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IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped with Columbus hops in our open fermenters, our IPA boasts a bright floral aroma and flavor reminiscent of pine and lemon peel. The pronounced hop bitterness is balanced by a medium-bodied caramel and biscuity malt character with a nutty finish. It showcases many subtle earthy bitter notes, rather than the resinous citrus-rind bite often featured in many American-style IPA's.

1060 OG; 41 IBU

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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 354
Reviews by Calculat0r:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark yellow, 1/3" white head. Aroma was mostly grain and alcohol, not even noble hops penetrated the senses here.

Taste is your traditional English ipa, went for the woody malt tones, toffee and earth. Balanced. Goes for those biscuit nuts in the mouthfeel. Mild tea herbal tones. Average carbonation. Pretty average stuff.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy golden color with a finger and a half’s worth of white frothy head. Sly lace. The aroma had a bright citrusy hop burst over some earthy hop bitterness. Light leafy dryness with a little bit of floral to herbal character. The flavor dryly leaned towards the sweet side in a malty sort of way. Hop tones seem a bit dispersed to allow the malt base become a bit sturdier and run throughout the aftertaste. Slight malty sort of finish. The feel was almost medium bodied with a good carbonation about it. ABV felt as appropriate. Fairly smooth along my tongue. Overall, pretty nicely done English styled IPA that seemed a bit cleaner than others of it's style brewed by Americans. I'd definitely give this another try if every seen again.

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was not good. Super foamy, carbonated, almost sour flavor with mild hop bitterness. This is the strangest ipa I have ever had. Lots of sediment in there too, and not in a good way. Sometimes it can be appealing, this looked like dirt and sand.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Applesauce1
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got about a half inch head in my pint glass.

had a copper color, looked pretty good

Smell- not too pleasing, I noticed a mustiness, some hops
Taste- good, strong hops, not the best IPA I've had, but still pretty good
mouthfeel - good carbonation
drinkability - decent, could have another later on

A drinkable IPA, may get more in the future

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Photo of tkelley
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a large tulip glass.

A - nice bronze body with a pillowy creamy eggshell colored head. Good retention and great lacing.

N - kind of grassy and a little hoppy. English hops.

T - good taste. Boozier than expected. Biscuity malts and fine old world hops.

M - fine.

O - good enough.

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3.3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of phisig137
2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber color, with a creamy one finger head. Decent retention leaves behind a good amount of thick lace. Label is punched C4... whatever that means

Aroma is not so hot. Loads of buttery diacetyl, and some faint stale hops. Not very pleasant.

Flavor is much the same. Big time diacetyl, slight caramel malt sweetness, and zero hop flavor. Smooth bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and relatively light. Drinkability is decent.

An overall lackluster IPA, an a poorly made one at that. Way too much diacetyl/butterscotch. Zero hop aroma or flavor. I'm glad I got this bottle for free.... I would have been severly disappointed if I paid for it. Even getting it for free, I wouldn't take another free one home if it were offered. Don't bother...

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Photo of avw555
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this one.

A- nice clear copper color. thin white head. lacing doesn't last long.

S- Astringent, but sweet.

T- slightly bitter on the back of my tongue. almost a citrus flavor come through. Tastes good.

M- is refreshing. not to sweet, not to dry.

D- This is very drinkable. I could tear through a six pack of this in no time.

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Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xav33
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arcadia India Pale Ale
12 oz bottle
Unknown bottling (notched F4), shipped out 02/07.
Medium pour in a tulip glass

Poured a hazy dark amber with a large frothy and fluffy off-white mostly lasting head with good lacing.

Smelt of strong pineapple, gummi peach candy, flowery hops, light bread.

Taste was upfront moderate perfume hops and rosewater and sweet peach candy followed by a strong bitter green grassy hops and moderate bitter mushroom yeastiness on a long bitter finish.

Palate was medium bodied, oily, moderately astringent and lively carbonated.

Overall, this is a great English style IPA. The classic peach flavors are there. Soft and subdued British style. English IPA's are one of my favorite styles, so a bit of a skew in the scoring, but even for the style it gets strong points.

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Photo of Dope
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy amber pour. Okay head and retention.

S: Caramel malt along with a little citrus/pine hop.

T: Opposite of the smell. Citrus and especially pine hop are surprisingly strong. Nice caramel malt throughout.

M: Mid-range, prickly carbonation.

O: Interesting style. It's basically halfway between a milder english pale and a hoppy india pale ale. Not bad but not spectacular.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Donkster46
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ihscout426
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Being from the Midwest, finding a good source of IPA is always a challenge. This one is a fine example of the style. If you want to know what to look for in an IPA you could work off of this brew.

The color was golden, a little lighter than many IPAs. The nose was very nice. Piney, citrus hop sharacter that should be present in this style. The taste was well balanced with a good malt grain and not to sweet. Bitterness on the back of the tongue and a residual hop in the mouth which left me wanting another.

Definetly a beer you could enjoy relaxing or socializing. A good base to work off of if you are searching out the hop giants as I am always doing.

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Photo of profholt82
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of AndreRus
4.71/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of orfeu
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach with a formidable off-white head, creamy and cratered. Barrage of grapefruit pith in the nose, with a caramel sweetness lurking underneath. Bitter and citric, but with somewhat "watery" flavor. This is not unpleasant, exactly. In fact it's sort of refreshing. But it still subtracts a bit from the overall force of what seems to have been conceived as a tasty hop bill. We've got grapefruit and slight spruce notes, as well as a satisfying biscuit malt finish. Lovely pine burps. Thinnish, juicy mouthfeel; nothing stellar but very quenching all the same. Without a doubt, very easy to drink. 5.9% abv makes for a sure-fire session IPA. Not the sort of IPA to blow anyone away, but it's as fine an example of a solid craft brew as any.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopnado
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BRLockwood
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle, with the ABV (6%) on the label. Not sure if this is meant to be an unfiltered ale, but there is surely some sediment coming thru from the bottle.
Massive, and I mean, massive head that dissipates ever so slowly to a thin persistent head, leaving very nice lacing along the insides of the glass. Very good carbonation.
Earthy, floral aroma with hints of fruity, cirtus/lemon notes.
Hop dominant taste interlaced with biscuity, malty notes. The finish is dry and hoppy, reminiscent of a traditional english IPA.
Nice rich, creamy mouthfeel leaves the palate coated evenly.
A delicious offering from Arcadia Brewing, and is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of JefferyLaGrow
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%

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IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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