Arcadia Angler's Ale | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Angler's AleArcadia Angler's Ale
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Arcadia Angler's AleArcadia Angler's Ale

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
his strikingly authentic English-style pale ale is brewed with all-English malts and a pound and a half of Pacific Northwest hops per barrel. It is medium-bodied, crisp and well-balanced with a flavor profile featuring subtle notes of caramel, toffee and toasted malt, counterbalanced by the ideal level of hop bitterness. The delicate herbal hop finish is produced by Goldings whole leaf hops.

1054 OG; 34 IBU

Added by SheepNutz on 01-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of soper2000
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice light orange color body supports an assertive (maybe a mispour?) white foam head with some unusually large bubbles. Smell manages to be flowery and earthy at the same time. The first thing that strikes me about the taste is the malt profile, it could be because i've been drinking Eisenbahn's Pale Ale in Brasil for the last 3 months which is super flowery and citric and i haven't adjusted to our pale ales yet. But malt is definately what i first notice. A light (I emphasize light) citrus taste rounds out the flavor. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both ok, nothing special and nothing bad. An ok pale ale by my book.

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Photo of ken3c
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice head. Cloudy. Amber. Thin layer of foam leaves a bit of lacing.

Smells flowery and a little citrusy.

Good strong taste, then sweetness. Unfortunately a slightly unpleasant finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation.

I liked drinking this beer but that aftertaste caught up with me in the end. Next time I'll be ready with the opener for the second beer.

I'm bumping up the taste a half point after a second pour. I left the bottom half inch in the bottle and with it all the harsh taste.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale and unfiltered cloudy gold with a bit of an orangey hint, firm and frothy thick finger high beige head, keeps a good skim on top; lacing in sparatic strings and short sheets just above the skimming.

Not much of a nose to it, some sparce citrusy and floral hops and a crisp dry malt backing and some caprylic notes.

Taste is dryish, clean, light toasted malts, touches of citrus rinds, woodish finish and a dry clean up of gloral hops. Some of the caprylic notes pop through nearer the start but gets washed away quickly with the dryidh malt and carbonation.

Feel is about medium bodied, carbonation seems a bit much, bitterness is mild, more of an English bite then anything. The Goldings do a good job but not overly so. And at 5% it could be sessionable material. There's better and there's worse, this is driving middle of the road type stuff. Not bad. I'd have this again.
Thanks trbeer!

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the cask pours a light golden/tan cloudy liquid with a white thick head. The head stayed for a while, the lacing was minimal. Not much smell to this beer, perhaps a slight floral smell. The taste was immediately astringent, sour and grainy. It did have a good floral hoppy finish. There was a little bit of bitterness, but not much. Medium body, smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad beer, it did grow on me as time went by. I do enjoy almost anything on cask, and although this did not blow me away, it was pleasant.

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Photo of SheepNutz
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep copper color with three fingers of fluffy white head. There is lots and lots of lace left over. The smell is both a little malty and a little hoppy, but overall a little weak. The taste leans a bit on the malty side, lots of bread and caramel flavors. Some yeast present in there as well. A little bit of hops left on the back of thre tongue. The mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style, maybe a touch light. The drinkability is pretty good. A decent pale ale.

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

This brew is a light peach colour with a lovely white cap of foam. Aromas are of light bready malts and subtle british hops. The taste is nicely balanced, bready, biscuity, and more. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the drinkability is a notch above average. I liked it.

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Photo of proc
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are so many pales ales on the market. It seems like every brewer has to have one in the lineup. Arcardia's offering pours out to a light amber in the glass with a decent head. Nose is that of light fruit and hops. The taste is good, but doesn't grab you in the way that many pales do when the hop twang hits on the swallow. A good beer to recommend to those who haven't been exposed to the style.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rich orange amber color reminiscent of a newly minted penny. Pours partly cloudy (neither clear nor hazy). A finger's worth of tight, off-white head that is fed by relatively active carbonation. Smell is neither distinctive nor offensive--generically sweet malts with detectable caramel. Surprisingly hoppy up front, but that bitterness gets even stronger shortly after. In between those surges of hops one finds a baseline of caramely malts. An interesting fade to a bubbly finish. Mouthfeel is merely OK--rather watery at the start and a bit clingy when all is said and done. The overly strong hops and lack of integration make this a ho-hum pale ale.

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Photo of granger10
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer I tell my friends to try who want an introduction to microbrews. There are no real hugely noticeable flavors but more of a withdrawn blend of flavors. The beer is more complex than I thought it would be with a good blend of hops and somewhat of a nutty taste in it. Anglers Ale goes down easy and is an enjoyable beer to have, esp. in these hot summer days.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.52/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is not an impressive brew, the body is thick and medium dark for an amber. The head is white and minor with short duration.
Carbonation is heavy.
Very quick bitterness attack but retaliation from the other side.
Nose is there but a nondescript sweetness, is that the retaliation?
Not crisp.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear amber body topped by a billowy ivory head. The head lasts and deposits great lace on the glass. The nose is malty and gives off English style hops aromas. The flavor is of a bitter with plenty of malt backbone and hops overlay. Incomplete blending of the flavors creates a sense of disharmony in this beer. Pleasant yet disconcerting. This one would need to be an acquired taste. Long, lingering aftertaste. This reminds me of some Irish cream ales I've tasted that give a lacquer-like sense.

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Photo of cretemixer
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5 and beer...What more could a guy ask for?

Pours a cloudy amber with a two finger off white head that fades to a solid layer leaving a thick clingy lace.

Barley and citrus are apparent on the nose.

Nothing very special about the taste. Good balance between the hops & malt, just not enough of either to give the beer much character.

Decent light body and good carbonation make it pretty drinkable. Nothing offensive about this beer, but I won't go out of my way for this one again.

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Photo of zerk
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper - gold, with an amazingly persistent head and quite a bit of suspended particles. Aroma is very light, with some caramel and floral notes, with a touch of orange. Flavor begins with caramel and toasted malts, with some herbal spiciness and finishing bitterness. Not very sweet, and very subtly flavored. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. An very mild pale ale that would be an ok session beer. Nothing spectacular, but decent.

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Photo of inebrius
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The perfect golden-amber quaffer when trolling for Walleye or just watching someone else do it on TV. A nose full of dirt and a few curls of lemon skin. Earthy hops linger against an artful toasty backdrop. A precise carbonation makes this beer a session treat. English, indeed!

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Photo of Mitchster
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brewed with Crystal, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.

OG=1.054, 5.1% ABV.

Hazy copper pour with little chunks of yeast forms a thin white head with large bubbles. Moderately carbonated. Starts with a brisk pleasant english hop note which quickly dissolves into a somewhat muddy, subtle wet cardboard mustiness. Leaves the tongue with a mediocre glaze. Not being a big fan of EPA's to begin with, I would rate this as just "average". Could definitely benefit from harder water to achieve a brisker mouthfeel.

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Photo of jackndan
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Arcadia’ Angler’s Ale: Hmmm.. .. I’ve been disappointed with this mixed twelve pack, the tastes are fairly faithful to their styles, but the flavor is very middle of the road. This style has a fairly under whelming hop, a little malt and a whole lot of nothing. I’ll pass it by next time.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of and Arcadia sampler: Not a very good translation of the style. Pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that disappeared quickly. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma was malty and slightly pungent. Flavor is mostly malty with a hops presence and kind of sour aftertaste. This was too mild to be a great EPA in my opinion.

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Photo of Gusler
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orange-amber color, modest beige head, the lace pleasant as well, but they vanish quickly, leaving lumpy globs upon the glass. Malt nose dominates, clean and crisp, the start slightly sweet, thin top, finish is charmingly hopped, enchantingly acidic, droughty long lasting aftertaste. As with the “Nut Brown”, pretty much run of the mill, and drinkable, which is why we buy beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

very nutty flavor,had alcohol almost whiskey type undertones to it.Didnt quite expect that was quite hoppy though wich is a good thing

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Arcadia Angler's Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 19.3% out of 100 with 269 ratings
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