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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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829 Ratings

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 23 | 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 yesyouam

New York

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Arcadia Hopmouth Double IPA is a hazy amber ale with a dense, off-white head that has great lacing and retention. It has a piney aroma. It is medium bodied, soft and foamy, with a clean finish. It's a little sweet, juicy, citrusy, resiny and piney. It has good balance. A great IPA!
(rated Nov 28, 2008)

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 04:17:24 | More by yesyouam
Photo of ClassicBrad


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazier bronze with a soapy but persevering head that laces lightly down the glass.
The aroma embodies a bold and bright floral hop presence- very pleasant.
Taste is amazing and relatively balanced for a Double IPA. I would consider it an IPA before a Double. Still very delicious!
Mouthfeel makes for a very easy to drink brew which brings me to drinkability which is outstanding. Hopheads may be disappointed with the surprising balance but as a beerlover, they'd eventually come around and enjoy the beautiful flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 04:39:31 | More by ClassicBrad
Photo of katan


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, undated

It says to go big or go home. Let's see if it delivers.

A - Pours a dark brown hue. Head formation is slow, but once it appears it is a dirty white color. Light film leftover. Extremely clear inside - no haze, no bubbling.

S - Fruity and piney hop smells - almost oily. Almost orange in some ways. Some malt sweetness in the background.

T - Starts off with a much more potent sweetness and malt backbone than expected. Mid-stream is the bitter balance coming into play, bringing it almost even with the maltiness. Wraps up with a nice solid bitter bite. Aftertaste is dominated by the hop resins sitting on the tongue.

M - For all the ingredients in this beer, it is more light than expected. Has some creamy feel as you roll it around your tongue. As mentioned in the taste, leaves an oily film.

D - For a double IPA, this beer is not as much of an abuse of your palette as others. For that reason, I find this beer to be a more drinkable example of the style.

Not as big or as good as a dreadnaught or a Ruination - but certainly I would put it near that group. I do like it more than the 3F offering. I'd put it next to the flying dog double dog as a balanced but still hoppy bomb.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 22:19:37 | More by katan
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep amber/red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is very nice! It has a wonderful fresh hop scent along with monster malt aroma. It's big in both departments. The taste is decent. It has a pretty balanced flavor that's huge on malt character. It boasts of Maris Otter and crystal malts. It's also big on hops. They are incredibly fresh tasting. It's bitter as hell, but the malts do well in hiding it. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tastey brew, although it's quite different from most DIPA's I've had before. Anyway, it's a good beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 18:27:31 | More by WesWes
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into rochefort goblet, i dont know why

appearance: surprisingly ruby red with a medium dark amber. Frothy, bubbly head nice lacing

smell: Big time pine and hops, juicy and sweet with smells of peach and pineapple, also a little bit of molasses/syrupy sweetness

taste: Big time juicy and sweet upfront and a lot of toasted sweetness with a bit of fruit maybe even fig. Grassy, harsh bitterness that is very appeasing

Overall: This is a very unique IIPA unlike any ive ever had the only one that would be similar is 90 minute, and I always thought that was unique but I believe this is along the same line. If you like hops you must try this

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 01:04:08 | More by YankChef
Photo of hopdog


4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle acquired in trade.

Poured a deeper copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and light caramel in the background. Tastes of pine (not as strong as the aroma), caramel, grapefruit, and oranges. Taste was better balanced than the aroma would have lead me to expect. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice lacing left on the glass.

Notes from 3/8/06

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 00:58:10 | More by hopdog
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
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- It poured with a 1 finger head that settled slowly to a full lace that left sticky rings all the way down the glass. The body was a hazy amber-orange.

S- The aroma was full of earthy hops, a little grassy and slightly floral.

T- More of the grassy and floral notes from the hops apparent in the flavor with a decent malt backbone.

M- Full feel with the oily/resin-like attributes from the hops.

D- It's a pretty easy drinker. The ABV is up there, but not beyond approachability. I could drink more than one in a sitting. The great flavor makes me want to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2008 22:33:46 | More by GRPunk
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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this in Kansas City back in June. I've been sitting on it ever since and decided to crack it open. Pours a murky amber color with a strong head. LOTS of lacing on the glass. Smell and taste are both pretty interesting... Hoppy and bits of citrus fruit. Taste is interesting... Almost a muddled bitter taste that starts off hoppy and ends slightly malty. I don't know why, but the beer is tastes musty - for lack of a better word. Overall, I'm glad I tried this, but it's not my favorite IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 22:32:26 | More by jdubjacket
Photo of nasty15108

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25oz mini growler (Pawling Beer&Soda) into a tulip glass.

A - Looked liked iced-tea. Poured with a decent head of slightly off-white foam which became a bubblyfilm after a few sips.

S - Grapefruit and pine all the way.

T - Much of the same. Finishes slightly dry.

MF&D - Very good ale. True to the style. I would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2008 21:56:07 | More by nasty15108
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a single finger of head with fine beads. Good retention, and excellent lacing.

Orangey-blood orange in color with a rather thick haze. Big nose of grapefruit, a bit of apple, and pine.

Big body, nice tang. Very well balanced. The malt is present but doesn't make a big show. Hoppy, but not over the top, much as you would expect from an English-styled double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 05:41:55 | More by Baconisaveggie
Photo of Pleepleus

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to stemless wine glass a cloudy red/amber color with an inch of white thick foam and heavy lacing. Had a hoppy sweet smell. Taste was sweet and hoppy with a mild bitterness and a smooth malt background. Very smooth drinking and though I don't taste the 8.0 APV, I can feel its warmth. This is one to add to my regularly stocked beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 18:37:56 | More by Pleepleus
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12o bottle

HopMouth pours a murky brown color with a bright orange glow about it and a huge sticky tan head. Sweet balanced nose, dominantly of resiny hops. Sweet malt, however, comes through first while tasting, followed by pine, grapefruit, cannabis, citrus peel and a bready yeast character really acts as glue here, balancing and rounding some extreme flavors here. A touch of booze heat on the finish but nothing to discern anyone from another quaff. It sports a less than full body, surprisingly light for its style but this quality adds to its drinkability. Damn good beer, i would session this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 19:15:38 | More by ATPete
Photo of Roeters


4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on cask at HopCat:

golden amber with 2 fingers of think creamy head

Strong/strong hop aroma that can be detected as soon as the glass hits the bar. once the the nose is over the glass more hops and a minimal syrupy sweetness

hop front, middle, and end. In the middle has a mild malty sweetness and the hop finish holds on to the pallet
very light carbonation (cask) good balance for a double IPA, good body, slight thickness

This beer will kill your pallet for the next brew or two, very easy to drink wounderfull.

Serving type: cask

10-07-2008 04:40:27 | More by Roeters
Photo of stuckonhops


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-- very hazy amber color....orange hues...fluffy head off of hard pour...sticky lacing

S-- smells like the pine tree in my backyard...i actually went inside to smell it again just to make sure that wasn't what i was smelling...alcohol a bit evident as well as some carmel notes.

T--nice piney hops right outfront...followed by a sweet lemonade type ctirus with other citrus coming in..grapefruit?..sweeteness comes into play after warming a bit..pretty balanced all in all

M-- creamy and smooth...carbonation seems low but is enough to help throw the flavors around the palate and give a great finish

D-- eight percent can catch up to ya quick but i could sip on these for a while all night...i will be gettin this guy again

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 23:31:07 | More by stuckonhops
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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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 01:09:49 | More by Proteus93
Photo of Goliath


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy dark amber/brown color with a large inch and a half yellowed head. Retention is decent and thre is some fine lacing. I'm not terribly impressed with the coloring, it's approaching barleywine colors. I also expected a bit more clarity.

The aroma is pretty nice. A big hoppy nose showing some citrus and pine. That really dominates the nose.

The taste is fine, but not as great as I remember. A nice hoppy profile showing mostly piney characteristics. A decent bitterness is present, as well as a bit of alcohol. As it warms the booziness increases and some grassy notes come through. It's actually not that impressive.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. The flavor is nice and it's easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 20:38:02 | More by Goliath
Photo of Durge


3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A medium copper colored brew with a big light tan head and clumpy lacing. The aroma is malty and pine hops with some apple tartness, almost cherry sour, nice. The taste is crisp grassy hops and citrus with a subtle malt background. The finish is dry on the tongue with a pretty bitter edge. A decent body feel, pretty light for having so much character. Very lively but not as sweet as I would prefer. Somewhat harsh but an interesting DIPA worth trying. A good quality choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 04:48:48 | More by Durge
Photo of Biggness

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this cask this evening @ Once and for All. It pours a nice amber with little head and some lacing. The smell it of citrusy hops with a little malt background. The flavor is nice and smooth, a nice amount of hops in this cask as well as a nice malt base to it. The mouthfell was very smooth with little to no carbonation. A fairly drinkable brew, I have been known to put 2-3 of these back in an evening.

Serving type: cask

09-24-2008 00:42:25 | More by Biggness
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This strong brew poured a deep, dark copper with a little thick head and stuck around awhile. It was heavily-bodied and smelled strongly of floral hops. The flavor was indeed a "hop-mouth" and was very strong. It's got a crisp, bitter finish which is strong but not too harsh. Only it's heavy keeps this one from being very drinkable. Definitly milk this one!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2008 20:16:16 | More by jeremyd365
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New Jersey

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

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 14:16:18 | More by beerthulhu
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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
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2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 02:46:28 | More by ralree
Photo of enfield249


3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber color. No head, and a medium ring of foam around the rim of the beer.

S - Grapefruit and citrus. I can smell malt in there, but it's way back.

T - Lots of hop flavor, grapefruit again, then biterness, but not over powering, then some nice malty back bone.

M - Full, low to medium carbonation

D - Very good IIPA, would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 22:27:35 | More by enfield249
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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
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