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

467 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 467
Hads: 964
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 34
Gots: 86 | 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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-11-2005

The first in a limited edition, 22oz bottled Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU
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Photo of HopDerek
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at TDR Exton on 4/12.

Poured a clear amber color with red hues, thin off-white head leaves good lacing. Lots of pine scents like juniper and spruce , with a sweetness of caramel, some alcohol hints as it warmed up. Tastes of spicy hops and citrus up front with a good malty sweet backbone of caramel and honey. Finishes with a floral hop dryness. Medium in body with low carbonation, but appropriate. Sweet with a bitter finish. A good hoppy beer, easy to drink with a good balance between malts and hops. It's definitely hopped out, but the sweetness mellows it out. (582 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Huge Maris Otter malt and a more than generous amount of fresh hops make this beer memorable", so they tell us. Not which hops, though, or any other information, but let's open it up see, eh?

Big hoppy aroma escapes the bottle and into the atmosphere, right off the bat...nice going...hazy vermillion appearance, with a huge, puffy, off-whitish head. Looks great!...and...

...smells great! Piney first, followed by fruit, a mix of apple and grapefruit, with echoes of cherry and grape, and peppery spices whispering away behind them. Quite a treat for the nose! I rather enjoy it.

In the mouth, the juicy hop blitz mounts an assault, accompanied by massive amounts of bitterness. It sloshes about a bit, then fades amiably back. With each new sip, a blast of fruity flavor, with bracing bitterness, but unstoppable taste. Most ample body, quite sufficient to hold up the hops, and a firm texture, long, delicious, hoppy finish.

Abv is ungiven, unknown, but it's starting to roar up on me, after only half a glass.

Quite a sunny, friendly, extra-delicious brew, this one, and it reminds me a bit in the taste of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, and then, at times, it doesn't.

Bright and tasty, this Hopmouth...quite nice. (1,241 characters)

Photo of deejaydan
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Wow, first, I think I'd call this more a Double English IPA, I don't get the freakish overload of citrus notes off of this beer that I do off of other double IPAs.

Pours a pretty clear ambers, with a decent head retention. Lacing was pretty impressive as well. I get a slightly piney aroma here, some grassy and earthy notes as well. Taste is *gasp* balanced, tons of malts supporting the hops. Some grapefruity notes appear with the malts, but not an overload of them. Mouthfeel is amazingly thick and rich. Carbonation is just there, not overwhelming, and a good supporting player. I think we need more Double IPAs like this one. (635 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of 1fastz28
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like alot of the DIPA's i've had recently, has a cloudy orange color but this one has a massive white head that laces exceptionally. the smell is stronger though, tons of hops dominate it, its awesome. you'll have to excuse me but 2 bombers is alot for me and i'm starting to get a bit tipsy. the taste is at first bitter, but with a more drinkable piney hop flavor. laces very well, just is a very full and rich beer, i think i'm starting to fall madly in love with DIPA's (473 characters)

Photo of caminiti
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at half-time in Poughkeepsie and drinking right now, pouted into my trusty road pint glass (stolen, of course) a reddish, hazy, with a slight head that almost immediately went away but does leave lacing. Smells more of malt than hops, and a bit sweet, taste is bitter, like myself, and a bit toned down for a double IPA. lightly carbonated and very drinkable. (369 characters)

Photo of Sephiroth
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with decent head, the body is amber. Aroma of Marris Otter, as indicated on the label, with piny, resinous hops.

I am probably biased from the start in favor of any IIPA I haven't had, and this one is no different. The malt starts to balance the hops, but doesn't succeed. This isn't sweet like many IIPAs. The hops taste fresh, wet, and piney. Creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel, with high drinkability. (409 characters)

Photo of thistle3189
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: the head retention and lacing were better than I have seen on most anything nice copper blond color.
S: Defiantly some hops
T: good Hoppyness but not over powering for a double IPA fruit, cheery notes and some alcohol heat.
M: Nice and big
D: I could drink a few before the alcohol catches up with me. (304 characters)

Photo of granger10
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first "Big Beer Series" offering from Arcadia.

Crimson orange in color with a large airy head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is minimal at best.

Aroma begins with zesty bitter orange peel but soon pine sap is what I'm getting most. Honey and herbal notes reside along the pineyness.

Taste has more of a bready malt base, almost like Hawaiian sweet breads. But that's almost all the extent of the malts. Hops are prevalent and abundant in this beer. Quite resiny and fruity. Lower acidity and some more herbal flavors. Really quite fruity though but not citric. Alcohol fusels are definitely noticeable but they add an element of heat which the less acidic, more refined hops need. Finish is all bitter hops without the high alpha acids.

This is a great British DIPA. The hops come through and are used brilliantly. Screw the malty balance, there's just enough to let the hops shine and coat the mouth. Get some. (930 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber red color. Darker than most DIPA's. A two finger white head forms with really good retention. Some nice sticky lace is left behind as well.
S: Big citrus hops up front. Lots of spicy aromas as well that I really enjoy. Some passion fruits of pineapple and even some mango. Lots of bread/biscuit aromas to balance everything else out perfectly.
T: Follows the nose. Up front is a nice citrus flavor. Though there is incredible depth of flavor. A big spicy character that I love. Passion fruits of pineapple, and lots of balance with the bread/biscuit flavor. Tons of hops, but not over done bitterness, which is awesome.
M/D: A medium to full body. Incredibly crisp, dry, clean, and smooth. Very easy to drink. I had a pint and could have easily had more.

A really well done DIPA. A ton of hop character without the overbearing bitterness or syrupy resin character. Arcadia knows how to make DIPA's. Well at least the types that I like. I love it, and highly recommended. (993 characters)

Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best DIPAs I've had, Arcadia's HopMouth is an impressively bold brew. Heavy on the malt as well as the hops, this erupts with flavors, is full-bodied, and sweet and sour. It poured nicely out of the bottle, providing two fingers of frothy off-white head atop a cloudy, reddish-orange--almost like cider in color--body. The head latticed itself artfully around the mug. The aromas and taste were complex, loaded with fruits, a floral smell for certain. Orange, apricot, and cherry accosted my olfactory and palate, and the taste had a prominent malt flavor that was deep and a touch sour to accompany the caramel, but not in an overbearing way. The sour taste stuck with me, lessening the mouthfeel a bit, but this was a very impressive beer overall. Maltier and smoother than most DIPAs, this still assails the tongue with a good deal of hop grit that I have come to know so much, and love to much.

I'd certainly grab another sixer or two of these, and having this piqued my interest in other Arcadia products. A terrific find. (1,039 characters)

Photo of ironlung
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extra in a trade with AVdeuph. Thanks Alex!

A: Cloudy honey/orange. White head. Nice Lace.

S: Citrus/floral Hops, and some notes of carmel malt sweetnes.

T: Great Balance! Hops hit up front followed by a nice backing. Can't make out any alcohol except for the warming that comes halfway thru the beer.

M: Nothing out of place. Very refreshing for such a "big" beer.

D: Very high. A well done beer that can get you in trouble with that 8+% so well hidden.

Overall: An easy drinkin' double IPA that hides the abv all to well behind a nice balanced taste. Wish they sold this around here, I'd get more for sure! (615 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Slows BBQ in Detroit. The beer was copper orange colored, crystal clear, with a 2-finger foam. The aroma is hoppy but nicely balanced with a big malt bill, lots of resiny pine and citrus and so on. The taste is well balanced also but mostly the hops come through, very nice. Solidly on the DIPA side of the barleywine fence. very good. The mouthfeel is a bit thick, the body and flavor keep the drinkability high for fans of hopped malt beverages. (468 characters)

Photo of cyrenaica
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle
8.0% ABV
I tried this beer on August 30, 2007 at the 'Beer Bistro' in Toronto. The price is not a mis-print, I really did pay $20.00 for a beer. The beer poured a muddy brown into the glass with a small tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was very hoppy...VERY hoppy with some perfumy and floral scents. Almost bubble-bath like. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with some mild carbonation. The flavour was hoppy and very spicy with some lingering bitterness. (478 characters)

Photo of pershan
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a deep copper with a thin almond head into a chalice. The aroma was of fresh, piney hops - fantastic. The flavor was a very nice balance between malt sweetness, fresh hop flavor, and a clean, crisp hop bitterness at the finish. Good carbonation and lacing. All in all, a great IPA. Battle Creek may be known as the "Cereal City", but I know it now as the home of Arcadia Brewing Company - take that Kellogg's. (476 characters)

Photo of GOBLUEBEERFAN
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This had a very good smell when first poured. I liked the darker color. The hoppy taste is something that I really enjoy. I have found that I like a more hoppy beer that plays with the taste buds now that I stopped smoking a few months back. This is a good beer I can get much easier in Michigan. I wish that the better beers would be easier to get. (349 characters)

Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Deep copper with a medium off-white head that fades and leaves a thick lace.

S-A wonderful amalgamation of pine and citrus hop notes...with the pine being the leader. A noticable malty sweetness comes through too.

T-A wonderful initial hop bite then malty sweetness kicks in. The rest is very well-balanced and ends with a nice bitter aftertaste.

M-Medium-heavy body, with a nice fullness...that does not lead to stickiness. Fairly crisp...leaning towards a west coast DIPA...but still retains some east coast cloying.

D-I will admit...I flat out love this beer. I have ever since I had it on tap at the brewery almost 2 years ago. Not my top DIPA in the country...but certainly in my top 10. I could quaff this one till I fall off my bar stool! (754 characters)

Photo of rabsten
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fatheads, Pittsburgh.

Clear, glowing copper/amber, thin but solid head, good lacing.

Citrusy pop of hops, with balsam and pine notes. Malt lingers in background.

Tastes like a DIPA should. Lots of hops and malt. Big beer but well balanced.

Slightly astringent in the mouth, but overall very drinkable. Alcohol content kinda rears its head too, towards the end. Still, a good, drinkable beer.

Bottom line: Excellent representation of the double IPA style. Also very good in a bottle. (508 characters)

Photo of hermesch
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a thick copper with a strong retaining head. Nice, spotty lacing coating.

Smell: Citrus and super piney! A sign of good things to come...

Taste: A hoplover's delight...hops all around with a sweet pine resiny touch at the end. A nice grapefruit bitterness accompanies the hops...the drink finishes with a bite.

Mouthfeel: Less slick and cumbersome than most DIPAS...a light and refreshing mouth presence.

Drinkability: mmmm..highly quaffable...be careful...have fun...this DIPA is one of the best! (529 characters)

Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B plus my ass. This a a great DIPA!

appearance: nice red amberish color

smell: loaded hop aroma

taste: loaded IPA, wonderfully balanced. maybe better than 90 minute.

mouthfeel: meduin bodied and blanaced feel

drinkability: overall a great beer and one of the top DIPAS on the market (288 characters)

Photo of mentor
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to see my buddy trbeer while on holiday and got a bomber of this in trade. Thanks for the opportunity! Pours a 1.5 finger caramel/tan-brown head over a slightly cloudy red-brown liquid. Smells citrus hoppy, alcoholic, and caramel...all this just during the pour. To the nose...citrus pith is clean. Grapefruit clean lemon. A wet malty sugar sweet. Tastes wonderful. Not a flavor bomb, this is delicate and subdued. Hop bitter is present with some rough cohumulone character that mixes with arough alcohol. Not a completely like a cheap vodka alcohol, but it does have an edge of that roughness. Malt sweet is tame beneath the hop flavor and just serves as a mildy fruity backdrop that supports the hops. Some caramel, but more fruity like dried apricots. Hop flavor is oranges and a drying pith. A bitter and dry oil mouthfeel that increases in intensity as the beer warms. The beer has a wonderfull smooth creaminess that is countered by a dry finish. The hop bitter becomes more intense as I got farther into the beer almost becoming a brutal abuse of my tongue. (1,075 characters)

Photo of InandOutBeerGuys
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aged in a dirt floor cellar for about 9 months...then into the fridge overnight.

Good God Man!

Poured in a beer clean, regular old 16 oz tumbler, and if I were able, I'd have shrunken myself and crawled right up on that pillowy head & went to sleep-at least for about 10 or 15 minutes , as it hung around that long just tempting me-but I had patience- it was too cold when poured and I wanted to taste every bit of this beauty. With a nutty brune color & a toffee tan head it sure was a pretty pint.

And hey it lived up to expectations, perfect balance, nice spicy aroma, backed up with a peppery bite, slight citrus notes & sweet malty backbone. I loved every drop of this one and must go on every hopheads hit list. Still quite Drinkable for a Big IPA because its the understated BALANCE that makes a hoopy brew great, and my friends, this one is. (854 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two-fingered tight-bubbled head that leaves good sticky lace. The color is a very cloudy dark amber/light brown.

Delicious hop smell that is strong but not overpowering. Lighter colored malt aroma base in the background.

This is very well-balanced for the style. Lots of flavor: strong hop, good toasted malt, very little alcohol presence. Full bodied as expected. Complex. Puckering pine-like hop aftertaste that lasts for a very long time.

This is one of the better DIPA's I've had. No one particular flavor or smell dominates in a way to make this an extreme beer. It is, however, on the most flavorful brews I've had in a long time. (647 characters)

Photo of bjohnson
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to the generous warriorsoul for letting me steal this from his cellar. :)

A: Pours a slightly hazy peachish bronze color with a frothy one and a half finger white head. Nice retention of bubbly foam and decent lacing.
S: Big citrus notes smack you in the face--nice spicyness to them. Big bold malty background.
T/M: Wow! Huge citrus hop notes and a hint of lemon with a lip smacking bitterness cross the palate. Good maltyness with slight sweet caramel and nutty notes. Wonderful bitter finish linger for a good while. Fruity and floral aftertaste with subtle hints of pine. Oily and resiny mouthfeel---thick. Coats the mouth. Well balanced as the flavors cross the taste buds with a hefty bitterness. The more the beer wams the more the malt takes over.. Not too complex of a beer, but a very good offering from Arcadia.
D: What a double ipa should be. There are a lot of good ones out there and this probably ranks up towards the top. Big spicy alcohol notes make you realize that this one packs a punch. (1,026 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$5.19 at Jack's, 20 oz bomber. "The first in our Brew Crew Big Beer Series". Brewed with Maris Otter malt amongst other things.

OG=1.080, 76 IBU, 8.1% ABV.

Attractive green and yellow paper label. Pours out to a dark amber, forming a tall rocky head with very good retention and good lacing. Carbonation is medium. The nose is huge...full of green, oily, grassy pungent hops, as if they were freshly crushed in my hand. This is balanced by a nice malt presence with suggestions of toast. Cleanly fermented. Thank heavens it doesn't have that big English nose that I've come to expect from Arcadia. Very delicious smelling. The taste...whoa nelly, this is good shit! Big, bold, pungent hop flavor starts it off. There isn't too much astringency or bitterness though, and it's nicely kept in check by sweet and thick malt. The body is substantial and has a smooth mouthfeel and green hop sweetness in the finish. A little peppery at times from the alcohol which is felt but not offensive. I'm thinking Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade? No fusels or higher alcohols on my tongue. As it warms, the bitterness of grapefruit pith grabs hold and I feel some mean heartburn coming on.

A truly yummy beer, but it grabs my tongue and bitchslaps it a few too many times. One of these is enough, but it's a tasty treat to break up the slew of ambers, pils, and dubbels I've been drinking lately. Not the biggest fan of Arcadia, but this might have just changed my mind. It could hold up to Two Hearted, but not Centennial on tap. (1,526 characters)

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.