Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

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343 Ratings
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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPAArcadia B-Craft Black IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Massive in every way, B-Craft delivers a complex bundle of flavors with citrus-hop aroma. Moving beyond the massive hop aroma, rich roasted malt flavors of coffee and chocolate move forward only to be checked by an impressive hop bitterness. Texture and flavor dance together so seamlessly that you may need to remind yourself that, while it drinks like a session, it delivers like an assassin.

Added by alleykatking on 07-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
343
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep hazelnut color with light mocha sticky head. Can tell right off the bat that this is gonna be a big beer based on the nose alone.

Lots of earthy and citric hop resin on the nose. Touch of licorice and pine-sol, some phenolics, soapiness, throat lozenges. Dark fruit some rubbing alcohol.

Taste is strange. Big body, good carbonation. Layered in a strange way hits ya from back to front. Chocolate, burnt malts, some plastic like taste with some citrus hop profile. Drinkable but I feel like it wasn't thought out enough. comes at you in weird layers with flavors that dont exactly pair up perfectly.

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Photo of Steimie
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of MIP229
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of rudy0908
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of heerboth
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of AGust82
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Jsher
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.92/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had both on draft at Ashley's and the bottle. Smell of mostly roasted malt, some peppery presence, very little citrus or hop. Tastes of roasted grain and very little else, a watery roast to me, with little sweetness, muddled hops if any, just weird. Heavy mouthfeel for the style despite the lack of flavor. Nothing to really enjoy here for me. Bland, and no hop bite. An unfortunate miss by Arcadia.

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Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of boonejag75
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of bzach
3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

never buy again, no wonder it was marked down so cheap!

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Photo of jale
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on cask at the brewery. They added ghost chilis to the mix.

A:Pours a clear brown with little head.

S: Very hoppy with slight hops.

T: Hop forward as it should be. Light sweet malt. Heat from the ghost chili continues to build in the finish along with a nice hop bitterness.

M: Thin and lacking carbonation.

D: One is enough

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Photo of QuadriderMX
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 343 ratings.
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