Arcadia Jaw-Jacker | Arcadia Brewing Company

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76
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465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Arcadia Jaw-JackerArcadia Jaw-Jacker
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
Ratings:
465
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
20.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
63
For Trade:
1
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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

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

Photo of dacrza1
3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

DATE TASTED: October 22, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse pokal... OCCASION: another good Thursday ends with some beer... APPEARANCE: lazy, hazy, off-white head that settles to a consistent halo; body is an orange-amber, equally hazy body with slight effervescence--a fitting, Autumnal view... AROMA: light gingerbread, nutmeg and pumpkin spices allure the nostrils; a wheaty clove spice... PALATE: thin, wheaty in consistency; smooth and easy drinking--a bit too easy?... TASTE: a mellow, blunted impact that belies the aroma; nutmeg and pumpkin spices are clearest, with cinnamon and allspice or pepper developing the profile into a larger-than-expected flavor experience; the lightness of body plays out in the flavor, allowing for a swift sipping and a reasonably enjoyable quality... OVERALL: not sure how to take this one at first, with its lightness exhibiting a wheat beer, its ABV upwards of an ale, and a taste that blend the two... intriguing enough to encourage another bottle--a possibility, but not a necessity...

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Photo of Cocomojoe81
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.92/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in an amber color.

The flavor pops of pumpkin beer spices with an emphasis on a zingy quality, similar to ginger. A touch of sweetness, then onto strong herbal bitterness.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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