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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

860 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 28
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% 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 57md
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark copper with a finger of head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose is reminiscent of tangerines. There is definitely malt present and upfront in the flavor profile. Hops are present as well, but not at the volume found in most top tier DIPAs. The finish is semi-dry an a touch bitter. There is some definite booziness both before the finish and as part of the aftertaste.

I am not quite sure what I am drinking here. It's not really a DIPA, rather it is more like and Imperial ESB (if there is such a thing).

57md, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coppery with a cranberry tint, a whisper of effervesce is barely visible within. A whispy quick to dissipate antique gold head leaves a sparse covering and sparse lacing.

S: Toasty grain and lemons on the nose. Lemony amarillo? im guessing. Grainy with citrus flowers and a decent level of awareness.

T: Wet lemony hops upfront followed by a bitter, toasty grapefruit hopping. Flowery, dry, with some wet pine and sweet instances of caramel juices. Dry hopped no doubt, toasty, dry grains meets a pungent dry lemony hopping.

M: Mouthful is bitter, a good malt show, spicy and dry lemons parch the tongue with a alcohol hop warmth and a quiet carbonation.

O: Good deal of hops meets a strong sweet and dry malt backbone. Complexity is decent, smack full of dry hopping, hitting the tongue is what defines this. Bitter with a comforting warmth of dry hops.

originally 9-21-08. re-sampled and evaluated 10-15-12

beerthulhu, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber, brownish. A short, but creamy and sticky head topping it off.

S: Pine needles and quite a notable floral aroma which starts to come across like room freshener or something of the sort. The hop aromas dominate the nose, without much for backbone coming through at all.

T: Pine flavours, as well, though not as hugely bitter as I might have expected. A little bit of a sweet citrus note in there. A fairly big flavour without the same pungent bittering that some of the others will have. It's nice in its own way

M + D: A medium body with just a little oiliness to it and a nod towards chewiness. A fairly mellow DIPA when all is said and done, which makes it a bit easier to drink back, but the alcohol will naturally catch up.

Proteus93, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured dark amber in color with a nice-sized head, although it died away very quickly. Moderate carbonation.
S: Gentle aromas of hops and pine
T: Flavors are very similar to the aroma, although it's difficult to taste any of the alcohol. The hops are not overpowering, although they do leave mild bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium-bodied beer that is well-balanced between malt and hops.
D: Surprisingly easy to drink given the high alcohol content and the hoppy nature of this beer. I could definitely drink several of these in succession.

metter98, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of ghebel
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours red to brown color, clear, with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly leaving few laces behind.

S - Malts dominate with a caramel, rich to dark fruit character. Hops are citrus and floral. Alcohol evident.

T - Moderate bitterness for a double. Nice smooth malt notes that follow the smell. Hops are floral and lasting.

M - Carbonation bite followed by alcohol coolness and warm swallow. Lingering bitterness. Smooth drinking. Hop flavors stick around as well. Moderate body.

D - Can and will finish the bottle.

Overall - Malt dominates this one, but as I drink more, the hop character becomes more evident. The aroma could be more hoppy for me, but the warm sensation and sweet, rich malt makes up for this. Not entirely my "cup of tea", but a good change.

Add: The second glass from the same bottle is like a different beer. Pours same color, but very cloudy with a creamy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Changed "A" from 3 to 3.5.

ghebel, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest.
was served a deep copper colored sample with a off white head that was nice and fluffy.
the aroma was very hop spice and citrus.
the flavor was very malty with a good bitterness and of course a perdominant hopsack.
the mouthfeel is very full and creamy.
was a very good beer would order it again. wish the sample was bigger.

plaztikjezuz, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a creamy but bubbly 1 finger head that doesn't seem to fade. It's a crazy hazy dark reddish brown almost purplish dark funky looking mush.

N: Almost like a hoppy heavy barleywine. Lots of malts and sweetness. Lots of dark malts, sweet sugary aromas like sugar added, some lighter fruit aromas. Then some hops, a spicy variety with some chewy earthy hop aromas with that. A slight fruity hop thing going too, as well as a slight chewy malt thing.

T: Actually starts with the hops this time. Lots of bitterness, but not too crazy, with some earthy, chewy, and slight spicy hops along with a little pine. Spicy hops really hit ya with a slight boozy heat. Then more malts come along and crash on the hop party. Sweet malts with a little sugar flavor, some light fruit with the sweetness. A very slight hop oil. The maltiness isn't the standard heavy pale malt flavor, but more darker malts and reddish malts. It has quite a bit of a malty flavor but no boring plain pale.

M: Medium body, pretty thick though, and decent carbonation.

F: Dries off quite a bit with help from the bitterness which also really comes out on the finish. The two accentuate each other as usual. A slight lingering sticky syrup like feel through with a lingering feel that there was some strong booze in my mouth. More bitterness lingers with the flavors of earthy chewy hops mostly, and hints of spicy and piny hops. A little fruit also comes late on teh back of the tongue. A nice beer overall, hard to drink much of it but hits the spot when you need a heavy, dark imperial IPA.

jlindros, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of d_rek
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Pint glass

A - Pours a coppery-amber with a slim head that dissipates quickly and leaves a pleasantly laced surface.

S - Mostly just hops on the nose here with some very slight tropical fruit notes hidden in there.

T - Again, mostly just bitter, piney hops on the tongue as well. There's a citrusy zest in there too, but becomes unbalanced by the strong heat afterwards. Suprisingly, I don't mind the heat on this DIPA.

M - Very sticky mouthfeel with low-carbonation. Can definitely feel the heat of the alcohol after each swallow.

O - An interesting take on the DIPA. What it lacks in a balance it makes up for with uniqueness. Probably wouldn't buy again but am enjoying it at the moment.

d_rek, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich amber color. Decent off-white head, producing small tufts of lace. The head fades quickly, however. Small hop aroma, not quite as mauch as expected....herbal, with a very earthy background. Rustic. Nice balance...malty and sweet with a remarkable hop bitterness and finish. The bitterness is not overdone. Drinkability grows on you. Alcohol is nicely hidden, but sneaks up. Good stuff.

Suds, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of Wheelinb
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love a big a beer with lot of hop goodness and this one is right there. While it doesn't have a gorgeous color of some beers and a slight skunky smell, the flavor is truly out of this world. Bold, strong flavors and a full body, yet there is little aftertaste. Just a slight citrus finish. This is one of my go to beers when I am not in the mood to experiment and just want something. good.

Wheelinb, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of lackenhauser
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent orangey/amber color. Great fluffy white headon top that tends to last down the glass. Good hop aroma-not overpowering as some. Very, very grassy and slightly metallic. Great big hop taste. More bitter then floral as some doubles can be-has a nice zing to it. Again with the bitterness. Good body-quite smooth when you consider the bitterness. Very-almost dangerously drinkable. I like the fact this isnt afraid to be "bitter" where some double IPAS are more "oily slick" with hop flavor. Leads me think these guys would brew a decent standard IPA.

lackenhauser, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of ckeegan04
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brownish-orange in color with one finger light brown head. Decent retention and excellent lacing. Darker looking that what I prefer from DIPA's, but still darn good looking. Expecting a very malt-centric DIPA.

S - Sweet earthy malt aroma with hints of spicy hops. Also a fruity sweetness in the nose, maybe grapes? Hints of alcohol come through as well which is a little surprising given that it is only 8%.

T - Very sweet malty taste up front. Hints of toasted malt and a fruity sweetness, still thinking grapes. The earthy and spicy hops come through, but this one is dominated by the malts. The alcohol is very well masked in the taste despite being noticeable in the nose.

M/D - Medium to full bodied with a slight puckering sensation. Much heavier on the malts than I prefer in my DIPA's, but still very tasty and very drinkable.

ckeegan04, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of FightingEntropy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured on site with a nice an appropriate sized off white head that lingered a bit down the side. Amber ale with copper and gold highlights. BIG, grassy smell right off the top--smells almost like a fresh hop ale--big fruit and citrus, grapefruit, hoisted on top of a strong, biscuit malt backbone (maris otter in description). Clean and simple base with a big hop on top that's a bit out of balance--but it's a DIPA. Full hop bit on the back side with a slightly pine and a woodsy resin finish. Nice, but grassiness and back end astringency builds too much for me--unless you really like chewing on your hops as you drink.

FightingEntropy, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of andrewjraab
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a finger of creamy off white head. Smells nice - piney, resin, citrus. Drinks easy for the high abc - nice hop profile nicely balanced with some malts int he back end. This is a really solid DIPA that I will definitely be trying again. Note - want to try this with a more recent production date as the brew I tried had a born on date of October and I'm reviewing this in March. I Have to think that compromised the IPA a bit and It drank really well anyway.

andrewjraab, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of wabuson
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Draft at Cicero's in the Delmar Loop, St. louis MO

Pours a dark amber with a strong off-white head.

Pungent hop aroma from the start, but after a taste was well under my expectations for the style.

Alcohol presents is muted with a nice hop/malt balance that makes this a drinkable, but not overwhelmingly hoppy IIPA.

wabuson, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Style: imperial IPA
Brewed by: Arcadia Brewing Co.
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Rating: 3.7
First had: on tap at Ron's Original Bar & Grille, Exton, PA

Cloudy, brown with a nice white head. Smell was not too strong, but I detected the typical hoppiness of an IPA with some maltiness in the background. Hops weren't too strong surprisingly when I took a sip, making it a bit smoother and easily drinkable.

Rifugium, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of BeerInReview
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber color with very little head. Needless to say the head did not remain around long. Almost no carbonation here.
S: All I can smell is citrus hops and very slight malt aroma underneath the hops.
T: Citrus hop upfront subsiding to a caramel malt note and leaves the mouth with a very light bitter hop aftertaste. The hop taste sticks around but doesn't leave the mouth feeling dry or overwhelmed with hoppy bitterness.
M: It feels creamy on the back of the tongue
D: Though there wasn't much of a hop punch, the balance between the malt and hops made this a very drinkable beer.

BeerInReview, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of DrJay
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep bronze and clear, quite appealing to look at, topped by a fairly dense stand of off-white head. Good retention and lots of lace throughout. Powdery hop aroma, some pine and white grapefruit, along with sweet oranges. Alcohol was just beneath the surface. Solid bitterness was balanced by mild caramel sweetness. There was a bit of biscuity malt, as well as tangerine and a bit of spice in the dry finish. Medium body, decent mouthfeel. Good balance overall and an easy drinker.

DrJay, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of case4816
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into large red wine glass. Auburn in colour and fairly translucent. Poured a very foamy head that dissipated very quickly.

S- Very Heavy on the hops. Not many other smells detectable. The hops are very fresh smelling, with some citrus hints coming through with them, as well as natural spruce hints in the hops.

T- Quite refreshing. The hops, like the smell, are quite fresh tasting. The citrus notes come through very with the hops, and the spruce hints come through very subtly. The finish is what is very surprising about this beer. The bitterness on the finish is very strong, and one of the longest lasting bitter finishes I've experienced in a DIPA.

D- This is a very nice beer to drink. Bought it on a whim to fill a 6 pack, and will definitely purchase again. An easy drinking or sipping beer.

case4816, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Stillyman11
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of beveritt
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a standard pint glass. No freshness dating on the bottle. Cool gaelic, face in the hops label.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper color with and amazing head. From the initial pour I had half a glass of head and an inch or more stuck around for the whole beer. Left some decent lacing down the side of the glass. Some sediment in the bottle, but not as much as you normally see in bottle conditioned beers.

Smell: Very strong pine and floral hop aromas.

Taste: A nice long, flavorful taste of hops, with a bitter bite at the end. Some underlying malt sweetness, but this beer is really about the hops.

Mouthfeel: Good lingering flavor. Carbonation level is sufficient to deal with the strong hops.

Drinkability: Overall, a pretty good brew. Not as powerful as some of the west coast hop-bombs, but nicely balanced.

beveritt, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer I had on tap at Smokin Joes happy hour. 4.75 a pour.

A - Nice hazy yellow with an inch of head and dancing carbonation bubbles in the glass.

S - Smells mostly of grapefruit hops and slight fruit like an apple or pear. Queer.

T - Very close to what I expected the regular IPA to taste like with a weird apple funk. English IPA's are weird.

M - Very light and went with my rib wrap pretty well but I had to sip since the weird funk made me gag a bit.

D - Well I think I would have liked the Troegs The Flying Mouflan better but choose this over price. I will not have it again and may have other Arcadia beers but something tells me these beers don't agree with me much.

DrDemento456, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper to amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy head that slowly reduces to a medium large medium thick patch, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with moderate aromas of pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of caramel malt flavors that contribute some sweetness. That is quickly followed up by some moderate flavors of pine hops and just a touch of herbal hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy with some light amount of alcohol warming and dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this beer is pretty well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. The alcohol is pretty well hidden (slightly present in the mouthfeel) and the beer is fairly easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark and golden amber with very little head and no lacing. Sufficient carbonation for a pleasant mouthfeel, and without the oiliness sometimes seen at this high an ABV. That alcohol is well hidden until a slight burn in the background of the finish.

A very mild aroma is malt-forward with delightful citrus notes, specifically grapefruit. Caramelized malt sweetness at the beginning of the taste trend into a delightful citrus hop body, including both grapefruit rind / zest as well as the raw fruit. This yields a delightfully hoppy finish alongside the 8% ABV.

A beer I'd recommend.

hopsolutely, Aug 17, 2012
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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