Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
04-12-2013 04:46:40 | More by AdamBear
3.91/5 rDev +1%
Snagged a single from Vintage Estate in Ohio. Cost is $2.49
A - Ah good no sediment I fear it was over 3+ months old. Just a 1/3 inch of deep mocha head and the beer itself is Imperial Stout Back, very viscous.
S - Mild tones of citrus hops, and some ashy roasts.
T - Quite an original Black IPA it seems to have some anise or molasses tone along with some citrus hops, English malts, and coffee roast.
M - The ABV seems well hidden if not somewhat watery.
Overall I really liked this black IPA it imparts tones of Russian Imperial stouts with anise and molasses and hides the ABV well.
02-23-2013 04:19:20 | More by DrDemento456
4.36/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Bottled 6/5/12.
A: Slight cloudy, dark, molasses in color with a creamy cocoa-colored head.
S: Grapefruit, molasses, coffee, chocolate.
T: Roasted coffee and cocoa up front with molasses and a citrusy blast of grapefruit in the middle. Nice bitter hops finish. Everything blends and transitions very well. Well done.
M: Medium- to full-bodied with a nice creaminess not often found in beers this bitter. The complexity of the taste and full body really hide the 8.5% ABV well.
O: Excellent black ale. Picked this up in a mix-n-match, which explains the bottling date being so old. I'm going to certainly pick up a 4-pack of this when fresh.
02-10-2013 02:54:35 | More by tito42
4.39/5 rDev +13.4%
Looks like I'm about to condemn myself to the dark side with this one - like sin poured from the bottle. This one happens to include a creamy head.
Big citrus, with some roastiness in the background. Inviting, but not overwhelmingly so.
Bright, grapefruit, other citrus, followed by cocoa and even some roasted coffee - exceptionally complex. Fading, mildly spicy and wholly soothing hops deliver a long, clean close.
Low carbonation, but I'm not missing it. The existing flavors provide ample presence on their own.
Really great, very enjoyable beer - way beyond expectation based on other Arcadia's I've had. Easily drinkable, with alcohol content barely noticable.
02-09-2013 04:43:04 | More by mdcrouser
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
I remember really enjoying this stuff during my birthday's visit to a trade show last year, so expectations are high to begin with this time. Full disclosure, I guess. This stuff pours a deep, dark sienna topped by a finger of tan-cream foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light blackened pretzel, dry pine resin, and a touch of straight booze tossed in for good measure. The taste brings in more of the same, softening the resin, getting rid of the booze entirely, and adding a faint hint of hickory smoke. Nice. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice black IPA, one that lived up to my pleasant memories in every way save the smell (which, to be fair, was probably getting pretty weak by the time I got to this one last year...).
02-07-2013 07:09:20 | More by TMoney2591
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
Great roasted malt flavor, mixes well with the strong hop flavor and aroma. Foam head was nothing special but the beer had a very good smell; floral hops with dark barley scent.
Leaves a bit of an aftertaste where you can tell there is a potent amount of alcohol. Overall, great beer to try.
01-15-2013 20:29:02 | More by Winger911
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
A- pours black but with almost no head
S- First smell was hops then malt.
T- Pine hops, citrus and chocolate. bitter. The roast malt balances it out.
M- Medium body the alcohol is present on the finish.
O- unique and worth a try. I don't think I would drink more then one in a sitting.
01-07-2013 03:26:03 | More by patpbr
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
My bro-in-law is awesome!!! He set me up with b-Craft Black from Arcadia...and it is amazing!!! The beer poured a opaque black with thin ecru head that is lacing. The smell contains a piny roast that could be more bold if I am to compare to SSRA from Stone. The taste is more of the same of the smell. It starts off roasty then finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is very nice, full bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a good beer....the 8.5% will cause everyone pause....and may be a one and done.
12-23-2012 23:17:53 | More by WoodBrew
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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