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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: masey222 on 01-06-2011)
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DruC4, Friday at 08:44 PM
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NoGaps, Sep 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

The_fevre, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Chill hazed gold in color, moderate-to-short head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint citrus hop note
Taste-Citrus hop, pale wheat, light-bodied but nice hop flavor all around.

hosehead83, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jschott75, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kerrie, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, wheat, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, wheat, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, wheat, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice, Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good wheat IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

PatGreer, Aug 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Artwork on the label expresses a Rapunzel figure bathing in the foam of a wheat beer lying in the hefeweizen glass; I’m a fan so far. Pours with a copper color in the glass skimpy fierce white head whimsical layered lacing.

Aromatics offer up some earthy vegetal notes brewed with Michigan hops,but I’m not sure of the Variety. A bit perfumey kind of off putting to me at first followed with some mango and faint apple fruitiness.

Flavor is definitely off, dirty hop water dank cloying unfermented sweetness lingering raw hop bitterness and perfume like spice notes just kill it. Wow, what a disappointment for me, the label looks great but don’t judge this beer by it’s cover.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied linger hop notes really kill the experience, comes off cloying with each sip and it doesn’t improve. There are so many great hoppy wheats out there, a style that’s hard to beat when done right.

Overall, Arcadia needs to re-work this recipe very harsh and unpleasant I’m praising the beer gods as we speak, due to the fact that I didn’t buy a whole six pack.

WVbeergeek, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

This was a very refreshing beer last evening. Had it at a former colleagues cottage on a lake. The beer was well balanced with hops that leaned toward citrus and pine. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this was a very nice sessionable beer.

WoodBrew, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Slay40, Aug 19, 2014
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Arge40, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Aug 14, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev 0%

The eggshell-colored head starts off with some extremely creamy heft after rising to nearly two fingers. It doesn't take long to fall, though, but the thick foam is strong in its own right. It leaves a sticky, frothy ring of lace at the top of the glass and follows its recession with spotting.
Wheat just brings in a little dryness and must on the nose along with an earthiness that's clean. There are some sweeter, slightly tangy fruity esters. Hops offer what for the style is an assertive dose of leafy, grassy and slightly herbal bitterness. Underneath is a ghost of powdered sugar and a lemony zest.
The overall character is lost in the flavor, though the hops are more assertive. It's a tit-for-tat I'd like in this beer's case to have gone the other direction. The hops become pithy and astringent to a moderate degree, adding a bit too much sharpness before finishing with some toasted grains. It's still leafy in its overall character, but the malts are simply pushed aside rather than integrated to complement the hops. While a step down from the nose, it isn't bad, though.
The body is medium. It's crisp, clean and fairly dry with a twang that holds the tongue all the way through. The pith builds up as it goes, but it holds up for a good while.

Brenden, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

a_beckman25, Aug 11, 2014
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HardyA, Aug 11, 2014
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outoffocus, Aug 03, 2014
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mschrei, Aug 02, 2014
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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.