Mr. Delicious Double IPA - Arbor Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Appearance: deep burnt orange color. fairly hazy and opaque. off white head of about a finger that fades slowly and leaves a lacing on the sides with a little on the top as well
Smell: slight pine along with citrus hops. some malty sweetness
Taste: opens up with citrus, pine and resin hop flavors. malty backbone arises with pale, bready and slightly sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: medium body. sticky resiny hops. and a bit of lingering bitterness.
Overall: I had this one on tap at the brewery about a year ago before i was too into DIPA's and enjoyed it the. reminds me a bit of a double Buzzsaw. Another great IPA from the Arbor Brewing line-up. They just be my favorite IPA brewery, if you ignore sacred cow.
01-12-2014 20:57:34 | More by SportsandJorts
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, orange peel, floral, grass, light caramel, light pine, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright hop and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pineapple, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange zest, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Good balance and complexity of bright hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
01-13-2014 00:49:52 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
$5.50 for a pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Mr. Delicious pours sort of an orange sort of color... a bit hard for me to remember as I had a BIIIIT too much to drink after having this. Looked beautiful though with a finger or two of head and great lacing for much of the drink. Probably the best part of the beer. The smell and taste is also quite fruity/juicy, with a solid bitterness as well from piney notes. Medium thickness and medium-or-so carbonation. Really tasty stuff. The orange flavor with tropical notes really makes this a tasty juicy choice for fans of fruitier IPAs. The only thing about the brew is that while it has some solid characteristics and a nice flavor, I still feel like it needs "more." The alcohol is hidden flawlessly, as it drinks like a 6 or maybe 7% beer.
I haven't had many at all from Arbor, but this is the best of theirs that I have had. I'd definitely order it again. Very good.
12-15-2013 03:56:10 | More by Alextricity
3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
A - Pours a tawny burnt orange with a frothy oily white head. Nice retention and stick.
S - Fresh hops, citrus, oily and dank, fruity.
T - A really soft and smooth mouth feel for a DIPA, oily and resinous hop profile, malts for balance, lingering dry and bitter finish.
O - Solid DIPA - this is definitely worth a try if you can find it.
Notes - I've never considered myself a trailblazer, but his may be my first Beer on BA that I'm the first to write a full review.
12-06-2013 04:13:50 | More by andrewjraab
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle into tulip
Appearance - Copper, orange, slight amber, 1 finger white head.
Smell - Orange and pineapple, malt, not a lot of alcohol.
Taste - Pineapple, orange, tangerine, some oily resin at first, moves on to character from the malt backing, roasty, biscuity, and then finally I get some more resin, pine, bitter flavors and then it settles.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, refreshing
Overall - Good beer. Definitely not dissipointed and having said that this is also not one that will be breaking into the favorite category. Enjoyable, might buy again next year.
02-22-2014 19:10:23 | More by Flopjack
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
I picked up a bottle of Arbor Brewing Company's Mr. Delicious Double IPA a few days ago for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. I think Arbor is pretty solid, but I don't think I've had a double IPA from them and i'm interested to see what they can do with this style, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.
A- The label isn't the greatest, it looks pretty cheesy, but I think that's why they were going for. It poured a cloudy dark orange color that took on more of a darker golden orange color with two and a half fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking DIPA, i have no complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of hops that impart a grassy, spicy, and slightly floral hop aroma with citrus and tropical fruit aromas seeming to stick out the most and they make for a pretty nice hop profile that's a little complex. Up next comes a grainy, slightly bready and caramel malt like aroma that are on the lighter side and are overpowered by the hops. This beer had a pretty good aroma, it was heavy on the fruity hops and I thought that worked well in this beer.
T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that borders on being highly sweet and it was followed by loads of hops being the first to show up and they impart all those aspects that I got in the aroma with the fruity hop aromas still sticking out the most, but not as much as they did in the aroma since the hops profile seem to be a little more balanced in the taste. Up next comes the malts which impart a sweet malt, slightly grainy, slightly bready, and caramel malt like flavors, On the finish there's a lower amount of high bitterness with a fruity hop aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting DIPA, but I wish the fruity hops stuck out as much as they did in the aroma.
M- Fairly smooth, the bitterness doesn't linger, oily, pretty sticky, on the full side of being medium bodied and it's on the border of being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty good mouthfeel, but it was a little too sticky.'
Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a good example of a DIPA, it had most of the things that I look for in the style and it satisfied my craving for a hoppy DIPA. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, clean, the alcohol was hidden well, it was a little filling, but the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think I could drink two of these in a row, but it might start to wear on me after that, so I think two would be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good and they worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the sticky mouthfeel, it was a little sticker than I would like a DIPA to be. I might buy this beer again, it's not the kind of DIPA that I have to rush to the store and buy more of but i wouldn't mind drinking it if none of my favorite DIPA's were around. I would recommend this to any DIPA fan. All in all I thought this was a pretty solid DIPA, It's not my favorite DIPA, but there really ins't anything wrong with it. Good job guys, I enjoyed this one, keep up the good work.
12-21-2013 04:45:32 | More by StoutHunter
Mr. Delicious Double IPA from Arbor Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.