Rapunzel | Arcadia Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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144 Ratings
RapunzelRapunzel
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pour this White IPA in a tall glass to showcase its hazy, golden color and dense, creamy head. Rapunzel’s up-front blast of aromatic hops ushers your palate into a balance of crisp, sweet, malt character and lush, juicy hop flavors of pineapple, citrus, and lemongrass. The tart wheat character and effervescent carbonation accent Rapunzel’s light, elegant body while the waves of hop flavor ensure you that you’re drinking a well-crafted brew.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,163
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
144
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
38
Trade:
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by ruckus232:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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 Inspector_Spacetime
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

L: 12 oz. into pint glass. Two full fingers of white head, which was impressively long-lasting. The beer itself was clear copper in color with moderate carbonation.

S: The citrus/grapefruit hops balance the wheat's character brilliantly.

T: Follows the nose in terms of hop/wheat balance. The interplay between the two results in a sweet, smooth, easy-drinking brew.

F: On the fuller side of medium bodied. Carbonation is moderate-low. Finish is sweet, wheat character.

O: Quite honestly, one of my top go-to beers. It goes down smooth and easy, and the citric hop to wheat balance is, in my opinion, impeccable. Not overly hoppy, but not overly sweet, Arcadia has nailed it with this one.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a light hazy gold. It has a nicely floral aroma matched with a delicate citrus hop character. The flavor is pleasantly hoppy with some floral notes. Easy drinker.

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Photo of burnstar
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold with visible carbonation and lacing on the side and surface. Head is small and dissipates quickly. Big citrusy hop smell. I've brewed hoppy wheat beers and the taste is along the lines of what I'd expect from the "style". Some citrusy hops notes and wheat notes (bananas/cloves) up front. And that's actually the taste the whole way through the finish. Lingering strong hop bitterness in the finish, which raises some scores. Overall it's a strong attempt at a difficult style (any wheat beer that isn't a traditional German). This is unique and good- try it.

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Photo of DanGeo
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Billolick
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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 alcohline_trip
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bradpittsburgh
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +2.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 ordybill
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a copper colored beer with a thin white head. The aroma is hops, wheat and yeast. The Taste is hops and wheat and is pretty good.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of enelson
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rapunzel from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 144 ratings