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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: 43 | 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 Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Style: imperial IPA
Brewed by: Arcadia Brewing Co.
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Rating: 3.7
First had: on tap at Ron's Original Bar & Grille, Exton, PA

Cloudy, brown with a nice white head. Smell was not too strong, but I detected the typical hoppiness of an IPA with some maltiness in the background. Hops weren't too strong surprisingly when I took a sip, making it a bit smoother and easily drinkable.

Rifugium, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of BeerInReview
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber color with very little head. Needless to say the head did not remain around long. Almost no carbonation here.
S: All I can smell is citrus hops and very slight malt aroma underneath the hops.
T: Citrus hop upfront subsiding to a caramel malt note and leaves the mouth with a very light bitter hop aftertaste. The hop taste sticks around but doesn't leave the mouth feeling dry or overwhelmed with hoppy bitterness.
M: It feels creamy on the back of the tongue
D: Though there wasn't much of a hop punch, the balance between the malt and hops made this a very drinkable beer.

BeerInReview, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of DrJay
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep bronze and clear, quite appealing to look at, topped by a fairly dense stand of off-white head. Good retention and lots of lace throughout. Powdery hop aroma, some pine and white grapefruit, along with sweet oranges. Alcohol was just beneath the surface. Solid bitterness was balanced by mild caramel sweetness. There was a bit of biscuity malt, as well as tangerine and a bit of spice in the dry finish. Medium body, decent mouthfeel. Good balance overall and an easy drinker.

DrJay, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of case4816
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into large red wine glass. Auburn in colour and fairly translucent. Poured a very foamy head that dissipated very quickly.

S- Very Heavy on the hops. Not many other smells detectable. The hops are very fresh smelling, with some citrus hints coming through with them, as well as natural spruce hints in the hops.

T- Quite refreshing. The hops, like the smell, are quite fresh tasting. The citrus notes come through very with the hops, and the spruce hints come through very subtly. The finish is what is very surprising about this beer. The bitterness on the finish is very strong, and one of the longest lasting bitter finishes I've experienced in a DIPA.

D- This is a very nice beer to drink. Bought it on a whim to fill a 6 pack, and will definitely purchase again. An easy drinking or sipping beer.

case4816, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Stillyman11
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of beveritt
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a standard pint glass. No freshness dating on the bottle. Cool gaelic, face in the hops label.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper color with and amazing head. From the initial pour I had half a glass of head and an inch or more stuck around for the whole beer. Left some decent lacing down the side of the glass. Some sediment in the bottle, but not as much as you normally see in bottle conditioned beers.

Smell: Very strong pine and floral hop aromas.

Taste: A nice long, flavorful taste of hops, with a bitter bite at the end. Some underlying malt sweetness, but this beer is really about the hops.

Mouthfeel: Good lingering flavor. Carbonation level is sufficient to deal with the strong hops.

Drinkability: Overall, a pretty good brew. Not as powerful as some of the west coast hop-bombs, but nicely balanced.

beveritt, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer I had on tap at Smokin Joes happy hour. 4.75 a pour.

A - Nice hazy yellow with an inch of head and dancing carbonation bubbles in the glass.

S - Smells mostly of grapefruit hops and slight fruit like an apple or pear. Queer.

T - Very close to what I expected the regular IPA to taste like with a weird apple funk. English IPA's are weird.

M - Very light and went with my rib wrap pretty well but I had to sip since the weird funk made me gag a bit.

D - Well I think I would have liked the Troegs The Flying Mouflan better but choose this over price. I will not have it again and may have other Arcadia beers but something tells me these beers don't agree with me much.

DrDemento456, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper to amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy head that slowly reduces to a medium large medium thick patch, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with moderate aromas of pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of caramel malt flavors that contribute some sweetness. That is quickly followed up by some moderate flavors of pine hops and just a touch of herbal hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy with some light amount of alcohol warming and dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this beer is pretty well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. The alcohol is pretty well hidden (slightly present in the mouthfeel) and the beer is fairly easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark and golden amber with very little head and no lacing. Sufficient carbonation for a pleasant mouthfeel, and without the oiliness sometimes seen at this high an ABV. That alcohol is well hidden until a slight burn in the background of the finish.

A very mild aroma is malt-forward with delightful citrus notes, specifically grapefruit. Caramelized malt sweetness at the beginning of the taste trend into a delightful citrus hop body, including both grapefruit rind / zest as well as the raw fruit. This yields a delightfully hoppy finish alongside the 8% ABV.

A beer I'd recommend.

hopsolutely, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of CaptainIPA
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Part of The Brew Crew Big Beer Series.

A: Pours a rusty copper color with a virtually non-existent head. Overall, a bit lackluster in appearance.

S: Pine, citrus hops and, in the background, the presence of malts.

T: Sweet malts and citrus hop flavors co-mingle to form a well-balanced taste profile that skews English for the style. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit under carbonated. Again, well-balanced in the finish -- this beer is never overpowered by its use of hops. It may be the English two-row malted barley that counterbalances the bitterness so well.

M: Creamy mouthfeel.

D: Good drinkability for an American Double.

CaptainIPA, May 03, 2010
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 Beejay
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light brown head, hazy brown in color, with touches of red.

S: Pine smells, with some citrus. Some sweetness in there as well, I wouldn't necessarily say it is caramel, but definitely a malt sweetness. Perhaps just a touch of fruit.

T: Pine flavor, and a touch of juniper. There is a residual sweetness, and a touch of roasted grain. Pretty good. Almost has a bit of a barley wine character. In the finish there is a real nice bitterness.

M: Medium thick in body, carbonation works with it.

O: It's good, but not great. Perhaps it is simply a lack of complexity.. still good, just not outstanding.

Beejay, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a solid deep amber with a very small quarter finger worth of head. Leaves decent amounts of lacing.

S - I didn't detect a lot in this department, Which is weird because typically IPA's are full of scents. All I was able to smell were and hops and nothing more. Good hops at the least.

T - The taste is very smooth and hoppy, almost on par with Mad Hatter. Quite a bit of malt comes through, but it completely lacks the grapefruit backbone that a lot of IPA's have. Still, Very easy to drink for 8%.

M - The mouthfeel remains the same, Except the mildest banana I have ever tasted comes and disappears within seconds. Other than that, The malt stays dominant.

O - Overall, This was a good IPA. Nothing exceptional. But it's the first beer that Arcadia has made that I have enjoyed this much.

SometimesIfart, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber a deep rich amber hue with a generous and frothy off-white head. Decent lacing.

Citrusy grapefruit mixed with malts and a sweet Juicyfruit aroma.

First impression is definitely the sharpness of the hops. Back end brings maltiness for good balance. A bit of booziness in the finish.

Medium bodied. Crisp. Carbonation was very light.

This is a pretty good DIPA from Arcadia. Easy to drink.

Monkeyknife, May 15, 2007
Photo of alostplot
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

alostplot, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A-dark cloudy amber color
S-bitter piney hops
T/M-smooth, hides the alcohol well, kind of light for a double, taste of pine, hint of citrus and some sweet caramel malt to balance, very smooth towards the finish
D-smooth and hidden alcohol makes it pretty drinkable, not so much from the tropicl fruit hops and a little piney to slow it down

cpetrone84, Nov 11, 2009
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 kennyo
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle


pours a dark rust color with a big soapy, foam head that laced the glss throughout the whole beer. Aroma i hops with a slight cinnamon spice. Taste has some bitterness, some malt sweetness, some dryness, a little citrus.

This is a nice drinkable beer, 8.1% could sneak up on you, tho.

kennyo, Nov 27, 2006
Photo of Vancer
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy moly, this looks just like a barley wine – dark, hazy amber oak pour, foamy thick head of ivory, sheet laces all the way down.

A real floral hop bomb in the aroma, the taste turned to the woody & resinous side. A good taste, just not quite as good or oily as I expected. Still finishes sharp, crisp and dry.

Hmm, now, at $7 a bomber, which ain’t too bad, but I think the cost per ounce makes it a bit too much for regular drinking.

I will see how aging some bottles for a year work out.

Vancer, Apr 20, 2007
Photo of kzoobrew
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the dark copper color of this IPA but the head was thin, collared quickly and laced sparsely.

Catch some lemon and grass in the scent with stronger malt overtones and some sweetness.

This has a very strong malt body. Arcadia does not put a bottle date on its product, so maybe I'm missing something but it reminds me of a lesser quality DFH 90 minute. Very little hop presence but satisfying malt character characterise is an easy drinking, high ABV IPA.

KYGunner, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to my buddy Kevin (kzoobrew) for this great beer. Cheers!

Appearance - Pours a rather dark amber, almost light brown color into my SA Perfect Pint. About a finger of slight tan head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates relatively quickly leaving thing, but pretty full lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Lots of floral hops (reminds me of Hoptober a it off the bat). And then more floral hops. Just a hint of citrus, but after the hops a noticeable bready, sweet malty backbone comes through.

Taste - Pretty spot on to the nose. While there is a nice hop profile in the flavor, the malty backbone really takes over, which personally isn't something I prefer. A bit too sweet for me with various caramel and toffee flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, good carbonation for the style.

Drinkability - It is pretty quaffable, but again not a beer I'd choose over others available. Just a bit too malty for me.

SpdKilz, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of GregPearson33
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pouring this from a bottle into a pint glass it looks a deep oak brown with a hint of red to it. The head is tight and thick (similar to how I like my women?) but is pretty thin on top, only about a half-finger.

Smell isn't too strong but is hops through and through. It definitely has the traditional citrusy notes and also some earthy apple and pear tones.

The taste has a nice strong bitterness, but without the citrusy bite of many DIPAs. There are also some nice hearty/earthy burnt malt flavors behind the shear, well, mouthful of hops! It has a solid level of carbonation, which I think makes its taste a little bit lighter. The swig is followed by a nice warm hint of alcohol and eventually a piney-bitter aftertaste. I don't whether it's the green on the label or the name (Arcadia) but after that first sip I'm feel pretty crunchy about drinking this.

It definitely has a fairly full body as a DIPA, but I wouldn't classify it as overly heavy. I think its mouth feel is aided by the vibrant carbonation that prevents it from overwhelming the palate with bitter coating. Another? Sure. Something about its taste makes me feel like I should put on a flannel shirt and jeans first though.

GregPearson33, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of scooter231
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty looking beer, ruby, copper colored with great poofy head and fabulous lacing. Sticks around forever. A bit cloudy, but when held to the light, clear. Smells hoppy and sour, grassy, but much of the depth is lost. Mouthfeel is pretty good, full and on the chewy side. Pretty good drinkability- alcohol content is well masked and it's flavorful enough, but I've had better.

scooter231, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of KarlHungus
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a dark amber colo; it's very dark for an IPA. The head is one and a half fingers in height, and recedes slowly into decent lacing. The aroma is of citrus, grapefruit, pine, and most surprisingly of all malt. It is as though I can almost smell the hops fighting the malt for control of the nose and winning slightly. The balance I like in the aroma, however, is not as pleasant in the taste. The flavor is simply far too sweet fot a DIPA. I mean I can tell there are tons of hops in this beer, but a lot of them are being covered up. It is not a bad taste, just not what I was expecting when I bought a beer that said Douple IPA on the label. The mouthfeel is full bodied with nice carbonation, and quite smooth with a mild silky texture. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, but not my favorite DIPA. I would buy it again if I were in the mood for something big, and not something big and bitter.

KarlHungus, Sep 24, 2006
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.