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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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866 Ratings

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | 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 cokes
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blurry dark brass with orange hues. The head short and offwhite and show little staying power or lace.
Intially, the nose is greeted with a burst of pineapple and orange pulp, sweet fruity and juicy. In a short while, the honeyed malt take the reigns and hops are relocated to misty grapefruit and metallic bitterness.
Sweet up front, full of honey, apricots, and caramel. Yeasty, doughy midsection. The hops bring some tropical fruit hues, then seem to die away, leaving a bit of grassy astringency.
Fleecy, full bodied with a moderately charged CO2 initially. This dies as well leaving a syrupy heavy, almost cloying brew.
This had loads of promise at the start, but failed to follow through. It never gets sloppy, but it surely falls apart.
Pretty average version.

cokes, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of paulieatworld
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

picked this up on my last trip up north to my hometown in MI.

Pours very dark for a DIPA. almost brown with some slight haze.

Not much in the aroma, sweet malts, nearly identical to that of an amber.

guess what? taste follows the look and smell. not what i want in a dipa. almost like a combination between an english style ipa with the caramel malts of an olde ale without the added zing of aggresive alcohol.

this to me was just a watered down barleywine. i would have liked to have seen some aggressive hop aroma's and flavors and higher alcohol for DIPA$$. its not that this beer was horrible. i just don't quite understand it since it didn't seem to have the appearance, alcohol or hop prescense of a DIPA.


paulieatworld, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of claminat420
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- poured a nice amber color. slight transparent. white maybe slighty off white one finger head.

S- don't really smell anything. for a double ipa i was hoping for a nice hop scent.

T- once again for a double ipa i was hoping more of a hop attack. very weak. malty balance.

M- medium bodied. nice carbonation

D- glad it only comes in a 4 pack cuz that's prolly i could rock.

Overall- i know arcadia is more on the english style with their brew's. like their ipa is a english style ipa this double shows. the malt balance with the sub-par hop attack makes this brew nothing special. i would say grab a single if you can't try something else. after editing i must say that the hops come in at the aftertaste. still nothing special.

claminat420, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of alkemy
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty copper in color with a rich two finger head with quite a bit of staying power. Sure the hoppy grapefruit and orange scents were there, but I could also really smell the malts. Has some resiny pine in the front, but the malts really come on toward the middle. A nice melding of flavors for the aftertaste. A blend of citrus, pine, and toasty caramel. Grapefruit also comes in more as you get further into the bomber. I prefer DIPA's to be borderline offensive with hops, but this one was enjoyable. This is a very balanced and drinkable beer, I would just prefer more hops.

alkemy, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap. The color was red with a cream colored head. Very very clear, considering this is a double IPA, a style that often has a hazy character. The aroma was hoppy, with a floral and fruity character. The taste was quite bitter but balanced with a massive malt backbone. Finishes with a malty aftertaste. Definitely quite drinkable. Certainly, not as strong as many double IPA's, but nonetheless a good example of the style.

Reneejane, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of BierFan
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin light tan head and a hazy amber/red body. The head smalls to a thin sheet of bubbles and takes a long time to disappear. lacing is pretty decent, especially considering the small head.

Smell: The smell is rather light. Mostly minty hops. Certainly unique.

Taste: Minty hoppness, sweet malty barleywinish body, little bit of alcohol, good smack of bitterness. It's not the kind of DIPA that hopheads go crazy for, but it's rather enjoyable.

BierFan, Sep 16, 2009
Photo of kimcgolf
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad beer, but somewhat disappointing for a DIPA. Pour was orange-red, with a nice off-white head and decent lacing, but the strong citrusy grapefruit hops (that I've come to love in the style) are missing from the nose, and not much more noticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel is a nice bitter-sweet blend of malts and hops, and the finish long and pleasant, but this is just not up to DIPA standards.

kimcgolf, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of mntlover
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber copper color nice looking color, head is two fingers light tan color. Head leaves some lacing behind not big sheets but good enough.

Aroma is nice hops but not as in your face as most I2PA's pine dominating subtle orange and minty hints underneath. Caramel sweetness present kind of mingles with the orange. While smell is not as in your face as some brews of this style it still smells nice.

Taste caramel malt with nice hops notes more citrus with pine notes. Bitterness is that big but decent hops flavors. Malt body defiantly present in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium kind of slick nice medium carbonation.

Drinkability is good smell nice flavor not quite as good but enjoyable enough brew might not be top shelf but not bad. Don't see date on bottle so not sure how fresh this is might be a hop bomb when fresh, kind of tastes mellowed out a little now, unless that's what they were going for.

mntlover, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of donniecuffs
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an American pint glass. Very little head; not much lacing, but nice amber color.

The smell was very, very subtle but dominated by hints of malty sweetness; maybe a little bit of sweet orange. The taste confirmed the sweetness, with only a subtle hint of hoppy flavor. Silky smooth, medium body, but definitely a little alcoholic after-burn.

I could certainly drink a few of these, but I would not consider it in the upper echelon for the style.

donniecuffs, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark amber almost brown transparent color with a toffee white head fizzing down slowly.

Smell is citrus hoppy and sweet.

Taste is superb. A Great hop swell commented beautifully by a malty undertone. The sweet backing is also present for portions of a second.

Feel is sharp and bitter with a larger medium body leding itself to the almost slick nature of it.

A very drinkable beer, but only a few at a time. Not a session for me.


JordanEllwanger, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of ccrida
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber (thx northyorksammy!) poured into my sammy smith's imperial pint, Arcadia's HopMouth DIPA is a hazy ambered bronze with a small off-white head that leaves scattered, foamy lace. I like the amber color.

Smell is sweeter, caramel malt and citrus hops.

Taste is like it was hoppy, but the malt is taking over. However, the most dominating attribute is the alcohol, which tastes very strong for 8.1%, with some fusels. The malt is a mix of bread with light caramel . The spice taste more like alcohol the hops, which are not really distinct, even though there pretty strong, a muddy mix of pine and citrus. Hops are definitely stronger on the nose.

Mouthfeel is kind of oily, medium bodied.

Drinkability is ok, really not to exciting, would have liked to have tried it fresh, but still good enough.

Drinkability is

ccrida, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

OldSchoolGamer, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Celt44
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is a dark copper - good head with lacing that last throughtout.

Aroma - Very strong citrusy grapefruit up front. Malty. Hoppy aroma not present.

Taste - Citrus sits right up front more than any other IPA or DIPA I've ever had. Alcohol presence is significant and more than I'd like...

Mouthfeel - Remarkably smooth for a DIPA

Drinkability - Not even close to my top 10 DIPAs. Bitterness with not a lot of hop flavor. Won't get it again..

Celt44, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong hops, slight yeast, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops, slight roasted malt, sweet malt, and yeast. Overall, good blend, body, aroma, and drinkability.

Tone, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of semihobo
2.15/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

semihobo, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Soonami
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.

Soonami, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of kdog630
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a darker amber with a decent head. Aroma was hoppy but not overly so. Maybe it's my allergies, but sometimes beers advertised as hoppy don't impress me with with a hop aroma.

That said, the flavor was malty with a nice hop finish. No real hint that there is over 8% ABV. The mouthfeel was also pretty good with plenty of effervescence.

A bit heavy for a summer afternoon, but might be one I get for a cool fall evening.

kdog630, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of bonsreeb85
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

get this bottle in a trade w/ pochman. thanks Ed!

A - deep cherry wood color w/ a thin and quickly shrinking off white crown

S - citrus and piney hops, delcious heavy and syrupy malts and candied fruit. a bit of spice cake/loaf

T - very very bitter w/ a nice malty backbone. i like the candy-like sweetness that the malts deliver to keep the massaive hop onslaught in check. i love it!

MF - massive body, medium carbonation and slick oily feel.

D - tastes like heaven but w/ such a huge body and high abv. i should stop at 1 or 2. this beer is a nightcap for me, and a tastey one at that!

bonsreeb85, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of GordonQuid
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

Clear golden w/ a solid 1 inch head w/ ample lacing.

Smells of citrus hop and pine needles.

Taste is a smooth mixture of citrus and malt. Has a good clean finish w/ a slight lingering bitterness. As it warms more malt characteristics come out, very enjoyable.

This is a medium bodied double IPA. Slightly high in gravity I would stick to just having a few and then moving on to something of lesser ABV

GordonQuid, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B plus my ass. This a a great DIPA!

appearance: nice red amberish color

smell: loaded hop aroma

taste: loaded IPA, wonderfully balanced. maybe better than 90 minute.

mouthfeel: meduin bodied and blanaced feel

drinkability: overall a great beer and one of the top DIPAS on the market

CampusCrew, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of daledeee
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sampler and of course I went for the strong one first.

This beer poured a nice clear chestnut with a nice head and I immediately noticed floral aroma and hops.

The taste is quite nice with hops and a citrus blend which is about a 50/50 blend. The mouth feel is a nice bite with oily and hoppy finish. A very nice IPA. Another fine Michigan craft brewer. I can't wait to try the other 4 beers in this twelve pack.

daledeee, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit hops almost balanced with caramel malts. Higher ABV is totally hidden. $3.00 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

jdhilt, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of ThatWineGuy
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper colour, hazy, one finger beige head, foamy with nice lace. Smells of citrus rind, orange peel, tropical fruit blend. Taste - a real hop and malt delight, great balance, acidity well in synch, malty presence and tart, white grapefruit finish. With air, more malt to the fore. Wispy surface remains with thick ring and sheet lace, alcohol reasonably well hidden. Lively taste and mouthfeel, a really nice blend of malt barley and northwest hops, refreshing. A must have for a hop head, a DIPA I could drink everyday.

ThatWineGuy, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of jfmorey
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Dark orange with an off-white head and good lacing
Smell is citrus; taste is more malt than I would expect from a DIPA; hops are cirtus, pine, only a little bitter at the end. Carbonation and mouthfeel also good.

For me, very well-balance and drinkable

jfmorey, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of deanhead
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tawny to amber in color, brilliant toffee colored head.

Slight grainy nose to this beer, no real hop standout here though. Nothing powers through. Underwhelming aroma

Taste is warming, slight hints of acetone overshadow the otherwise well balanced mostly bitterness in this beer.

Full bodied and highly viscous mouthfeel. Finishes mostly dry, with a clingy dankness. Astringency at the end.

It's a fairly easy drinking beer. Nothing really stands out with this beer. Most of these IIPA's I have enjoyed have some sort of signature to them. This one doesn't. It's good, but not great. It didn't leave much of an impression on me.

deanhead, Jun 27, 2009
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.