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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

08-28-2014 22:11:28 | More by PatGreer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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.

08-28-2014 02:32:04 | More by WVbeergeek
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

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.

08-24-2014 23:51:08 | More by WoodBrew
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hopnado

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-21-2014 04:09:40 | More by hopnado
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FinchSCF

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-21-2014 03:12:57 | More by FinchSCF
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-19-2014 20:00:12 | More by Slay40
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Arge40


4.24/5  rDev +15.5%

08-15-2014 22:32:51 | More by Arge40
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

08-15-2014 01:45:10 | More by superdoopersauce
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-14-2014 03:06:54 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

08-12-2014 21:23:33 | More by Brenden
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a_beckman25

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2014 22:58:50 | More by a_beckman25
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-11-2014 02:10:16 | More by HardyA
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-07-2014 03:58:14 | More by Guinnsslvr
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lochef81

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

08-05-2014 18:55:52 | More by lochef81
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-03-2014 14:34:29 | More by outoffocus
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mschrei

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-02-2014 03:14:58 | More by mschrei
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-28-2014 20:05:20 | More by Canada_Dan
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new beer to me from Arcadia Brewing Co., haven't had anything new from these guys in quite a while. A 'wheat India pale ale' according to the label. The label also lists a 5.80% abv, so I'm not sure if this is a new incantation of an old beer or what.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a cloudy golden orange colored body with a finger of frothy white head. Adequate carbonation streaming topside from the etching at the bottom of the glass. Some soapy sudsy lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - The smell is mostly grainy and wheaty. Light yeast presence, orange rinds, & citrus pith, but it is basically a pretty tame aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - grainy, wheaty, and grassy. Light herbal hop presence, but nothing in the way of what a normal IPA would taste like.

M - The feel is crisp and clean. Dry & bready on the finish. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a fairly bland and uninspired wheat "IPA" from Arcadia. It's really not a bad beer in any way, but like others have said it just feels uninspired and average at best.

Arcadia Rapunzel ---3.5/5

07-25-2014 00:38:33 | More by mfnmbvp
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amalburg

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 21:38:50 | More by amalburg
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Served in a tumbler.

Another wheat IPA. Innovation. My industry-wide cynicism aside, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, grass, light lime peel, a touch of mango, and a hint of toasted biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass taking the lead amongst the hops, much to my chagrin (as this toned down the interplay between the citrus-ish wheat character and the fruity hops). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a nice enough "white IPA", though I feel it copped out with the grassy hop dominance, basically ignoring the wheat aspect. Still, it's not bad, it's just uninspired, I guess.

07-18-2014 18:25:08 | More by TMoney2591
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PatM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-15-2014 00:05:06 | More by PatM
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Wingsman

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-13-2014 19:01:44 | More by Wingsman
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IronTom

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-12-2014 04:58:52 | More by IronTom
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 17:02:03 | More by mlklein27
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alostplot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2014 22:44:16 | More by alostplot
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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.