Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

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344 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:
344
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BYOFB
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldvines
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antoneloc
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a warming dark cola-black with cocoa foam. I get an upfront roasty malt profile with a pronounced roast on the palate cut by some bitterness and a touch of piney grapefruit hops. It’s malty and more sweet than dry, with enough going on to place it in my mind as more ‘hoppy porter’ than ‘black IPA.’ Tasty and enjoyable even as it warms.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Completely black in apperance with a nice tan ring around the top, very minimal head, left a tiny bit of lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Smokeyness up front, some hints of chocolate, pronounced malt notes all around, subtle nose on this brew.

T: Not to sweet on the tongue, lots of malt characters coming through, as well as pine and some chocolate on the tailend.

M: Easy drinker, not a great amount of carbonation, slight stickyness as well, medium to light mouthfeel.

O: Definitely a good Black IPA, I enjoyed this one, good subtle flavors and not to boozie like others that I have like this beer.

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pretty well impenetrable black, with a hint of ruby highlights. Thick head of tan foam, but distinct lack of any lacing on my pint glass.

Aroma: Sticky citrus hops, big roasty malts, some fruit. Seems like a balance, though.

Taste: Very strong — lots of sweetness from the malts melding with a bitter citrus hops presence. In fact, it’s so cloying it’s actually boozy. There are also detectable notes of dark fruit and leather, even some peat, which goes way against this one being a “black IPA”. But that’s splitting hairs. This is a bold and boozy brew (at 8.5%) and not one I’d care to revisit.

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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