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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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very good

470 Reviews

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Reviews: 470
Hads: 993
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 19.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 107 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-11-2005

The first in a limited edition, 22oz bottled Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU
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Reviews: 470 | Hads: 993
Photo of ATPete
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12o bottle

HopMouth pours a murky brown color with a bright orange glow about it and a huge sticky tan head. Sweet balanced nose, dominantly of resiny hops. Sweet malt, however, comes through first while tasting, followed by pine, grapefruit, cannabis, citrus peel and a bready yeast character really acts as glue here, balancing and rounding some extreme flavors here. A touch of booze heat on the finish but nothing to discern anyone from another quaff. It sports a less than full body, surprisingly light for its style but this quality adds to its drinkability. Damn good beer, i would session this one.

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Photo of spointon
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on cask at Poor Phil's in Oak Park, IL. Served in a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured a clouded copper orange color with a creamy and dense 1" white head. Good retention shown, with the head taking forever to drop and leaving big sheets of lace down my glass.

S= Has that Arcadia "English-y" aroma coupled with juicy pine and citrus hop notes and some caramel sweetness. Very straightforward and very nice.

T= Very much like the smell. Caramel and biscuity grain flavors came through strong, as did the unmistakable flavor of Maris Otter malt. The hops blanketed everything with a lot of pine and citrus that seemed even fresher and juicier than in the draft version of this beer. Bitterness was solid throughout, without being too puckering. Finished dry and hoppy with a great hoppy aftertaste.

MF= Medium bodied with a slick feel. Carbonation was appropriately soft for a cask ale.

D= Of all the Arcadia beers I've had this is still my favorite and getting it on cask was a real treat. Super fresh and very enjoyable.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a warming glowing-amber color. There’s a big, resiny piney hop nose. The aroma is all hops. Might as well call it hopnose? The flavor has a nice, thick, chewy mouthfeel. It’s piney, oily almost, and coats the mouth with hoppy goodness. Dry and thick without being heavy. Mmmm.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Huge Maris Otter malt and a more than generous amount of fresh hops make this beer memorable", so they tell us. Not which hops, though, or any other information, but let's open it up see, eh?

Big hoppy aroma escapes the bottle and into the atmosphere, right off the bat...nice going...hazy vermillion appearance, with a huge, puffy, off-whitish head. Looks great!...and...

...smells great! Piney first, followed by fruit, a mix of apple and grapefruit, with echoes of cherry and grape, and peppery spices whispering away behind them. Quite a treat for the nose! I rather enjoy it.

In the mouth, the juicy hop blitz mounts an assault, accompanied by massive amounts of bitterness. It sloshes about a bit, then fades amiably back. With each new sip, a blast of fruity flavor, with bracing bitterness, but unstoppable taste. Most ample body, quite sufficient to hold up the hops, and a firm texture, long, delicious, hoppy finish.

Abv is ungiven, unknown, but it's starting to roar up on me, after only half a glass.

Quite a sunny, friendly, extra-delicious brew, this one, and it reminds me a bit in the taste of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, and then, at times, it doesn't.

Bright and tasty, this Hopmouth...quite nice.

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Photo of deejaydan
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Wow, first, I think I'd call this more a Double English IPA, I don't get the freakish overload of citrus notes off of this beer that I do off of other double IPAs.

Pours a pretty clear ambers, with a decent head retention. Lacing was pretty impressive as well. I get a slightly piney aroma here, some grassy and earthy notes as well. Taste is *gasp* balanced, tons of malts supporting the hops. Some grapefruity notes appear with the malts, but not an overload of them. Mouthfeel is amazingly thick and rich. Carbonation is just there, not overwhelming, and a good supporting player. I think we need more Double IPAs like this one.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

hopmouth double ipa poured a dark amber color with a small head. it smelt of hops and nothing else. it had a very strong taste of hops and nothing else. it is tough to drink as like most double ipas. overall a grea beer. a ipa lover would love this beer.

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Photo of 1fastz28
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like alot of the DIPA's i've had recently, has a cloudy orange color but this one has a massive white head that laces exceptionally. the smell is stronger though, tons of hops dominate it, its awesome. you'll have to excuse me but 2 bombers is alot for me and i'm starting to get a bit tipsy. the taste is at first bitter, but with a more drinkable piney hop flavor. laces very well, just is a very full and rich beer, i think i'm starting to fall madly in love with DIPA's

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Photo of caminiti
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at half-time in Poughkeepsie and drinking right now, pouted into my trusty road pint glass (stolen, of course) a reddish, hazy, with a slight head that almost immediately went away but does leave lacing. Smells more of malt than hops, and a bit sweet, taste is bitter, like myself, and a bit toned down for a double IPA. lightly carbonated and very drinkable.

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Photo of Sephiroth
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with decent head, the body is amber. Aroma of Marris Otter, as indicated on the label, with piny, resinous hops.

I am probably biased from the start in favor of any IIPA I haven't had, and this one is no different. The malt starts to balance the hops, but doesn't succeed. This isn't sweet like many IIPAs. The hops taste fresh, wet, and piney. Creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel, with high drinkability.

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Photo of thistle3189
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: the head retention and lacing were better than I have seen on most anything nice copper blond color.
S: Defiantly some hops
T: good Hoppyness but not over powering for a double IPA fruit, cheery notes and some alcohol heat.
M: Nice and big
D: I could drink a few before the alcohol catches up with me.

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Photo of granger10
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first "Big Beer Series" offering from Arcadia.

Crimson orange in color with a large airy head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is minimal at best.

Aroma begins with zesty bitter orange peel but soon pine sap is what I'm getting most. Honey and herbal notes reside along the pineyness.

Taste has more of a bready malt base, almost like Hawaiian sweet breads. But that's almost all the extent of the malts. Hops are prevalent and abundant in this beer. Quite resiny and fruity. Lower acidity and some more herbal flavors. Really quite fruity though but not citric. Alcohol fusels are definitely noticeable but they add an element of heat which the less acidic, more refined hops need. Finish is all bitter hops without the high alpha acids.

This is a great British DIPA. The hops come through and are used brilliantly. Screw the malty balance, there's just enough to let the hops shine and coat the mouth. Get some.

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Photo of champ103
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber red color. Darker than most DIPA's. A two finger white head forms with really good retention. Some nice sticky lace is left behind as well.
S: Big citrus hops up front. Lots of spicy aromas as well that I really enjoy. Some passion fruits of pineapple and even some mango. Lots of bread/biscuit aromas to balance everything else out perfectly.
T: Follows the nose. Up front is a nice citrus flavor. Though there is incredible depth of flavor. A big spicy character that I love. Passion fruits of pineapple, and lots of balance with the bread/biscuit flavor. Tons of hops, but not over done bitterness, which is awesome.
M/D: A medium to full body. Incredibly crisp, dry, clean, and smooth. Very easy to drink. I had a pint and could have easily had more.

A really well done DIPA. A ton of hop character without the overbearing bitterness or syrupy resin character. Arcadia knows how to make DIPA's. Well at least the types that I like. I love it, and highly recommended.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best DIPAs I've had, Arcadia's HopMouth is an impressively bold brew. Heavy on the malt as well as the hops, this erupts with flavors, is full-bodied, and sweet and sour. It poured nicely out of the bottle, providing two fingers of frothy off-white head atop a cloudy, reddish-orange--almost like cider in color--body. The head latticed itself artfully around the mug. The aromas and taste were complex, loaded with fruits, a floral smell for certain. Orange, apricot, and cherry accosted my olfactory and palate, and the taste had a prominent malt flavor that was deep and a touch sour to accompany the caramel, but not in an overbearing way. The sour taste stuck with me, lessening the mouthfeel a bit, but this was a very impressive beer overall. Maltier and smoother than most DIPAs, this still assails the tongue with a good deal of hop grit that I have come to know so much, and love to much.

I'd certainly grab another sixer or two of these, and having this piqued my interest in other Arcadia products. A terrific find.

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Photo of ironlung
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extra in a trade with AVdeuph. Thanks Alex!

A: Cloudy honey/orange. White head. Nice Lace.

S: Citrus/floral Hops, and some notes of carmel malt sweetnes.

T: Great Balance! Hops hit up front followed by a nice backing. Can't make out any alcohol except for the warming that comes halfway thru the beer.

M: Nothing out of place. Very refreshing for such a "big" beer.

D: Very high. A well done beer that can get you in trouble with that 8+% so well hidden.

Overall: An easy drinkin' double IPA that hides the abv all to well behind a nice balanced taste. Wish they sold this around here, I'd get more for sure!

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle
8.0% ABV
I tried this beer on August 30, 2007 at the 'Beer Bistro' in Toronto. The price is not a mis-print, I really did pay $20.00 for a beer. The beer poured a muddy brown into the glass with a small tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was very hoppy...VERY hoppy with some perfumy and floral scents. Almost bubble-bath like. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with some mild carbonation. The flavour was hoppy and very spicy with some lingering bitterness.

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Photo of pershan
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This had a very good smell when first poured. I liked the darker color. The hoppy taste is something that I really enjoy. I have found that I like a more hoppy beer that plays with the taste buds now that I stopped smoking a few months back. This is a good beer I can get much easier in Michigan. I wish that the better beers would be easier to get.

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Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

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Photo of rabsten
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fatheads, Pittsburgh.

Clear, glowing copper/amber, thin but solid head, good lacing.

Citrusy pop of hops, with balsam and pine notes. Malt lingers in background.

Tastes like a DIPA should. Lots of hops and malt. Big beer but well balanced.

Slightly astringent in the mouth, but overall very drinkable. Alcohol content kinda rears its head too, towards the end. Still, a good, drinkable beer.

Bottom line: Excellent representation of the double IPA style. Also very good in a bottle.

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Photo of hermesch
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a thick copper with a strong retaining head. Nice, spotty lacing coating.

Smell: Citrus and super piney! A sign of good things to come...

Taste: A hoplover's delight...hops all around with a sweet pine resiny touch at the end. A nice grapefruit bitterness accompanies the hops...the drink finishes with a bite.

Mouthfeel: Less slick and cumbersome than most DIPAS...a light and refreshing mouth presence.

Drinkability: mmmm..highly quaffable...be careful...have fun...this DIPA is one of the best!

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B plus my ass. This a a great DIPA!

appearance: nice red amberish color

smell: loaded hop aroma

taste: loaded IPA, wonderfully balanced. maybe better than 90 minute.

mouthfeel: meduin bodied and blanaced feel

drinkability: overall a great beer and one of the top DIPAS on the market

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Photo of mentor
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to see my buddy trbeer while on holiday and got a bomber of this in trade. Thanks for the opportunity! Pours a 1.5 finger caramel/tan-brown head over a slightly cloudy red-brown liquid. Smells citrus hoppy, alcoholic, and caramel...all this just during the pour. To the nose...citrus pith is clean. Grapefruit clean lemon. A wet malty sugar sweet. Tastes wonderful. Not a flavor bomb, this is delicate and subdued. Hop bitter is present with some rough cohumulone character that mixes with arough alcohol. Not a completely like a cheap vodka alcohol, but it does have an edge of that roughness. Malt sweet is tame beneath the hop flavor and just serves as a mildy fruity backdrop that supports the hops. Some caramel, but more fruity like dried apricots. Hop flavor is oranges and a drying pith. A bitter and dry oil mouthfeel that increases in intensity as the beer warms. The beer has a wonderfull smooth creaminess that is countered by a dry finish. The hop bitter becomes more intense as I got farther into the beer almost becoming a brutal abuse of my tongue.

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Photo of InandOutBeerGuys
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aged in a dirt floor cellar for about 9 months...then into the fridge overnight.

Good God Man!

Poured in a beer clean, regular old 16 oz tumbler, and if I were able, I'd have shrunken myself and crawled right up on that pillowy head & went to sleep-at least for about 10 or 15 minutes , as it hung around that long just tempting me-but I had patience- it was too cold when poured and I wanted to taste every bit of this beauty. With a nutty brune color & a toffee tan head it sure was a pretty pint.

And hey it lived up to expectations, perfect balance, nice spicy aroma, backed up with a peppery bite, slight citrus notes & sweet malty backbone. I loved every drop of this one and must go on every hopheads hit list. Still quite Drinkable for a Big IPA because its the understated BALANCE that makes a hoopy brew great, and my friends, this one is.

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.