Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by semihobo:
2.15/5 rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle from an Arcadia mixed pack... first review since moving to Michigan. Has obscure batch code but no date... if you're going to go to the trouble of notching labels, why not put a date on?
Dark and red for the style, opaque, with a creamy head with minute bubbles packs down a bit.
Muted smell, straight pine needle bitterness.
Tastes exactly like the smell... whoa. Maybe because this is from a smaller brewery's mixed pack I thought it wouldn't be a true double IPA, but this is pretty hopped up. Good balance between sweet and dry, but dominated by a metallic, mineral resinous bitterness. Lacking in nuanced hop flavor.
Fuzzy carbonation, a little light bodied, moderately syrupy finish.
Goes down fast. I'd keep drinking these, but reviewing vs. the style, it's tough to give props to a mediocre example when there is so much good competition. Glad to see it brewed and packaged in the mixed packs, though. Small bump for the low price point.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2009 03:03:37 | More by semihobo
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