Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by schoolboy:
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a big, tasty double IPA that is truly double all around. It is creamy and malty enough to stand up to the heavy hops. It's pretty and clear in the glass and pours with nice color throughout the brew (lightly colored head).
It is about what I expected, though, and that is not a complement. I expected it to be heavy in a bad way. It turns out it is just a bit too bitter - slightly off balance, but still quite drinkable - you would be a fool to refuse one and for some people this may be the perfect balance.
Overall, it's a nice glass full of hops and I would buy it again (but not at the same price - it was too expensive).
A later view on the same beer:
I really shouldn't complain about an American Double IPA. I love these beers. This one in particular is not something to complain about - it isn't overbearing or wimpy, and for the style is quite drinkable. I'm not sure, but I think even the price was quite palatable.
Based on MY mood, though, it needed to be a bit srtonger - maltier, hoppier, etc. This would be a thin line to tread, as the balance is quite good. The other beers I was drinking today erred on the other side - too much. If the price is what I think, I will give this brew another chance, in large quantity.
Not the same sentiment, but the same drinker and the same beer. Just in a yard work setting.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2010 20:34:09 | More by schoolboy
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a huge, dense, off-white head that has a lot of persistence. Citrus-pine aroma; not bright and floral, but rich and robust. Amber-sienna color. Starts bitter with a citrus backing. Moves into a bright green hoppiness, with the sweet malt combining to make a slightly sweet presence. Peaks in a medium-high bitterness. In the finish, it's citrusy hops with the malt starting to come through, again.
Not bad at all. I generally am a floral/aromatic hop guy, but this is still very enjoyable for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 03:19:14 | More by TheSSG
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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