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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA

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884 Ratings

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first in a limited edition, 22oz bottled Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-11-2005)
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Photo of ch473
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on a whim. $5.99 for a pint + 6oz bottle.

This beer is beautiful. Hazy dark amber color, riddish with lots of bubbles. Off-white lacing that goes from thick big bubbles to a fine misty appearance. One of the most visually impressive beers I've poured.

The aroma is wonderful. Rich, buttery fruit smell that makes my mouth water. There's a little sweet caramel scent too.

Has a nice level of bitterness. Tastes like it smells, very hoppy and fresh tasting. The mouthfeel is very pleasing. It has a creamy texture with a little bite on the back of the throat. I could drink this all night.

ch473, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of wardough
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: typical of the style. Looks like cararmel goodness.
S: A beautiful hoppy, caramel flavour. Awesome.
T: Wonderfully balanced. Sweet. Hoppy. Bitter. Finishes sweet. Great.
M: Low carbonation. Good for the style.
D: I could drink this all night.

Definitely seek it out.

wardough, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of beardsonbrews
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%

beardsonbrews, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark amber almost brown transparent color with a toffee white head fizzing down slowly.

Smell is citrus hoppy and sweet.

Taste is superb. A Great hop swell commented beautifully by a malty undertone. The sweet backing is also present for portions of a second.

Feel is sharp and bitter with a larger medium body leding itself to the almost slick nature of it.

A very drinkable beer, but only a few at a time. Not a session for me.


JordanEllwanger, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of Source
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a 12oz snifter.

Appearance: A translucent rusty / amber with 2mm head that dissipated to a nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet hops and pine. Everything I expect from a double ipa.

Taste: Lovely hops, pine, and sweet grass with a solid malty backbone. I found the taste very similar to Victory Hop Wallop and Moylan's Hopsickle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a slight sweet/bitter finish.

Drinkability: Goes down very easy. An overall enjoyable pleasure.

This is now one of my favorite DIPAs.

Source, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of lamarr04
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap. 20oz serving poured into a large pint glass

A: hazy dark orange with persistent but small white head

S: fresh cut grass, mostly herbal hop aroma coming through, a bit of citrus

T: HOPS, a lot of hop bitterness. but not too much. a very nice caramely malt backbone that makes for a balanced taste. a little bit of heat from the alcohol as the the beer warmed.

M: medium body, medium carbonation. a bit syrupy but a nice finish, not too clingy on the tongue

D: well i finished a whole "tall" glass quite easily so i would give this one quite a high score for drinkability.

Notes: exceptional example of the DIPA style. haven't had this years hopslam but I will be comparing it to this beer

lamarr04, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- The best head ever!!! No way to underestimate the doughy, almost crack filling foam. I could have used this to fill the spaces in my door jamb. Great deep, garnet amber color with some string bubbles visible when held almost right up to the light. Some of the best lacing I've seen in an IPA.

Smell- A very sweet carameled bread and hop resin flowers greeet the nostrils. Almost smells like my moms Yankee candle scents she picks in the Spring and Summertime. Very flowery, yet also rich in bold malty sweetness.

Taste- Strats with a very rich malt profile of toasted caramels, bscuits and oatmeal. This is quickly cutt down to a more even beer pH with the stroing, almost viney hops. Such a classic Ipa in taste. The best balance of such extreme flavors. I took a very long time to drink this beer.

Mouthfeel- Almost sweet for such bitternes prevalent in this DIPA. Pretty smooth and had a some what earthy presence for an IPA. Just great balance of two extremes in flavor. Can't get over it.

scruffwhor, Nov 03, 2006
Photo of shbobdb
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We need more Imperial IPAs like this. It reminds me of *gasp* Three Floyd's Dreadnought. Sure, it doesn't taste like Dread, but the same elements are there. It has a solid malt backbone with a full (for a IIPA) body and nice carbonation coupled with hit-you-over-the-head-hops. A strong english presence in the nose and flavour, while the bittering hops cleanse the palatte for the next swig. There is just enough alcohol to accentuate the hops without overpowering them.
A masterpiece. Plain and Simple. If you like the style, buy this guy.

That said . . . there is something missing here. I don't know what it is, but I have a vague, unfullfilled feeling as I finish this beer. I can't tell you what it is, but something is missing. There is a hole in this beer that I can't put my finger on. It is a hole that most IIPAs suffer from, so I won't judge it harshly for it, but I just want to know what it is. I don't know what it is, but it is very pronounced in this beer.

shbobdb, Jan 16, 2006
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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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