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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA

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very good

787 Ratings

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 787 | Reviews: 457 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of jeremyd365


4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This strong brew poured a deep, dark copper with a little thick head and stuck around awhile. It was heavily-bodied and smelled strongly of floral hops. The flavor was indeed a "hop-mouth" and was very strong. It's got a crisp, bitter finish which is strong but not too harsh. Only it's heavy keeps this one from being very drinkable. Definitly milk this one!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2008 20:16:16 | More by jeremyd365
Photo of TurdFurgison


4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2008 23:21:42 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of Baileyuk


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Firstly I am reviewing this as an IPA as I feel that it no way has the bitterness or hops to back up a DIPA. That said it was an awesome experience.

Appearance was great, head and lacing was perfect. Beautiful golden amber color. There was a citrusy smell and hops were definately pn the nose but not overpowering.

For an alleged 76 ibus the bitterness was not overpowering. The malt and hops balance out great.

Medium bodied beer with a great level of carbonation. The drinkability on this was amazing, I would even label it a session beer from drinkability although I am sure the alcohol will get you.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2008 01:11:19 | More by Baileyuk
Photo of drxandy


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 7/8 @ crunchy's in east lansing, 25oz mug, reddish golden color, foamy cream colored head retains well, looks good

smells of a delicious hop blend, light/sweet malt in the background

tastes like super hops on the front, bitter, crisp, refreshing, great blen, mm tasty, very easy to drink, one of my favorite dipas almost immediately, caramel malts?, light alchohol heat, yum!

mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, lingering hops, very drinkable, excellent!

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 17:41:38 | More by drxandy
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2008 01:25:18 | More by fiveo2270
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2008 23:02:55 | More by wabuson
Photo of pershan


4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2008 17:16:11 | More by pershan
Photo of blakesell


3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours an amber gold with no head that rises from carbonation in the glass to a bit of cream on the top. Lacing clings to the sides to the sides of the glass.

Smell- Hops, hops, and more hops. All I catch is hops and garlic. Hops are quite strong and really overpower the malts.

Taste- Hops and garlic upfront iwth solid pale malts. Grapefruit and big clove with hints of pine and cloves. Alcohol is big and coating, spicy and slightly drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, lightly astringent, medium full bodied, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but there are many better DIPA's out there with less of a spicey sticky finish. Not bad, not great either.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2008 18:44:38 | More by blakesell
Photo of HopDerek


4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2008 17:53:19 | More by HopDerek
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
Photo of Kegatron


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap.

Pours a dark amber with a thin off-white head that retains around the edges and with thin wisps across the center. Lacing is good, with thin strands of hop lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is assertive piney hops, fresh citrus character, and a nice backing smell of sweet malts.

The taste is nice piney, biting hops right off the bat mixed with a zesty citrus notes. A backbone of sweet caramel malts is subdued (in comparison to the pine) but is present enough to keep things in check. The mouthfeel is is mediuim bodied with a smooth, creamy feel while not much of the 8% ABV is felt.

A solid DIPA from Arcadia! The hops get to shine but a nice balance with the malts make sure that things don't get too out of hand. Nice drinkibility as well for a beer this size.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 17:32:56 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Deuane


4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 11:49:14 | More by Deuane
Photo of CortexBomb


3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with a modest head. The nose is, as expected, huge on the hops...citrus with hints of spice, quite nice.

The flavour is, again, dominated by the hops...the flavour is heavy on the citrus with herbal tones readily evident. This isn't as abrasive as some of the DIPA beers that I've had though it is still hop dominated. A malty base is definitely present though. Overall decent.

The mouthfeel features plenty of bitters from the hops, and is also decently thick, solid. The drinkability is not an issue, this is not as big as some of the other DIPAs out there though, so that might be playing into it.

Overall: A tasty take on the DIPA, but not as hoppy as some of the stand-outs in the style. I wouldn't go out of my way to find one, but it beats most standard IPAs for my tastebuds.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2007 23:55:02 | More by CortexBomb
Photo of johnmichaelsen


3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap during the Ortino Northside DIPA event.

Don't know quite what to make of this one. It pours a solid orange color and looks pretty impressive. There is good head retention and lacing, with lots of orange citrus on the nose. The orange aroma is actually pretty sweet and I have to say this beer does not smell all that hoppy. On the palate this is very much a light weight DIPA (and frankly really doesn't seem deserving of the name - it's that light). Flavors are pleasant; the beer starts off fairly sweet, but quickly turns very dry, with a real drop off in flavor. The beer has a very light mouthfeel and tastes more like a middle of the road pale ale then a DIPA. Abv. doesn't seem too high, but is still noticeable.

This is a nice beer, but is really nothing special. Doubt I will order this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2007 15:54:51 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of mdm46410


3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Arcadia and poured into a pint glass. This IIPA poured a hazy amber/orange color with a thin beige head that quickly faded away. The aroma of this beer was full of caramel and grapefruit notes. A good amount of hoppiness in the smell. The flavor was mostly citrus hops with a touch of caramel. The mouthfeel was a bit thin for a double. I was hoping for a little more of a resiny look on the sides of the glass. With that said, this is still a solid effort from Arcadia.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2007 15:24:29 | More by mdm46410
Photo of akorsak


2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A tumbler glass served at Capone's.

A: The DIPA has an amber orange color, fairly clear, with a small head that doesn't last long.

S: The aroma is bitter hops, amped up significantly. Citrus notes dominate.

T: The flavor is out of balance. Big oily hops great you up front but never recede to allow for a malty body or any other flavors. The hops are bitter and don't mix well, creating a taste that is a pine-citrus combination that has no clear definition. The lack of focus hurts the taste, as too many things want to stand out but none are able to.

M: The mouthfeel is a big mess of oily pine and citrus hops. If you like big hops that are clearly out of balance, this is for you.

D: I chose this over the Sorachi Ace as my first DIPA of the evening (see my profile for the write-up on Sorachi Ace) and regret it. The flavors never coherently mix and leave a lasting bitterness in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2007 14:43:37 | More by akorsak
Photo of Higravity


3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the brew house in Battle Creek. "Brew Big or Go Home" is the motto the have here and as this was my first of the day I might have gone home after having this one. It pours a nice deep orange bordering on amber with a nice white top that gives some good lacing. A soft nose of mostly cascade-ish citurs and floral hops with some maltyness leaning toward an IPA and not a Barleywine. Wow was I under impressed. The flavor of the DIPA again was closer to and IPA than some out of balance toward a BW, but again this is not quite enough. I am underwhelmed and the only saving grace is that is does have balance and is enjoyable as a APA but a double it falls short.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2007 20:01:25 | More by Higravity
Photo of rabsten

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2007 06:20:00 | More by rabsten
Photo of WVbeergeek


3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've sampled this one trice, and I must say I don't really get it. I like English Ales but if your doing a DIPA do it, you know what I mean. English DIPA doesn't do the style justice let me break it down. Appears a clouded caramel copper tone with a large off white head leaves even speckled lacing around my pint glass. Aromatics consist of caramel and biscuit malts which form a gentle sweet bready tone this is complemented by a tight herbal grassinss with mild citrus hops...this hop profile seems diminished and too mild for the style. Flavors collide with mild alcohol and a sturdy amount of hop bitterness upfront orange peel perfumey flavor that kinda lacquers the tongue other notes of grassy hop action but overall flavor is minimal here not as dimensional and flowing as I would expect. Mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodie moderate carbonation a bit of resinous feel but really does stay on the palate. Drinkability not something I would call sessionable or overbearing on the palate just too many English malts colliding with my beloved American bred Double IPA style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2006 20:48:03 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Parlour in a pint glass.

Medium copper color,reddish hue.a bit cloudy. A slight off-white head.very creamy,lacing down the glass.
Aroma was extremely clean,citusy,piney,an assertive grapefruit aroma.
Slight malt nose with hints of carmell,and a hint of nuttiness.Very inviting,the hop aromas not as pronounced as most of the double ipa's i've had.
Hop tastes dominate the palate piney,citrusy,grapefruit flavors midway throughout the finish.Syrupy with a good carmell overtone balancing out the taste nicely.
A medium mouthfeel,slightly prickly,slick going down,creamy on the palate,swelling the tongue at the finish.
A great tasting beer,very hoppy,awesome aroma.Just a bit lacking compaired to most doubles iv'e tasted.This beer lies somewhere between an excellent pale ale and a double IPA
I could drink this beer all night and would love to. Great drinkablility.
I'll be drinking this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2006 00:30:08 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor,poured from the tap a light copper with a nice creamy top that settled slowly,seemed to me more English IPA in aroma very herbal and minty with a noticable caramel note underneath.Flavors dont really kick ya in the pants like alot of big American DIPA's herbal "green notes with some citrus American hops profile overtop of big caramel,fruity juiced up malt.A very quaffable DIPA, that doesnt curl the tongue,but I ask is that a good thing?A very fine beer at any rate

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2006 22:13:31 | More by oberon
Photo of plaztikjezuz


3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest.
was served a deep copper colored sample with a off white head that was nice and fluffy.
the aroma was very hop spice and citrus.
the flavor was very malty with a good bitterness and of course a perdominant hopsack.
the mouthfeel is very full and creamy.
was a very good beer would order it again. wish the sample was bigger.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2006 01:09:13 | More by plaztikjezuz
Photo of nortmand


4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber pour, slightly hazy. Thin head.

Citrusy American hops dominate the nose. Some light caramel maltiness there too.

Extraordinarily well balanced. Incredibly hoppy, but malty sweetness blends the resiny citrus to a sane level. Residual sweetness is very nice in the face of the overwhelming hops. Leaves a bitter tang on the back of the tongue.

Rich and fuill bodied, yet very refreshing, due to the freshness that the hops add. Sets the standard for "Midwest DIPA."

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2006 18:50:54 | More by nortmand
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival.

A: Amber-bronze in colour, wonderful white head.

S: Citrousy American hops, with some pale malt in the background.

T: Very well balanced. The quality of the malt manages to come through the citrousy hop flavour and bitterness. I really enjoyed the well-rounded flavour of this one. At 8.1%, the alcohol was remarkably well-hidden.

M: Body is on the heavier side of moderate, very smooth, carbonation was moderate.

D: Really good.

I think this was my favourite brew at the fest.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2006 02:18:59 | More by Derek
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 02:59:22 | More by andrewjraab
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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