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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: masey222 on 01-06-2011

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of herb, hops, pine, slight yeast, sweet malt, and slight grass. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of herb, hops, pine, slight citrus, slight yeast, sweet malt, and slight wheat. Overall, good appearance, complex aroma and body.

Photo of Chaz
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear golden in color, and with very little haze (which is unique for a beer with wheat malt), and topped with a nice looking cap of off-white head. Decent lacing.

Pretty big blast of hops on the nose. Definitely in the "White I.P.A." range. A bit of wheat/malt character (not too much) and otherwise yep, this is all aromatic hops.

VERY expressive hop character on the first sip: bitter, aromatic, astringent/dry... and with very little in the way of a sweet, malt backbone. It seems very fitting for this beer. Finish is dry. Seems like it might be a good food beer, too.

Pretty good malt and hop interplay, especially as the wheat malt character picks up as this warms up and adds a nice touch of spice. There's a bit of yeast character in here, too, but (it's Ringwood?) it is reasonably light. Altogether a great interplay between the malts, the hops, and low-profile yeast character.

This leads to body and mouthfeel. The body is not exactly light, but is fairly light, so this one is very, VERY easy drinking for a style which can sometimes be pretty strong. Of course, the ABV / alcohol kick is a fair bit lower than average here, and so this one almost seems like "session" beer compared to so many of today's American I.P.A. offerings! On the other hand, with as much character as it has, it is a fairly substantial brew in its own right.

Rapunzel's a winner.

Serving size: 12oz
Format: Bottle -- non-dated (but presumed to be pretty fresh; when was that trip my boss took to Michigan, again? Thanks, Boss!)

Photo of brismit
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this brew. Nice hoppy flavor

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billolick
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light n golden as it pours out of a 12 oz bottle.

Light wheat and yeasty nose.

Zesty citric notes and some pepper and more yeast on the back end

Ehh...not terrible, decent enough sessioner, but nothing special..

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jtslankard
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of clager
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of akttr
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Arcadia's Rapunzel last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I've never had this beer before and a hoppy wheat beer sounds pretty good right now, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it fits the name and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a lightly hazy golden color that took on more of darker golden amber color when held to the light with just a little over two fingers worth of creamy white head that left some nice rings of lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a slightly fruity, earthy and spicy hop aroma, but I also get this weird vegetal aroma that has a slightly rotten aspect to it. Up next comes the malts which impart some wheat, bready, sweet malt and slightly grainy aromas. This beer had an ok aroma, but I could have gone without the light rotten vegetal aroma.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by hops still being the first to show up and they impart all those hoppy aspects that I got in the aroma, but this time it's the spicy hops that really stand out the most. I only get a just a slight hint of of that rotten vegetal aspect that I got in the aroma. Up next comes the malts which are very light and impart a slight wheat, sweet malt and grainy flavors comes through on the aftertaste. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium sweetness that lingers just a little and it had a very spicy hop and light grainy wheat like aftertaste. This beer tasted ok, but i thought the hop profile was too one note and I wish it was more like the hop profile in the aroma.

M- Not the smoothest, pretty crisp, a little prickly, medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but the carbonation could be toned down a little and it could be smoother.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok, and I thought it was a very average example of the style, almost every aspect had something off with it and in the end that made for a a beer that was for sure rough around the edges and it wasn't as balanced and as tasty as I would like. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't smoothest, it was pretty crisp, a little prickly, not filling and the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention, one is enough for me, I have no urge to drink another one. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, it was the only aspect that didn't have anything wrong with it and I thought it was just a good looking beer. What I like the least about this beer was the taste and aroma, they were disappointing and they really didn't have the nice balance that I look for in this style and I also didn't like that rotten vegetal aspect. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I wouldn't recommend it either, I don't think it's a good example of the style. All in all I wasn't impressed with this beer, Arcadia is a good brewery, but I think they dropped the ball with this one, I normally wouldn't expect to get any off aspects in their beer, but this one had more than a few and in the end I just didn't enjoy it. This is now one of the least favorite beers from Arcadia and I think it's on the lower end of the style. Better luck next time guys, this beer needs some work.

Photo of RyanCFriedrich
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stadmo1
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brockg
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Its like a ass whoopin from a biker mob...and by that i mean that after tastes kicks your ass

Photo of enelson
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.