Jbillhill (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poor mans alpha king. Low score does not tell the tale with this brew. Bottle. Mid-October. Had engagement photos today & a dark beer war tasting at gomers. Itís tasty & more complex than a weak palate will notice. Although Iím not from michigan, Iím partial to michigan beer.
njnut (45) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into tulip glass, pours a cloudy amber. Aroma is of citrus, not huge like a west coast more on the grapefruit side. Almost no head and no lace. Carbs were low also. Mouth feel is slick. Grapefruit with some malt and some malt and bitter on the finish. Very enjoyable. If I have one thing to harp on it is the cartoon ship and the huge "IPA" on the label. Looks generic on the self.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Light caramel malt. Medium hops with quite a bit of grapefruit. Little bit of booze, which is surprising given the ABV.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange. Not much head or lace. Lower carb. Fruity aroma,specifically passionfruit melon papaya or something. Malty,fruit hop driven. Pretty nice. Arcadia does not fail to imbibe character. Decent ipa. Has an arcadia trademark taste too.
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, mine at an even 6.0% abv. Nose is hugely fruity, really pushing more tropical-leaning berries, with lychee and passionfruit at the forefront. Extremely active yeast that luckily didnít gush, dense beige atop a dark golden body with plenty of carbonation. Very juicy, juicy-fruity in the mouth with light-medium, stripping bitterness and not too much sweetness; actually, this is slightly more pucker-happy in its tartness and even prefers to show a little booze over too much sweetness. Resin is rounded and dulled, caramel bears the flag for the malt flavors but is weak, body is light-medium and doesnít add much. Hops do impart a nice woody-floral character into the finish.
tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: had this one a few times and could never really get stoked on it. Hazy golden body, usually with yeast-looking sediment and a thin, white cap on top. Aroma is very light for an IPA; mild citrus peels, leaves, and an equally matching maltiness, sweet bread, toast, biscuits. Taste is... okay, itís just kind of boring. Light hoppage with some mild citric notes, a bit of oily bitterness, leafy. Malt is heavy again, lots of back-end clumpy biscuit and bready notes, leading to a sweeter finish. Just uninspired, not really much going on. Far from bad, but really kind of mundane.
beersak (91) - akron, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. White head. Strong aroma of hoppy wheat. Tastes is crisp and bold malt and hops.
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Christpuncher (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average ipa. Not real hoppy or bitter. Smells fruity and pours a light yellow.
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fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bronze pour with a 2 finger, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sweet crystal malt, lots of pine, some citrus and a little sweet grass. Flavor is full of pine, some bitter citrus, sweet crystal malt, caramel, earthy, spicy hops, light fruity esters and a slightly medicinal bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily, sticky and dry feel and light, but sharp carbonation. Meh, not terrible, but not good as far as IPAs go.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish amber. Hazy with a medium body. Citrusy sweetness with a bitter aftertaste.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma a little hop... pretty good taste and a good bitter finish... pretty well balanced