thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Look for the new label. Pouring a golden color edging into orangeness with a light white head and light lacing to match, this is one big mouthful of pepper and peach. Itís rich, itís bright, itís happily carbonated, itís got some citrus in it from those grapefruity hops, and nicely dry on the palate thanks to all that rye-ey goodness.
malrubius (1723) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Golden with lasting head and lace. Fresh hoppy sweet citrus aroma. Mildly sweet spicy with nicely understated pear melon fruit. Spicy rye hoppy finish. NIcely complex. Delicious. OKay, so why is this a "specialty grain" beer, but Hop Rod Rye is a DIPA? Anyhow this beer is a delicious IPA with an added rye spicy complexity. Excellent.
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent rye. Maybe one of the best Iíve had. Tropical fruit and pepper aroma. Thick, soapy, white head and a cloudy yellow appearance. A few too many particulates in this one to warrant a higher rating on that account. Tastes of white pepper, bitter (almost astringent) unripe citrus fruit.
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, orange-gold with good, creamy off-white head / Floral nose of dry hops, weed, and rye / Medium body, good malt and hop balance, with good finish / Restrained yet appealing flavors of dry hops, orange, grapefruit, flowers, caramel, and spicy rye / Very good.
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Hazy, light orangish color, with almost a pinkish tinge. This beer grabbed me with the first sip...intensely fruity hops, with a very strong and clear apricot aroma (It really struck me more as apricot and less as peach). This one so strongly resembles apricot, Iíd say itís even more apricot-like than Magic Hat #9. I do notice the piney and lemony quality to the hops too, but these take a back burner to the fruitiness. I also really notice the rye malt, which emerges after the hops hit you. But the malt aroma is not particularly deep, and it vanishes soon after it emerges, leaving a very clean, but very bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is exceptionally well-masked. Remarkably light given how powerful it is. I was really impressed by this, as rye beers can tend to have a heavy quality about them, and this beer would strike me as light even if I were comparing it to other, similar barley-malt beers. Carbonation is a bit sharp and prickly, and I like this; it meshes well with the strong bitterness and light quality of this brew. I imagine this beer would not be as enjoyable if it were allowed to go flat. I am not familiar with this brewery, but this beer immediately got my attention and Iím eager to try more. Itís rare these days that I try a new beer from a bottle that impresses me as much as this one did.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 Draft. Aroma has notes of spicy citrus, pine resin and rye malts. Murky orange with an average white head that left great lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a wonderful brew that was very easy to drink. Went well with spicy wings and was easily the best beer of the night. Will not hesitate to order this one again. Very solid beer. Well done Arcadia!
paintedmaple (420) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this RPA. One of my favorite session ales it has a fantastic complexity of spicy, clean rye and grassy, piney, citrus hops. Shines.
BrownALEx (269) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ BWW. Golden in color with a thin white head. Smells of citrus hops. Taste follows suite. Palate is long that starts with hops and ends with dry rye. Great lacing left behind. Overall this is a great beer. A must try.
malkyore (183) - - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arcadia never letís you down. Never. Thick white head that sticks around for a while. Itís kind of a murky gold color. Itís pleasant to look at. Smells like an ipa. Citrus and wheat in the nose. Tastes like an ipa too. Bitter hoppy punch with a nice smooth refreshing finish. This is a great beer that I will definitely be getting again!
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy orange body, thick, puffy buff head. Spicy nose with bitter pine and citrus brightness. Citrus and pine taste, backed by toasty malts. Dense flavor profile and crisp, biting mouthfeel. Average aftertaste for an IPA with a slight metallic finish.