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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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857 Ratings

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 26
Gots: 32 | 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 zorandra
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Served in an American pint glass from a cask-conditioned firkin @ The Edgewater in Chicago.

A - dark amber with slight off-white head; limited carbonation bubbles

S - light floral scent, slightly sweet

T - hoppyness hits strong, but not bitter; slightly sweet follow through

M - creamy, but not thick, few bubbles

D - with the high ABV and overall heavyness of it, not a session beer; would be better paired with food would to drink more than one

zorandra, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of AMo
4.13/5  rDev +9%

Arcadia Ales HopMouth Double IPA pours a dark, dense, orangish amber. The smell has a medium strength and is pleasantly hopped with a slight citrus note. Taste is medium to high on the hops with a slight bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium to high carbonation. Drinkability is good, the bitterness at the beginning detracts a bit from the overall drink, but the huge hops does it well, making it a really good solidly hopped IPA. As this rests it does smooth out a bit and the bitterness dissipates to a minimum. Overall a nice solid hop flavor brew.

AMo, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of wardough
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%

A: typical of the style. Looks like cararmel goodness.
S: A beautiful hoppy, caramel flavour. Awesome.
T: Wonderfully balanced. Sweet. Hoppy. Bitter. Finishes sweet. Great.
M: Low carbonation. Good for the style.
D: I could drink this all night.

Definitely seek it out.

wardough, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of grees20
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Got this is as part of the May NEPA Beer Club split. Pours cloudy copper with two-finger white head. A wonderful hop aroma greets the nose. Smooth beginning gives ways to a nice, bitter finish. Malts give this a IPA some balance and there is a nice bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is a little oily. A decent double IPA.

grees20, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of wabuson
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

On Draft at Cicero's in the Delmar Loop, St. louis MO

Pours a dark amber with a strong off-white head.

Pungent hop aroma from the start, but after a taste was well under my expectations for the style.

Alcohol presents is muted with a nice hop/malt balance that makes this a drinkable, but not overwhelmingly hoppy IIPA.

wabuson, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.15/5  rDev -43.3%

A nice amber body with a big off-white head with great rentention.

Smells sour. Very strange. Some hops and malts in the background.

The strange sour aroma carries over into the taste, as the up front it is powerfullly sour. Something tells me this is not how this brew is supposed to be; it tastes a lot like a wild ale. The initial sour flavor gives way to some citrusy hops and finishes with some sweet malts. Overall this beer is like a strange wild ale and I don't particularly like it.

I can't handle finishing this bomber. It tastes like some kind of messed up wild ale. It's possible I got a bad bottle, but I don't think I will risk a second taste.

Hojaminbag, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of smcolw
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%

Pours a two-fingered tight-bubbled head that leaves good sticky lace. The color is a very cloudy dark amber/light brown.

Delicious hop smell that is strong but not overpowering. Lighter colored malt aroma base in the background.

This is very well-balanced for the style. Lots of flavor: strong hop, good toasted malt, very little alcohol presence. Full bodied as expected. Complex. Puckering pine-like hop aftertaste that lasts for a very long time.

This is one of the better DIPA's I've had. No one particular flavor or smell dominates in a way to make this an extreme beer. It is, however, on the most flavorful brews I've had in a long time.

smcolw, May 17, 2008
Photo of kzoobrew
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

The Double IPA, my favorite style hands down. But in rating this brew I feel torn between rating too high because I love the style and too low because it has to live up to expectations.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a thick fluffy white head. Minimal lacing but nice white cap sticks which slowly turns to ring. Appearance is exactly what you want for a DIPA.

Smell is of wonderful glorious hops. Floral and citrus aromas can be noted, don't you just love hops?

Taste, here is where being torn comes in. Brew is tremendously balanced. The bitterness is match very well with the malts which keeps the brew from extremes. I did not expect the balance.

Mouthfeel is medium, has a bite. Carbonation works well with the brew.

Drinkability. Sometimes a strength can be a weakness and hard to separate. This brew is ridiculous drinkable. Very balanced. There in lies the problem. When I grab a DIPA the expectation is to be atleast slighty overwhlemed with hops. Drinks more as an IPA than a DIPA. Rating slight lower as the brew is great yet does not meet my DIPA expectations.

I am impressed with this brew. Extermely balanced and drinks quite smooth. Worth a look.

kzoobrew, May 17, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of bitter and floral hoppy notes with a big malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by some floral and hoppy notes with a huge light caramel malt backbone. Medium body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. While this beer is very good overall I would have expected more hops for the style.

Phyl21ca, May 16, 2008
Photo of pershan
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a deep copper with a thin almond head into a chalice. The aroma was of fresh, piney hops - fantastic. The flavor was a very nice balance between malt sweetness, fresh hop flavor, and a clean, crisp hop bitterness at the finish. Good carbonation and lacing. All in all, a great IPA. Battle Creek may be known as the "Cereal City", but I know it now as the home of Arcadia Brewing Company - take that Kellogg's.

pershan, May 15, 2008
Photo of blakesell
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours an amber gold with no head that rises from carbonation in the glass to a bit of cream on the top. Lacing clings to the sides to the sides of the glass.

Smell- Hops, hops, and more hops. All I catch is hops and garlic. Hops are quite strong and really overpower the malts.

Taste- Hops and garlic upfront iwth solid pale malts. Grapefruit and big clove with hints of pine and cloves. Alcohol is big and coating, spicy and slightly drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, lightly astringent, medium full bodied, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but there are many better DIPA's out there with less of a spicey sticky finish. Not bad, not great either.

blakesell, May 06, 2008
Photo of BMoney575
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Sampled on 4-30-08

Pours a clear orange color, with a fizzy white head that leaves behind huge, craggy lacing.

Smell is all buttery hops, very English, and intense.

Taste is sour, buttery hops, very different. The finish is tart and bitter, with an extreme earthy, grassy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy, adds to the flavors very well.

Drinkability is decent, the sourness is difficult to get used to.

Overall, a very different double IPA. Very English is style, but with the extreme hop character well in place.

BMoney575, May 01, 2008
Photo of SpecialK088
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass

A-It is a very deep bronze color very dark for an IPA with minimal head but good lace.
S-Primarally hops with a slight grapefruit scent
T-Hoppy but not overwhelmingly has a slight rosted malt flavor and maybe a hint of the grapefruit like the smell, mostly hops as could be expected from a double.
M-A little over carbonated but not to bad, pretty smooth goes down easy.
D-Something a hop head could do on a regular basis being that its not overwhelminly bitter and goes down nice i would definatly drink it again

SpecialK088, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of therica
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

Amazing. Comes in a 22-ounce bottle. After my esperience in drinking 2 half-bottles in glass steins and finding noticeable differences in scent and taste within an hour, I wonder if this beer would do better stored on its side so the halves mix?

A= dark tea-colored, slightly dense for an IPA, modest head with plentiful lacing on the glass.

S= mild on the first glass-stein full, but hints of orange and citruses, pleasant spring-breeze. The second stein (second half of the bottle) had a lot more scent to it, full of hops and florals.

T= amazing hops, very strong bite but pleasant unlike some; bitter-orange, slight lemon, hops florals; something else that I can't quite identify that is more apparent in the palate-air as one takes a gulp than in the fluid itself. That was the first glass-stein full. The second half seemed more predominantly grapefruit-hops.

M- glorious hops-bite if you're ready for it.

D= outstanding for maybe 1 bottle since it's a rather large 1+ liter; with the 8%ABV I'm not sure how ling I'd last in a session but I'm willing to try ha ha.

therica, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of robbyc1
4.13/5  rDev +9%

Had this on cask at the Bling Pig in Champaign.

A beautiful orange clearish look with a soft white bubbly head as expected from a cask.

Light hop nose with malt backbone, really made for cask like this.

Full malty front with the soft hop attack at the back, much like the smell. Good full mouthfeel, easy drinker but the high alcohol makes it hard to keep up, seek it out on cask if you can.

robbyc1, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

Served on tap at TDR Exton on 4/12.

Poured a clear amber color with red hues, thin off-white head leaves good lacing. Lots of pine scents like juniper and spruce , with a sweetness of caramel, some alcohol hints as it warmed up. Tastes of spicy hops and citrus up front with a good malty sweet backbone of caramel and honey. Finishes with a floral hop dryness. Medium in body with low carbonation, but appropriate. Sweet with a bitter finish. A good hoppy beer, easy to drink with a good balance between malts and hops. It's definitely hopped out, but the sweetness mellows it out.

HopDerek, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of Moxley
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%

Poured from a bomber into a goblet. Thanks to my fellow BA friend hyland24.

A - Poured a nice golden amber with a short foamy head that settled quickly leaving minimal lacing throughout.

S - Lots of hops, and a woodsy, pine scent. Smelled somewhat like a christmas tree. The aromas became more prevalent as the beer warmed up.

T - Lots of spicy hops up front with a sweet, floral bitter finish. I must say the last few sips of this beer were great.

M&D - Good mouthcoating and definitely a sipping beer - better served at a warmer temperature. Due to the high 8.0% alc vol probably not the best choice if you're looking to drink a lot, but a good alternative if you're looking for a sipping drink and don't like wine.

Glad I got to try it. If you like hoppy beers, you should definitely give this one a try.

Moxley, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Beertracker
3.98/5  rDev +5%

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA pours up with ample carbonation that creates a craggy, creamish-white head that sits atop a hazy, dark copper to orangish-amber body. Good lacing, but head retention is lacking. The slightly earthy aroma shows some piney, woodsy hops that dominate over the toasted, caramel maltiness. Hint of alcoholic warmth. The flavor starts off with a solid graininess with some sweet caramel character with hints of toasted bread, saltine crackers, wafer, etc... which gives way to a marked bitterness that delivers a bold, pungent, bittersweet finish that seems unbalanced. Bold & warming! Here's to Arcadia's Brew Crew and their Big Beer Series. Don't be a HopMouth!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Beertracker, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of hyland24
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

A- The beer poured a cloudy amber with a 1 inch off white foam head that dissipated quickly leaving bubbly lacing throughout the glass.

S- Pure big hops followed by a strong pine smell. The beer picked up stronger alcohol presence as the beer warmed up.

T- Big hoppy flavor spicy on the tongue but still sweet. Continues with floral hints and finishes slightly bitter.

MF&D- Medium bodied with a slightly thick hop oil coating that leaves the mouth slick.

A good beer with hops all over it. Definitely worth trying. Fairly strong so not a session beer but easy drinking for its strength.

hyland24, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Part of a Michigan DIPA sampler pack from Merchants Fine Wine in Dearborn Heights, MI. in March 2008; $13.99 for the 4-pack.

Pours amber with red highlights, with minimal carbonation. The soapscum head is all that came from a vigorous pour.

There's really not much aroma- hops, of course, but not that rich and full in-yer-face hop slap.

Flavor is a base of very rich malts overlain by plenty of hops, but not as well mixed as some of the real hop bomb DIPAs I have had. I was waiting for "hopmouth" to occur, and it wasn't there.

Decent DIPA but did not blow me away.

Dukeofearl, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of jred98rt
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Had to have it since I had a need for a good IPA and the Hopslam tap ran out.

A.) Good lookin' beer. Darker color than most IPAs, small head with excellent lacing.

S.) This is actually the strong point for this beer. Good floral bouquet common to any good ale, with the definite hoppy undertones of an IPA. I was overall impressed.

T.) Not Hopslam, but very close. I was frankly impressed. Nice hoppy start and a clean finish. Not quite as much hoppiness as I wanted, but good nonetheless.

M.) Pretty much normal mouthfeel for a proper microbrew. Good full feeling, good carbonation, very satisfying.

D.) Like most IPAs, this is one to be enjoyed slowly by the pint. Night gets progressively better as you continue.

jred98rt, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of Hophead101
2.05/5  rDev -45.9%

wow. i actually didn't want to enter this beer in the database - as it is the first beer that i truly do not like. however - there are indeed some good qualities about this beer.

pulled out of the fridge and poured into an open mouthed glass. let it sit at room temperature to warm up a bit.

appearance: great looking beer. pourd a HUGE head - frothy and foamy - nice taupey (is that a word) color. color scale between 14/16. nice brownish orange color - good lacing after the head went down.

aroma: this was different. initially not sure if the smell was good or bad. a creamy citrus smell - almost floral - not sure if that is flower floral or pine floral. has a belgium white smell to it. either way - rating low because it is so out there.

taste: ok - here is the bummer part. appearance is good, but the taste is not up to par. almost medicinal. first flavor is crisp and sharp that immediately goes away. you then get a slight hop taste. but unfortunately it is just not a good combination of flavors.

frustrated with this beer as i am a fan of Arcadia, but not this particular beer.

Hophead101, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of Pencible
4.7/5  rDev +24%

This poured a dark tan with moderate beige head. It smelled like a mix of brown sugar, malt, and pine hops. It tasted fairly similar to Arcadia's standard IPA, with a delicious blend of citrus hops and sugary malt. It was thicker than the IPA with no carbonation, and a smooth aftertaste with a bitter bite that builds on you. Overall this was a great beer!

Pencible, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%

Served on tap.

Pours a dark amber with a thin off-white head that retains around the edges and with thin wisps across the center. Lacing is good, with thin strands of hop lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is assertive piney hops, fresh citrus character, and a nice backing smell of sweet malts.

The taste is nice piney, biting hops right off the bat mixed with a zesty citrus notes. A backbone of sweet caramel malts is subdued (in comparison to the pine) but is present enough to keep things in check. The mouthfeel is is mediuim bodied with a smooth, creamy feel while not much of the 8% ABV is felt.

A solid DIPA from Arcadia! The hops get to shine but a nice balance with the malts make sure that things don't get too out of hand. Nice drinkibility as well for a beer this size.

Kegatron, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of Deuane
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%

A-Deep copper with a medium off-white head that fades and leaves a thick lace.

S-A wonderful amalgamation of pine and citrus hop notes...with the pine being the leader. A noticable malty sweetness comes through too.

T-A wonderful initial hop bite then malty sweetness kicks in. The rest is very well-balanced and ends with a nice bitter aftertaste.

M-Medium-heavy body, with a nice fullness...that does not lead to stickiness. Fairly crisp...leaning towards a west coast DIPA...but still retains some east coast cloying.

D-I will admit...I flat out love this beer. I have ever since I had it on tap at the brewery almost 2 years ago. Not my top DIPA in the country...but certainly in my top 10. I could quaff this one till I fall off my bar stool!

Deuane, Mar 17, 2008
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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