jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Pours a darker shade of amber, slightly hazy with a thick off-white head. Has an herbal and spruce-like aroma. Has a big toffee/caramel, Marris Otter malt presence with notes of wood, pine/spruce, grapefruit and a hint of raisin on the back end. Moderately sweet, with an ample amount of resinous hops - very balanced; think of an English interpretation of a double IPA. Medium bodied , moderate carbonation. Good head retention. Good beer, but not quite at the level of some of the other double IPAs. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Its just incredible the amount of quality great IPA’s being produced in the midwest. Add this one to the list. Big floral citrus,piney hop aroma,taste is sweet tangy juicy malt,lots of scrumptous bitterness in the finish,medium body ,plenty of carbonation,some backing alcohol.wonderful, who needs the west or east coast garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 Bottle from Styles: First time tasting Arcadia. I was impressed with this beer. Pours an amber color with a thin head. It tasted of hops and some pine. Would definitely drink again. thedm (6280) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2006
This bottled brew poured a large foamy tan colored head with a frothy top of fine to large sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a hazy brown colored carbonated body and an unnoted lacing. The aroma was mild with hop dough malty notes. The palate was very tingly from start to finish with a strong hop aftertaste. It had a mild brown malt flavor with a good malty hoppy crisp tingliness to it. Definitely a strong hop presence in this one. Well done Arcadia! patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
bottle sample from the table at Dark Lord Day - Pours a hazy amber color with an aroma of piney hops and citrus. There’s enough malts to back up the intense hops in the flavor, and there’s a nice, long hoppy finish. Very good. I’ll have to try a bottle for myself.
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2006
I’m not a big Arcadia fan, but this IPA is solid. Priced right at under 7 bucks, it delivers a good hoppy taste - as good as any other IPA out there. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
had at FFF DLD was a citrus pine hop to it.Would like to try alone to see again. had too many stouts before this notalush (5896) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2006
Sampled off the picnic table at Dark Lord Day - next to the Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, this was a mere APA - not that that’s bad, but there just wasn’t much happening - thin, flat, almost british-tasting hops (which, to me, is a bad thing) - uninspired, but drinkable. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 29, 2006
VIP thanks Styles. Pours a brown color, slight off brown color. Aroma is sharp hop nose, sweet slightly. Flavor is hopjuice. Lots of pine lots of citrus, blah blah. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2006
Thanks Styles. The beer pours to a lightly hazy dark amber body with nice white head. The aroma is squirt soda. Nice grapefruityness. The flavor is caramelly malts and grapefruit sections. Nicely balanced and moderately bitter. This is a pretty good entry level IPA.