Arcadia Jaw-Jacker | Arcadia Brewing Company

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76
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466 Ratings
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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:
466
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
20.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
63
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of JPowell712
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sir-Buddly-Longfellow
4.42/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of the reasons I look forward to the leaves changing is this brew. One of the best fall time beers

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Photo of 10Crumra
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.94/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint. Ruddy orange in color, with aroma of pumpkin spices (go figure). Mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, with some bready malt. Taste follows through on the aroma. Wasn't going to try this one this year but my wife picked up a bottle; it was a pleasant surprise. Neither of us are fans of pumpkin ales, but this is a nice solid ale.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KBlodorn
3.94/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zdbussey12
2.29/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jmiah22
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aliciamsu
4.54/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of alostplot
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arcadia Jaw Jacker.


Found a bottle at my local Meijer for $1.19 flat and decided to toss it into my mix a six. Mind you, supermarkets may start putting the smaller guys out of business given the fantastic pricing options and the fact they run very fresh product.

Look - Pours a moderately deep amber with a half finger of off white head that quickly drops to a broken cloud formation around the glass. Carbonation appears to be moderate with this one. Somehow left a fair bit of lacing. 4.

Smell - It pretty much smells exactly how you would expect a pumpkin ale to smell. A mixed nose of cinnamon and nutmeg with some pie crust. 4.

Taste - Hmmm what do ya know, a perfected balance of cinnamon and nutmeg with a dosage of pie crust. Honestly this is what a session pumpkin ale should taste like. 4.

Feel - The body is very thick and well rounded with a large dose of carbonation. A tad creamy as well despite little to no remaining head. 4.

Overall - I don"t really get the hate for this one. Not sure if there was a recipe change or what, but It was better than an Ichabod ( Not enough pumpkin ) and even better than a Pumking ( Too much pumpkin ) . If you want a very solid, easy to drink, warming pumpkin ale for a cool late September/October night around the fire you don't really need to look any further than this. I'd have again. 4.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jslice99
2.36/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 12 oz bottle from holiday beverage, staten island new york. Look: burnt orange. Not much head. Smell: ok pumpkin spices, nothing special. Taste: not very good. I think this is what pumpkin rind would taste like. Just spices barely. No pumpkin flavor what so ever. Ive had better malt liquors. Feel: light to nothing. Bland, sour. Not satisfying at all. Barely any carbonation. Overall: i love pumpkin beers and look forward to this time of year to try new ones. This is one of the worst. Just watery spice. No pumpkin flavor very disappointing. Im being generous with a 2 rating. I dont recommend it at all. I would never, ever buy again

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Photo of Steve_Trick
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjk135
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.18/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Arcadia Jaw-Jacker brewed by Arcadia Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.0% This brew pours out a deep amber color with a nice off white head. The smell is rich with pumpkin and spices. This brew smells like pumpkin pie. You also pick up on a hit of grains and malts. The taste is bold with spices and pumpkin. To me there is to much spice in this brew. Jaw-Jacker has a lot going on in it. The mouthfeel is bold, clean, and full of flavor. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has an Ok balance to it. It is a bit much on the spices, but it grows on you. Overall I'm giving Jaw-Jacker 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Thank You Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Jaw-Jacker from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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