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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

824 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 19 | 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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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber, this was a dark, hazy amber. resiny pine in the nose along with some dark fruit notes. a moderate caramel sweetness leads to a medium to full bittering finish. almost full-bodied. this was a decent dipa, well-balanced and solid but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 03:21:12 | More by MrMcGibblets
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #15.

Poured aggressively into a nonic its a dark amber color, quite cloudy with three inches of creamy, tan head. Head retention is very good and it leaves a little bit of stick, too.

Smell is earthy, piney hops with a bit of citrus as well. Pretty nice floral hop nose.

Taste is slightly phenolic and it's also a little thin for a DIPA. There is some passion fruit and citrus along with some biscuit malt. Bitterness is pretty modest, but I wouldn't call this balanced as much as I would slightly bland.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the thin side.

This is a pretty mediocre DIPA. There are many others I would seek out first.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 21:38:12 | More by number1bum
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single of this, and poured like they all seem to look... that color! Smells of hops, seems pine like, maybe centennial, not sure, but not balsam-like or sappy, slightly orgo-chem-like synthetic, not much in the citrus department, and then roastie sweet malts and caramel. Taste is sweetish, malt forward, then bitter with a strong early presence but fading rapidly. Alcohol seems right for a DIPA and not too assertive, and carbonation is muted, somewhat. Overall a good entry, but not entirely convincing in the bitter profiles, and maybe too malt assertive for a repeated taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 23:29:28 | More by Bitter_Echo
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beerinator

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy murky tannish-copper brown beer. Nice rocky retentive head.

Aroma: Malty but still heavily influenced by citrus aromas. There are hints of sweet caramel that show through.

Taste: There is a bit of metal flavor that comes through in my initial sip. The hops and malt seem to balance fairly well, but this doesn't seem to be a hop monster or anything like that. The mouthfeel is fine and the finish is a bit sweeter than expected from an ipa (not to mention a double ipa).

Notes: This isn't a bad beer, but it wasn't one of my favorites. I don't know the date of this beer, but I only bought it a week before I tried it. It seems like maybe it could be better if it were a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2006 00:01:00 | More by beerinator
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dakid618

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a deep amber color with very little head. Smell is a mix of citrus and malt. Taste is mostly malts with a citrus hop background, kind of backwards for an DIPA in my opinion. Medium bodied tongue coating mouthfeel. Definitely drinkable. Will probably not buy again but not necessarily disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 02:14:04 | More by dakid618
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blakesell

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours an amber gold with no head that rises from carbonation in the glass to a bit of cream on the top. Lacing clings to the sides to the sides of the glass.

Smell- Hops, hops, and more hops. All I catch is hops and garlic. Hops are quite strong and really overpower the malts.

Taste- Hops and garlic upfront iwth solid pale malts. Grapefruit and big clove with hints of pine and cloves. Alcohol is big and coating, spicy and slightly drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, lightly astringent, medium full bodied, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but there are many better DIPA's out there with less of a spicey sticky finish. Not bad, not great either.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2008 18:44:38 | More by blakesell
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SacoDeToro

California

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice amber color with a small foamy white head.

The aroma had some hops, but this beer was probably about a year out so nothing was bursting forth. Some alcohol and light caramel was in the nose. Faint vinous notes were also present. Perhaps a slight hint of oxidation as well.

The flavor of the beer was reasonably bitter with mostly herbal/earthy hop flavors. The malt profile was too caramelly for this style IMO. Following a bottle of 3F Dreadnaught, this beer fell flat. The beer lacked any kind of broad hop profile, which the masters (Pliny, Dreadnaught, Maharaja) posess.

The carbonation was fine and the mouthfeel was light/medium.

This beer was pretty average for a double IPA. Nothing too impressive here. I'd like to try it fresher if possible. Regardless, this double has an "east coast" malt profile to it. This style is favorably evolving into a lighter, crisper beer with less malt that lets the hops remain bright. Hopmouth seems to be behind that evolution as with many other east coast double IPAs IMO.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2007 18:02:58 | More by SacoDeToro
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 2/22/13, poured into a snifter for tasting.

Amber/copper/gold coloring, with hints of ruby red grapefruit. Not particularly clear at all. Foamy/soapy head, sorta tan, but light; dissipates pretty quickly.

Nothing special or terribly outstanding about the aroma I'm getting here. It's all a bit flat, but does not smell bad, it's just that there is nothing exceptional about the smell. I get light hints of pine, citrus, and malt.

Taste is similar, but with a nice bitterness to it, and a piney/earthy aftertaste. Very muted, mostly just the hoppiness is noticeable.

Feel is decently smooth, with a bitter finish. But there is also a syrupy character to it, a thickness that is both sweet and bitter.

Overall, it's just a few levels below what I would call a really good DIPA. I don't hate it, and I'm sure I'd try it again. It's very average in the end.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 21:48:51 | More by rodlavers
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badbeer

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to joe1510 for the bottle. Clear, dark amber color with an off-white head retaining well and leaving good retention. Aroma is of grass, pine, and a little bit of spruce tip; also some caramel comes through. Taste has a lot of spruce to it with some pine coming in as it finishes; malt is there, but is hidden. Low carbonation with medium body. Wasn't too impressed with this, but probably worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 05:33:50 | More by badbeer
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sarahspat

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark clear amber edging toward brown. Creamy caramel-tinted head.

Not too much going on in the nose, but it's hoppy... candied pineapple, pine resin.

The taste falls right in line with the nose. So far I'm disappointed. I LOVED this beer last year, but this bottle is just okay. I hope it gets better as it warms. Well, it's pretty bitter, but not too bitter to enjoy the hops flavors. Pine is prominent, with candied pineapple co-starring. I also pick up a tiny bit of caramel. Unfortunately, that's all I can really say. Not great, and doesn't improve much with warming. Light body; slippery mouthfeel. This brew was much better last year. I wonder if they're using different hops?

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 03:25:38 | More by sarahspat
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, booty from a trip last month to Detroit.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of dense foamy pale beige head, which leaves but a few thin streaks of lace around the glass upon its demise. It smells sweet, sweet, sweet - sweet grapefruit and orange hops, sweet bready caramel malt, and sweet fuck-all else. The taste is leafy, kind of musty citrus hops, bready caramel and cereal grain malt, and a simmering edgy booziness. The carbonation is moderate, if a bit underwhelming, the body medium weight, and walking the line between agreeably smooth and tangentially cloying. It finishes rather off-dry, the sweet (one beat this time) bready malt given a pretty good run by some latent sassy, yet still grade-school bitter grassy, somewhat metallic hops.

While doing a bang-up job of sublimating the DIPA-worthy ABV, more care should have been attributed to the character of the big malt/hop interplay - this just seems kind of phoned in. Not bad, some hopeful good points, but not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 01:40:26 | More by biboergosum
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cbl2

New York

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No best by date. Brewed once, limited offering. 22 oz. bottle.

Pours a clear brown with hints of orange topped by an inch and a half of foamy tan/white head that settles slowly, lacing the glass as it goes.

Muted piney hop aroma with hints of subdued sweet malts.

A distinct piney flavor that is supported nicely by a mildly sweet malt backbone. Somewhat coarse mouthfeel, with a thin body. Upon aerating, a hot alcohol presence is detectable.

A decent offering for the style, but pales in comparison to the benchmarks (Ruination & Double Simcoe), escpecially after just tasting Double Simcoe.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 22:17:04 | More by cbl2
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a 22oz bomber at Half-Time on 26JAN10 for $6.99 plus dep. Bottle says 8.00% ABV, and no freshness dating was marked. Poured into a Rapscallion chalice and we're ready to rock 'n' roll.

The color was a slightly hazy mahogany/amber combination. Hard to discern any carbo lurking in there, and the head was mostly some fine, tight, light tan bubbles lining the rim. Lacing was average. Aroma had a solid amount of hopping, with some grapefruit melding with a bit of tangerine. Didn't note any malts in the nose. The body was a bit south of medium, and there was a light, bubbly, airy quality to the liquid.

Flavor-wise, it has only a smidge of malts, leaning towards caramel, until it warms a bit. A little more comes out then. It still has much more hops than malt, though. These are in the form of some grapefruit and lots of rindy, pithy characteristics. A bit of something leaning towards being herbal also comes into play. Overall, lots of bitterness here. I'd really like to see more sweetness, both from some more malts and by perhaps a different hop profile. Not a bad bier, but still leaves me with a sort of an "ehhh" feel.

3.6
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 3.5

1215

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 23:25:15 | More by Bierman9
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Ego

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

found @ oak tree buy rite (plainfield nj)

eyes...
big fluffy off white head crests @ a good 2 fingers, bubbles are large near the top and compacted closer to the actual brew... I'll have to let this sit for a few minutes before tasting or I will have foam all over my nose. this one is slightly hazy caramel in hue with the carbonation very hard to make out in the glass, the bubbles are microscopic. the retention is great and this is super sticky, lacing is all over the sides of the glasses in webs. this has the type of head where you can reach in and grab a bunch of it with your bare hand.. scooping it out and flinging it on to the wall (splorch!).

nose...
some pine, hop florals, a faint sweetness from the malt, mostly the hop dominates here... but not overpowering considering this is a DIPA... pretty average for the style, it doesn't smell huge or big imo.

taste etc...
very bitter up front (the only way this seems to be in the DIPA category), the bitterness is fighting with the malt in your mouth and it wins out ultimately in the finish, pretty one dimensional.. and not crazy bitter like some DIPAs. The mouthfeel is somewhat slick and resiny.. sort of medium bodied carried by the carbonation (which is substantial but not distracting)

verdict...
not bad, not great.. interesting to line this up and taste it against other DIPAs to maybe garner the subtleties. Not too huge or big and enough bitter kick to satisfy a hop head like me.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 03:50:23 | More by Ego
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - pour into frozen tumbler and only achieved a slight head. beer was a clear golden

S - nothing distinctive here. slight smell of grain but not the heavy hoppy scent you would expect from a double/imperial IPA

T - not special/nothing distintive

M - OK

O - drinkable but not one to add to my drink again list

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 23:54:41 | More by Segelstrom
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-17-2011 22:38:05 | More by Skye1024
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-20-2012 21:19:57 | More by cynical1027
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2013 18:01:15 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-01-2014 21:17:01 | More by beergorrilla
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ScottRansom

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-07-2013 12:28:42 | More by ScottRansom
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-30-2013 23:09:05 | More by Danielr26
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-18-2013 00:33:27 | More by fishmich
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-04-2013 23:42:07 | More by kbuzz
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TheMonk41

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-15-2011 03:29:34 | More by TheMonk41
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-12-2012 17:12:27 | More by bonbini26
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.