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Rapunzel - Arcadia Brewing Company

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19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 108
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 26.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 108
Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
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..

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Bradpittsburgh
2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I often make the mistake of reading reviews AFTER the purchase but before consumption. The luke warm reviews had my expectations a bit on the low side. That said, my expectations were far exceeded. Lovely brew and a fine example of a "white IPA." Would recommend to friend without hesitation.

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Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of enelson
3.24/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
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

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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

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Photo of minterro
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of oline73
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.