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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

824 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 23
Gots: 19 | 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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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-22-2011 02:13:59 | More by Another6Pack
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imfrommichigan

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-13-2013 02:30:08 | More by imfrommichigan
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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-09-2013 17:12:15 | More by IronTom
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scooter231

New York

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty looking beer, ruby, copper colored with great poofy head and fabulous lacing. Sticks around forever. A bit cloudy, but when held to the light, clear. Smells hoppy and sour, grassy, but much of the depth is lost. Mouthfeel is pretty good, full and on the chewy side. Pretty good drinkability- alcohol content is well masked and it's flavorful enough, but I've had better.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 11:15:21 | More by scooter231
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-15-2014 03:00:32 | More by jeffwright
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-16-2012 02:58:33 | More by lilnicky068
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2012 16:53:58 | More by rondufresne
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DannyDan

Michigan

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

A. Pours out a copper body with minimal retention, sparse lacing and some carbonation.
S. Has a floral and pine aroma.
T. The taste starts off with a floral hops taste, followed by a hint of citrus and finishes off with some pine. Some sweet malts seem to be in the back throught out to give the beer a nice balance.
M/O. The mouthfeel is a dry, but sticky on the lips feel that is rather easy to drink and good tasting.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 04:00:21 | More by DannyDan
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-26-2014 18:06:59 | More by JIMTRK16
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Brown-orange color, almost non-existent head that circles the top of the glass, slight lacing

S - Piney hop smell with a hint of malty sweetness

T - piney hops up front with a sweet malty backbone, has an aftertaste of alcohol. I really don't like the taste of alcohol in my DIPA's especially considering it is only 8.1%.

M - medium body with a decent amount of carbonation, about what I expect from a DIPA

D - The alcohol flavors I noticed at the end really make this one a little difficult for me to drink. Also this really isn't all that hoppy for a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 00:32:28 | More by jpmclaug
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beerman207

Kentucky

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

A: Cloudy - dark brown - little head left behind - nice

S: citrus, apples?, malt, really good nose

T: Apples again in the taste, some citrus, malt, and just really nice balance

M: medium in the mouthfeel

D; This was easy to drink. Could have these anytime. Overall, a good offering from Arcadia.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:30:32 | More by beerman207
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-20-2012 21:19:57 | More by cynical1027
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-02-2012 21:32:26 | More by mzeld
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lstokes

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:23:37 | More by lstokes
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vtfan77

Virginia

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

A- Fairly dark with a nice red-orange hue and a decent head that sticks around for quite some time.

S- Great hop-forward character with a strong citrus aroma. Caramel malt backs it nicely for a well-balanced smell.

T- Solid hop taste with lots of citrus flavor. The malt is less of a factor here than it was in the taste, but it adds a nice cereal-like flavor and keeps the hops from getting out of hand. Bitterness is fairly strong, but far from overpowering.

M- Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite soft on the tongue.

D- For a Double IPA, this one has very good drinkability. The alcohol isn't particularly noticeable, the bitterness isn't overpowering, and the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. I'd have another... but just one.

Very solid DIPA. I had been disappointed with a couple of Arcadia's beers in the past, but this one redeemed the brewery in my eyes. It's good to have a beer that is assertive enough to be interesting, yet toned-down enough to not overpower. That's how this one is. I'd get it again for sure. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 00:35:16 | More by vtfan77
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-09-2012 21:55:28 | More by JVoyager
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-16-2012 23:02:54 | More by wertschy
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andrewjraab

Michigan

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
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cameraman

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A medium to light amber color, with traces of gold along the sides of the glass. A half inch white head forms, but fades away quickly. The strong fragrance of malt comes out at first, then the combination of citrus and pine comes foward to dominate the aroma. The malt is there at the start, then gradually blends to a grassy, grapefruit, citrus, tobbaco flavors meld together at the end. A medium bodied feel, that after each taste, seem to get heavier on the palate. This is a solid IPA, but it is titled a double IPA. Now there are certain arguements on what makes a double IPA and what does not. But, when I see the phrase, double IPA, I am expecting alot of hop flavor and aroma. This beer seem to not deliver to that expectation.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2007 05:15:55 | More by cameraman
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

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

Pours a dark burnt orance with a nice sized off white head. Very good retention of the head a bit of lace. Interesting nose here, much different than any other IIPA I've had. Toasted malt along with a lot of floral and citrus hops but unlike the familiar grapefruit or orange, theres a strong kaffir lime-like presence. Taste is like a double English IPA. More toasted malt, bit of grapefruit, lemon, and lime, some pine. Not the boldest of Double IPAs, but different than most. Good effort from Arcadia, my fist of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 03:35:42 | More by hckyfn9999
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SupaCelt

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopmouth flowed out of the bomber bottle sporting a fairly deep shade of amber as a colour. Red is an apt description. The gaze through the beer was not a clear one. It is a bit hazy. A spitty off-white head puffed up. It did not make a lasting impression as it turned into pond scum fairly rapidly. The carbonation is low with this one. It is throwing off some impressive splattery splots of lace.

The nose is rife with hop odour as expected. Somewhat of a pointed grapefruit aroma. It also has some overinfused hop vegetable qualities that are verging on earning themselves a classification as off scents. There is definitely something that is not quite appetizing in the nose. Maybe a sourness. Dry hop infestation or some deal. A smidge of funkiness. Hell, I don't know, I just drink em. There seems to be a solid malt profile going on as well.

The taste is nice. Thankfully the nearly off aspect of the nose is not fogging the flavour at all. The hop profile is nice and fresh in the taste. Grass, pine, resin, grapefruit, and dilute orange come to mind. All the while, the malt base is sturdy. This nearly achieves a balance, but it is still coming across as a "big brew" show of brutality in some respects. I do like it that the malts feel like they were doubled up to match the generous hopping. To be truthfull, this isn't really all that bitter with all of the mouthwatering sweetness flooding over the acidic qualities. It is dry. Not desert dry. That sweetness keeps my mouth wet enough to offset this effect.

The mouthfeel is fairly thick. I might be persuaded into saying this is heavy bodied. As mentioned, the malt character is well established and it shows through on the palate.

The drinkability is good for a "big brew." I am not having any difficulties flushing this through for a tour of my insides. I hope my liver approves as much as my taste buds do. Doubtful. This one was a bit of a disappointment. I have one to age, so we'll see what happens. The almost "offity" of the nose has me a bit concerned.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 05:33:13 | More by SupaCelt
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

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
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DaveFL1976

Florida

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

This thing pours with an incredibly frothy, sticky head. The beer itself ain't too hard on the eyes, either. Smell is piney with a bit of citrus hops. There's a fair amount of malt hidden under the hops, too. A nice balance. Taste is on the sweeter side at first. There's heaps of unfermented sugars in here. At 8%, there must have been a huge amount of malt involved in the brewing process. Plenty of hops, too. Mouthfeel is a little thick and sticky, but carbonation is fairly light. It's a yummy beer. More of a sipper than a quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2006 19:14:37 | More by DaveFL1976
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CortexBomb

Michigan

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
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dfried

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was not impressed with this beer. I really like IPAs and DIPAs so I can be a bit critical. This DIPA did not stand out from others for me. The appearance was just an average amber color with an average white head. The smell was very strong, and floral. What the big turn off for me was the taste. I feel what makes a decent IPA is when there is a flavorful malt backbone to provide something other than pure hop flavor, and hopefully a couple types of hops to provide a spectrum of bitterness. I don't know if I got a stale bottle or what but this one didn't do that for me. There was a slight pale flavor if you looked for it in the after taste, but very bitter, mono-flavor, very pine like, more floral than citrus, hop flavor is all I got out of this one. I am a 'hop head' and I like some really hoppy beer, but there were just too many tannis in this beer from the hops, they kind of turned my stomach. This in turn killed its drinkabiliy.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 01:52:52 | More by dfried
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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