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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Rapunzel
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BA SCORE
83
good

23 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-02-2014 03:14:58 | More by mschrei
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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 18:25:08 | More by TMoney2591
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07-15-2014 00:05:06 | More by PatM
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Michigan

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served on tap at One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale, Michigan. It arrived in a generic but exaggerated 23 oz. Weizen glass, glowing a metallic golden sheen. It held a one and a half finger tall head of white, soapy bubbles, showing okay retention into cheesecloth lacing. Carbonation appeared to be light. The nose came across as very no nonsense in that it wasn’t overly sweet or overly hopped for the style. Aromatic notes included bready and toasty pale and wheaty grain with a rye twinge, melon, aloe vera, nickel, and juicy grapefruity hops to match. This improved greatly as the beer warmed, but still held onto this cheapish, wet, under ripe quality. The flavoring, curiously, showed a heavily malt-forward punch of dirty pilsner grain, with sharp metallics, and cooled banana bread esters. This was met by floury wheatiness, lightly soapy hops, independent citric freshness, chemical phenols, lactic creaminess, gentle booziness, and apricot and cornmeal dust on the back. The body was light, and so was the slurp, showing weaker creaminess on the pull. The mouth was left chalky and dried. The abv was appropriate, and the beer could certainly be glugged back hard if one wanted to do so.

Overall, this was enjoyed alongside Saturday brunch at one of our go-to local eateries. It was a bit early, so we decided to start with something light, as opposed to something like Founders Sweet Repute, which was on tap alongside this one. To this goal, we succeeded in choice, and found a sound, seasonally summerified beverage. Stylistically speaking we felt this more to be a mix between a hearty pilsner and a watered hefe, with the harsh metallics of malts meeting a strong showing of banana ester sweetness. This guy was crisp, but light in flavor until the bitterness really built up on the back, which did aid in keeping you from being overly sweetened. This is a refreshing, appropriate seasonal offering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2014 16:54:01 | More by TheBrewo
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-13-2014 01:14:24 | More by ryanpj
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Michigan

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08-31-2013 02:05:58 | More by Zaphog
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-27-2013 03:10:42 | More by gulogulo
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

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oline73

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Hopcat. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sweet malt with juicy citrus notes, tangerine, and some citrus peel hops.

Taste: Crisp and clean. Citrus hops with a mild sweetness from the malt. The finish is bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

Overall: Nothing earth shattering here but it was a crisp beer and was enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 04:22:35 | More by oline73
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masey222

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The look is a clear mid tone yellow brown with a head that fell fast and left a decent film and ring around the glass, impressive lacing...
The smell is slightly floral hop and a good orange undertone that doesn't really stand out a ton but holds its own, with a really nice wheat structure pleasant not raunchy or overpowering at all the orange doesn't really stand out through the drink but does come out in the beginning a little bit...
The taste is of a strong pale ale well hopped develops a bitterness through the drink but has a strong wheat base the hop is super floral tasting its more soapy and aromatic...
Mouthfeel is on point for the style fair carbonation good viscosity ....
Overall good I could definitely drink a few.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2011 01:22:56 | More by masey222
Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.