Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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:
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(Beer added by: alleykatking on 07-27-2010)
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Photo of thedoubler55
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Completely black in apperance with a nice tan ring around the top, very minimal head, left a tiny bit of lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Smokeyness up front, some hints of chocolate, pronounced malt notes all around, subtle nose on this brew.

T: Not to sweet on the tongue, lots of malt characters coming through, as well as pine and some chocolate on the tailend.

M: Easy drinker, not a great amount of carbonation, slight stickyness as well, medium to light mouthfeel.

O: Definitely a good Black IPA, I enjoyed this one, good subtle flavors and not to boozie like others that I have like this beer.

Photo of dbattey
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pretty well impenetrable black, with a hint of ruby highlights. Thick head of tan foam, but distinct lack of any lacing on my pint glass.

Aroma: Sticky citrus hops, big roasty malts, some fruit. Seems like a balance, though.

Taste: Very strong — lots of sweetness from the malts melding with a bitter citrus hops presence. In fact, it’s so cloying it’s actually boozy. There are also detectable notes of dark fruit and leather, even some peat, which goes way against this one being a “black IPA”. But that’s splitting hairs. This is a bold and boozy brew (at 8.5%) and not one I’d care to revisit.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +1%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.32/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, some fruits, hops are present but subdued, easy drinking for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a little less hoppy than expected, but a pretty good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.