Arcadia IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002

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#43,508
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
709
pDev:
14%
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Photo of Roberto11232
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raime
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arcadia IPA.

Don't remember the last time I actually had a beer from Arcadia. Has to have been at least a few years or so. They just don't really put much out these days it seems. Anyway' found a single of this beer for $2.19 and figured it was time to re-visit a brewery I liked quite a bit in the past. Haven't had many English style IPAs since Commodore Perry. Hoping for the best. Let's pour it!.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. An attractive beer straight out of the gate. Pours a slightly murky amber hue with just a touch of copper to give off the vibe of a setting sunset while looking at the beer in the light. The head is about a finger and a quarter tall and just slightly off white. It retains exceptionally well as a thick highly set cap amongst the top of the swill. Carbonation appears to be about medium. Lacing and stick left appears like heavy blood splatter from a murder scene.

Smell - A lot like the citra beer I jist drank prior to this one. A lot of floral aspects going on in the nasal passages with a bubble gum ordeal type of thing. Interesting level of clove for the style. Malts are slightly darker smelling than white bread but I surely wouldn't say it had been baked. A noticable dosage of lemon if you really choose to look for it.

Taste - The flavor profile starts off lemon like with a large amount of flower power and maltyness to match and balance things. It remains this way throughout the drink and there is a very sweet and pleasant bubble gum and jolly rancher eswue sweetness on the back end that lingers around the back of the throat. As the beer warms there is almost a Dortmunder level grassyness that meets up with the hops and takes a bit of a backseat. Bitterness is on the lower side of moderate.

Feel - The body is quite full and largely grainy with bigger aspects of the whole Dortmunder thing I mentioned came through as the beer warmed. Bitterness gets a bit stronger as the beer sits. As it sits even moreso the body becomes thinner. Carbonation stays steady at moderate levels and the beer swallows medium lightly if that makes sense.

Overall - I liked this one quite a bit more than K had initially expected give the average level ratings this one appears to receive. Sessionable as hell without the sweetness and more of the bitter good stuff. Think a lot of the distaste may come from the fact people fail tk acknowledge that this is an English IPA and not and American, thus and so the flavor profiles will vary. Overall this is an easy drinker that I think you should try for sure, may even make its way into my regular rotation for when I need a slight change from the run of the mill American ipas..

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walnut
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not the best IPA I've had, but not bad. Like other Arcadia beers I've tried, it's sour in a way that is not appropriate for the style, and a thin body.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Supergenious
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of b0ss-h0gg
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeDL
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of todste
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billet
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not your typical IPA, which is fine with me. The color is a nice orange-amber with a light head and some lacing. It has an definite lemon pepper smell. The flavor is a bit malty, with an earthy slightly tangy finish. It is not very bitter at all. I guess this makes it an English style IPA. A nice drinking beer.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldvines
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arcadia IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 709 ratings