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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

868 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 28
Gots: 38 | 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 Source
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a 12oz snifter.

Appearance: A translucent rusty / amber with 2mm head that dissipated to a nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet hops and pine. Everything I expect from a double ipa.

Taste: Lovely hops, pine, and sweet grass with a solid malty backbone. I found the taste very similar to Victory Hop Wallop and Moylan's Hopsickle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a slight sweet/bitter finish.

Drinkability: Goes down very easy. An overall enjoyable pleasure.

This is now one of my favorite DIPAs.

Source, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chill-hazed caramel with 1+ finger of sand colored head. Hazing never totally clears, great lacing & good head retention

S: Slight pineyness

T: Piney & leafy hops, caramel & a touch of dryness up front. As this warms, I get more leafy hops, a bit of toffee & more dryness. Finishes with a slight fruittyness (pears mostly), more dryness & caramel, if this would've melded better I'd rate it a 4.0

MF: Chewy with low carbonation & some stickyness, pretty nice balance

Drinks alright, juat didn't blow me away, not the hop profile that gets me too exited, but certainly takes the chill out of the Feburary night!

russpowell, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of timtim
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

someone actually said to me the other day that this was the next best thing to hopslam. i strongly disagree. hazy dark amber with an off white head that doesn't hold too well, but leaves nice lace. nose is kind of weak, but the taste is nice. mellow for a dipa, but pretty well balanced with flavors of pine, citrus, white pepper and malt that seems to be caramelly and toasty at the same time. well carbonated medium body with a spicy finish. nice beer. would love it on cask, but don't think i'll buy another bottle.

timtim, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of dakid618
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a deep amber color with very little head. Smell is a mix of citrus and malt. Taste is mostly malts with a citrus hop background, kind of backwards for an DIPA in my opinion. Medium bodied tongue coating mouthfeel. Definitely drinkable. Will probably not buy again but not necessarily disappointed.

dakid618, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of htomsirveaux
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle tried 1 Jan 2009.

Poured in shaker pint glass. Tight large thick light tan head. Moderate carbonation. Clear deep russet copper color. Earthy aroma, celery, white pepper, rye. Surprisingly sweet beginning, transitions to a nice citric resiny hoppiness. Hops are predominant but not overpowering. Toasty sweet and bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Warming alcohol in finish.

Quite tasty, recommended.

htomsirveaux, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of naterock
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a Houblon Flute. thin sticky head. Deep dull copper, cloudy and not translucent at all.

smell is suprisingly rich in malt, caramel malts are strong but acompanies a piney/earthy hop nose. quite enticing.

taste is super heavy with malt, but also incredibly powerful piney and slightly citrusy hops. I get a lot of apricot and yeast. just an overpowering DIPA, but I guess that's the point right?

mouth is heavy and cloying, carbonation seems natural. This drinks fairly easy for being so heavy in all aspects. For the money, this is really a solid offering by arcadia.

naterock, Feb 06, 2009
Photo of techcommdood
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light brown in color with a light almond (color) head.

Very little on the nose to speak of. Some light malty sweetness, but no noticeable hops.

Taste was a total contradiction to the smell, this beer has a mountain of hops waiting to attack your taste buds. Very floral in flavor, not overly bitter, and not overpowering. Some malty sweetness cuts through the hops to really round this beer out nicely.

Mouthfeel is neither thick nor thin, and dare I say thirst-quenching. One interesting note is the aftertaste - the hops do not linger in your mouth. You get a very clean finish, which was quite surprising given the amount of hops you get up front.

This was a highly drinkable beer for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's worth noting that this was served from a hand-drawn cask. YMMV from bottle or keg.

techcommdood, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of caminiti
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at half-time in Poughkeepsie and drinking right now, pouted into my trusty road pint glass (stolen, of course) a reddish, hazy, with a slight head that almost immediately went away but does leave lacing. Smells more of malt than hops, and a bit sweet, taste is bitter, like myself, and a bit toned down for a double IPA. lightly carbonated and very drinkable.

caminiti, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of lamarr04
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap. 20oz serving poured into a large pint glass

A: hazy dark orange with persistent but small white head

S: fresh cut grass, mostly herbal hop aroma coming through, a bit of citrus

T: HOPS, a lot of hop bitterness. but not too much. a very nice caramely malt backbone that makes for a balanced taste. a little bit of heat from the alcohol as the the beer warmed.

M: medium body, medium carbonation. a bit syrupy but a nice finish, not too clingy on the tongue

D: well i finished a whole "tall" glass quite easily so i would give this one quite a high score for drinkability.

Notes: exceptional example of the DIPA style. haven't had this years hopslam but I will be comparing it to this beer

lamarr04, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of allergictomacros
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid looking beer: dark, burnished copper with a solid tan head of sticky foam. Pungent aromas of grapefruity hops. Sweet and mildly acidic up front. Juicy, resinous hops in the middle and a not-too-bitter aftertaste. This DIPA leans towards fresh hop flavour over inflated IBUs. I find this to be a very drinkable DIPA, although I suppose that also means it's not as "big" as some others. Nice balance of hop flavour and abv, with enough malt to hold it together. Very smooth body.

allergictomacros, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of GJ40
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Foran's in Detroit.

A - Deep golden to amber in color with good clarity and a thick off white head. Lots of lacing.

S - Strong floral hop aromas.

T - Big hop flavor but not much malt sweetness or foundation. This beer could use more complexity and balance.

M - Thin for such a big beer. Nice low carbonation (like a cask beer).

D - A good beer but could be better.

GJ40, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of wnh
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottled poured into a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy, dark amber with a frothy off-white head.

Nose is prominently hops, as expected, showing citrus and pine, with a decent malt backbone to hold them up. Citrus and pine up front on first few sips, with some sweet malt coming in fairly strong at the end. Lingers for a few seconds on the tongue after swallowing. Alcohol is well hidden. Light to medium bodied, with light carbonation. Well-balanced on the whole.

wnh, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 9/28/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange/brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel malts. Flavor of caramel malt initially and a nice citrusy and grapefruity hop bite. Pretty good beer!
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20
(3.7/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of hoegaardenhero
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: a 1/4" creamy off-white head on a murky rust colored body; light creamy lace

s: spicy and piny hops that linger; sticky sweet hops and warm malty caramel backbone

t: sweet syrupy piny hops and warm toffee; light abv and hop bitterness at the finish

m: smooth and creamy with light carb

d: a good DIPA with a nice hop blend.

hoegaardenhero, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of yesyouam
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)

yesyouam, Dec 11, 2008
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.

ClassicBrad, Dec 10, 2008
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.

katan, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of WesWes
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.

WesWes, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of YankChef
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

YankChef, Nov 25, 2008
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

hopdog, Nov 21, 2008
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.

lordofthewiens, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of GRPunk
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.

GRPunk, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of jdubjacket
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.

jdubjacket, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
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.

nasty15108, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of Baconisaveggie
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.

Baconisaveggie, Oct 20, 2008
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.