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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker | Arcadia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This spiced amber-wheat ale is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Using the finest malted barley and a small amount of wheat for mouthfeel, Jaw-Jacker displays a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. The addition of cinnamon, all-spice, and nutmeg (in the exact proportions of a family pumpkin pie recipe) creates a refreshingly spicy, season brew.

Added by nortmand on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,337
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
472
pDev:
20.43%
Bros Score:
2.2
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
67
Trade:
1
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Photo of patre_tim
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange and cloudy, no visible carbonation, topped with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of pumpkins, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves.

Tastes of pumpkins, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger with a light sweetness.

Medium, tannic body with relatively high carbonation.

Got this in Kunming in April, drinking Nov. 2nd, 2017 in Chiang Mai. Cheers to my friends in Kalamazoo. Really great pumpkin ale!

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewmastermel
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pretty thin. Not bad though.

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Photo of Sparty1224
4.15/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz. bottled poured into a Founder's Black Party pint glass. Bottled on 7/28/17, making this just about 3 months old.

A: Pours a light amber/orange color, minimal white head.

S: Heavily spiced up front, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Not a lot of pumpkin, if any.

T: Definitely not as spiced as I remember, but the seasoning is there. Minimal pumpkin flavor.

M: Medium body, decent carbonation.

O: This beer has really fluctuated in quality over time. Used to be great, then last couple years were rough, over-spiced. This year is much better for some reason. Don't think it's ever been a true pumpkin beer, and instead just a spiced ale, but that's fine. It's a classic seasonal around here in Michigan, and I love having it every year.

Recommendation: Not a true pumpkin ale, but itches that Fall seasonal scratch.

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Photo of JerBear517
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aclockworkchris
2.84/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigRed10
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heysuz
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brittanylicious
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Apok23
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of red94tt
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
2.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not sure what the deal is with this ale.
I think Arcadia should stick to its better brews and improve on them. For I have two good ales from them and several bad.
(Jaw-jacker was given to me... a clue.)
I should have saved it for a tasting of beer guys instead of punishing myself with the whole bottle.
But doing my duty here.... a confused and confusing ale. Don't buy it.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WestwardHo
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.99/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.25 S: Pumpkin spices featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Caramel maltiness with toastiness underneath. It doesn't have much of an actual pumpkin component - it seems spice heavy. Still, it's pleasant.

3.0 T: Taste is like the nose. It's spice heavy without a pumpkin backbone. Toasty and caramel malts.

2.75 M: Light to lighter medium body. Watery feel. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess.

2.75 D: It's not horrible, but it's one of the weaker pumpkin beers I've had this year.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 472 ratings
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