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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Kunstman, Tuesday at 04:53 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MacStinson, Monday at 09:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

paulish, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JoeMans, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Azpittil57, Nov 02, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

jtslankard, Oct 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

clager, Oct 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Hellpop65, Oct 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

akttr, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of StoutHunter
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

StoutHunter, Oct 03, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

RyanCFriedrich, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jaydoc, Sep 30, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%

stadmo1, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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

brockg, Sep 24, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%

enelson, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DruC4, Sep 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%

NoGaps, Sep 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +13%

The_fevre, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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 +3.9%

jschott75, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Kerrie, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.