Life On Tap

Episode #239: Dutchess Ales Arcadia

Earlier during the pandemic, Dan tried Dutchess Ales Arcadia, a tasty spring pale ale that was in a TapRm order.

Duthchess Ales Arcadia

STYLE: Spring Pale Ale
INGREDIENTS: Floor-malted US and UK malts, oats, wheat & dry hopped with fresh Sultana & Falconer’s Flight
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 25
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can (Spring Seasonal Release)

Stats above taken from the brewery website.

Appearance

Hazy, medium yellow with a gorgeous, white head.

Aroma

Lemon from the hops up front with an overripe and dried mango.

Taste

Just off-dry with fruit overtones on top of the malt bill. It reminds me of lemon-based custard and a hint of fresh herbality on the finish.

Mouthfeel

Soft, supple mouthfeel with a light, fluffy carbonation.

Overall

As per the the style, I would say this is a verdant beer, and it evokes a sort of rebirth of life that occurs with the spring season. I would love to have this with an herb-rubbed branzino or other flaky fish. Trying this with fondue might also be a fun pairing.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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