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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

824 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 19 | 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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qthompso

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber. Small head that disappeared quickly and left only a bit of lacing.

S: While there are hops, I expected more from a DIPA. Malt, carmel and mild citrus.

T: The bitterness of the hops really come through, adding bitterness more than flavor. Maltier than expected and notes of carmel and brown sugar.

M: Good medium body with a good level of carbonation.

D: A very drinkable DIPA. While I certainly did enjoy this beer, there are other beers of a the same style that I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 03:53:32 | More by qthompso
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich amber color. Decent off-white head, producing small tufts of lace. The head fades quickly, however. Small hop aroma, not quite as mauch as expected....herbal, with a very earthy background. Rustic. Nice balance...malty and sweet with a remarkable hop bitterness and finish. The bitterness is not overdone. Drinkability grows on you. Alcohol is nicely hidden, but sneaks up. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 02:28:32 | More by Suds
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a Russian River tulip...blah. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin off white head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, carbonation low.

Aroma is super malty with some piny hops.

Beer is kind of a let down, not really feeling it. It's heavy and malty and bland at the same time, Bitterness is low and the finish has a grainy aftertaste. I'm done. There are much better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:56:46 | More by drabmuh
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aerozeppl

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Really dark copper color for a DIPA. A finger of slightly darker than white head with really impressive lacing and head retention.

S: The nose is hops but nothing really is picked out of it. No citrus or fruit or anything but just hops. Quite a bit bready as this has a nice malt backbone that can over shine the hops at points.

T: The taste is just like the nose. The hops are there but they have more bitterness than actual flavor. This is quite the malty DIPA which I do enjoy but it lacks complexity.

M: Solid medium body with spot on carbonation. Almost has the feel of a cask ale at points. Very delicate.

D: Really quite drinkable but unremarkable. I remember being really impressed with this a few years ago. It is still good but I have had better since.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 00:09:38 | More by aerozeppl
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JizackFH

New York

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

A - This beer pours a dark amber red color, and has a decent sized off-white fizzy head on it. the head left just bits of lacing on the glass.

S - Up front I am getting a lot of caramel sweetness, with a nice hop presence as well. There are also some fruity notes and some citrus.

T - First, I'm getting the sweetness and some hop presence. The hoppy bitterness keeps building all the way to the finish. I am also getting some fruity notes. It is a very well balanced double IPA. The finish is dry and bitter.

M - This beer has a medium body and good carbonation. It has a nice creamy and smooth feel to it as well.The finish is dry and bitter, and the bitterness sticks to the mouth and hangs around for a while.

D - The drinkability is great. It goes down easy, and it is a very well balanced DIPA. I think this beer is a great anytime beer. I could drink these all the time. Good job Arcadia, Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 07:08:57 | More by JizackFH
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champ103

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2010 02:18:18 | More by champ103
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a surprisingly,clear amber with a thick,bone-white,two finger crown that left moderate sudsy lace.

S-Nutty,caramel malt,soft pine and slightly overripe citrus.Kind of malt forward for the style.It's actually smelling a little English(IPA).

T-Caramel malt,baked brown sugar,muted citrus and dull pine.Hop bitterness is there but hop flavors are lacking.

M-Slightly resinous and medium bodied with a lasting bitter "feel".The effect of the bitterness lingers but is not strongly tasted.

D-Not my favorite example of the style.A little bit of a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 15:41:46 | More by StlHopHead77
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case4816

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into large red wine glass. Auburn in colour and fairly translucent. Poured a very foamy head that dissipated very quickly.

S- Very Heavy on the hops. Not many other smells detectable. The hops are very fresh smelling, with some citrus hints coming through with them, as well as natural spruce hints in the hops.

T- Quite refreshing. The hops, like the smell, are quite fresh tasting. The citrus notes come through very with the hops, and the spruce hints come through very subtly. The finish is what is very surprising about this beer. The bitterness on the finish is very strong, and one of the longest lasting bitter finishes I've experienced in a DIPA.

D- This is a very nice beer to drink. Bought it on a whim to fill a 6 pack, and will definitely purchase again. An easy drinking or sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 04:36:25 | More by case4816
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with "Bottled on 8-20-10" on the label, into a standard pint glass.
Caramel brown in color, with a moderate off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Sweet malt, faint soapiness
Taste-Sweet toasted malt, caramel, hop bitterness but not much hop flavor to speak of. A bit astringent. Seems to be an "English" take on a DIPA as it is more malt forward and the hops are more used for their bittering property than for flavor. A bit of a different take on an American DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 15:47:55 | More by hosehead83
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours a hazy brown-orange, alomst like peach iced tea. Started with 1/2" of cream-colored head that reduces to a thin skim.

Has a yeasty, malty sweet smell, almost like a barleywine, with hints of apricot, grapes and other summer fruit. Very little hop. A somewhat boozy aroma wafts up as well.

Relatively smooth tasting, with little "hop" flavor for a double-IPA named Hopmouth. Woody and earth, with decent resin though little astringency or bitterness. Somewhat malty, this has a cask-conditioned feel to it.

Mouthfeel is medium, with some carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:33:10 | More by TheHoppiest
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

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

On-tap into pint glass.

Appearance: Has a nice amber color that is semi-transparent. Has a pretty small head, but still looks appetizing.

Smell: Has a mild hop aroma with some sweetness lingering. I expected more hops for a double ipa.

Taste: Has a subdued malt flavor with a mild hop kick. Again, I expected a little more of a hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Has a fair body that's not too thin.

Drinkability: It's pretty good. However, I do have to say that I feel there are better versions of this style out there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2010 21:53:55 | More by civilizedpsycho
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

VDubb is persistent. At least he got us a good beer. It pours a rather dark ruby brown topped by a half-finger at best of off-white foam. The nose comprises red and white grapes, red and...not-red...grapefruit, and a fairly strong contingent of toffee. The taste is of smooth citrus and pine (trust me, smoothness is tastable) joined by some nice, sweet caramel. The body is medium, with no real carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a nice DIPA, not the best around, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: cask

10-14-2010 23:42:07 | More by TMoney2591
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

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

Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head that later becomes just lacing.

Smell of mint first, roasted malt, caramel, some pine and a little citrus.

Taste just like the aroma, mostly mint flavors which I would guess are from a Northern Brewer type hop as I have really smelled the mint flavors from this hop while brewing. Mint mixes with booze even though it is not quite that high in abv, definitely fusel alcohol. Nice caramelization going on the beer, only I have no idea how fresh this is and I think that it was old judging by the dust on the bottle when I received it as a gift. I am pretty sure nearly all of the aroma hops that may have been in here are gone but the mint / Northern Brewer. Still a good beer, but please put a date stamp on it. light to mild carbonation and a relatively light mouthfeel for an 8.1 abv IIPA.

Overall pretty good, recommended easy drinking double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 22:22:07 | More by alpinebryant
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Vdubb86

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter on cask at The Firkin in Libertyville, IL

This beer pours a deep, deep brown red color with a coarse half finger of foam on the surface. There is the aroma of piny hops and orange zest. In addition more subtle notes would reveal both a brown sugar and pineapple aroma too. There is an apple cider like taste to this beer that is quite pleasant. Plenty of caramel flavor to go around as well makes it almost taste like a caramel apple. The hop flavors are still quite there, but mellow due to the cask I would assume. The flavors are really nice due to the very nice smoothness and good feel with the natural carbonation that is provided. This is a good drinking beer on cask and I would recommend it to almost anyone who enjoys robust flavors in beer without getting a kick in the face.

Serving type: cask

10-13-2010 22:16:47 | More by Vdubb86
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a nice copper reddish color with a nice 1 1/2 finger white head. Very hoppy smelling nose with nice notes of citrus rind and pine. Medium, chewy mouthfeel. Good lace on the glass as the head settles. Sweet and malty with a nice balance of hops. Slight lingering bitterness in the end. Overall, a decent DIPA with a pretty heavy malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 01:55:02 | More by kbutler1
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avw555

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Brown, looks like apple cider. Very thin white head, lace doesn't last long.

Smell- apples and citrus fruit. some floral notes. reminds me of fall :)

Taste- Very bitter on the back of my tongue. I didn't know what the abv was when i bought it and was surprised by the prominence of alcohol (picked it up on a whim).

Mouth-feel- makes my mouth feel dry. the alcohol gives a nice little bit of "burn". I like the dry feeling it leaves in my mouth.

Drinkability- Goes down easy. Next time I drink it I'll have have something to eat that compliments this beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 00:17:31 | More by avw555
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours well to make two fingers of thick tan head, and an ultra cloudy copper colored body.

In the aroma, the traits that come out immediately are from the ample amounts of lemony hops, and a nice caramel backbone.

Taste wise the malt is very prevelant with the sweet bread flavors, however, the hops dominate with over ripe lemons. Lightly carbonated, not oily, and the alcohol is nicely masked.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 00:14:59 | More by TheSarge
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:

Stunning tower of off-white froth drops slowly with a massive amount of lacing sticking to the glass. Brassy amber color shows off its clarity. Thick blanket of hop in the nose; spearmint, ruby red grapefruit, wildflowers and faint tobacco. Creamy and slick medium body is a bit chewy from the malt. Bitterness from the hops kicks in right away, but is reeled back before it hits the point of no return--meaning it stays balanced. Quick breath of alcohol in the middle. The toasted bread maltiness hangs with the faint buttery tone both try to push the hops down, but the bitterness and hop flavor come right back up with each sip. A tad fruity with suggestions of apricots. Finishes semidry with a thick herbal tone and some remaining toasted malt.

Great to see a Double IPA that is not either absolute chaos or simply overbittered. Certainly one of the most balanced in its style and a delight to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 19:17:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On hand-pump at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Served in a pint glass.

A - Nice persistent off-white thick cap and splotchy lacework. Transparent amber-copper body.

S - Piney hops, candied citrus, some light dank and cattiness. Malt character is English toffee and treacle. Seems very English in general actually. Nose doesn't pop, but isn't as muted as some cask beer I've had.

T - Very sweet tangerine citrus morphs into a bitter finish. There's some toasty and light toffee malt character.

M - Dry finish, with residual resinous character. Soft smooth, medium body, and a nice creamy texture. Alcohol is not obvious.

D - This was surprisingly good. It went down quickly, and the hand-pump serving and cellar temperature complemented the English qualities of the malt and hop bill. One of Arcadia's strongest offerings.

Serving type: cask

09-15-2010 14:02:33 | More by MasterSki
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Soneast

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a burnt copper color, slightly hazy, developing a 2 finger thick, cream colored head with pretty good retention, leaving a lot of lace on the glass.

The aroma is...well malty. I certainly don't get a whole lot of hops, maybe some herbal character. Some toasty notes from the malt but mostly just a caramel sweetness.

The flavor is also malt forward, despite a harshly bitter finish. The hops seem to be more herbal than anything, almost tea-like, which when combined with the sweet malt and harsh bitterness is definitely off-putting. Somehow it manages to be almost cloyingly sweet, like a under attenuated homebrew, and yet has a harsh, metallic bitterness. Leaves a weird, sharply bitter flavor right at the very back of the palate, that is hard to get rid of.

Huh, there is no date on the bottle, not sure if this is old, but the bar I purchased it from is fairly reputable. Overall, this isn't very DIPA-like, IMO. It's almost like a harshly bitter brown ale. HopMouth just really isn't very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 00:19:08 | More by Soneast
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a surprisingly dark copper amber with a light tan head. The head fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing. The aroma is primarily of piney, citrusy and grassy hops, with a fairly pronounced whiff of alcohol. There is also a very rich and toasty caramel malt aroma. The flavor is quite balanced with both piney and grapefruit hops being nicely offset by a toffee tasting malt backbone. It also seems to have some earthy notes, and a hop bitterness that stands up well to the malt. Far from the more hop forward DIPAs I prefer, but they appear to have paid close attention to the quality of malt flavor, so I will not complain too much. The mouthfeel is medium and has a nice smoothness to it. Unfortunately, the finish is sticky and unappealing with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste that lingers in my mouth after swallowing. This is a pretty solid beer, but the finish is a bit of a deal breaker when it comes to drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:23:15 | More by zoso1967
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silentjay

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 03:46:50 | More by silentjay
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy - dark brown - little head left behind - nice

S: citrus, apples?, malt, really good nose

T: Apples again in the taste, some citrus, malt, and just really nice balance

M: medium in the mouthfeel

D; This was easy to drink. Could have these anytime. Overall, a good offering from Arcadia.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:30:32 | More by beerman207
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ABOWMan

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured a gorgeous deep tea color with very little haze. An ample two fingers of cream colored head made this ale quite the perfect picture. My mouth began to water in anticipation. Lacing was apparent during my drinking session.

S: What no floral hops? I looked at the label again. Sure enough it said double IPA. Something was apparently missing. The only aroma I got was of malt and caramel.

T: Again, something was missing. No way was this an IPA, double or otherwise. Nice rich malt with a bitter note to follow. But that bitter note had none of the typical floral or piny characteristics one would associate with hops. Alcohol heat is definitely present, as are notes of bourbon and grain.

M: Full on your tongue, but also flat. No carbonation to help refresh.

D: If your in the mood for an IPA, this is definitely not the beer you would want to crave. If you had a hankering for a strong dortmunder, then maybe you'd enjoy cracking another.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 22:21:04 | More by ABOWMan
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dball

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was disappointed with the less than average experience with this beer. I had high expectations based on the cost and rare availability in Virginia. It was less than satisfying in all categories. I expected a big full beer with a lot of hops and a delicious flavor. My experience may have been tainted by inflated expectations but I won't be picking this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 02:36:34 | More by dball
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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