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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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835 Ratings

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 27 | 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 SupaCelt


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopmouth flowed out of the bomber bottle sporting a fairly deep shade of amber as a colour. Red is an apt description. The gaze through the beer was not a clear one. It is a bit hazy. A spitty off-white head puffed up. It did not make a lasting impression as it turned into pond scum fairly rapidly. The carbonation is low with this one. It is throwing off some impressive splattery splots of lace.

The nose is rife with hop odour as expected. Somewhat of a pointed grapefruit aroma. It also has some overinfused hop vegetable qualities that are verging on earning themselves a classification as off scents. There is definitely something that is not quite appetizing in the nose. Maybe a sourness. Dry hop infestation or some deal. A smidge of funkiness. Hell, I don't know, I just drink em. There seems to be a solid malt profile going on as well.

The taste is nice. Thankfully the nearly off aspect of the nose is not fogging the flavour at all. The hop profile is nice and fresh in the taste. Grass, pine, resin, grapefruit, and dilute orange come to mind. All the while, the malt base is sturdy. This nearly achieves a balance, but it is still coming across as a "big brew" show of brutality in some respects. I do like it that the malts feel like they were doubled up to match the generous hopping. To be truthfull, this isn't really all that bitter with all of the mouthwatering sweetness flooding over the acidic qualities. It is dry. Not desert dry. That sweetness keeps my mouth wet enough to offset this effect.

The mouthfeel is fairly thick. I might be persuaded into saying this is heavy bodied. As mentioned, the malt character is well established and it shows through on the palate.

The drinkability is good for a "big brew." I am not having any difficulties flushing this through for a tour of my insides. I hope my liver approves as much as my taste buds do. Doubtful. This one was a bit of a disappointment. I have one to age, so we'll see what happens. The almost "offity" of the nose has me a bit concerned.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 05:33:13 | More by SupaCelt
Photo of BMoney575


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 00:08:01 | More by BMoney575
Photo of bfields4


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold amber. Nice lacy head too boot that sticks around.

Very clean crisp smell. Hoppiness is very present in this guy.

Taste very grapefruity on the citrus spectrum, but there are a lot of malts present too for a DIPA. The malts balance out the bitterness nicely with biscuity flavors.

Smooth for a DIPA very good mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 17:54:21 | More by bfields4
Photo of beerking1


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange-amber beer with a big head that lasts to the end and leaves substantial lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is huge citrus hops with hints of the maris otter malt in the background. Flavor is citrus (orange) hops with piney notes, but backed by a solid malt backbone and a medium body that stands up well to the hops. Tail is hoppy but still nicely balanced by malt.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 01:05:47 | More by beerking1
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber, served slightly chilled, in a frosted Arcadia IPA pint glass.

A - deep amber color with a fluffy tan head, thinning out to a top coat, leaving tiny lace bubbles all down my glass.

S - strong citrus hop aroma with only a hint of maltiness.

T - good dub, very balanced flavor, bitter bite upfront, malt in the midway, return to dry/sour hoppy finish.

M - nice mouthfeel, a bit drying, but I guess that's what makes you want more.

D - ok for a few, but extreme bitterness would limit me from drinking this all night. 8% abv is relatively low for a dub, but no matter, I still wouldn't have more than 3 or 4 pints over a few hours.

for the limited availability and fair price, it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 01:03:52 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a drab, dark, amber-brown color, but shows pretty notes of a hazy, orangish copper colored beer when held up to the light. While pouring this beer from my 22oz bottle, it produces an initial head of about three fingers thick and it is a creamy tan color. The aroma is expressively hoppy with sweet notes of grapefruit and tangerine being prominent. The aroma is just sweet smelling enough that it almost reminds me of candied citrus peels, but there is a touch of crystal malt caramel flavors here as well.

The taste is fairly sweet as well, it is a combination of the bright citrus-like hop flavors and the sweet malt notes that make it sweet. This has a certain creaminess to it as it rests in my mouth, it is definitely on the full side, but is not heavy like say a Barleywine would be. While the citrus/ fruity hop notes certainly dominate this beer there is an undercurrent of herbal pine notes that sort of morph into a lingering bitter note that attempts to dominate the finish, but can't quite do it because those sweet citrus notes refuse to be subdued. This beer has flavors that make me think of ruby-red grapefruits, fleshy-sweet apricots, some notes of sweet tangerines and of course orange. The malt plays a supporting role, but does supply some sweet malt character in the form of caramel flavors as well as some lightly toasted grain notes.

This is a nice example of a Double IPA, it has the body and heft to stand up to the ample hops, but does not become too cloying. It is certainly not as abrasive and raw as some, but to be honest I am not in the mood for tongue peeling hops right now anyway. The focus on soft, fruity hop notes makes this version drinkable yet suitably hoppy for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2006 02:37:18 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Holland


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours almost brown in color with a one inch off-white head. Lacing and slight layer of fine bubbles stay for the glass.

S: smells of pine and bitter hops, some citrus, and malt.

T: first I get the pine and floral hops, then the bitterness, and it finishes with pale malt.

M: starts smooth, then you get smacked with the carbonation to bring out the bitterness. Crisp feeling for a medium bodied beer.

O: drinkable, low ABV for a double IPA, about $11 for a 4 pack. Overall it's a solid beer, but it's not worth getting again for me. I could see how some might prefer this, but it's just not my kind of Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 00:55:44 | More by Holland
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

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 23:31:07 | More by stuckonhops
Photo of BeerLover99


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep cloudy, burn orange body, trace head, luscious lacing

S: Clean pine/grassy aroma, slight pineapple/orange scent

T: sweet lemon, trace of pineapple front, earthy big pine/grass middle, long seduction bitter sticky finish

M: med/heavy body, slick + oily mouth

O: Dare I say a "nearly sessionable" Double IPA? Nice earthy Imperial IPA, not world class, but still rather good. Could find myself having more than one to be sure.


Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 18:42:23 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of timtim

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

someone actually said to me the other day that this was the next best thing to hopslam. i strongly disagree. hazy dark amber with an off white head that doesn't hold too well, but leaves nice lace. nose is kind of weak, but the taste is nice. mellow for a dipa, but pretty well balanced with flavors of pine, citrus, white pepper and malt that seems to be caramelly and toasty at the same time. well carbonated medium body with a spicy finish. nice beer. would love it on cask, but don't think i'll buy another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 04:12:46 | More by timtim
Photo of beerphan


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a goblet.

Orange amber in color with a huge cream tinted 3 inch head, that slowly contracts into a fluffy pillow. Spotty sticky lacing clings to the class.

Pine and floral hops dominate the nose with some malt sneaking through.

This brew is a hop creeper. The initial impression in a nice malty quench, which seems to be dominate when from the ashes rises a hop bellop. The hops are all over the backend without offending. Some earthy flavors are also present . Tasty!

A very drinkable interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 00:39:35 | More by beerphan
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice rich, dark amber almost brown flow, little head. Aroma good, not great faint sweet feel, minimal hop dose for a dipa.

Taste, very British. Is British dipa even a recognized style? If not, this is what it would be IMHO. Does it without the sweetness, which is a plus. Not a full on hop frontal assault, well played for what it is. The mouthfeel will not weigh you down, I'm wondering if there is a British or some other unique yeast to bring this rare kind of sweetness on. Its in the background, its not dominating. A decent price $10 for a 4 pack.

Nothing dominates, hops, malt, sweetness, bitterness, they're all pretty much provide some checks and balances for each other. Glad to try it, but prolly won't become a perennial favorite(aside from my geographical limitations of getting it).

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 22:42:06 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of Bierguy5


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Nothing was marked for the freshness date on the label. Pours a cloudy amber color, with shades of orange. Thick off white rocky head, holds very well for a good period of time. When the head does dissipate, there are some nice sticky rings of lace that are left. Citrusy and floral hop aroma, but not as intense as a lot of other DIPAs. Good sweet, crisp malt background, followed up by a nice amount of citrusy, and slightly floral hops. Not overly bitter. A few fruity flavors, namely apricot and pineapple come through towards the end. The bitterness lingers on the palate for a while. A bit overcarbonated, but a good medium body. Not as bold as many DIPA, but the alcohol is hidden, and it is an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2006 04:03:25 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of TheHoppiest


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours a hazy brown-orange, alomst like peach iced tea. Started with 1/2" of cream-colored head that reduces to a thin skim.

Has a yeasty, malty sweet smell, almost like a barleywine, with hints of apricot, grapes and other summer fruit. Very little hop. A somewhat boozy aroma wafts up as well.

Relatively smooth tasting, with little "hop" flavor for a double-IPA named Hopmouth. Woody and earth, with decent resin though little astringency or bitterness. Somewhat malty, this has a cask-conditioned feel to it.

Mouthfeel is medium, with some carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:33:10 | More by TheHoppiest
Photo of shanblur


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No freshness date on bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours a murky light brown color with a small off white head. Leaves minimal lacing.

S - Nice hops aroma on a backbone of malts.

T - Hops dominate the taste with a minimal malt presence and some spice component.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

A nice double IPA. Good hops profile in aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 00:41:47 | More by shanblur
Photo of DCon


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 fl oz bottle of this from LOLA in St. Louis, MO for $6.50. Poured from the green labeled bottle w/ a Hop Man on the front into a 16oz Stella Artois Gold Rimmed Tulip Glass. Has no freshness date to be found.

Aroma- Has a nice grapefruit aroma that doesn't overload the nose but lets more attributes come around. Seems there is a great amount of citrus, combo of American and noble hops, and has a nice clean, maltiness in the background. Almost perfect but should have more punch for a 2X IPA.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has good retention. Has a deep amber colored body with some hazing but not much. Leaves thick lacing afterwards.

Flavor- A good, strong hop flavor starts this out with light sweetness behind it. Citrus is a huge attribute in here and has a medium-high bitterness level. Not much more and definitely not enough complexity to make it a big time brew for me.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and then hits the palate stronger than you can imagine! Makes up for the taste!

Overall Impression- I'll tell you what. You want a beer to hit your palate and finish off your taste buds, go for this one! The taste is pretty average and seems like only an American IPA. Would like to enjoy on-tap and have had many times before but my first time reviewing.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:06:12 | More by DCon
Photo of TwelveOunces


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a duvel tulip

A- Murky dark brown/amber with an off white half finger head. Nice lacing. A dank looking IPA.

S- Judging by the smell id say mine is middle aged. An assault of hop flavors up front. A bit of pine but mostly citrus, a lot of pineapple and mango but a ton of grapefruit and overly ripened citrus fruits. Malt profile is hidden by hops but its pretty sweet smelling.

T- A lot of bitterness up front followed up by a hint of a bready, light maltiness. The rest of the taste here is hop dominant. A big wallop of Grapefruit. Some other citrus notes and a hint of pine as well but grapefruit dominates all. Bitterness is relatively low considering the hop flavors, so kudos to the brew master.

M- Bitter, well carbonated. For an 8% IPA, I think it should be slightly more drinkable but its not overbearing. Aftertaste is dry but not that great.

O- A solid DIPA, wish I had it a bit fresher, I can tell mine has seen better days. Not nearly as good as their Hop Rocket DIPA in my opinion but not disappointing either.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 02:53:48 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of frazbri


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hopmouth Double IPA from Arcadia poured clean, clear copper topped by a tall, dense, off-white head that was longlasting. Lacing was good as well. The aroma had notes of pine resin, citrus zest and clover honey. Sweet flavors begin the tasting with marmalade, honey and grapefruit. Then the bitterness takes over. Body was in the medium range with moderate carbonation.

This was a very nice 2IPA. The malty sweetness hits you at first, but the hop hammer falls shortly after. This would be best shared on a winter night.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 03:41:47 | More by frazbri
Photo of JoEBoBpr


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz. bomber.

A - Pours a gorgeous cherry wood red with brwon hints and a .5 in. off white head that recedes slowly but leaves a nice thin film there doesn't appear to be lacing.

S - Very sweet boozy smell. Wow! Almost like a sherry. Some mild citric notes in the nose as well and some mild grassy hop character but mostly the boozy smell predominates. Not my favorite smell for an DIPA. I don't mind the boozy smell but when there is a lack of balance i get a bit turned off.

T - On the tongue it is a bit different. Initially you get that sweet malty smell. Toffee and strong caramel then followed by some sweet grapefruit with some nice citric character from the hops quickly following. Definitely more attractive on the tongue. At the end there is a dry finish with some sharp bitterness that lingers for a while.

M - Oily and crisp all in one. Pretty attractive.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 00:17:26 | More by JoEBoBpr
Photo of in780


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Here we go:

A - Hazy light brown color, kind of dull. Not a lot of head, dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing.

S - Intense flowery hops, along with grain, citrus and faint alcohol.

T - More balanced than the aroma let on. The hops are certainly present, but some nice malt backbone gives this a bittersweet taste.

M - Rich mouthfeel, but with an odd tingly bite at the end

D - Good for a high-powered IIPA, nice above-average brew

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 02:28:36 | More by in780
Photo of naterock


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a Houblon Flute. thin sticky head. Deep dull copper, cloudy and not translucent at all.

smell is suprisingly rich in malt, caramel malts are strong but acompanies a piney/earthy hop nose. quite enticing.

taste is super heavy with malt, but also incredibly powerful piney and slightly citrusy hops. I get a lot of apricot and yeast. just an overpowering DIPA, but I guess that's the point right?

mouth is heavy and cloying, carbonation seems natural. This drinks fairly easy for being so heavy in all aspects. For the money, this is really a solid offering by arcadia.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 00:42:34 | More by naterock
Photo of katan


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, undated

It says to go big or go home. Let's see if it delivers.

A - Pours a dark brown hue. Head formation is slow, but once it appears it is a dirty white color. Light film leftover. Extremely clear inside - no haze, no bubbling.

S - Fruity and piney hop smells - almost oily. Almost orange in some ways. Some malt sweetness in the background.

T - Starts off with a much more potent sweetness and malt backbone than expected. Mid-stream is the bitter balance coming into play, bringing it almost even with the maltiness. Wraps up with a nice solid bitter bite. Aftertaste is dominated by the hop resins sitting on the tongue.

M - For all the ingredients in this beer, it is more light than expected. Has some creamy feel as you roll it around your tongue. As mentioned in the taste, leaves an oily film.

D - For a double IPA, this beer is not as much of an abuse of your palette as others. For that reason, I find this beer to be a more drinkable example of the style.

Not as big or as good as a dreadnaught or a Ruination - but certainly I would put it near that group. I do like it more than the 3F offering. I'd put it next to the flying dog double dog as a balanced but still hoppy bomb.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 22:19:37 | More by katan
Photo of minterro


3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A & S: sweet malts and piney & citrus hops. The smell isn’t too strong but its pretty darn nice smelling. Hazy orange-red colored beer. Off-white head that doesn’t hang around that long

T & M: piney hops come through huge in the taste. Pretty robust, reminds me a lot of hop crisis. Full bodied and smooth going down and then a sharp bit of carbonation hits your tongue. Well backed up malty tones and the body adds a good amount of chewiness to it.

O: very similar to a lot of doubles, but its still really good. I could drink this beer all day! I would also recommend it to anyone, I feel this beer is a bit underrated.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 23:10:25 | More by minterro
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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy brownish orange colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. I can't really tell how much carbonation there is and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a full bodied taste. I can pick up on lots of malts and hops mixed with a caramel sweetness. There are also some notes of pineapple and grapefruit and also some dark fruit flavours. The beer finishes with a bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste.

Drink - The alcohol was well hidden and the beer has a lot of different flavours going on - very complex. I enjoyed this beer and it was worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 17:36:30 | More by spinrsx
Photo of jred98rt


3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2008 00:09:48 | More by jred98rt
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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