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

903 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | 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 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.

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.

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.

Photo of alostplot
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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.

Photo of booga73
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of Stillyman11
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.

Pours dark brown-orange with a white head. The aroma is very malty with a hint of hops. The flavor is citrus hops with a very strong malt backbone. This is a very balanced DIPA. Thin mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but I want more hop presence when I drink a beer of this style.

Photo of wabuson
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a finger of creamy off white head. Smells nice - piney, resin, citrus. Drinks easy for the high abc - nice hop profile nicely balanced with some malts int he back end. This is a really solid DIPA that I will definitely be trying again. Note - want to try this with a more recent production date as the brew I tried had a born on date of October and I'm reviewing this in March. I Have to think that compromised the IPA a bit and It drank really well anyway.

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

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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