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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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87
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of BrianOhio
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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
Photo of Athockalypse
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Athockalypse, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of lainiwakura
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

lainiwakura, May 08, 2012
Photo of flpiii
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

flpiii, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Calypso
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Calypso, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of GG_80
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GG_80, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of JustinMc
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JustinMc, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of GeoffK
3/5  rDev -22.3%

GeoffK, Jul 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

amonjar, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of stevedem
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Unfortunately I didn't have any idea I'd be having this so I didn't take any notes or anything.

Look: It's black with a off white head that hung around for a while.

Smell: floral

Taste: Pleasantly bitter and floral/fruity.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth

Drinkablity: If it wasn't as strong as it is I could drink it all night. I'd get it again in an instant.

Got it on-tap at Hopcat in Grand Rapids, MI

stevedem, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of Winger911
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Winger911, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of CrazyQuaker
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in brussells glass on tap at Beer Kitchen in KC

A: deep dark black, small one finger head, whiter than I expected. Great lacing. The white/black contrast looks really nice.

S: this is my favorite part about the beer. Sweet and malty, a hint of sawdust and a little chocolate. No scent of alcohol.

T: the description on Beer Kitchen's menu is pretty accurate. "Citrus, dark malt, earthy, pine, slight sweetness, moderate bitter finish." The only thing I disagree with is the "slight sweetness." I actually get a lot of sweetness on this pour. I really like the flavor, and if you enjoy bitter endings, this one does it.

M: good feel, not heavy, excellent carbonation, easily drinkable beer. It does have a little burn after a few sips. I didn't notice at first, but the feel is similar to a whiskey shot but not quite as powerful.

O: excellent black IPA. I'm really satisfied with the complexities and sweetness. Again, I love how this beer smells. Even though I had it on tap, I did look at the bottle label online. The label solidified my desire to drink this over Halloween season. It just gives you that warm fall feeling while maintaining the hoppiness and bitterness of an IPA.

CrazyQuaker, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

g0cubz, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Trainman4beer, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Gfhislop
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Searched for a while for this one. Many new beers take a while to get to my corner of the thumb.

A- Pours black with a light tan head, barely 1 finger thick. Webbing hangs on for quite some time

S- While you should expect a little roasty malt from this style, the hops really steal the show both here and in flavor. Very pine-forward aroma.

T- Almost instant hop eruption. Definite pine and citrus presence, possibly a mild earthiness. After it warms some, the roasty aspects come out of their shells and bring the whole thing together.

M- Appropriate for the style.

O- Definitely plays more like a DIPA than a regular black IPA. I'd say definitely worth a pick up

Gfhislop, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

UtahRascally, Aug 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

snowdogmatt, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Roosterboots, Sep 14, 2014
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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.