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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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860 Ratings

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 28
Gots: 35 | 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 ne0m00re
2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Amber rusty orange, it poured with a cream head that died to a film and leaves lacing.
S: Rosemary, piney hops which come off kind of musty and resiny with underripe fruit and bread.
T: Underripe fruit, green apple, resiny hops with a musty bitter finish. I'm not really impressed by this one.
M: The carbonation is too crisp and frothy, while only slightly syrupy.
D: Only OK. The hops come off as too harsh.

ne0m00re, May 18, 2010
Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

DWolf, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of jeffwright
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
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."

nortmand, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of robbyc1
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on cask at the Bling Pig in Champaign.

A beautiful orange clearish look with a soft white bubbly head as expected from a cask.

Light hop nose with malt backbone, really made for cask like this.

Full malty front with the soft hop attack at the back, much like the smell. Good full mouthfeel, easy drinker but the high alcohol makes it hard to keep up, seek it out on cask if you can.

robbyc1, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of blitz134
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark caramel body with some red hints to it. Light beige/off-white head. Not much head on the pour and didn't last too long, finished with small clumps of bubbles on the top.

Aroma is strong with caramel malts with hints of honey. Hops come through with strong floral notes and a bit of pine resin. Could be a bit stronger.

A very malty body which balances well with the hops. A bit of the sweet caramel malts come through with some biscuit. Hops are floral mostly with resin coming through again, much like the aroma except more bitter. A well balanced beer. Also has a touch of butteryness, but not strong enough to be a turn off. A bit of alcohol warmth comes through as well. This has a nicely crafted taste, but it could be a bit more forthcoming.

Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, but still has an oilyness to it making it a bit slick on the tongue. This is a very drinkable brew. Nicely hopped but balanced well with a full body.

Thanks to gaisgeil for the opportunity.

blitz134, Jan 09, 2006
Photo of salinasa
4/5  rDev +5.5%

salinasa, Mar 18, 2012
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.

blakesell, May 06, 2008
Photo of Eastside151
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Eastside151, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Davit, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of 1fastz28
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like alot of the DIPA's i've had recently, has a cloudy orange color but this one has a massive white head that laces exceptionally. the smell is stronger though, tons of hops dominate it, its awesome. you'll have to excuse me but 2 bombers is alot for me and i'm starting to get a bit tipsy. the taste is at first bitter, but with a more drinkable piney hop flavor. laces very well, just is a very full and rich beer, i think i'm starting to fall madly in love with DIPA's

1fastz28, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of JIMTRK16
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

lilnicky068, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of AlMarzo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

AlMarzo, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of FightingEntropy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured on site with a nice an appropriate sized off white head that lingered a bit down the side. Amber ale with copper and gold highlights. BIG, grassy smell right off the top--smells almost like a fresh hop ale--big fruit and citrus, grapefruit, hoisted on top of a strong, biscuit malt backbone (maris otter in description). Clean and simple base with a big hop on top that's a bit out of balance--but it's a DIPA. Full hop bit on the back side with a slightly pine and a woodsy resin finish. Nice, but grassiness and back end astringency builds too much for me--unless you really like chewing on your hops as you drink.

FightingEntropy, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev +5.5%

carlmoberg, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of ghostwalker
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, cloudy reddish-golden. Thick, interesting off-white head.

Nose is tart and crusty hops with an underlying sweet maltiness.

Flavor is rich and creamy, dominated by hops, but with an almost peachy-sweet malt backbone. Creamy and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is creamy and tooth-stripping, my favorite IPA combo.

Drinkability is good, even better on cask, but that is another review entirely...

ghostwalker, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of Sparty55
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Sparty55, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of rondufresne
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

rondufresne, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +5.5%

AGust82, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of snansel
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

snansel, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of imfrommichigan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

imfrommichigan, Sep 13, 2013
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 alostplot
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

alostplot, Aug 25, 2014
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.