Arcadia Brewing Company Reviews




daniele
3.5
Arcadia Art Hops
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Gluepot
3.7
Arcadia Hop Rocket
A nice malt and hop nose but a pretty thin taste profile. There is some hop bitterness, booziness and caramel malt with a touch of strawberry. Middle of the pack.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Block
2.9
Arcadia Cheap Date
Golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is also sweet, straw, apple. A very, very light IPA.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

islay
3.5
Arcadia Hop Rocket
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-4-16. Fresh, citric aroma. Lemon and orange scents. Also peach and yellow plum (pitted fruit). Smells like a citric-flavored Toaster Strudel and dessert wine. Clear gold with some effervescence. Some haze in the final pour. Small amount of short-lasting, beige head. Simultaneously hoppy and malty. Sweet, malty taste: Marshmallow. Orange flavor; also tangerine and peach. Lightly bitter finish, but, overall, this beer is well on the sweet side for the style. Itís not cloyingly sweet, however. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, underwhelming. Too sweet and inoffensive, like so many other IPAs today. Rating number 2001.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

markas101
3.2
Arcadia Cheap Date
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Light gold, slight haze. Lemon aroma. Some pine cleaning fluid. Light body. More citrus. Long mild finish.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

bpar73
3.8
Arcadia Cocoa Loco Triple Chocolate Stout
On tap at BSTR. I see ratings all over the map. Could it be a bottling issue? I had it on tap and it poured a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, cacao and dark malt in the taste and aroma. It was really pretty decent.
Friday, May 13, 2016

JPDIPSO
3.1
Arcadia Hop Rocket
Originally listed as Arcadia Hop Rocket 11th Anniversary Ale. Lightly hazed light amber color. Small diminished head of off-white bubbles. Orange citrus, resinous nose. Light fruit also in the background and a hint of caramel. Full, not quite mouth coating feel. Light fruit in the front. Some caramel and pepper gradually work their way in. Citric, acidic and a bit overbearing at times. Stomach is warming. Sometimes stronger is not better. Lacks balance. 3/10
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Troupis
3.6
Arcadia Hop Rocket
Disappointing Imperial. Strong melon palate made it intriguing to drink but lacked the hop character of an imperial nor the aroma you want. On tap in Holland, MI. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BroadestTom
3.9
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)
Aroma caramel, chocolate, vanilla, woody, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, average carbonation, Overall a very smooth well balanced barrel aged porter that aged very well. No alcohol taste. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
Monday, May 09, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
4
Arcadia Imperial Stout
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong anise, roasty malts, chocolate and red wine. The flavor was robust and intense with roasty malts, anise, red wine, chocolate and vanilla. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Ed5388
3
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
12oz bottle thatís been rotting in my fridge for a few years! Bottled on date is 12/06/??. Of course the year is smudged! Pours a clear caramel Amber brown color with a super small beige head of foam. Aroma of mainly booze, sweet caramel, and toffee. Taste is much the same. Boozy, sweet caramel, grassy bitterness, metal, toffee, and sweet fruit.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

markas101
3.6
Arcadia B-Craft Black
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Jet black. Tan head. Root beer and resin aroma. Some charcoal. Thick, sweet, bright spruce and heavy malt finish.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Block
3.4
Arcadia Loch Down
Brown pour thin off white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is also sweet. Some caramel. Alcohol is masked. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, April 30, 2016

harrisoni
3.2
Arcadia Thunder Trail
Bottle from Reading BF 2016. Clear amber brown colour lasting beige head. Fresh hoppy aroma good bitterness. Lacks some malt depth but itís not a bad attempt at an ESB. Some white pepper hop . A decent attempt at a ESB but lacks the malt clout
Friday, April 29, 2016

SG111
3.6
Arcadia Something Else
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours ruby color, nitro cream head. Aroma is cinnamon, cherry, cranberry, little bit of funk. Flavor is christmas fruit cake, cherry. Christmas-y.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Christpuncher
2.9
Arcadia Rapunzel
Aroma of malt and some citrus. Malty mess like most of these average beers. Not much of a wheat as I can tell. Pours light orange with a thin cream head. Bleh
Monday, April 25, 2016

wlajwl
3.7
Arcadia Hop Rocket
Aroma is pine, hops and a hint of nail polish. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, complex fruit, malts, tropical fruit and a mix of tart and bitter in the finish.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

coburn_c
4.1
Arcadia Loch Down
Smells like caramel malt. Looks like Coke. Tastes like watery caramel malt. Feels like velvet water. This is my favorite dark beer at the moment. It is ridiculously drinkable. Not too sweet, not heavy, not boozy or bitter. Just a little bit of all the right things and 8%ABV. Love it.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.6
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
Bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Rhayader ruby red colour. No head. Aroma berry fruit, spicy dark stewed fruit and vanilla. Taste is fruity sweet, and a touch of alcohol. Medium body.
Friday, April 22, 2016

yespr
3.4
Arcadia Loch Down
From tap. Pours dark brown, deep orange glare, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Sweet, roasted, caramelish, breadish. Light bitter, sweet malty finish.
Friday, April 22, 2016

IrishBoy
3.7
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is chocolate, light bourbon, and vanilla. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is bourbony, with vanilla and chocolate. Nicely flavored, better than the aroma by itself.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

thorongil2
3.8
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)
(bottle) clear, bright, dark brown colour with a small beige head; aroma starts with wet wood, jam, develops into vanilla, dried fruit; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, well hidden alcohol
Saturday, April 16, 2016

kathouse
3.9
Arcadia Sky High Rye
Golden with a nice white foam. Rye and grass aroma. Great flavors of spice and hop resins. Finish is slightly astringent.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

b3shine
3
Arcadia Brigidís Irish Red
Draft to taster at the Kalamazoo brewpub. Looks solid; a mostly transparent amberish caramel with ample foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of ale yeast and a touch of molasses alongside softer notes of hops and toast. Tastes like it smells with a slightly bitter and fairly crisp medium-light to medium bodied mouthfeel. A bit of caramel on the tongue as well. Not bad.
Friday, April 15, 2016

superspak
3.8
Arcadia Loch Down
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/20/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roasted notes as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scotch ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

mansquito
2.9
Arcadia Whitsun
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn tap: pours light orange with a white head. Atoma is orange and spice and wheat beer whatever. Taste is lightly spiced. It be a bit sweet. Would not know that it has as much alcohol as it does. Not a bad beer but uninspired. A relic of a bygone era.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

svandyke
3.2
Arcadia Hopmouth
Pint pour- nice brownish gold color with lots of good citrus hop in the smell. Too bad the hop smell doesnít make good on its promise. Lots of bitterness in the middle and in the finish. Nevertheless fairly balanced with malty sweetness.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Malin_aiisa
2.8
Arcadia Whitsun
Draught at NYC Craft beer festival clear yellow white head Aroma of sweet citrus taste bitter citrus, flat taste
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Angelmonster
4.3
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)
Review is of a bottle that was aged roughly 2 years Pours a black body with walnut highlights. Head is sand colored and 1/5 of an inch. Head retention and lacing were pretty good. Smell is of molasses, brown sugar, charred oak, fudge, and slight bourbon. Hops arent present but alcohol is definitely there. Taste is pretty sweet for a barrel aged baltic porter, getting molasses, chocolate covered cocoa beans, some vanilla and oak. Alcohol is smooth for a 12% barrel aged porter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice frothy head that stuck around for a long time. Carbonation levels were good also. Overall this was an amazing beer that kind of took me by surprise. Tons of flavor melded beautifully with the bourbon barrel. Alcohol was restrained but still had a nice warming presence. Dont know if aging two years mattered that much but will try getting some fresh ones to compare.
Monday, April 04, 2016

trapped
3.3
Arcadia Cheap Date
Draught @ Albion. Pale yellow with small foamy off-white head, faint citrus peel aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet citrus peel taste, thin body, medium bitter tropical fruit finish. Decent IPA.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Art
3
Arcadia Sky High Rye
Can at bar in NYC. Yeah it seemed like a rye beer to me but it was so old that the hops had faded to a gross malt bomb. :(
Saturday, March 26, 2016

finol
3.2
Arcadia Whitsun
Can at NYC Craft beer festival. Pours hazy yellow. Malty aroma. Taste of sweet fruits.
Friday, March 25, 2016

hayduke
3.5
Arcadia IPA
Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a white head. Nose of fruity and citruss hop over light caramel malt. Medium body. Flavor is citrus and fruit over caramel malts. Dry bitter finish. Good drinking.
Friday, March 25, 2016

MarkSachon
3.8
Arcadia porter Rico
12 oz bottle. A nice beer with a unique taste all to its own. Do it a favor and have one soon.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pailhead
2.9
Arcadia porter Rico
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy coconut butter, light-moderate chocolate, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate chocolate. The finish has moderate-heavy coconut, light tartness, and roast. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the coconut is a little too much for me and Iím not a big fan of the light tartness.
Saturday, March 19, 2016

reefer96
3.7
Arcadia Hopmouth
Brownish red in appearance, smells of Carmel and malt, taste big hops and citrus with a pretty hard alcohol taste at the end, oily texture in the mouth, but itís a solid dipa with a lot of flavor...enjoy
Friday, March 18, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Arcadia Cheap Date
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a thick white head. Aroma of pine. Flavors of lemon grass. Light bitter finish.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

GranvilleTim
3.4
Arcadia Cheap Date
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is slight pine hop. Taste is mild pine hops, nice malt body, easy to drink beer. Nice lasting flavor. Nice session beer. So-so lacing.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Lowe1983
3.3
Arcadia Rapunzel
Pours a cloudy, light, amber color. Aroma is light with some wheat, caramel malts, and a hint of caramel malts. Flavor is hoppier than I expected. Wheat and caramel malts are also on the finish.
Friday, March 04, 2016

cheap
1.6
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)
On tap at patricks in moon. Big & black. Somewhat neutral aroma. Big strong initial boozy impact. A little more rude than I was expecting. Big volatile kick in the jaw. Quite ruff indeed. Coarse around the edges. Difficult, almost like floor stripper. If there is any co2, Iíd say its well hidden by this nasty impact. A strong over th top alky beer experience fer sure. Did not like.
Friday, March 04, 2016

Christpuncher
3.5
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
very good as barlwywines go. aroma of grapes and fruit. flavor is sweet, fruity and nicely balanced. had on draft. decent barleywine.
Friday, March 04, 2016

Lowe1983
3.1
Arcadia Cheap Date
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of grass tones with some citrus hops. Flavor is mostly the earth tones but had some nice citrus hop flavor as well. Crisp finish. Not terrible.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

fuzzcro
2.7
Arcadia Cocoa Loco Triple Chocolate Stout
The deScription here is generous. Thin..especially for a brew that touts it is made with molasses and lactose. It isnít bitter at all and it does have a very nice deep dark appearance.
Monday, February 29, 2016

Patrickctenchi
3.5
Arcadia porter Rico
Bottle: Nearly black....rubied brown with a thick tan head. Coconut oil and chocolate aroma. Taste is coconut and vanilla.......like coconut husks and sun tan lotion. Earthy, nutty bitter....oily and slick. Interesting and different.
Monday, February 29, 2016

DavoleBomb
2.5
Arcadia Jaw-Jacker
Poured into a pint glass. 3.0 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.25 S: Pumpkin spices featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Caramel maltiness with toastiness underneath. It doesnít have much of an actual pumpkin component - it seems spice heavy. Still, itís pleasant. 3.0 T: Taste is like the nose. Itís spice heavy without a pumpkin backbone. Toasty and caramel malts. 2.75 M: Light to lighter medium body. Watery feel. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess. 2.75 D: Itís not horrible, but itís one of the weaker pumpkin beers Iíve had this year. ★ 695 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 10, 2015
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Don2711
2.6
Arcadia Anglers Ale
Malty aroma with hints of biscuit. Good strength and nice on palate. All in all nice one. Second pint not good. Marked down 0.8
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

arminjewell
3.4
Arcadia porter Rico
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, slight grass, cocoa notes, touch of slight vanilla and coconut, slight earth, spice notes. Taste was a mix of big coconut, mounds bar, hints of cocoa, slight vanilla into a bit of caramel, dark cocoa, hints of roast, finishing sweet.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

jsquire
3.3
Arcadia Brown Cow
Dark beer out of the howler with a short lived and disappearing beige head. Nose of tart fruit, wet wood and some bourbon. Not a lot of carbonation. I get a lot of the tart cherry, a bit of brett funk, wet wood and an alcoholic bourbon in the finish. Hints of milk chocolate. Surprisingly thin body. The brett comes out in the finish. The Arcadia website says this was a late summer/early fall release so Iím curious how a grocery store in Avon, OH ended up with a keg in February.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

60minuteman
3.8
Arcadia Hopmouth
Bottle. Oak, caramel malt, pine, citrus and resin notes. Strength isnít grand in this beer but the flavors do so much that I almost wish it had more kick to go with it. Love the earth vibes here and mild sweetness.
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Braudog
3.9
Arcadia Imperial Stout
Bottle. As expected, this is dark and brooding. Nice pile of foam. Rich aroma of licorice, raw coffee. The drink has some unexpected sweet swirl on the outer part of the palate. Great evening sipper for a cool evening. (#6133, 2/17/2016)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016