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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
85
very good

857 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | 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 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.

TheHoppiest, Oct 22, 2010
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.

shanblur, Aug 09, 2011
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.

DCon, Nov 23, 2011
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.

TwelveOunces, May 13, 2012
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.

frazbri, Jan 31, 2007
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.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 08, 2010
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

in780, Jan 07, 2011
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.

naterock, Feb 06, 2009
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.

katan, Nov 28, 2008
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.

minterro, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
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.

spinrsx, Mar 02, 2011
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.

jred98rt, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arcadia HopMouth pours a light orange-ish gold with a bubbly, soapy head and solid lace. This beer exhibits fine clarity.

Aroma is of fruity, floral, juicy hops.

Taste follows the nose with a nice fruity hoppiness bordering on pineapple with just enough malt sweetness to balance. In fact, the hops arent nearly as overpowering as other beers in this style. I found the juicy hops to be right in line with a sweet honey malt character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a lingering hop oil finish.

This is a great double IPA in my book. Not over the top, everything is balanced very well. I would not hesitate to try this again sometime.

Stinkypuss, Oct 14, 2009
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 LloydDobler
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into traditional pint

Pours a hazy rust color with a thin, delicate, cream colored collar of foam.

Mild herbal, citrus-fruit nose.

This is where it got me. It was maltier than, and not as hop-forward, as expected. A bit of honey with all the citrus characteristic that I had smelled earlier, but the malt had mellowed this into an easy drinker.

It felt smooth on the tongue with the slight bubbly finish(surprising due to the lack of initial head)

Not just "good for what it is", it's just plain good.

LloydDobler, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my Imperial pint glass. Appears a hazy, dark copper with an inch of fluffy, off white foam. Smells of piney and citrusy hops. Lemon and grapefruit flavors come through as well as bitter hops and slightly sweet malt. This beer has a rather thick body with enough carbonation to match. Hides the alcohol well and went down really smooth. A solid effort.

ClockworkOrange, Feb 12, 2007
Photo of dickroop
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured it into a pint tumbler, enjoyed the bronze woody color, haziness, and fine, creamy-tan head that left ample lacing. The smell was a floral citrusy combination with piney and earthy tones and the phenolic aspect I associated with English-style hopping.

The taste is musky, sweet, a lot of toasted malt, restrained hops. A gray bitternes hits the mid palate and lingers to a slightly sticky and bitter finish. There's a good sourish tang to it. Mouthfeel is medium- to full-bodied, the alcohol is well concealed.

On the bottle, it reads "Premium English 2-row malted barley, premium Pacific Northwest hops". But then again, its made in Battle Creek, Michigan (home of Kelloggs?), and I gotta wonder what they know about NW hopping... This brew succeeds as a DIPA, but the hops are far too muted for my (hophead) tastes. Drinkability is so-so, because it's tasty but not the taste I want in a DIPA. I won't get it again, but I wouldn't turn it down either. I'd love to sample it fresh on tap.

dickroop, Jun 07, 2009
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 scofielj
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper color that was very cloudy. poured with a thick off white head.

S: Floral hops with some pine.

T: Piney taste was tronger than the citrus but both were there.

M: Light to medium bodied, with light carbonation.

D: Even with the big hop presence I found this very drinkable.

scofielj, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of Beertracker
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA pours up with ample carbonation that creates a craggy, creamish-white head that sits atop a hazy, dark copper to orangish-amber body. Good lacing, but head retention is lacking. The slightly earthy aroma shows some piney, woodsy hops that dominate over the toasted, caramel maltiness. Hint of alcoholic warmth. The flavor starts off with a solid graininess with some sweet caramel character with hints of toasted bread, saltine crackers, wafer, etc... which gives way to a marked bitterness that delivers a bold, pungent, bittersweet finish that seems unbalanced. Bold & warming! Here's to Arcadia's Brew Crew and their Big Beer Series. Don't be a HopMouth!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Beertracker, Apr 10, 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 meathookjones
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber body with a tall light tan foamy head that left scant speckles of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of bitter citric hops. Light piney notes over a lightly sweet caramel malt base. Flavor starts off with a mild sweet caramel before being covered by bitter grapefruit hop notes. Some earthiness and biscuit malts add more depth to the taste. Some ringwood yeast notes are in there as well. Finishes with a dry bitterness. Nice thick body that’s pretty smooth and works with the flavor. Good solid DIPA overall but the ringwood notes didn’t seem to fit in that well.

meathookjones, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

VDubb is persistent. At least he got us a good beer. It pours a rather dark ruby brown topped by a half-finger at best of off-white foam. The nose comprises red and white grapes, red and...not-red...grapefruit, and a fairly strong contingent of toffee. The taste is of smooth citrus and pine (trust me, smoothness is tastable) joined by some nice, sweet caramel. The body is medium, with no real carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a nice DIPA, not the best around, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

TMoney2591, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong hops, slight yeast, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops, slight roasted malt, sweet malt, and yeast. Overall, good blend, body, aroma, and drinkability.

Tone, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Firkin at the South Philly Taproom, served in a 10oz glass

A murky burnt orange body with bits of suspended yeast and a creamy, sticky off-white head. Loads of dots and lines of lace.

Pine needles and spruce leap out of the glass and assault the nostrils. Slight floral hops linger underneath with a sweet toasted caramel aroma.

Bitterness up front, then a mild malt sweetness. The finish is of evergreens, spicy hops and bitterness. A pretty bitter IPA, but balanced out nicely. The sweetness of the malt really complements the bitterness well.

Thick and creamy due to the cask, but it wasn't all that impressive.

This beer is pretty well-balanced which makes it rather drinkable.

ColForbinBC, Mar 10, 2009
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.