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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

lainiwakura, May 08, 2012
Photo of dudecandle
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

dudecandle, May 08, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

hosehead83, May 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

adamdd, May 06, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is a powerful ale. It has a ton of aromatics going on. Hops, roasty. Wow. Niceand unique smell.

The taste is similarly hoppy. A piney hoppiness is in this. It also has a lot of burnt (not really roast) flavor.

I would buy this again looking for a unique stron ale, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes hoppy stuff.

schoolboy, May 06, 2012
Photo of BB1313
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/10/12. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black, but there's light getting through making it a very dark brown. Decent head and nice lacing and retention. Ok, this has a really nice nose. Lots of fresh berries dominate, with some grass and dank lemon zest. It kind of has the onion/garlic aroma. There are subtle roasty chocolate aromas as well. The flavors are very bold. Lots of fruity bitterness from the hops, but a nice sweetness from the chocolate, making it bittersweet. Lots of pine resin going on. There's a touch of heat, but nothing overboard or unbearing. The mouthfeel is very impressive, it's extremely creamy. It's pretty slick and has a resiny feel. The carbonation is very low, but it really works in this case. This is a FUN beer to drink. Very complex.

Wow, this is a nice "Double Black IPA". This is a great beer from Arcadia.. there's something unique about it that I can't put my finger on. Well crafted.. I feel like it should have a higher score from me.. highly recommended.

BB1313, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

cwxc818, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

flpiii, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of BrianOhio
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark cola like pour that leaves a very thin head.

Aroma is extremely unique, grapefruit, orange with some dark chocolate like notes to it. A completely new beer smell for me and something I really like.

Taste starts with some citrus, and then mellows into more of a typical porter taste with coffee and chocolate. Gentle pine in the finish, and I like the that hops continue throughout the taste.

I have never been a huge fan of black IPA style, but this one sets the new highwater mark. A really good beer and one I plan to have many more of. Another winner from Arcadia.

BrianOhio, Apr 23, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottled 4/16/12.

Dark cola amber-brown body. Some light gets through. Small, light khaki head. Nice lacing. Nose is a nice mix of hops and dark malt. Lots of pine sap, cat pee, and herbal notes. Caramel and roasted malts complement.

Toasted chocolate malt up front. Caramel and roasted malt settle in. Citric, piny hop bitterness gradually comes on. Some herbal, cannabis-y funk as well. Stays pretty-well balanced until the finish. Dries out, with lingering espresso and pine hop bitterness. Faint resinous notes in the end. Medium-full body with a slightly creamy feel. Nicely done!

alexgash, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of kdmcguire10
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

Gorgeous black with a tinge of ruby when held to the light.

Dank grapefruit nose. Getting some tobacco notes. Unlike everything I've ever smelled. So intense for a Black IPA.

Taste is so unique. Hop citrus assault up front then you're slapped on the back end like a stout almost (coffee, chocolate, and the tobacco).

Really nice texture and smooth finish. You don't know the alcohol until you feel it at the end of your glass.

Home run from Arcadia. This should give them some recognition then deserve.

kdmcguire10, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

coachdonovan, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Rich540, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

UfosBigRigsnBBQ, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

hollerined, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jrenn, Mar 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

MIP229, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had both on draft at Ashley's and the bottle. Smell of mostly roasted malt, some peppery presence, very little citrus or hop. Tastes of roasted grain and very little else, a watery roast to me, with little sweetness, muddled hops if any, just weird. Heavy mouthfeel for the style despite the lack of flavor. Nothing to really enjoy here for me. Bland, and no hop bite. An unfortunate miss by Arcadia.

BMMillsy, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

kirkse, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hoopman, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Holland, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

decadance, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

pocwolf, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

MichiganHopHead, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.