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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA

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787 Ratings

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%

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 spointon


4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on cask at Poor Phil's in Oak Park, IL. Served in a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured a clouded copper orange color with a creamy and dense 1" white head. Good retention shown, with the head taking forever to drop and leaving big sheets of lace down my glass.

S= Has that Arcadia "English-y" aroma coupled with juicy pine and citrus hop notes and some caramel sweetness. Very straightforward and very nice.

T= Very much like the smell. Caramel and biscuity grain flavors came through strong, as did the unmistakable flavor of Maris Otter malt. The hops blanketed everything with a lot of pine and citrus that seemed even fresher and juicier than in the draft version of this beer. Bitterness was solid throughout, without being too puckering. Finished dry and hoppy with a great hoppy aftertaste.

MF= Medium bodied with a slick feel. Carbonation was appropriately soft for a cask ale.

D= Of all the Arcadia beers I've had this is still my favorite and getting it on cask was a real treat. Super fresh and very enjoyable.

Serving type: cask

07-23-2010 16:19:39 | More by spointon
Photo of vette2006c5r


4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

hopmouth double ipa poured a dark amber color with a small head. it smelt of hops and nothing else. it had a very strong taste of hops and nothing else. it is tough to drink as like most double ipas. overall a grea beer. a ipa lover would love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 03:39:10 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of Fusion_Pirate


4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a 'mix-a-six' from my local beer & spirits shop. Not the biggest fan of Arcadia's standard IPA, so we'll see how they do it up with a DIPA!

A: Poured vigorously into a generic beer glass, Hopmouth yielded about a finger of creamy, almost beige head which died very slowly over a couple minutes. Lacing and retention is stellar; almost glue-like. The beer itself is a gorgeous, opaque, dank brownish copper- almost rootbeer-esque. This is an ace-looking brew!

S: Not getting a whole ton off the nose of this one, to be honest. I get hints of toffee and caramel malt, but not much else.

T: This is a whole different story. This is one of the smoothest, most balanced DIPAs I have ever had. The bitter hops and rich, rounded malts offer a delectable yin/yang set-up for the palette. The hops here are all 'pine' all the way...no fruit flavors here, folks. The malts have that rich, caramel candy vibe inherent in the best DIPAs. The carbonation is ever-so-slight; just enough to remind you that this is, in fact, a beer you're drinking.

M: Crisp , dry tongue-travel with minimal carbonation. A thoroughbred Double IPA, no doubt about it!

O: I have to hand it to Arcadia for taking such a balanced route with their DIPA...many companies try to go balls-to-the-wall with the formula, usually in the form of extreme, constant addition, whole cone hops and 10+% ABVs...trying to push that IBU scale through the roof and get you sauced as hell! While I'm as much of a 'Hop Head' as the next IPA connoisseur, I ultimately enjoy BALANCE in my brews.

Kudos to Arcadia Brewing Company. This is BY FAR the finest beer they make; you can bet I'll be seeking more where this came from!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:10:23 | More by Fusion_Pirate
Photo of rrwiltse


4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was really anticipating this one, heard alot of great things and the bottle really plays up the hoppiness factor.
Fabulous aroma, nice floral hops and citrus.
This beer is certainly hoppy, but I was a bit let down. I was expecting to be swept away by a violent hop current; however, Hopmouth, though certainly quite hoppy, is not one of the most hoppy beers out there. Still, it is a must try for the hophead and I'll certainly purchase it again. Nice citrus tones behind the hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2006 23:10:24 | More by rrwiltse
Photo of Lexluthor33

New York

4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with small head and decent lace.
Aroma is of floral hops,malts and citrus hints.
The taste is hops,pine and malts.
The feel is medium carbonation and body with mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Excellent brew with good hops and well masked alcohol.
I will have it again and again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 04:39:16 | More by Lexluthor33
Photo of elNopalero


4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a warming glowing-amber color. There’s a big, resiny piney hop nose. The aroma is all hops. Might as well call it hopnose? The flavor has a nice, thick, chewy mouthfeel. It’s piney, oily almost, and coats the mouth with hoppy goodness. Dry and thick without being heavy. Mmmm.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 22:50:21 | More by elNopalero
Photo of xav33


4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Arcadia Hopmouth Double IPA
22 oz bomber
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Unknown bottling, mouthed 11/06

Poured a clear brownish orange with a huge mostly lasting creamy off-white head with good lacing.

Smelt of moderate pineapple upside down cake, spruce, orange rinds, cookies.

Taste was upfront moderate bitter earthy and pine followed by strong bitter mold, toasted dark bread and grapefruit rinds with a light sweet toffee kick on a long bittersweet citrus and grassy finish. Palate was medium bodied, creamy, lively carbonated and strongly astringent.

Overall, one hell of a punch to the mouth. Everything flirts with perfection, except the mouth weight, texture and carbonation could be tweaked with a little bit, maybe enliven the malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2006 05:50:15 | More by xav33
Photo of 86sportster883

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice beer, that gets better as it warms up. I haven't had many double IPAs, but most that I have tried seemed a bit over the top where the HopMouth is almost mellow. It doesn't have a strong alcohol finish, and is less bitter than many high hopped IPAs. I found this to be very, very drinkable and enjoyed a 22oz bomber over the course of a Sunday afternoon football game. As it wams up it takes on a lot of character and has a great mouthfeel. Paid $5.49 for it and will certainly try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 01:23:59 | More by 86sportster883
Photo of therica


4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amazing. Comes in a 22-ounce bottle. After my esperience in drinking 2 half-bottles in glass steins and finding noticeable differences in scent and taste within an hour, I wonder if this beer would do better stored on its side so the halves mix?

A= dark tea-colored, slightly dense for an IPA, modest head with plentiful lacing on the glass.

S= mild on the first glass-stein full, but hints of orange and citruses, pleasant spring-breeze. The second stein (second half of the bottle) had a lot more scent to it, full of hops and florals.

T= amazing hops, very strong bite but pleasant unlike some; bitter-orange, slight lemon, hops florals; something else that I can't quite identify that is more apparent in the palate-air as one takes a gulp than in the fluid itself. That was the first glass-stein full. The second half seemed more predominantly grapefruit-hops.

M- glorious hops-bite if you're ready for it.

D= outstanding for maybe 1 bottle since it's a rather large 1+ liter; with the 8%ABV I'm not sure how ling I'd last in a session but I'm willing to try ha ha.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 16:44:24 | More by therica
Photo of argock


4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pouered from 22oz brown bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness dae.

A: Hazy amber with mahogany highlights. Frothy off-white head that has some stick and retention with a more aggressive pour. Lace rings are few but strong.

S: Strong maltiness with pale, sweet caramel aromas and an earthy, leafy hops aroma that is very appealing

T: An "English" DIPA with strong Fuggles and Goldings hops flavors cut with both huge amounts of sweet caramel and pale maltiness and some good old American C-type hops floral and fruit tastes. A very complex and delcious DIPA.

M: Layers nicely on the palate with low carbonation and a short but malty aftertaste that tips off some earthy hops as well.

D: I really enjoyed this beer. The 8.1% ABV is undetectable and the complexity of the hops bill combined with the hefty malt component and earthy goodness is a grear combination.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 05:56:50 | More by argock
Photo of sopor


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant, deep ruby-brown/red fades to orangeish in my .5L Pils Glass. A finger-thick cap of off-white head slowly smoothing from a dimpled start. I can smell some caramelly malt under an herbally bitter hop bite. Light malts, slightly nutty, somewhat bready with a hint of caramel sweetness. Hops come on potent, overpowering the malts with a tasty combination of grassy, herbal, and resinous hops. I really like the fact that the malt is not super syrupy sweet, but I’ve had single IPAs that were hoppier. Hard to mark it down for that though because by balance it is DEFINITELY a DIPA, and this is probably the first DIPA I’ve had that is truly a Double India *Pale Ale*, since IMO a double pale ale should not be nearly a barleywine in it’s sweet maltiness. Lighter body than most DIPAs. I hope they keep producing this, I’ve got a case of it on order. Drinkable? HELLZ YEA!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 17:28:24 | More by sopor
Photo of Imstillthegman


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper-orange color with an eggshell colored head. Huge hop scents rise from the glass. Grapefruit, pine resin, some lighter floral, and in the end you get some sweeter malts and the alcohol. Piney hops are complemented by a sweet, bready malt background. Dry, bitter...make that very bitter...finish. You don't notice the alcohol as much as you smell it, but it's hiding in there. Those Marris Otter malts blend with and balance out the hops fairly well. Nice creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Stands out from some of the other "hopbomb" DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 16:37:55 | More by Imstillthegman
Photo of emerge077


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, 4-pack from Friar Tuck, Bloomington, IL. G4 date code: packaged 3/12/07

Pours a dark, hazy amber into a new Arcadia tulip (also from Friar Tuck). Solid two finger width of head, foam is an eggshell color. Body has a reddish glint in the light. Spotty little curls of lacing are spattered inside the glass. Foam settles to a thin skim after a few minutes.

Aroma is fantastic, showcasing tropical rays of Amarillo sunshine. Think mango juice or even tropical bubble yum. It just gets better with every deep breath. Some clean pale malt and light herbal hop notes are noticeable too.

Medium bodied with a juicy hop flavor that lingers for awhile. Alternately bitter and lightly sweet. Leafy hops with a sweet mango meatiness. Bitterness isn't really that harsh at all, and pretty approachable. For an 8% DIPA, it drinks incredibly smooth, and is refreshing. It's hard no to have 2 at a time at the very least.

Edit: Just had a 22 oz. bottle for comparison, no date code. I'm guessing this bottle is over a year old, given the source. Much more pronounced cereal grain flavor, much less aromatic hops. This bottle would get a C- rating. Try to find the 12 oz. bottles, or get it fresh on tap. Freshness is key, it was night and day from the 12 oz. bottles.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 01:20:13 | More by emerge077
Photo of ghostwalker


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, cloudy reddish-golden. Thick, interesting off-white head.

Nose is tart and crusty hops with an underlying sweet maltiness.

Flavor is rich and creamy, dominated by hops, but with an almost peachy-sweet malt backbone. Creamy and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is creamy and tooth-stripping, my favorite IPA combo.

Drinkability is good, even better on cask, but that is another review entirely...

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 01:22:00 | More by ghostwalker
Photo of drxandy


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 7/8 @ crunchy's in east lansing, 25oz mug, reddish golden color, foamy cream colored head retains well, looks good

smells of a delicious hop blend, light/sweet malt in the background

tastes like super hops on the front, bitter, crisp, refreshing, great blen, mm tasty, very easy to drink, one of my favorite dipas almost immediately, caramel malts?, light alchohol heat, yum!

mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, lingering hops, very drinkable, excellent!

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 17:41:38 | More by drxandy
Photo of Baileyuk


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Firstly I am reviewing this as an IPA as I feel that it no way has the bitterness or hops to back up a DIPA. That said it was an awesome experience.

Appearance was great, head and lacing was perfect. Beautiful golden amber color. There was a citrusy smell and hops were definately pn the nose but not overpowering.

For an alleged 76 ibus the bitterness was not overpowering. The malt and hops balance out great.

Medium bodied beer with a great level of carbonation. The drinkability on this was amazing, I would even label it a session beer from drinkability although I am sure the alcohol will get you.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2008 01:11:19 | More by Baileyuk
Photo of lordofthewiens


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 14:59:58 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of DoubleJ


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to alldeybrewin for the extra! In the 12 ounce format, soon to be poured into on Old Guardian glass, on to the beer:

Sticky, sticky, sticky is the head. It's staying on top and not going way. Dark copper/ orangish bronze color. A great sight to eyes, even more so with the patchy lacing holding onto the glass. Metallic hops in the aroma. Maybe a little grapefruit as well. A bit too subdued to warrant the next highest smell score.

Balanced. It's not overwhelming in flavor intensity as I've grown up with living here in California. A bit of caramel and squirt of tropical punch starts things out. There's still enough hops to go around....it's kind of a sugary hopfest. "Sweet hops". The alcohol is nowhere, and it's an easy drinker. A very light tap of resin lingers on in the aftertaste.

I wasn't sure where this DIPA would go. It goes to the balanced side of things, but the most important thing is it works out really well in the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 05:13:25 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of tjsdomer2


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper ruby IPA. Excellent layer of white lacing. Very thick as well.

Smell: Sweet honey and caramel with a hint of maple syrup. Easily the sweetest DIPA I've ever smelled. Definitely malty for the style, but the maple creates a pine-line resin smell that is perfect for this.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet pine, almost tastes like agave. A bit of a bubblegum twang as well. Alcohol hits you pretty quickly with this. Some orange rind in the finish. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Nice crispness and a very smooth finish. Not too heavy.

Overall: Very underrated.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:53:54 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of TastyTaste


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice slightly hazed dark copper color, decent off-white head that fades slowly, leaving almost solid lacing on the glass.

Smell: A great smell, with bubblegum-sweet hop scent, floral and robust. Malt is also noticeable and rich.

Taste: Starts out immedietly very sweet and citric, like biting into a grapefruit, and eventually shifts into a full alcohol-malt-hop experience which ends with a lingering grassy quality.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and full, perfect for the style.

Drinkability: I like the use of fresh hops, but lacks the intensity of being an elite DIPA (in other words, I expect to shred my tongue on hop cones).

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2006 22:38:03 | More by TastyTaste
Photo of headhopper


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle.

A - Poured very hazy and cloudy. It has a dark golden/rust color , with a nice creamy thick head. It had decent lacing.

S - The smell was great. . Was very sweet actually. I could smell apples a lot instead of grapfruit like most DIPA. This had a different, but very nice smell. There was grapefruits in the background though ofcourse, with some peacehs and light citrus.

T - This was one tasty DIPA. Very balanced and smooth actually. Not too bitter at all. It tastes like apples and grapfruit with a dash of lime juice. Apple cider came to mind.

M - Creamy and thick. Goes down smooth.

D - Very nice. I wish I would have bought more then one. I could have drank a couple of these. At 8.10% though, Im kind of glad I didnt have another. This stuff is easy to drink , so the alcohol will catch up to you.

Over all this was a great DIPA. I will def. be seeking this out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 16:40:27 | More by headhopper
Photo of Douglas14


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this beer really impressed me. It is unlike any other DIPA I have ever had. I was expecting a way more hoppy character (both smell and taste), not that it doesn't but because it has hops all over it and is called Hopmouth...that's why i thought it would be hoppier. Nevertheless, I love it. What I think is especially nice about this beer are the surprising sweet fruit flavors that appear along with the normal floral and hoppy flavors that I expected. This makes the beer very interesting indeed.

The color is dark gold but not hazy, and quite transparent actually. It poured a nice head with good retention and good lace. Smells obviously of hops, sweet malt and fruit (very sugary fruits, i.e. cherries?). Taste very hoppy and gives your tongue a good beating, but still has has nicer softer and sweeter flavors.

Overall awesome beer. I'm very happy i had the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 04:06:31 | More by Douglas14
Photo of NEhophead


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 fl oz brown bottle; served in a snifter.
No lot number notched.

Hazy, muddy oak in color. Densely creamy white head with lots of lasting bubbles. Thin and spotted lacing plastered around the snifter's sides.

Bright pine and spruce with juicy hop oils practically jumping from the glass. BUbblegum with tart grapefruit aromas as well.

Rough, floral hops with fresh pine flavors that last into the finish. Swarming hop resins with light citrus notes as well as bubblegum. Notes of tropical fruit with a rum-like alcohol presence. Nice hop flavors for a Double IPA, but not as impressive as the aroma foreshadows.

Medium bodied; a nice balance texturally with the alcohol presence, piney hops, and filmy resin.

An aromatic, flavorful, somewhat light Double IPA. A sessionable version of the style that won't wreck your tastebuds.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 12:32:54 | More by NEhophead
Photo of Kegatron


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap.

Pours a dark amber with a thin off-white head that retains around the edges and with thin wisps across the center. Lacing is good, with thin strands of hop lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is assertive piney hops, fresh citrus character, and a nice backing smell of sweet malts.

The taste is nice piney, biting hops right off the bat mixed with a zesty citrus notes. A backbone of sweet caramel malts is subdued (in comparison to the pine) but is present enough to keep things in check. The mouthfeel is is mediuim bodied with a smooth, creamy feel while not much of the 8% ABV is felt.

A solid DIPA from Arcadia! The hops get to shine but a nice balance with the malts make sure that things don't get too out of hand. Nice drinkibility as well for a beer this size.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 17:32:56 | More by Kegatron
Photo of BeerSox


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bomber into nonic.

Deep cloudy brown hue with burnt orange highlights. The head is tow fingers thick and slowly settles to a even cap with spots of big bubbles. The settling head leaves a tick wall of lacing. Solid lacing down the glass.

Sharp and citrusy hops, but nothing too overpowering. Not much malt aroma makes it through.

Plenty of sharp hops on top of a light malt backbone. Little bits of fruit flavors, hard to tell if it's from the yeast or the hops, but I would say the hops. The malts don't provide much in the flavor, except for a little bit of brown sugar and a some toasted biscuit flavors. Full bodied with good carbonation. The finish is relatively "clean" for a DIPA, by that I mean there isn't a mouthful of hops lingering forever. It finishes quickly with maybe a light hint of hops.

What an easy drinking DIPA. It's loaded with tons of hops without being too high on the alcohol (which is well hidden), and without tasting like a hoppy lemon. Crisp and actually refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 00:21:35 | More by BeerSox
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.