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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JMurphy41, May 31, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Sensory Pilsner Glass

A - Pours dark ruby brown, very very thin head, medium lacing.
S - Lots of roasted malt, toasted grains, some earthy hops, and a little chocolate, even a little honeydew.
T - Sweetness of the malt stands out, and then comes in dry earthy and piney hops. A minor chocolate taste and more of the roasts are at the end.
M - Thicker and chewy, definitely some warmth from the alcohol as it goes down.
O - I dont think the full potential of this brew were brought out. The hops are a little subdued and more of the roasted malt takes over, and the ABV accompanied with the burn lend this more to a hopped porter.

Omnium, May 26, 2013
Photo of DMarlinJ
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DMarlinJ, May 24, 2013
Photo of GinsuDave
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

GinsuDave, May 17, 2013
Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

CRJMellor, May 07, 2013
Photo of klingenator
4/5  rDev +3.6%

klingenator, May 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SMELL: Upfront roasted malt, fig jelly, and chocolate.

TASTE: A good mix of dark malt and citrus hop flavor. Pine, earth, and grapefruit come from sizeable hop additions. Cocoa powder and rooty hop flavor work well together. The 8.5% alcohol is well disguised.

FEEL: Full bodied, well carbonated ale. Cocoa like malt flavor lasts well into the finish.

OVERALL: The B-craft Black is a well done strong black Ale. Solid all day, would have it again sometime.

Stinkypuss, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

duceswild, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

buzzy, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

skaboom420, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mkennedy119, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with some prune-brown tones. Small lip of foam became a ring pretty quickly.

Mellow earthy nose with a languid hoppiness and smooth maltiness in the balance. Lightly fruity. Not particularly roasty.

Spicy pine and woodiness, blanched by stewy roast malts and notes of unsweetened chocolate. Bit of a boozy sting. Almost rosy. Finishing bitterness gets a little intense. Dominated by grain and earth. Not dirty, but a little woody. Hints of dark fruits or berries. Almost port-like in the finish, only super-dry.

Smooth and a little oily. Biting carbonation toward the end punctuated by the bitterness. Alcohol turns out to be a whole lot sneakier.

Pretty good black ale. A DIPA is a bit of a stretch. Still enjoyable.

thecheapies, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Punqbert, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JamesShoemaker, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A-very dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head

S-an odd mix of coffee and citrus, also a bit of oreo crumbs, which i find nice. good strength

T-comes in more or less how it smells. Upfront it's mostly oreo crumbs and coffee beans with an underlying citrusy hops flavor. lack of bitterness. the after-taste is mostly of espresso beans. it's a good flavor, just really not all that much to it.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-it's really an okay beer. it's even okay as a black ale. i could see this being mistaken as a citrusy porter. the abv isn't apparent at all. i think most black ale fans might not like this, a bit light on hops possibly. as easy as this is to drink, i don't recommend it or think i'll get it again in any situation.

AdamBear, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Ncpogs, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

amishbooze, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Giggy, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Danielr26, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

salinasa, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TheConnMan, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TimRoss41, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChrisMon02, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.