Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
This bottle came all the way from Wexford, PA to my home state and nearly a year later, was shared with some friends of mine. Always nice to pull out a bottle youve nearly forgotten about. I suspect the slight aging factored into the review favorably.
My first brew from Arcadia, Hopmouth comes in a wicked cool bottle with a Green man character on the front surrounded by hop clusters. The beer pours a hazy tangerine with a half inch white fluffy head that drops quickly but never completely disappears. I notice lots of tiny dark yeast particles suspended in the beer. Hm
Smells mostly of hops, but these are well blended and mellow for a Double IPA. Lots of citrus and pine, a juicy, slick smell, not harsh or bracing like some DIPAs can be. (Double Dog, Im calling you out ). I dont know if its because this beer is aged or what, but the overall impression is a very slick, cool hop bill with some hot alcohol and sweet toffee malt holding everything together. Overall the smell is quite pleasing, and its refreshing to find a big beer that isnt out to knock you over.
The taste reminds me a lot of Dogfish Head 90, but less sweet and with more citrus notes. Grapefruit hops dominate, but the bitterness is never harsh and there are plenty of sweet caramel malts to back it up. The alcohol is noticeable but not up front. Again, this is quite well balanced for a DIPA, not extreme (thankfully) or harsh in the least. Very drinkable. The carbonation level is fine, and the mouthfeel is slick, slightly syrupy, and finishes hoppy and sugary with a lip-smacking wetness and bitterness.
Hopmouth is a good Double IPA; I enjoy the fact that Arcadia isnt trying to out-bitter and out-hop the competition. This is just a well balanced, drinkable, 8% hoppy beer, and I commend them for making it.
04-16-2007 04:22:51 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor,poured from the tap a light copper with a nice creamy top that settled slowly,seemed to me more English IPA in aroma very herbal and minty with a noticable caramel note underneath.Flavors dont really kick ya in the pants like alot of big American DIPA's herbal "green notes with some citrus American hops profile overtop of big caramel,fruity juiced up malt.A very quaffable DIPA, that doesnt curl the tongue,but I ask is that a good thing?A very fine beer at any rate
05-07-2006 22:13:31 | More by oberon
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours an amber-copper color, very cloudy except at the edges of the glass. The beige head sits at a quarter-inch for a while, leaving decent lacing on its way down. The nose is pretty aromatic and perfumey on the hop-side of things; slight spicy tones, roses, florals, moderate citrus, grapefruit, and faint apple. Quite a bit of bread and toasted malt on the nose as well. The beer is moderately thick and a bit sticky, not quite viscous enough to be called "syrupy", but certainly just outside of this range. Hop profile comes on strong and crowds the palate as expected; roses, perfume, white pepper spice, mild grapefruit rind, orange zest. Alcohol is a little noticeable, providing more than just a warmth - a slight rubbing alcohol flavor is coming off of it, but not enough to be too off-putting or undrinkable.
The malt backbone is more than just a backbone here - it takes on quite a bit of the flavor profile; light, toasted bread, faint caramel, crackers. Despite the high malt flavor, the hops never subside too much, remaining in tact through the entirety of the sip in a spicy, herbal, perfumey, and faintly floral manner. The aftertaste consists of a hefty helping of alcohol, faint herbal bitterness, and some bread and yeast that coats the edges of the mouth. On the low side of the carbonation scale.
Overall, not a bad brew from Arcadia. In my opinion, this one was much better than Hop Rocket. It wouldn't hurt the alcohol to be toned down just a bit, but it wasn't too bad.
01-14-2013 01:29:32 | More by tectactoe
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:
Stunning tower of off-white froth drops slowly with a massive amount of lacing sticking to the glass. Brassy amber color shows off its clarity. Thick blanket of hop in the nose; spearmint, ruby red grapefruit, wildflowers and faint tobacco. Creamy and slick medium body is a bit chewy from the malt. Bitterness from the hops kicks in right away, but is reeled back before it hits the point of no return--meaning it stays balanced. Quick breath of alcohol in the middle. The toasted bread maltiness hangs with the faint buttery tone both try to push the hops down, but the bitterness and hop flavor come right back up with each sip. A tad fruity with suggestions of apricots. Finishes semidry with a thick herbal tone and some remaining toasted malt.
Great to see a Double IPA that is not either absolute chaos or simply overbittered. Certainly one of the most balanced in its style and a delight to drink.
09-20-2010 19:17:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours a nice dark caramel body with some red hints to it. Light beige/off-white head. Not much head on the pour and didn't last too long, finished with small clumps of bubbles on the top.
Aroma is strong with caramel malts with hints of honey. Hops come through with strong floral notes and a bit of pine resin. Could be a bit stronger.
A very malty body which balances well with the hops. A bit of the sweet caramel malts come through with some biscuit. Hops are floral mostly with resin coming through again, much like the aroma except more bitter. A well balanced beer. Also has a touch of butteryness, but not strong enough to be a turn off. A bit of alcohol warmth comes through as well. This has a nicely crafted taste, but it could be a bit more forthcoming.
Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, but still has an oilyness to it making it a bit slick on the tongue. This is a very drinkable brew. Nicely hopped but balanced well with a full body.
Thanks to gaisgeil for the opportunity.
01-09-2006 01:36:55 | More by blitz134
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
Tully's here in Maine has begun carrying some Arcadia products. I had the Jaw Jacker, and wasn't too impressed. This DIPA, however, is another story. The beer was a hazy amber color with a medium-sized, sticky, white head. It had a pleasant citrus aroma. A grapefruit taste, with a bit of sweetness at the end. The beer was nicely hopped, not punishing on the palate. Very good beer, would drink it anytime.
11-15-2008 14:59:58 | More by lordofthewiens
4/5 rDev +5.5%
All the wonderful aspects of everything that is great about American Hops and midwest Pale Ale brewing, huge pine and citrus emphasized hop aroma, taste is sweet tangy citrus, juicy malt, lots of bitterness in the finish, medium body,plenty of carbonation, just a touch of backing alcohol. Tasty refreshing,another great midwest entry into the IPA style
05-21-2006 11:52:45 | More by grynder33
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer but no freshness date or abv.
Appearance: There is a deep copper brown body with dark amber highlights and a light haze. Up on top it has a two finger thick foam head that slowly fades to a thin light beige covering. This covering hangs on well and makes lots a spotty lacing.
Smell: I get a heavy and sweet malt with equal amounts of citrus hops. Notes of booze covered raisins with canned mandarin oranges and lemon zest mingle over a bed of grain.
Taste/Palate: There is lots of lemon and lemon zest with orange like hop notes coming through rich sweet bready and grain flavored maltiness. Its abv is noticeable and warming. The finish has more herbal/leafy hop notes pushing in with a solid bitterness slowly fading from the tongue. It texture has a slightly slick feel with light carbonation.
Notes: This beer came to play and it brought lots of nice hops along for the fun.
03-07-2011 23:12:40 | More by generallee
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
22 oz bomber pours a clear copper body topped by two fingers of beige head. Good retention and lots of spotty lacing.
Aroma is leafy and hoppy, lots of pine and grapefruit with faint notes of peach and mandarin orange. Pale malt adds a nice accent.
Mouthfeel is fresh and hoppy, leafy not oily, medium bodied with good carbonation.
Taste echoes the aroma, with leafy citrusy hops and a pale malt backbone. Pleasing hop flavors of grapefruit and pine offer a dominant dry bitterness all the way through. Just a hint of softer fruits to add complexity to the hop dryness.
Excellent DIPA! Very tasty and highly drinkable.
09-05-2006 19:05:55 | More by merlin48
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
22 ounce bomber bottle, no freshness indication. Pours cloudy, murky, dull almond amber. Head is basic tan and leaves gobs of thick medium bubble lacing. Nose is boldly of hops. Goey, thick and hoppy brew, lacks the citric bite of other of the style. This one is more smooth and malty then the "San Diego" style DIPA. Being a big beer fan I love this stuff, but I believe I'm more partial the the more grapefruit infused versions. Well worth a try.
11-20-2006 22:57:46 | More by Billolick
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Many thanks to BigErn for this much anticipated brew.
A cloudy amber brew is poured into my snifter glass with a full two fingers of light tan head and most of it goes nowhere as I stare it down...what does recede leaves behind some slightly roasted marshmallow foam sitting on top.
Pleasant smack to my olfactory senses...great balance of fruity/citrus hops and sweet carmelized malt...no alcohol detected.
The taste is a bit less balanced...mostly hops with very little malt to balance out this double. Very bitter and certainly lives up to its name...almost like chewing on some hops flowers and no help from any sweetness to protect the pallet from their onslaught.
Mouthfeel is pretty thick for the lack of malt and the carbonation is perfect.
Overall, a nice offering...I'd pick it up again.
08-19-2006 18:38:27 | More by warriorsoul
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
Thanks to joe1510 for the bottle. Clear, dark amber color with an off-white head retaining well and leaving good retention. Aroma is of grass, pine, and a little bit of spruce tip; also some caramel comes through. Taste has a lot of spruce to it with some pine coming in as it finishes; malt is there, but is hidden. Low carbonation with medium body. Wasn't too impressed with this, but probably worth a try.
01-18-2008 05:33:50 | More by badbeer
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.
Pours dark brown-orange with a white head. The aroma is very malty with a hint of hops. The flavor is citrus hops with a very strong malt backbone. This is a very balanced DIPA. Thin mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but I want more hop presence when I drink a beer of this style.
01-21-2010 05:42:57 | More by Mora2000
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Served on tap at the Parlour in a pint glass.
Medium copper color,reddish hue.a bit cloudy. A slight off-white head.very creamy,lacing down the glass.
Aroma was extremely clean,citusy,piney,an assertive grapefruit aroma.
Slight malt nose with hints of carmell,and a hint of nuttiness.Very inviting,the hop aromas not as pronounced as most of the double ipa's i've had.
Hop tastes dominate the palate piney,citrusy,grapefruit flavors midway throughout the finish.Syrupy with a good carmell overtone balancing out the taste nicely.
A medium mouthfeel,slightly prickly,slick going down,creamy on the palate,swelling the tongue at the finish.
A great tasting beer,very hoppy,awesome aroma.Just a bit lacking compaired to most doubles iv'e tasted.This beer lies somewhere between an excellent pale ale and a double IPA
I could drink this beer all night and would love to. Great drinkablility.
I'll be drinking this beer again.
11-06-2006 00:30:08 | More by jcdiflorio
4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
Extra in a trade with AVdeuph. Thanks Alex!
A: Cloudy honey/orange. White head. Nice Lace.
S: Citrus/floral Hops, and some notes of carmel malt sweetnes.
T: Great Balance! Hops hit up front followed by a nice backing. Can't make out any alcohol except for the warming that comes halfway thru the beer.
M: Nothing out of place. Very refreshing for such a "big" beer.
D: Very high. A well done beer that can get you in trouble with that 8+% so well hidden.
Overall: An easy drinkin' double IPA that hides the abv all to well behind a nice balanced taste. Wish they sold this around here, I'd get more for sure!
05-31-2009 20:35:43 | More by ironlung
2.8/5 rDev -26.1%
Pours a copper-orange color with a thick frothy head that falls quickly, but leaves a nice retention. Nose is underwhelming; don't get the hit of hops I'd expect with a double IPA. Taste is similar; malty, biscuity, with a little piney hop finish but not enough. Wouldn't be a bad pale ale, but hardly a double IPA, in my opinion. Underwhelming for the style it proclaims. Hopefully I just stumbled upon an old bottle that's lost something....
03-10-2006 05:41:19 | More by dwvarner77
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured into a Tulip Glass
Appearance - Hazey dark copper amber that pours a thick head with mediocre head retention.
Smell - Caramel malt, citrus pine, grapefruit in the back.
Taste - Starts very smooth with sweet malt in the middle and a subtle dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Very light despite its darker color, lighty carbonated making it exceptionally smooth.
Drinkability - This beer really doesn't have a hueg focus on hops as one would believe. I found it to have more overpowering malt flavors which hid the hops. the taste and flavor despite this is exceptional and this is highly drinkable.
01-03-2010 01:54:02 | More by danman83
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.