Rapunzel | Arcadia Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pour this White IPA in a tall glass to showcase its hazy, golden color and dense, creamy head. Rapunzel’s up-front blast of aromatic hops ushers your palate into a balance of crisp, sweet, malt character and lush, juicy hop flavors of pineapple, citrus, and lemongrass. The tart wheat character and effervescent carbonation accent Rapunzel’s light, elegant body while the waves of hop flavor ensure you that you’re drinking a well-crafted brew.

Added by masey222 on 01-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DanGeo
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I opened, I read the label, and I got mad at myself because I didn't want an IPA. But no disappointment as the hops were tolerable. Soft, but hoppy.

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a New Belgium tulip glass a hazy golden hue with a 1/4 head and minimal lacing. A hint of pine and lemongrass in the aroma. Well carbonated with a thin mouth feel, pineapple and lemongrass flavors up front with a dry, bitter finish. I've had beers in this style I liked much more than this one.

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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold with visible carbonation and lacing on the side and surface. Head is small and dissipates quickly. Big citrusy hop smell. I've brewed hoppy wheat beers and the taste is along the lines of what I'd expect from the "style". Some citrusy hops notes and wheat notes (bananas/cloves) up front. And that's actually the taste the whole way through the finish. Lingering strong hop bitterness in the finish, which raises some scores. Overall it's a strong attempt at a difficult style (any wheat beer that isn't a traditional German). This is unique and good- try it.

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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zaraspook
2.79/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Inspector_Spacetime
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

L: 12 oz. into pint glass. Two full fingers of white head, which was impressively long-lasting. The beer itself was clear copper in color with moderate carbonation.

S: The citrus/grapefruit hops balance the wheat's character brilliantly.

T: Follows the nose in terms of hop/wheat balance. The interplay between the two results in a sweet, smooth, easy-drinking brew.

F: On the fuller side of medium bodied. Carbonation is moderate-low. Finish is sweet, wheat character.

O: Quite honestly, one of my top go-to beers. It goes down smooth and easy, and the citric hop to wheat balance is, in my opinion, impeccable. Not overly hoppy, but not overly sweet, Arcadia has nailed it with this one.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a light hazy gold. It has a nicely floral aroma matched with a delicate citrus hop character. The flavor is pleasantly hoppy with some floral notes. Easy drinker.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth operator

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Photo of BLZR
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandongoblue24
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raime
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Arcadia Brewing Rapunzel.

Me and a few friends are at the ole cabin up North for a few days and we decided that to start our night out we would each go to the local Meijer and grab four new beers to try. The ones in my posession were basically the only ones in the single section I had never drank. Arcadia is usually quite good so my hopes are up, but not too high. -18 wind chill out tonight in mio, time to warm up!.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a pint glass. This brew pours an attractive copper-orange with a two finger head that perfectly fills out the glass. Head retention has been very strong thus far and is already leaving some light stick. Carbonation is on the higher side of moderate. Looks exactly as I was expecting it to. Leaves some attractive lacing amongst a finished glass.

Smell - The nose is quite pleasant and very clean. The hops take an obvious forefront over the wheat factors but they do become more apparent with every degree the beer rises to. Wheats almost seem pretzel like and even gives the illusion of salt on top. The hops consist of grapefruit and a bit floral with a hint of spice.

Taste - Yeah it follows the nose but the flavors kind of switch around in their delivery. At first you get the nice pretzel flavor with salt on top, shortly after the hops introduce themselves and are once again mild grapefruit with floral being the dominant. Juicy over all flavor. Like an elephant ear at the state fair with a juice based drink to wash it down.

Feel - The feel on this brew is thicker than what I was expecting though that is far from a bad thing. The carbonation is still about moderate and it swallows easy. Wheat dominate the tastes as it sits though there is enough grapefruit to stop it from becoming cereal like.

Overall - A big ole salted pretzel in a bottle. If you enjoy pretzels, like I do, then I suggest you pick it up. I'm amazed that they somehow mimicked the salt flavor and feel as well due to how drying the brew is. Hops do their job as well. Good start to the first new brew of the night and an absolute steal at 1.39 for the single. One of the better beers Arcadia has made and one of the most unique beers I have consumed in quite some time...

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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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