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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

901 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 901
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | 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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Photo of hoppymeal
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber in colr with a good size cream colored head that slowly dissipates to a ring. Initial aroma is big on piney-ness with a gin like booziness. There is also a malty sweet aroma in the background that is caramelly and has a little sweet grapefruit. Taste shows some light fruitiness up front which gives way to a good size pine hop bite, some alcohol spice, and a slightly dry finish. As I get into it the raw like pine and alcohol finish becomes creamier and far less dramatic. A nicely balanced big beer from Arcadia, nothing knocking my socks off, but not much to complain about.

Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of athomasPSU
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of EricCioe
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a deep, opaque red with a two finger eggshell head that dies down to almost nothing with no lace. On the nose there is a sweet caramel and toffee note that rides roughshod over the hops, which are deep pine. The caramel seems almost caramelized, or perhaps there is toasted malt mixing in with it. In the mouth the toffee really comes through even more. There is something deeper, too, maybe rum-soaked figs or something like that, more indicative of an English barleywine really, but a pleasant surprise to me. The hops are there but more lingering or simmering than the standard jackhammer treatment. The body is medium, fine, but in the finish there is something just a bit too astringent, maybe some booze, maybe a bit over over-caramelization or something.

Overall, this is a nice DIPA, a welcome break from a style littered with similar tasting beers. If you like a maltier IPA, this is something to seek out.

Photo of jcdiflorio
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.

Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Morakaton
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of beergod1
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at upick6 in Erie PA. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is a touch sweet, orange/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, orange, Smooth malt body. Dry, chewy medium-full body, nicely drinkable. This is a beer that needs to warm up -- both aroma and taste improve substantially as it approaches room temperature. Not as strong as some DIPA's, but a fine one nonetheless.

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of matty
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colored beer with a slowly fading head that stays at once inch.Aroma is hops and grapefruit.Taste is light grapefruit,buttered bresd and light hops.A pretty decent beer that thankfully is not insanely hopped.I would buy again although wouldn't actively seek out.I would recommend to try at least once.

Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Midwest night. Dry-hopped. Awesome evening.

Poured into a wine glass. A dulled, orange-amber color. No head.

Smell is herbal, but mostly just very dank. Spicy yeast. Bittersweet rind on the close.

Flavor is quite resinous & leafy. Grainy bread crust malt. In combination with the surprisingly adequate carbonation & chalky yeast, it make the mouthfeel almost "hairy". Alcohol is not in check. It finishes dry.

Tiny pour & an average result. Maybe not again any time soon.

Photo of ROBSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mark5252
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with small head and decent lace.
Aroma is of floral hops,malts and citrus hints.
The taste is hops,pine and malts.
The feel is medium carbonation and body with mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Excellent brew with good hops and well masked alcohol.
I will have it again and again.

Photo of snansel
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

Photo of IronTom
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.