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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: masey222 on 01-06-2011

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 20
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krh
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a fan of the wheat and hops.

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bradpittsburgh
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I am usually not a big fan of hauling bottles of beer around, but when I spied this with my little eye during a Thanksgiving 2014 visit to Binny's South Loop location, I inquired with one of my local bottle shops if they had seen it. It turns out that although Arcadia distributes to PA, we don't get everything that they brew! Aha.

The label pus me in mind of The General Sutter Inn's "Pearl" in Lititz, PA.

Having Pop!ped the cap, I employed a gentle pour as the last two bottles from them had been outrageously foamy. The bartender's trick brought up a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose had a lemony zestiness, perhaps from the wheat, maybe from the hops, or even from a combination of the two. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was somewhat muted. I was getting some bitterness from the hops and the wheat seemed to be giving it a slight twang, but the flavor knob need to be cranked up before it will really amount to anything. Finish was semi-dry, but thanks to a decided lack of Oomph!, it was really unsatisfying. YMMV.

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy clear pale golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has some vegetal flavors with notes of grainy malts and wheat and hints of citrus rind. There is a light amount of bitterness. The vegetal flavors linger through the finish and detract from the drinkability.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops lend a slight amount of crispness.
O: I'm not sure what hop variety was used in this beer, but it doesn't seem to offer pleasant aromas or flavors to the smell or taste.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of misternebbie
4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Good look a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a mild lace ring. Beer is a nice amber tinted yellow.
S - Good smell wheat is balanced with some citrus hop notes and some bread.
T - Slight dry finish with some wheat in the body and some hops not bitter but sweetly balanced.
M - Light to medium in line with the ABV.

Overall it's OK but not too strong on wheat or hops its balanced and worth drinking.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
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%
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 +20.8%
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 +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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