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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPAArcadia B-Craft Black IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-13-2013 02:10:50 | More by timjim1327
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 05:29:54 | More by Sammy
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-27-2013 03:04:01 | More by gulogulo
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Andrew526

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-22-2013 14:21:44 | More by Andrew526
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-22-2013 11:15:33 | More by lccrunchy
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-22-2013 00:46:48 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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Scotthuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-19-2013 00:39:41 | More by Scotthuller
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-17-2013 23:12:50 | More by fishmich
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 13:51:10 | More by OWSLEY069
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

07-14-2013 18:11:44 | More by Jsher
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-12-2013 23:43:58 | More by drbenderdo
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rixcat

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2013 03:03:29 | More by rixcat
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radiofish

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-09-2013 21:52:51 | More by radiofish
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-07-2013 14:19:09 | More by ToddHolder
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silky black coloring yields a relatively substantial head the wicked away quickly and left no lacing.

Very interesting scent as its advertised an IPA but has a nice creamy milk stout quality. Subtle malt aroma ends the nose.

Lots of roasted coffee taste with chocolate malt and roasted grain flavor. It distinguishes itself more for what it is not than what it is; No IPA character, as the label suggests, but nice black ale character in taste, scent and feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 22:20:14 | More by KYGunner
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Ego

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
audible head starts with loud fizzle and then settles down, off white head hovers around that for some time (ie good retention), lacing is good, black in appearance but not a pit of unearthly blackness, upon close inspection you can catch the streams of suds rising up to the surface, pretty nice looking

nose...
on first pop the hops dominate, but after this settles for a minute you get some nice roasted malt tones, not a dark roast, somewhere residing in the medium range with whisps of faint smoke, some of the juicy nature of the hops is always lurking in the background, a nice balance

taste etc...
immediate bitterness that melds into some sweetness and then lingers in roast tones, all are sort of mid range and not strong or competing, medium in the mouth with sort of underwhelming carbonation, the further you go on in the glass the roast tones become slightly more pronounced, the ABV taps you on the shoulder but is pretty well in the back for the most part (kudos), in the medium zone weight wise (just right)

verdict?
a tasty version with some kick, better executed than many black IPAs but lacks the deep roast or top hops of the best, a very good beer though. definitely grab one if you see it, well rounded!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 06:04:00 | More by Ego
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a deep brown color. The head is a tan, thick foam. Some brownish-ruby highlights when held to the light. Murky. The smell is great...roasts malt, earth, smoke and charcoal...nice hop scents...resin and spice. It has a sugary, malt flavor, and a very sharp hop bitterness. Hoppy and flavorful. The mouthfeel is full and thick. This beer was enjoyable and worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 23:42:37 | More by Suds
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-03-2013 14:09:26 | More by beergorrilla
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-28-2013 03:59:54 | More by dmorgan310
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thomseye

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-26-2013 04:00:23 | More by thomseye
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-17-2013 01:45:18 | More by tallfellapgh
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Bonis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-12-2013 15:49:48 | More by Bonis
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-11-2013 18:23:09 | More by DruC4
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.