Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer pours pitch black with strong anise and herbal hop notes rising strong. Tan head dwindles too quickly, leaving anise black licorice notes behind it's crazy. Aroma has sharp herbal hops, black licorice anise notes, dark roasted peppery base malts. Earthy flavor, alcohol flowing fully on each sip, dark malts and dark chocolate...it's unbelievable how harsh the beer is with explosive dark anise notes. Mouthfeel is dark roasted malt sweetness with a slight alcohol burn, dry fruity finish intertwined with black malts. Overall not a beer I'm looking for anytime soon, it's full of dark fruit herbal and earth hops, it's too wild for my tastes.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2012 19:52:01 | More by WVbeergeek
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pretty black with a one finger head and not bad thin spots of fine lace.
Astringent smell with piney notes, lots of hops, burnt malts, some alcohol.
Taste is very piney, lots of hops again, chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, a little dark fruit.
Body is kind of slick, low on carbonation, a little syrupy, alcohol is quite notable going down with plenty of warming.
Overall it's pretty tasty but won't be one of my favorites from Arcadia.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2012 23:17:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tried this on tap at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival. Obviously from the name it's a Black IPA. It pours a surprisingly clear black, with fizzy head. There are notes of grapefruit and leather. The darker notes give this an interesting twist on a traditional IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2013 18:33:25 | More by Calypso
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.