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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

835 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 27 | 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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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date

Look- Hazy caramel, medium amber and completely opaque. Three fingers of dense frothy head, nice lacing. At first I assumed the haze was due to a heavy dry hop schedule, but by the time it hit room temp it was transparent, so I'm going to say excess protein played a part as well.

Smell- Bright mango-tangerine and toasted coconut. Takes on a sweeter, almost gingersnap-like toasted spicy aroma as it warms.

Taste- Intensely and richly flavored. Buttered toffee sweetness barely keep the hops in check, and it swings across the bitter-sweet spectrum through the sip, coming off as reasonably balanced in the end. Unfortunately, it's quite buttery, and although not particularly offensive alongside the other flavors, I'm not a fan. Finishes with a touch of dark toasted biscuit and lingering grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation comes out on the sip, oily texture. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall- I see where this could be an excellent beer, but I hope that every batch doesn't come out like this. It doesn't appear to be skunked, so I'm going to have attribute the issues to Arcadia. I'll definitely give it another chance sometime, however, as it could be great.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:09:22 | More by Lawl3ss
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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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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy Bronze red with a thin head

S- Only a little bit Sprucey, no floral or other aromas

T- Unrelentingly bitter, with a little sweetness. Peppery and a little astringent from the alcohol

M- a bit thin but with good carobnation

D- Too bitter and not enough sweetness to make it sessionable. A hop-bomb for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 04:27:55 | More by Soonami
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AwYeh

Ohio

1.83/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Fairly new 12oz bottle shared by Jesse13713; new label art though I didn't think to check the exact date. Poured into shaker pint.

A: Pours a cloudy amber/light-brown color, with one finger of white head, complete with decent retention and some spotty lacing.

S: Caramel and toffee malts, some light resinous hops- not nearly what I was expecting for a DIPA. As the beer warms they become to come through a bit more heavily, but only really enough to balance the sweet malt.

T: Loads of ethanol here; this is a very astringent beer. Light malt sweetness pokes through, as do a bit more hops than were evident in the aroma, but you really have to search for them. I only found myself coming close to enjoying the flavor when I was mindlessly gulping it down to finish my glass.

M: Somewhat thin body with light carbonation, and loads of alcoholic warmth.

O: Not a big fan of this one at all; there's way too much spicy alcohol with nothing else to back it up or balance it. Although the hop profile did come out in some strength near room temperature, its quality wasn't appealing enough to enable me to enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 09:56:58 | More by AwYeh
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MichPaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-02-2014 22:35:09 | More by MichPaul
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Leaves a two finger tan head that has excellent retention, and leaves webs and webs of excellent lacing. Body is an orange-hued amber with brown highlights.

Smell - Pine resin, citrus, and more pine resin. Where's the malt ?

Taste - a hop bomb consisting of pine resin, and more bitter pine resin, with hints and highlights of citrus. Faintly perceptible malt makes itself tasted in brewed tea and toasted maltcrackers flavors, but again, very faintly - it is only the thinnest of backbones. Finally, there is the smallest hint of caramel, but bitter pine resin, and more bitter pine resin obilerates all - all the way through to the finish, and also in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, smooth, and very, very slick from hop oils.

Drinkability - this is very good, but it is just a little high in abv to make it sessionable, although it is low enough to tempt one to push it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 20:40:44 | More by ultralarry2006
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-12-2012 05:10:22 | More by HopBrain
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very nice DIPA. Deep orange/red/amber, nice small head, great lacing. Good hoppy smell, but nothing special. A little funkiness on the nose. Taste is rich, smooth, hoppy; with citrus, pine, grapes, cakebread; tart, delicious. Also some cream, bready/barley/malty base. Some cinnamon as well. Alcohol hidden well. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is dangerously good. Recommended, should be in sixers.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 06:28:41 | More by sacrelicio
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

WTF!!! Couldn't get the 22oz into my 30oz mug thanks to the huge pale tan creamy head. I'm still waiting for it to subside, but it is very well retained and it looks like it will be a couple more minutes before i get it all into my glass. Slightly hazy, and quite dark for an IIPA, with its pale chestnut body. Big sticky gobs of lace cling to the sides of the mug

Orange, pine, bready malts, and a slight hint of diacetyl.

An interesting brew, floral and citrus (mostly orange) hops with a woody, bitter bite struggle to assert themselves above the solid malt backbone. Bready with a touch of toffee, and slight hints of diacetyl and an earthy mustiness from the yeast.

Medium bodied, well balanced, almost too well balanced for an IIPA. A touch of alcohol to remind the drinker to take it easy while drinking this otherwise smooth and almost creamy ale.

This is pretty drinkable. Hop bitterness, while present, never reaches the stripping and biting level that could impact drinkability for all but the most devout hopheads. I'm not sure when this was brewed, it was purchased a few months ago, perhaps some of the hop character has not handled time well. After looking at the website and seeing that this was brewed to 76 IBUs im not too surprised.

In fact I've had more than a few single IPAs that were much hoppier than this brew. While not loaded up with IBUs this is a tasty beer, just not what i was expecting from somehting labelled as an IIPA. If this were labelled a Strong Ale I would have probably scored it slightly higher. This is a good beer, and one that I would recommend trying, remembering that at least at this point, this is no hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 22:35:56 | More by demcorhip
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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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tapman

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very opaque, at a deep, dark rudy brown the beer appears sweet, sticky, and heavy on the palate. Head is light brown and frothy, though it subsides quickly but leaves a decent lacing. Definitely unfiltered which I like, but the yeast must be a low-flocculating strain and I'm not sure how that will pair with the style.Atypical for the style and doesn't look too good to me, but this is only 20% of the review and I will keep an open mind. It looks more like an English IPA/ESB.

Crystal malt/light raisin, maltose/molasses, butter though unlike diacetyl, some floral and piney notes with an english Goldings character by way of some breadiness. I hope the English character isn't psychological because of how I think it looks, but judging by how much unfermented sugar I predict to be in the brew, I would not be too unsure. A little alcohol as it warms.

Alcohol up front, with maltose secondary and floral hops tertiary. I'm not a big fan of the obvious alcohol, but the bitterness is nice; a first the beer is not very bitter thanks to the sweet maltiness, but as the sugar washes away a clean, sharp bitterness is left behind. Not sure if I agree with the style category.

Not as thick as it appears thankfully, but still quite heavy in the mouth. Once again more like a strong ESB to me.

It is not a bad beer, but the English qualities throw me off of this one. I expect one thing when I read a label/description, and when things are not quite right a get a little dissapointed since I bought this one with a hopslam or Pliny anticipation. On the other hand kudos for experimentation and using English ingredients are not all together uncommon for a contemporary IPA. What about the yeast? Is it an English low-attenuator? I the only thing keeping this American the hops? I would like to try this one with several buckets of Fuggle or EKG, or how about Willamette as a nice American substitute. Oh well, I assume the gentlemen (and gentlewomen?) of Arcadia know what they are doing. I have had good selections by them in the past.

P.S. I did hit the nail on the head with the barley which is, after reviewing the label, is English 2-row which explains the extra sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 03:03:17 | More by tapman
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

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

22 oz bomber poured into a goblet.

Orange amber in color with a huge cream tinted 3 inch head, that slowly contracts into a fluffy pillow. Spotty sticky lacing clings to the class.

Pine and floral hops dominate the nose with some malt sneaking through.

This brew is a hop creeper. The initial impression in a nice malty quench, which seems to be dominate when from the ashes rises a hop bellop. The hops are all over the backend without offending. Some earthy flavors are also present . Tasty!

A very drinkable interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 00:39:35 | More by beerphan
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ne0m00re

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Amber rusty orange, it poured with a cream head that died to a film and leaves lacing.
S: Rosemary, piney hops which come off kind of musty and resiny with underripe fruit and bread.
T: Underripe fruit, green apple, resiny hops with a musty bitter finish. I'm not really impressed by this one.
M: The carbonation is too crisp and frothy, while only slightly syrupy.
D: Only OK. The hops come off as too harsh.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 00:19:45 | More by ne0m00re
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nortmand

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber pour, slightly hazy. Thin head.

Citrusy American hops dominate the nose. Some light caramel maltiness there too.

Extraordinarily well balanced. Incredibly hoppy, but malty sweetness blends the resiny citrus to a sane level. Residual sweetness is very nice in the face of the overwhelming hops. Leaves a bitter tang on the back of the tongue.

Rich and fuill bodied, yet very refreshing, due to the freshness that the hops add. Sets the standard for "Midwest DIPA."

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2006 18:50:54 | More by nortmand
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robbyc1

Illinois

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

Had this on cask at the Bling Pig in Champaign.

A beautiful orange clearish look with a soft white bubbly head as expected from a cask.

Light hop nose with malt backbone, really made for cask like this.

Full malty front with the soft hop attack at the back, much like the smell. Good full mouthfeel, easy drinker but the high alcohol makes it hard to keep up, seek it out on cask if you can.

Serving type: cask

04-21-2008 02:09:30 | More by robbyc1
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gopens44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-13-2012 22:40:43 | More by gopens44
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blitz134

California

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark caramel body with some red hints to it. Light beige/off-white head. Not much head on the pour and didn't last too long, finished with small clumps of bubbles on the top.

Aroma is strong with caramel malts with hints of honey. Hops come through with strong floral notes and a bit of pine resin. Could be a bit stronger.

A very malty body which balances well with the hops. A bit of the sweet caramel malts come through with some biscuit. Hops are floral mostly with resin coming through again, much like the aroma except more bitter. A well balanced beer. Also has a touch of butteryness, but not strong enough to be a turn off. A bit of alcohol warmth comes through as well. This has a nicely crafted taste, but it could be a bit more forthcoming.

Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, but still has an oilyness to it making it a bit slick on the tongue. This is a very drinkable brew. Nicely hopped but balanced well with a full body.

Thanks to gaisgeil for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 01:36:55 | More by blitz134
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-05-2014 20:19:39 | More by DWolf
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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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Eastside151

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-27-2013 23:54:40 | More by Eastside151
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1fastz28

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 06:33:23 | More by 1fastz28
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured on site with a nice an appropriate sized off white head that lingered a bit down the side. Amber ale with copper and gold highlights. BIG, grassy smell right off the top--smells almost like a fresh hop ale--big fruit and citrus, grapefruit, hoisted on top of a strong, biscuit malt backbone (maris otter in description). Clean and simple base with a big hop on top that's a bit out of balance--but it's a DIPA. Full hop bit on the back side with a slightly pine and a woodsy resin finish. Nice, but grassiness and back end astringency builds too much for me--unless you really like chewing on your hops as you drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 16:04:11 | More by FightingEntropy
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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-09-2013 17:12:15 | More by IronTom
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

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
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shredder83

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-21-2013 04:46:12 | More by shredder83
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.