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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

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
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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Ratings: 275 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09-21-2013 19:23:19 | More by HardyA
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-11-2012 14:22:45 | More by JohnK17
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-15-2013 03:35:08 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-09-2013 06:20:42 | More by Troville1990
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-20-2012 23:25:02 | More by dlin0sbb
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-17-2012 03:20:33 | More by akttr
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MButkus


3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-05-2012 01:11:52 | More by MButkus
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-11-2013 23:54:34 | More by HarmonMW
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-29-2014 00:53:16 | More by Dshep1340
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-16-2012 23:20:33 | More by Dyerseve
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g0cubz


3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-13-2012 23:10:06 | More by g0cubz
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-18-2012 04:45:32 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Athockalypse


3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-20-2012 01:44:55 | More by Athockalypse
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-12-2012 03:47:14 | More by durlta
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Beerdanza

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-12-2013 23:46:56 | More by Beerdanza
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-10-2014 20:08:57 | More by mrfrancis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-11-2012 00:48:03 | More by djrn2
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-02-2013 11:27:23 | More by rkf1976
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GG_80

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-03-2013 03:30:19 | More by GG_80
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a short ,tan head of foam.
Aroma-Dank, resinious hops
Taste-Roasty,mocha coffee, then onrush of those dank, resin hops that throw off the balance of flavor in my opinion. Finishes dry and unsettled.
not terrible, but I was hoping for better.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 18:10:50 | More by hosehead83
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sliks96

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-11-2012 01:12:46 | More by sliks96
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-29-2013 00:46:03 | More by skaboom420
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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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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Great retention & lacing

S: Woody hops, dark fruit

T: Follows the nose, much dryness & a bit of boooze bite up front. Some pineyness & figs as this warms, more dryness, some leafy hops too, a touch of raisin. Finishes dry, fruitty & with woody hops, just a bit of orange peel

MF: Fairly thick, low carbonation, okay balance

Seems more like an English Barleywine to me, not bad, just not hop-centric enough to please me

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 02:46:35 | More by russpowell
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krustster

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured just a tiny bit into my glass and immediately had to stop because the head reached the top of the glass and threatened to spill over. UUuuuaauuuhhh god man. It looks fluffy and inviting, but a little too ridiculous since it's taken me over 5 minutes to pour the whole bottle into my glass. The beer itself is very dark brown, not black and more transparent than a stout, but certainly qualifies as a black ale. It's been almost 10 minutes and I still haven't finished pouring the bottle; the head is absolutely ridiculous. It looks like a root beer float and isn't going away any time soon. Still going strong at two "fingers". This isn't necessarily a bad thing but kind of inconvenient and possibly over carbonated.

Things pick up a bit once you start sniffing. Sweet citrus, "roasted malts" and "dark fruits", making this one smell like a cross between a lighter stout and a regular DIPA. Seems pretty interesting.

Taste is, once again, somewhere between a lighter stout and a DIPA. The roasted malts and sweetness/coffee flavors are battling to the death with the citrus hops inside of my mouth. On one hand, there's next to no balance between the flavors. On the other hand, I like them both, so it's okay. Bitterness is present throughout the entire profile rather than just on the finish. I like it, but it's confusing and lacking in complexity because everything sort of jumbles together.

Mouth feel is fairly thin and very high in carbonation. The CO2 itself seems to contribute to the bitter/metallic fruit taste. I think this was the main downfall of the beer for me: way too much carbonation. The huge globs of soap suds from the beginnning of my review are still there, nearly half an hour later.

In closing, I'm glad I tried this one; it's rather different and fun to drink, but the flavors are very disjointed and the carbonation is way too high. When all is said and done, this comes across as more of a lighter stout--high in coffee flavors, low in body, high in carbonation--than anything like a DIPA. I don't worry too much about styles but when drinking this one, it's obvious that they were going for something that didn't quite happen. Still a tasty beverage that just falls short a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:25:41 | More by krustster
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.