andrew526
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Andrew526, Today at 03:21 PM
Photo of lccrunchy
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

lccrunchy, Today at 12:15 PM
Photo of Scotthuller
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Scotthuller, Today at 01:39 AM
Photo of fishmich
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

fishmich, Today at 12:12 AM
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tannish head. In the aroma, big citrus hops and a small caramel like malt. In the taste, dryer orange citrus hops, somewhat minty even. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer orange citrus and small maltiness in the aftertaste. Nice big hops, and a nice balance of flavor between orange citrus and caramel malt.

OWSLEY069, Today at 02:51 PM
Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

DrIPA, Today at 12:33 AM
Photo of Jsher
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Jsher, Today at 07:11 PM
Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

drbenderdo, Today at 12:43 AM
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.