Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
07-30-2006 00:01:00 | More by beerinator
3.98/5 rDev +5%
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.
09-24-2008 00:42:25 | More by Biggness
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
This is the first Arcadia beer I have had. Lets see how well they can brew a Double IPA. Here is my review:
A: Pours an extremely dark amber. Head is minimal with almost no lacing.
S/T: The aroma is very weak. Not a lot going on here. I get a touch of malt sweetness and maybe some licorice on the nose. Taste is better than the nose, but not my much. To me, this tastes a lot like a slightly hoppier Amber Ale. I get more malt than hop in this one. Lots of caramel and toasty malts. Hops are earthy and grassy. Alcohol is also quite prominant in the taste. Not a very well blended IPA, but not terrible either.
M/D: Medium bodied. Alcohol burn is present. Overall, not a very harsh or intense IPA. Easy drinking.
This is a disappointing first effort from Arcadia. Nothing here is above or better than average. Probably not one I would buy again as there are so many IPAs out there that put this to shame. Okay, but not great.
08-27-2009 20:36:36 | More by OldSchoolGamer
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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!
09-23-2008 20:16:16 | More by jeremyd365
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Served from Cask in a Snifter at the Firkin back in October 2010
Color is a deep reddish brown with a small off white foamy head.
Piny hops smell more than a grapefruit smell.
Taste has a slight maltyness to go with the piny hops. Taste finishs is somewhat bitter from the hops.
A good DIPA and my first cask beer. I think there are better examples of the style out there.
03-21-2011 20:41:10 | More by jsulko
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
Dark, dark orange/amber in the center, but a lighter honey color around the outside. A nice, pillowy, tan head tops things off. Great retention, sticks around for quite a while, coating the glass as it falls.
Whoa...nice aroma here. Great hop presence, holding the other scents hostage. There's a strong dark fruit going on, kinda like plums, but a bit like raisins. There is a bit of pine, a lot of grapefruit, some caramel, honey and brown sugar as well. A little bit of vinegar in here too, kind of detracting from the overall pleasantness, but not enough to really hurt anything significantly.
The beer falls off a little with the taste. The complexity I was prepared for through the scent isn't really around in the flavor. There's mostly a nice hop base with a little hint of pine and grapefruit, not much else going on here. It's not bad by any means, it just isn't as good as it could be.
Very crisp feel, medium body with a little carbonation, not really that refreshing, but still a good beer. To me, it's like a session beer that was spiked with some bonus alcohol.
10-17-2007 04:16:52 | More by dogger6253
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
A - Hopmouth pours a deep burnt orange color with a nice creamy head. The body is non-transparent and appears to by syrupy in nature.
S - Burnt hoppy smell, possibly some Simcoe, along with a very nice citrisy smell. Malts are there, but they are having a hard time breaking through the hops.
T - Good, but not what I was expecting. The malts shine in the initial slug instead of the hops. That isn't to say that the hops are not there, because they come in force after the initial malt blast. Then, just when you think the hops have finished the malts off once and for all, they come back at the finish with a candy-like sweetness. Reminds me more of an ESB instead of an IPA.
M +D - Full and very nice. Despite the bitterness all over the palate, this beer doesn't finish with even a hint of dryness. Very drinkable and a very nice beer.
07-18-2006 03:37:27 | More by SethB2
2.15/5 rDev -43.3%
12 oz bottle from an Arcadia mixed pack... first review since moving to Michigan. Has obscure batch code but no date... if you're going to go to the trouble of notching labels, why not put a date on?
Dark and red for the style, opaque, with a creamy head with minute bubbles packs down a bit.
Muted smell, straight pine needle bitterness.
Tastes exactly like the smell... whoa. Maybe because this is from a smaller brewery's mixed pack I thought it wouldn't be a true double IPA, but this is pretty hopped up. Good balance between sweet and dry, but dominated by a metallic, mineral resinous bitterness. Lacking in nuanced hop flavor.
Fuzzy carbonation, a little light bodied, moderately syrupy finish.
Goes down fast. I'd keep drinking these, but reviewing vs. the style, it's tough to give props to a mediocre example when there is so much good competition. Glad to see it brewed and packaged in the mixed packs, though. Small bump for the low price point.
08-15-2009 03:03:37 | More by semihobo
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
Brilliant, deep ruby-brown/red fades to orangeish in my .5L Pils Glass. A finger-thick cap of off-white head slowly smoothing from a dimpled start. I can smell some caramelly malt under an herbally bitter hop bite. Light malts, slightly nutty, somewhat bready with a hint of caramel sweetness. Hops come on potent, overpowering the malts with a tasty combination of grassy, herbal, and resinous hops. I really like the fact that the malt is not super syrupy sweet, but Ive had single IPAs that were hoppier. Hard to mark it down for that though because by balance it is DEFINITELY a DIPA, and this is probably the first DIPA Ive had that is truly a Double India *Pale Ale*, since IMO a double pale ale should not be nearly a barleywine in its sweet maltiness. Lighter body than most DIPAs. I hope they keep producing this, Ive got a case of it on order. Drinkable? HELLZ YEA!
01-03-2006 17:28:24 | More by sopor
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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