Arcana Brewing Company Reviews


snoworsummer
Arcana Brown Ale 3.1
Draft at the Rhythm and Brews beer fest. Pours clear amber/brown with an off white head. Tastes sweet, bready, grassy with light hop bitterness.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

snoworsummer
Arcana Headbasher Belgian Esoteric Double IPA 3.1
Draft at the Rhythm and Brews beer fest. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Tastes like herbs, wheat, yeast, bitter hops, citrus peel, and some pine.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

JohnnyJ
Arcana/Twisted Manzanita Olde Ingles Smoked Old Ale 2.8
On draft at Arcana. Dark murky brown pour, with a thin tan head. Heavy malts, molasses, burnt tires, heavy liquid smoke, boozy alcohol burn, mild whiskey, and some dried dark fruit. Rather difficult to drink.
Friday, February 20, 2015

JohnnyJ
Arcana Headbasher Belgian Esoteric Double IPA 3.2
On draft at the brewery. Medium dark yellowish pour, cloudy, with a white head. Herbal, wheat, Belgian yeast, bitterness, citrus peel, some pine, and cilantro. Ok
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
Arcana Rye IPA 3
On draft at the brewery. Reddish amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, rye malt, a bit of spice, herbal, sweetness, and mild citrus. Meh.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
Arcana Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel 2.9
On draft at the brewery. Semi cloudy amber copper pour, with a light tan head. Sweet malt, heavy caramel, candy sugar, dates, bourbon, cardboard, and booze. No thanks.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale 3.3
On draft at the brewery. Golden pale yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a white head. Plenty of apple pie flavor, cinnamon, cider, and a bit sweet. Decent for an apple beer, but not something I would go to.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Arcana SD Saigeson (San Diego Sage Saison) 3
Tap@ Arcana. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Big sage, caramel, citrusy, spicy yeast aromas. Medium bodied. Herbal, sage, sweet caramel, spicy flavors___a bit too sweet----not bad though
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel 3.7
Tap at Arcana. Clear copper/red color with ivory head. Bourbon vanilla, pit fruit, spicy caramel aromas. Smooth, full bodied mouthfeel. Nice vanilla whiskey, pit fruit, spicy caramel, toast flavors____warming spicy alcohol finish----tasty.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale - Chardonnay Barrel 3.4
Tap at Arcana. Hazy golden color with white foam. Spicy, tart golden apples, pale malt, mild wood aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Golden delicious apple, spicy, sweet pale malt flavors____more cider than beer---tasty.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Infinity Stout 3.2
Tap at Arcana. Black color with tan head. Dark roast, chocolate, pale malt, earthy aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark roast malt, saline, dry chocolate, mild coffee flavors----not bad.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Rye IPA 3.2
Tap@ Arcana. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Soapy, rye spice, floral aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Malty spiced caramel, rye bread, floral flavors____decent
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA 3.4
Tap@ Arcana. Clear bright copper orange color with fleeting foam. Soapy, citrusy, wheat malt aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fruity, caramel, citrusy hop flavors with some herbal, and light toast----good.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Marley’s Ghost 3.3
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown, semi murky/muddy, with a small light tan head. Very sweet, molasses, brown sugar, a bit earthy, and milk chocolate. Slick, somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Ok.
Friday, October 10, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Infinity Stout 3.5
Taster at the brewery. It looks like this is on nitro. Dark brown, with a tan head. Roasted malt, char, dark chocolate, mild bitterness, and notes of coffee grounds. Nice stout, nothing wrong here.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale - Chardonnay Barrel 3.6
On draft at the brewery. Pale yellow pour, with a white head. Apple pie, lots of apple flavor, notes of cinnamon, crackery pie crust, white grape, mild notes of oak, and just slightly tart. Pretty tasty fruit beer.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana SD Saigeson (San Diego Sage Saison) 3.3
On draft at the brewery. Hazy pale golden pour, with a white head. Dominated by sage, herbs, some bread, light sweetness, and lemon grass. Not my thing.
Sunday, October 05, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Brown Ale 3.1
On draft at the brewery. Clear amber brown color, with an off white head. Sweetness, bready, light grassy hops, and slight bitterness. Not very interesting, but not bad.
Friday, October 03, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Pom Simian 3.5
On tap at the brewery. Mostly clear golden pour, slightly reddish, with a fizzy thin off white head. Floral honey, mead, flowers, pomegranate juice, and fairly dry for a mead. Low carbonation. I enjoyed it.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale 3.2
On tap at the brewery. Brown colored pour, with an off white head. Bready malts, chocolate, mild citrus, and fairly hoppy. Decent.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Voyager English Ale 3.1
On draft at the brewery. Copper/amber pour, slightly cloudy, with an off white head. Bready malt, toffee, and hoppy metallic bitterness. Not my favorite.
Monday, September 29, 2014

JohnnyJ
Arcana Honey Pale Ale 3.3
On draft at the brewery. Straw yellow pour, with a white head. Honey sweetness, very light maltiness, floral, and a bit watery. Light and super drinkable. Not bad for a honey cream ale.
Monday, September 29, 2014

rlgk
Arcana Something Pumpkin 3.4
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Clear orange/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty pumpkin aroma, caramel, grassy, floral, creamy, some citrus and grapes. Malty pumpkin flavor, spicy, caramel, grassy, herbal, fruity notes. Decent to be a pumpkin beer.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Marley’s Ghost 3.5
Good american strong ale, on tap at the brewery, definitely enjoyed this even though it didnt have coffee like the older brother
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Infinity Stout 3.5
Awesome stout on tap at the brewery down in vista, dark chocoalte and pretty good
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale 3.5
Decent fruit beer on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Bella’s Berry Ale 3.4
Decent berry ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Dark Xmas 3.7
Decent american storng ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Marley’s Ghost - Coffee 3.5
Awesome coffee stout on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale 3.2
Decent brown ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Brown Ale 3
Decent brown ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Voyager English Ale 3
Decent english ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA 3.3
Decent wheat IPA on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

DedicatedToFun
Arcana Honey Pale Ale 3.3
Decent honey ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 03, 2014

GT2
Arcana Marley’s Ghost - Coffee 3.3
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear red, no foam. Nose is metallic, coffee, cleans up as it warms. Taste is metallic at first, nice cocoa and coffee. Cleans up to quite the solid coffee beer, more of a coffee brown than ASA. Nice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale 3.4
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Added this a brown ale as it said amber ale blended with porter. Clear chocolate pour. Good lace. Nose is butter, cookie, cocoa. Taste is bubbly/high carbonation up front, nice bitterness, clean, sweet wheat bread, crusty bread. Nice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Brown Ale 3.1
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear amber pour, weak foam. Nose is detergent, bread, honey. Taste is bubbly, nicely bitter, clean. Not much flavor besides sweet wheat bread. Drinkable. Nice palate. Simple, no glaring off flavors though.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Dark Xmas 3.7
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Wispy tan lace, clear umber pour. Nose is dark bread, cinnamon, coffee, fruit cake, rich real maple. Taste is real maple, mildly bitter, mild butter, slick. Nice density, nice hop balance. Very nice for a style I usually don’t like.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale 4
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear white corn pour. Wispy lacing. Nose is cinnamon apple, rich, assertive. Taste is spot on cinnamon apple pie, mild acid balance. Great stuff. Super drinkable, best beer today so far. Walked a way with a growler of this stuff.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Bella’s Berry Ale 3.2
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear sangria purple pour, wispy foam. Nose is sweet sangria, hibiscus, Kool Aid. Taste is bubbly diet soda, hibiscus. Not bad. Not too sweet/sugary. Drinkable.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Voyager English Ale 2.4
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Low haze rust pour. Good webby lace. Nose is perfume, citrus zesty. Taste is metallic, bitter, harsh. Dry, penny licking finish. Weaker offering.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA 3.2
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Rich golden pour, ring of bubbles. Nose is Five-Alive, tangerine. Taste is mango, jasmine, Michael’s craft store aroma turned to a flavor (mild plastic, potpourri, musty), odd. Perfumey, dry. Not bad though.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT2
Arcana Honey Pale Ale 3.1
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear gamboge pour. Weak lace. Nose is sweet sugar, flowers. Taste is juicy mango, seltzer, almost like fruit soda. Not bad, cidery, mango soda. Bubbly palate.

Monday, March 24, 2014

GT2
Arcana Pom Simian 2.7
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $3 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear, golden pour with weak foam. Nose is vinegar, apple juice. Taste is boozy, mead, apple, honey, big sugar, white grape. Boozy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

AmEricanbrew
Arcana Something Pumpkin 3.2
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pumpkin pie spice, caramel, toast aromas. Medium body. Spicy pumpkin pie mix flavors with toasted caramel, booze, and mild pumpkin meat___not bad
Monday, December 30, 2013

brokensail
Arcana Something Pumpkin 3.2
On tap @ Strong Ale 2013. Amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is quite sweet with a lot of caramel, candy, and vanilla at first. Toast, vegetables, and a lot of pumpkin spice. Flavor is plenty sweet, too. Heavy handed on the pumpkin spice character. Sweet caramel and toasted malt. Some vanilla, a light vegetal note, and brown sugar.
Monday, December 09, 2013

GT2
Arcana Something Pumpkin 3.6
Tap at Strong Ale Fest. Deep brown pour. Really nice pumpkin spice medley aroma with big cinnamon/clove. Taste is richer pumpkin, big sugar. A bit cloying as it goes on. Pretty solid though.
Sunday, December 08, 2013

MadRobin
Arcana Ebenezer IPA 3.5
On tap 4 oz. sample at the Fezziwig's Brewing Company tasting room in Carlsbad, CA. Clear, red amber-copper with pale khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and grapefruit. Taste of caramel, floral hops, yeast, grapefruit and bread. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 22, 2013

MadRobin
Arcana Dark Xmas 3.8
On tap 4 oz. sample at the Fezziwig's Brewing Company tasting room in Carlsbad, CA. Opaque, near black with small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, prunes, more dark fruit, toffee and vanilla. Taste of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, cherries, raisins, prunes, toffee, raspberry and vanilla. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 17, 2013

MadRobin
Arcana Darby Porter Ale 3.5
On tap 4 oz. sample at the Fezziwig's Brewing Company tasting room in Carlsbad, CA. Opaque dark brown with tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smokey roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a sweet dark fruit finish. Taste starts with very smokey roasted malt, followed by layers of coffee and chocolate, with a caramel finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 17, 2013