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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
86
very good

884 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% 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 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
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep clear amber with a minimal white head. Little to no lacing.

S-Solid piney hops with malt sweetness.

T-A pretty good balance of malt and piney hops. Hops are more subdued that I would expect from a DIPA. Still a nice bitter finish.

M-A bit oily with lingering hop bitterness.

D-A very drinkable beer.

More an IPA-and-a-half than a real DIPA, both in ABV and taste. Still a nice beer, though.

HV

sholland119, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of Baileyuk
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Firstly I am reviewing this as an IPA as I feel that it no way has the bitterness or hops to back up a DIPA. That said it was an awesome experience.

Appearance was great, head and lacing was perfect. Beautiful golden amber color. There was a citrusy smell and hops were definately pn the nose but not overpowering.

For an alleged 76 ibus the bitterness was not overpowering. The malt and hops balance out great.

Medium bodied beer with a great level of carbonation. The drinkability on this was amazing, I would even label it a session beer from drinkability although I am sure the alcohol will get you.

Baileyuk, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of drxandy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 7/8 @ crunchy's in east lansing, 25oz mug, reddish golden color, foamy cream colored head retains well, looks good

smells of a delicious hop blend, light/sweet malt in the background

tastes like super hops on the front, bitter, crisp, refreshing, great blen, mm tasty, very easy to drink, one of my favorite dipas almost immediately, caramel malts?, light alchohol heat, yum!

mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, lingering hops, very drinkable, excellent!

drxandy, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of ghostwalker
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, cloudy reddish-golden. Thick, interesting off-white head.

Nose is tart and crusty hops with an underlying sweet maltiness.

Flavor is rich and creamy, dominated by hops, but with an almost peachy-sweet malt backbone. Creamy and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is creamy and tooth-stripping, my favorite IPA combo.

Drinkability is good, even better on cask, but that is another review entirely...

ghostwalker, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of maximum12
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque, cloudy, murky, deep orange with a very persistent head. Smells faintly of laundry detergent; don't know if that's the influence of advertising or a true reflection of the beer.

A unique IIPA. The sediment evident through the glass lends an almost organic, unfiltered taste to the beer with only faint hoppiness for an Imperial. This is the least hopped IIPA I've tasted, there's more sweet malt on the tongue than hops.

Very big caronation. Easy on the tongue & taste buds. Not a hop bomb by any definition. Nice sweet finish.

maximum12, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of fiveo2270
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I stopped by Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, Michigan today for lunch and saw that they had HopMouth Double IPA on tap. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a pint so I indulged.

It's appearance is the same as any other IPA I've had, but the smell was very hoppy and inviting (as I am a fan of IPA's) with a hint of pine and citrus. Off to a good start. The first sip was very smooth and for a double IPA I noticed that it was very drinkable, as in, it was so smooth that I could have chugged it quickly. Of course I didn't do that because I wanted to savor it because I was planning on writing a review (and it's 8% ABV).

Its carbonation and flavor were balanced, and although I would have preferred a slightly stronger hoppy/pine taste for a DIPA, overall I very much enjoyed HopMouth. In addition, the Arcadia restaurant made a great lunch - an all-meat wood-fired pizza, and I grabbed a 4-pack of HopMouth to bring home with me.

fiveo2270, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My Fight Club BIF battle is over ... I am now ready to enjoy my first brew from the fantastic box of brews from Bort11... tonight shall be Hop Mouth.... also enjoyed from my new Boulevard Smokestack Series goblet also courtesy of Bort11.

Shared with Brenda... most is mine though.

2 finger slightly yellow head sticks around forever... brew is a very hop hazed copper orange. alot of stick lacing and rings appear as I move through my first glass.

Aroma is unexpected hoppiness... sorta more floral than most.. almost a spicy perfumy hoppiness... some grapefruit as it warms.. with a little heat comes some pale malts and a little bit of candy sweetness.

Flavor is light for a DIPA ... yeasty phenols are also present toward the end of the palate... pale malts and a little sweetness is fairly balanced by floral hops with a slight citrus bite... also bitterness is a little high for the lightness of everything else... dry finish.

Body is on the light side... carbonation is fairly high, but still sorta creamy.

Overall... I can't give it a fantastic review... something just seemed a little off.. I prefer a little bit more body and the floral hops don't seem to be appropriate.... don't get me wrong.. still very good in it's own right.. Reminds me of a very hoppy saison or a Belgian style DIPA.

Huge thanks from Bort11 ... Tim bombed me in the Fight Club... it will not be forgotten.

JohnGalt1, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of number1bum
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #15.

Poured aggressively into a nonic its a dark amber color, quite cloudy with three inches of creamy, tan head. Head retention is very good and it leaves a little bit of stick, too.

Smell is earthy, piney hops with a bit of citrus as well. Pretty nice floral hop nose.

Taste is slightly phenolic and it's also a little thin for a DIPA. There is some passion fruit and citrus along with some biscuit malt. Bitterness is pretty modest, but I wouldn't call this balanced as much as I would slightly bland.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the thin side.

This is a pretty mediocre DIPA. There are many others I would seek out first.

number1bum, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of RunawayJim
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. Pours a nice dark amber color with a small white head.

Aroma is fairly light, malty sweetness mixed with grapefruit hops.

Taste is even lighter than the smell. It's grapefruit hops followed by a little malty sweetness with a nice clean watery finish. It's a bit light in flavor for my tastes, but not in a subtle way... it literally tastes like spring water in the finish.

Continuing along the watery theme, it's too light in body for a DIPA, though that makes it a little more drinkable, but I wouldn't buy another. There are too many other great DIPA's out there.

RunawayJim, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of vtfan77
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Fairly dark with a nice red-orange hue and a decent head that sticks around for quite some time.

S- Great hop-forward character with a strong citrus aroma. Caramel malt backs it nicely for a well-balanced smell.

T- Solid hop taste with lots of citrus flavor. The malt is less of a factor here than it was in the taste, but it adds a nice cereal-like flavor and keeps the hops from getting out of hand. Bitterness is fairly strong, but far from overpowering.

M- Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite soft on the tongue.

D- For a Double IPA, this one has very good drinkability. The alcohol isn't particularly noticeable, the bitterness isn't overpowering, and the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. I'd have another... but just one.

Very solid DIPA. I had been disappointed with a couple of Arcadia's beers in the past, but this one redeemed the brewery in my eyes. It's good to have a beer that is assertive enough to be interesting, yet toned-down enough to not overpower. That's how this one is. I'd get it again for sure. Recommended.

vtfan77, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of AylwinForbes
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally sampled this product on tap at the Map. I was not so impressed (see earlier note if you so desire). From the bottle displays a muddy chestnut brown, slightly syrupy. Moderate head upon pouring but dissipates on standing. Dense aroma of hop and garrigue and resin. There isn't as much residual sweetness in this DIPA as there is in some, intense hop bitterness from the beginning, which lingers for quite some time after. Still not a favourite, but it made a better impression than the draft version did.

AylwinForbes, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From my notes: a 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a ruby red cherry wood brown with a half an inch of sandy white and yellowish head. Nice color but the head doesn't last as long as I would like, even considering the ABV and there is not much lacing to speak of.

S: Fruity and piny grapefruit, mango, pineapple and pine feature most prominently here though I think this could pass for a regular IPA and abv-wise as well.

T/MF: Pretty damn malty for a DIPA, has sort of an oaky and earthy taste that moderates the rather mild citrus hop aromas I detected in the nose. Pine comes in near the back with sort of fruity mango in the back, but the earthy and malty aspect really defines this beer more than anything else.

D: This is an interesting take on a DIPA as its one of the maltiest I've ever tried, but everything else about it is rather forgettable.

bluemoonswoon, Jun 22, 2008
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.