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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

850 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 25
Gots: 28 | 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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ncvbc

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Beyond appearance, this one threw me for a loop. Poured a deep murky amber with a massive head that left thick and sticky lacing down the glass. Steady carbonation that rises slowly toward the top of the glass. A weird, earthy floral scent. Lavender or something with some piney hops behind that. Not much malt to be found in the nose. Taste was a little better than I had hoped after smelling this. The pine hops are a little more up front with the floral hops taking a back seat. Still, somewhat rough around the edges with just a little caramel malt sweetness that attempts to provide balance yet doesn't really do so. A slightly bitter and drying finish. I can't call this one of my favorites but it's definitely different. Interesting, to say the least.

12-18-2007 15:53:46 | More by ncvbc
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silentjay

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

dark. a hazy reddish brown with little eggshell colored head that recedes quickly to a cm and laces decently.

nose is malty sweet with some floral hops mixed in.

taste follows as being malty. this seems more like a big amber ale than a DIPA. caramelly sweet with plenty of biscuit and white toast, with an almost English hop profile that is floral and a bit herbal. just a bit of citrus. not exciting.

medium bodied with some corn syrupy stickiness and sweetness left on the back of the tongue.

eh. not a great DIPA for my tastes, so it doesn't drink well. I'll finish the bottle, but I'm glad I only bought the one.

edit: having this again (i think this one is fresher) and I am picking up a lot of tropical fruits. pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit. doesnt make it much better, but enough to raise the taste profile slightly

08-25-2010 03:46:50 | More by silentjay
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adamette

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Review from notes. Poured from tap at the brewery 10 15 09 into a clean, clear glass.

A Caramel translucent body, creamy head with lacing. 3.5

S Some hops but not strong. Minimal malt smell. 3.5

T Bitter hops, barley taste almost devoid of malt. Very bitter. It makes my teeth ache that it is so bitter. Hop heads may really like this and it certainly carries the characteristics of a wet hop ale in that there is not a strong aroma of hops but certainly they are there in the taste. The problem that I have with this beer is that it is not well balanced, delivering on the bitter with very little other tastes to offer. 3.0

M Moderate mouthfeel. Physically it is thin but the hops, barley bitterness increases that feel. There is so much bitterness that I find it a bit too harsh. 3.0

D Fair or less. The bitterness in this beer was almost too much. 2.0

10-20-2009 02:42:02 | More by adamette
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ralree

Maryland

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%

A: Completely opaque - doesn't even let light through! Nice fluffy head, 1.5 fingers, white, good retention, decent lacing.

S: Alcohol, dark fruits, estery. Some hop backing, but not what I expect from an IPA smell.

T: Really interesting - Alcohol and dark fruity malt with quite a bit of sugar are up front. Metallic taste after swallowing. Hops are there, but definitely in the background. It's not a bad ale, but not something I would call an IPA. There's a little bit of citrus in the background, and some definite spices in here. A little too sugary for me though - a little cloying.

M: A little astringent, carbonation is good, thick and hearty, coats the mouth - a good mouthfeel for the style. If it tasted more like hops, I'd be happier.

D: Drinks alright, but not something I'll buy again. Goes down nicely if you can handle the sweetness.

09-03-2008 02:46:28 | More by ralree
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Oxymoron

Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%

Are you trying to mouth the word “hop?” Cause it looks like “Bob.” Pour is a mostly cloudy orange to light amber color. A good frothy head at the pour but did hide to the edge relatively quickly.

The aroma was hoppy but rather light with some citrus backing. Some organic smells as well. A touch of pine and a sprinkle of floral and orange qualities. Not much malt back.

The taste was more malty then the nose would indicate and the hops are rather lacking altogether. The hops start with a piney bitterness that is mild. Not really bitter. In the background you can taste a very sweet malt with a somewhat candy caramel flavor. The finishing hops are rather limited with orange and subtle citrus flavors. For a DIPA, this is really lacking in punch.

Although smooth to drink there really isn’t much complexity. The body was light to mid and carbonation is average. I guess they were looking for something more balanced, but everything was average.

07-15-2006 15:43:09 | More by Oxymoron
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dgfool

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-13-2013 05:54:56 | More by dgfool
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-03-2014 19:27:01 | More by ONovoMexicano
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BRLockwood

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-02-2012 04:02:59 | More by BRLockwood
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-31-2012 04:38:35 | More by TastyIsBeer
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beercanman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-08-2013 07:24:57 | More by beercanman
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jimipow


3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-22-2012 17:21:58 | More by jimipow
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-16-2013 00:33:27 | More by Brewsed
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KevinL

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-19-2014 18:09:02 | More by KevinL
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-04-2014 15:51:19 | More by GClarkage
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-22-2011 21:04:43 | More by waiting4lunch
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-04-2013 16:49:13 | More by akttr
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-30-2013 00:39:42 | More by Rons35
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-20-2011 03:08:11 | More by jenray
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-21-2014 23:10:50 | More by b1515152004
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mcgovern1010

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-19-2014 14:50:22 | More by mcgovern1010
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-20-2011 05:47:08 | More by barnzy78
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TCmichigan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-19-2013 03:58:36 | More by TCmichigan
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PEBKAC

New York

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%

Midwest night. Dry-hopped. Awesome evening.

Poured into a wine glass. A dulled, orange-amber color. No head.

Smell is herbal, but mostly just very dank. Spicy yeast. Bittersweet rind on the close.

Flavor is quite resinous & leafy. Grainy bread crust malt. In combination with the surprisingly adequate carbonation & chalky yeast, it make the mouthfeel almost "hairy". Alcohol is not in check. It finishes dry.

Tiny pour & an average result. Maybe not again any time soon.

03-13-2009 03:43:43 | More by PEBKAC
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geexploitation

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%

Pours a dark, cloudy amber with a sticky head that fades to a dusting with a collar and plenty of Belgian lace. Aroma is highly hop-centric, all metals and citrus, with almost-not-there caramel Maris Otter notes in the background. On the palate, the malts come out first, before the beer quickly veers over into the hop notes. Those hops are kind of funky and not terribly fresh. There are some tobaccoesque and bubblegum notes in there. Mouthfeel is OK, just a bit unbalanced toward the hop side of things. Overall, this beer just isn't very inspiring. There's nothing wrong with it, but the hops in play here just aren't interesting and the malt backing is insubstantial at best. Only average.

12-28-2006 05:32:30 | More by geexploitation
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Scojo2usa

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -19.5%

Appearance: Pours nice dark brown, very small head. Darker than most IPA's.

Smell: sweet malty, like fresh barley, and a very fresh smelling hop aroma but not as strong as one would expect from a DIPA.

Taste: Here come the hops, but quickly phase out by a strong malt backbone. As the malty flavor dissipates the bitterness sets in.

Mouth feel: Full bodied on the pallet. Smooth but slightly chewy. Hint of alcohol rest on the tongue during after taste.

Summary: Good, not great. If you're looking for a hop monster of a double IPA, this is not it. Ample hops but big malt backbone takes away the from the hops. Really enjoyed the mouth feels and is tasty but I'm some how left wanting, I always have high hopes for double IPA's.

02-05-2010 05:44:51 | More by Scojo2usa
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.