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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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871 Ratings
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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 39 | 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 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
Photo of Pleepleus
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to stemless wine glass a cloudy red/amber color with an inch of white thick foam and heavy lacing. Had a hoppy sweet smell. Taste was sweet and hoppy with a mild bitterness and a smooth malt background. Very smooth drinking and though I don't taste the 8.0 APV, I can feel its warmth. This is one to add to my regularly stocked beers.

Pleepleus, Oct 11, 2008
Photo of ATPete
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12o bottle

HopMouth pours a murky brown color with a bright orange glow about it and a huge sticky tan head. Sweet balanced nose, dominantly of resiny hops. Sweet malt, however, comes through first while tasting, followed by pine, grapefruit, cannabis, citrus peel and a bready yeast character really acts as glue here, balancing and rounding some extreme flavors here. A touch of booze heat on the finish but nothing to discern anyone from another quaff. It sports a less than full body, surprisingly light for its style but this quality adds to its drinkability. Damn good beer, i would session this one.

ATPete, Oct 09, 2008
Photo of Roeters
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on cask at HopCat:

golden amber with 2 fingers of think creamy head

Strong/strong hop aroma that can be detected as soon as the glass hits the bar. once the the nose is over the glass more hops and a minimal syrupy sweetness

hop front, middle, and end. In the middle has a mild malty sweetness and the hop finish holds on to the pallet
very light carbonation (cask) good balance for a double IPA, good body, slight thickness

This beer will kill your pallet for the next brew or two, very easy to drink wounderfull.

Roeters, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of stuckonhops
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-- very hazy amber color....orange hues...fluffy head off of hard pour...sticky lacing

S-- smells like the pine tree in my backyard...i actually went inside to smell it again just to make sure that wasn't what i was smelling...alcohol a bit evident as well as some carmel notes.

T--nice piney hops right outfront...followed by a sweet lemonade type ctirus with other citrus coming in..grapefruit?..sweeteness comes into play after warming a bit..pretty balanced all in all

M-- creamy and smooth...carbonation seems low but is enough to help throw the flavors around the palate and give a great finish

D-- eight percent can catch up to ya quick but i could sip on these for a while all night...i will be gettin this guy again

stuckonhops, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber, brownish. A short, but creamy and sticky head topping it off.

S: Pine needles and quite a notable floral aroma which starts to come across like room freshener or something of the sort. The hop aromas dominate the nose, without much for backbone coming through at all.

T: Pine flavours, as well, though not as hugely bitter as I might have expected. A little bit of a sweet citrus note in there. A fairly big flavour without the same pungent bittering that some of the others will have. It's nice in its own way

M + D: A medium body with just a little oiliness to it and a nod towards chewiness. A fairly mellow DIPA when all is said and done, which makes it a bit easier to drink back, but the alcohol will naturally catch up.

Proteus93, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of Goliath
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy dark amber/brown color with a large inch and a half yellowed head. Retention is decent and thre is some fine lacing. I'm not terribly impressed with the coloring, it's approaching barleywine colors. I also expected a bit more clarity.

The aroma is pretty nice. A big hoppy nose showing some citrus and pine. That really dominates the nose.

The taste is fine, but not as great as I remember. A nice hoppy profile showing mostly piney characteristics. A decent bitterness is present, as well as a bit of alcohol. As it warms the booziness increases and some grassy notes come through. It's actually not that impressive.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. The flavor is nice and it's easy to drink.

Goliath, Oct 02, 2008
Photo of Durge
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A medium copper colored brew with a big light tan head and clumpy lacing. The aroma is malty and pine hops with some apple tartness, almost cherry sour, nice. The taste is crisp grassy hops and citrus with a subtle malt background. The finish is dry on the tongue with a pretty bitter edge. A decent body feel, pretty light for having so much character. Very lively but not as sweet as I would prefer. Somewhat harsh but an interesting DIPA worth trying. A good quality choice.

Durge, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of Biggness
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Biggness, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of jeremyd365
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

jeremyd365, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coppery with a cranberry tint, a whisper of effervesce is barely visible within. A whispy quick to dissipate antique gold head leaves a sparse covering and sparse lacing.

S: Toasty grain and lemons on the nose. Lemony amarillo? im guessing. Grainy with citrus flowers and a decent level of awareness.

T: Wet lemony hops upfront followed by a bitter, toasty grapefruit hopping. Flowery, dry, with some wet pine and sweet instances of caramel juices. Dry hopped no doubt, toasty, dry grains meets a pungent dry lemony hopping.

M: Mouthful is bitter, a good malt show, spicy and dry lemons parch the tongue with a alcohol hop warmth and a quiet carbonation.

O: Good deal of hops meets a strong sweet and dry malt backbone. Complexity is decent, smack full of dry hopping, hitting the tongue is what defines this. Bitter with a comforting warmth of dry hops.

originally 9-21-08. re-sampled and evaluated 10-15-12

beerthulhu, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of BeerSox
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bomber into nonic.

Deep cloudy brown hue with burnt orange highlights. The head is tow fingers thick and slowly settles to a even cap with spots of big bubbles. The settling head leaves a tick wall of lacing. Solid lacing down the glass.

Sharp and citrusy hops, but nothing too overpowering. Not much malt aroma makes it through.

Plenty of sharp hops on top of a light malt backbone. Little bits of fruit flavors, hard to tell if it's from the yeast or the hops, but I would say the hops. The malts don't provide much in the flavor, except for a little bit of brown sugar and a some toasted biscuit flavors. Full bodied with good carbonation. The finish is relatively "clean" for a DIPA, by that I mean there isn't a mouthful of hops lingering forever. It finishes quickly with maybe a light hint of hops.

What an easy drinking DIPA. It's loaded with tons of hops without being too high on the alcohol (which is well hidden), and without tasting like a hoppy lemon. Crisp and actually refreshing. Recommended.

BeerSox, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of ralree
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Completely opaque - doesn't even let light through! Nice fluffy head, 1.5 fingers, white, good retention, decent lacing.

S: Alcohol, dark fruits, estery. Some hop backing, but not what I expect from an IPA smell.

T: Really interesting - Alcohol and dark fruity malt with quite a bit of sugar are up front. Metallic taste after swallowing. Hops are there, but definitely in the background. It's not a bad ale, but not something I would call an IPA. There's a little bit of citrus in the background, and some definite spices in here. A little too sugary for me though - a little cloying.

M: A little astringent, carbonation is good, thick and hearty, coats the mouth - a good mouthfeel for the style. If it tasted more like hops, I'd be happier.

D: Drinks alright, but not something I'll buy again. Goes down nicely if you can handle the sweetness.

ralree, Sep 03, 2008
Photo of enfield249
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber color. No head, and a medium ring of foam around the rim of the beer.

S - Grapefruit and citrus. I can smell malt in there, but it's way back.

T - Lots of hop flavor, grapefruit again, then biterness, but not over powering, then some nice malty back bone.

M - Full, low to medium carbonation

D - Very good IIPA, would buy it again.

enfield249, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of argock
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pouered from 22oz brown bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness dae.

A: Hazy amber with mahogany highlights. Frothy off-white head that has some stick and retention with a more aggressive pour. Lace rings are few but strong.

S: Strong maltiness with pale, sweet caramel aromas and an earthy, leafy hops aroma that is very appealing

T: An "English" DIPA with strong Fuggles and Goldings hops flavors cut with both huge amounts of sweet caramel and pale maltiness and some good old American C-type hops floral and fruit tastes. A very complex and delcious DIPA.

M: Layers nicely on the palate with low carbonation and a short but malty aftertaste that tips off some earthy hops as well.

D: I really enjoyed this beer. The 8.1% ABV is undetectable and the complexity of the hops bill combined with the hefty malt component and earthy goodness is a grear combination.

argock, Aug 30, 2008
Photo of Nickls
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at d.b.a in NYC.

A - Murky brown with some hints of orange in color. Nice creamy, sticky off-white head.

S- Cedary hop aroma combined with semi-sweet malt aromas.

T- Definitely hop bitterness up front, but not overpowering as often expected with the style.

M- Syrupy, thick mouth-coating feel. Since it was on cask, not much (if any) carbonation.

D- Very drinkable in terms of balancing hop assertiveness with a lot to the malt backbone. Not nearly as overwhelming as other DIPAs that I have had in the past. Really interesting, but not beyond outstanding brew.

Nickls, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice copper colour with a centimeter head. Pretty good head retention. A bit of carbonation as well. The nose on the beer is really grassy and spicy from the hops. There is a sweet/malt undertone as well; it's some time of candy I can't put my finger on. The beer mainly tastes of the spicy hops and the sweet malt flavouring with a bitterness at the end. Pretty balanced beer, but not what I look for in a DIPA. Creamy mouthfeel and decently drinkable.

swizzlenuts, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy amber/reddish color with a small tan head that maintains. Thick lacing around the glass.

Aroma is largely a blend of citrus and piney hops, but the caramel malt base definitely has a presence. I detect a buttery/diacetyl aroma in the mix as well.

Slight sweetness immediately, but quickly overcome by a wave of citrusy and piney hops and a fairly aggressive bitterness - but fairly well held in check. Caramel malt flavors appear midway along with a definite diacetyl influence. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Full body, decent carbonation.

Overall, a decent if not interesting DIPA rendition. I enjoy certain degrees of diacetyl and it works fine in this beer, but doesn't really fit into the American DIPA style. Maybe an English yeast was used?

MaltyGoodness, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Lexluthor33
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with small head and decent lace.
Aroma is of floral hops,malts and citrus hints.
The taste is hops,pine and malts.
The feel is medium carbonation and body with mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Excellent brew with good hops and well masked alcohol.
I will have it again and again.

Lexluthor33, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of nrbw23
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden amber color that may be a tad bit darker than other DIPA's I've had. A nice froathy tan head that has great retention and formers a nice layer on top of the brew. The head leaves a great amount of lacing.

S- Piney and citrus hops dominant with a touch of malts.

T- Piney and citrus hop nice and spicey and a nice floral bitter hop finish. Overall, pretty well balanced I like it!

M- Crisp and bitter. Medium in body and nice carbonation.

D- Very good and very easy to drink. I'd recommended this brew to anyone.

nrbw23, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Slows BBQ in Detroit. The beer was copper orange colored, crystal clear, with a 2-finger foam. The aroma is hoppy but nicely balanced with a big malt bill, lots of resiny pine and citrus and so on. The taste is well balanced also but mostly the hops come through, very nice. Solidly on the DIPA side of the barleywine fence. very good. The mouthfeel is a bit thick, the body and flavor keep the drinkability high for fans of hopped malt beverages.

TurdFurgison, Aug 08, 2008
Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this bottle from a buddy who brought it over for poker night. (I asked each person to bring one bomber) We never got around to consuming it that night, but this Tuesday was the day. Didn't really have any preconceived notions about what to expect.

I was very pleasantly surprised and really liked this DPA.

The beer poured a medium amber color and looked like dark honey. (sone orange highlights) There was nice full head that was off white and had some real substance. Lacing was insane and in big splotches. A very good looking beer.

Aroma was big, piney and citrus like. Very nice as well.

I felt the taste was very nicely balanced and quite pleasing. The taste did follow the aroma and highlighted pine, citrus fruits and some nice sweet caramel malt notes.

I am a fan.

Mouth feel was medium to full, but not overpowering. Drinkability was quite nice. You did not get a sense of the 8.1% ABV.

I'll make sure I get back to this one in the future.

Nicely done!

Reagan1984, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of ckeegan04
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brownish-orange in color with one finger light brown head. Decent retention and excellent lacing. Darker looking that what I prefer from DIPA's, but still darn good looking. Expecting a very malt-centric DIPA.

S - Sweet earthy malt aroma with hints of spicy hops. Also a fruity sweetness in the nose, maybe grapes? Hints of alcohol come through as well which is a little surprising given that it is only 8%.

T - Very sweet malty taste up front. Hints of toasted malt and a fruity sweetness, still thinking grapes. The earthy and spicy hops come through, but this one is dominated by the malts. The alcohol is very well masked in the taste despite being noticeable in the nose.

M/D - Medium to full bodied with a slight puckering sensation. Much heavier on the malts than I prefer in my DIPA's, but still very tasty and very drinkable.

ckeegan04, Aug 06, 2008
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.