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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
86
very good

884 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

barnzy78, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

brewpubbung, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

rjvanston, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

fmccormi, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a hazy, copper orange color with 1/2 finger of pale tan head. Some retention and lace.

S: Sherry, caramel and spice. Not very IPA-like, but really good.

T: Caramel up front, but then moves to a bitter pine that slowly fades back to the caramel, with both lingering in the aftertaste. Overall more of a hoppy barleywine than a Douple IPA, but still good. Bit of alcohol on the finish as well. Halfway through the glass, a little cola joins in.

M: Not too heavy, smooth with nice oil.

O: Couldn't find the freshness info on the label, so wondering whether this is past its prime. Doesn't taste bad, but coming across more as a barleywine than a double IPA. Regardless, a pleasant beer and one I'd be happy to buy again. First beer from Arcadia, and eager to try more.

AmericanGothic, Nov 10, 2011
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 biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, booty from a trip last month to Detroit.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of dense foamy pale beige head, which leaves but a few thin streaks of lace around the glass upon its demise. It smells sweet, sweet, sweet - sweet grapefruit and orange hops, sweet bready caramel malt, and sweet fuck-all else. The taste is leafy, kind of musty citrus hops, bready caramel and cereal grain malt, and a simmering edgy booziness. The carbonation is moderate, if a bit underwhelming, the body medium weight, and walking the line between agreeably smooth and tangentially cloying. It finishes rather off-dry, the sweet (one beat this time) bready malt given a pretty good run by some latent sassy, yet still grade-school bitter grassy, somewhat metallic hops.

While doing a bang-up job of sublimating the DIPA-worthy ABV, more care should have been attributed to the character of the big malt/hop interplay - this just seems kind of phoned in. Not bad, some hopeful good points, but not something I would seek out again.

biboergosum, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of climax
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hopefully I will have a mouth full of hops when this one has completed it's transition to my face. The pour didn't yield much of a head, more big bubbles than anything. The color is a rich coppery red, cloudy as can be.

I feel like a kid again after taking my first whiff. The initial passion fruit sweetness is packed full of fruit snack and bubblegum flavors. After I sit and try to make sense of a perplexing aroma, I realize I can't detect any alcohol or harshness, from chilled to room temp. Ripened fruit, toasty caramel, and wood all dance the floor.

This almost drinks like a barleywine, the malt profile seems so sophisticated with sweet and toasty flavors I almost forget the hops. Overripe fruit and oak cement my feelings that this may be a tad bit past the date for a DIPA. There is no date on the bottle for me to verify. Nonetheless, the bitterness is there, it's just not the citrusy grapefruit bomb I was anticipating, and it is well challenged by everything else going on.

The body is medium, but the feel is confounding. The carbonation has no inhibitions; it starts crisp and begins to leave a cottony sensation. A chalky yet resiny earthy aftertaste that lingers for infinity.

As far as a DIPA goes... I'm not sure I'm convinced by the hop profile. Perhaps it's the age of the beer (unknown), but I am sure that I like it. The ease in which the alcohol is masked is impressive, as well as the maturity of the backbone. Whatever phylum, genus, or species this one falls in to.... it's good.

climax, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at hopcat CBS day. Oh what a day!

A-clear caramel body with good carbonation

S-sweet hop smelling but still very malty

T-never lived up to the smell. Exactly like the smell but more watered down

M- medium body and smooth

O-good beer but nit at the price it demands

brew3crew, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Hopcat. Served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark amber, almost brown with a nice film ring around the edges. Splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Great grapefruit and pine shine right away with a very integrated malt backbone.

T: The taste is just as balanced as the nose. The caramel malt shines upfront, but then gives way to a nice sweet tropical fruit and there is a little resiny hop on the backend.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a bitter pine finish left on the palate.

O: A very solid offering from Arcadia. Very well balanced and would like to have again.

Treebs, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It pours dark amber bordering on copper in color. It has an inch of beige head.

S - I get a balance of caramel malt and citrus hops.

T - My first taste was resiny with piney grapefruit. As I drink more the malt seems to come forward more.

M - Moderate with low carbonation

O - It seems to be a well balanced double with malt and plenty of citrus and pine to round it out.

buschbeer, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of lstokes
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly dark pour with a lot of pine smell. I found it very complex on the front of the tongue--floral, citrus, caramel--but somehow in the finish there's an overwhelming bitterness which almost seems to be drying out your throat. I can't recommend it over the long haul with that finish... damn! I forget all the good tastes on the front because of that finish. Probably won't buy again.

lstokes, Sep 15, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle from a mixed 6pak into my 12oz beer glass -

Appearance - Poured a nice finger of thick lite amber head. Color is a deep copper, slightest bit of haze

Smell - Whoah! Big grapefruit, pine (and spice?) right when I opened the bottle. More of the same from the glass, with more sweetness in the nose from the glass.

Taste - Wow, big hops going on here. Hop flavors are big yellow grapefruit and pine, with a little of the earthy and grassy flavors coming long into the finish. A nice muted honey/carmel sweetness plays in the background, barely keeping the hops in check. I'm getting a little dryness and alcohol in the finish too.

Mouthfeel - Medium carb makes this very drinkable, and somewhat smooth. Sweetness in the center of the tongue, carb crispness on the sides, citrusy hoops cover the tongue, with bitter, dry pine at the back of the tongue. Hops are lingering and chewy between sips.

Overall - This is a very hop-forward DIPA imho. I prefer a little more sweetness in my DIPAs, but those who like strong hops will love this. I am really enjoyng this actually, and will buy it occasionally when I'm in the mood to assault and destroy my tastebuds with big chewy hops - give this one a try - this ale is perfectly named.

blackcompg, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of bminor7
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz from Hoosick. Brewed 9/13/10, so just about a year old, which is not good.

Looks: a fairly turbid amber brown. there is some good foam retention. not a lot, but enough to look good

Whiff: mmm, reminds me of first time I had Unearthly. it has faded a little, but all the hints are still there.

Yum: unngh, this is why it's good to keep a beer inventory so you know what's more ephemeral. there is a loss of flavor, assumedly. but I would consider this a great DIPA to have a few of. it's not overbearing in the flavor department, but it is tasty enough and the alcohol is camouflaged enough to make it rather well-rounded. not a stellar example, but not a bad one either, and note that Arcadia has made a much better label for this bottle, replacing the gaelic gnome 11th grade art project.

Slurp: OK. there is a crisp refreshingness here that is odd, but, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: try it, you'll like it, but it's not the best in the category.

bminor7, Sep 09, 2011
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.

Holland, Sep 07, 2011
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 CFHMagnet
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured pretty aggressively and only got a flimsy looking half finger of head. This dissipated to a ring in a minute or so, but my disappointment in the head was offset by the delicious looking deep chestnut coloration of the body.

S. Good stuff, the malt is stronger than expected and well complimented by citrus and pine hops. I get faint hints of caramel in the background as well.

T. Interesting mix of hops, both subdued pine and citrus and a strong malt flavor. Strong bitter, but disappointingly not as strong as I was expecting.

M. Creamy. Light carbonation does what it can to push this beer down. Sticky and drying at the same time.

CFHMagnet, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: pine, grass, hops, caramel, malts

taste: pine, hops, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: not a bad DIPA just not great. Glad I got to try it.

Cheers,l
The CPJ

THECPJ, Aug 02, 2011
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.