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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

912 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 33
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-11-2005

The first in a limited edition, 22oz bottled Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU
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Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
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 TypsiYpsi
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Mark5252
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
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 Lawl3ss
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date

Look- Hazy caramel, medium amber and completely opaque. Three fingers of dense frothy head, nice lacing. At first I assumed the haze was due to a heavy dry hop schedule, but by the time it hit room temp it was transparent, so I'm going to say excess protein played a part as well.

Smell- Bright mango-tangerine and toasted coconut. Takes on a sweeter, almost gingersnap-like toasted spicy aroma as it warms.

Taste- Intensely and richly flavored. Buttered toffee sweetness barely keep the hops in check, and it swings across the bitter-sweet spectrum through the sip, coming off as reasonably balanced in the end. Unfortunately, it's quite buttery, and although not particularly offensive alongside the other flavors, I'm not a fan. Finishes with a touch of dark toasted biscuit and lingering grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation comes out on the sip, oily texture. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall- I see where this could be an excellent beer, but I hope that every batch doesn't come out like this. It doesn't appear to be skunked, so I'm going to have attribute the issues to Arcadia. I'll definitely give it another chance sometime, however, as it could be great.

Photo of climax
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
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 StlHopHead77
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a surprisingly,clear amber with a thick,bone-white,two finger crown that left moderate sudsy lace.

S-Nutty,caramel malt,soft pine and slightly overripe citrus.Kind of malt forward for the style.It's actually smelling a little English(IPA).

T-Caramel malt,baked brown sugar,muted citrus and dull pine.Hop bitterness is there but hop flavors are lacking.

M-Slightly resinous and medium bodied with a lasting bitter "feel".The effect of the bitterness lingers but is not strongly tasted.

D-Not my favorite example of the style.A little bit of a letdown.

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of khiasmus
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This one has been aged for at least a year, which may have changed the flavor... I don't know what it tastes like off the line, but I would recommend aging, because this is wonderful.

A- Slightly cloudy. Deep, rich amber, like the kind they make dinosaurs out of. Some strange black particles in the bottom...?

S- Hoppy, and malt too, that comes in to almost balance... smells wonderful.

T- Okay. Slightly metallic, but hoppy and the malt balances... It's really good, but simply not as good as the nose.

M- Somewhat thin, actually. Smooth, clean, but a little more watery than i expected.

D- I could drink this for hours. cheers.

Photo of PaulyB83
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No idea how old this bottle is. You'd think a brewery as old as Arcadia would invest in a bottle dater. It was kept in a cooler though so that is a plus.

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

A- Quite a bit of chill haze but cleared up nicely to reveal a deep amber, two finger white head.

S- Smells like an old ipa to me, not very bright hops. most floral with some earthy spice, little bit of grapefruit and orange, pretty caramel malty aroma as well.

T- Tastes kinda old too, medium bitterness, grapefruit, floral, caramel malts.

M- Medium typical lower ABV DIPA territory.

O- Like pretty much all of Arcadia's stuff it this is disappointing. Nothing distinguishing in the hop profile, pretty much your typical Sierra Nevada hop profile. Will have this on tap sometime to see if it's better though.

Photo of Nickls
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at d.b.a in NYC.

A - Murky brown with some hints of orange in color. Nice creamy, sticky off-white head.

S- Cedary hop aroma combined with semi-sweet malt aromas.

T- Definitely hop bitterness up front, but not overpowering as often expected with the style.

M- Syrupy, thick mouth-coating feel. Since it was on cask, not much (if any) carbonation.

D- Very drinkable in terms of balancing hop assertiveness with a lot to the malt backbone. Not nearly as overwhelming as other DIPAs that I have had in the past. Really interesting, but not beyond outstanding brew.

Photo of phisig137
2.56/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium amber copper color, with a two finger head. Nice retention leaves behind an adequate amount of lacing, and a creamy blanket over top of the glass.

Aroma is hoppy, but with a distinct butterscotch aroma as well. Alcohol is also fairly volatile and solvent like.

Flavor is not so hot. Thin, insipid malt character, with again, loads of butterscotch. Hoppiness is limited to bitterness on the finish, almost no flavor or aroma. Hot alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, although a little thin. Drinkability is not so great.

Diacetyl bomb.... I'd avoid this one. Poorly made product from a bad recipe to start with. I won't be buying it again.

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

poured hazy amber. good aroma, carbonation and head. tastes good with decent hops. i had not had anything from arcadia before so i was pleasantly surprised with this beer.

good lacing down the glass and nice dry finish in the mouthfeel.

give it a try!

suckem up and movem out

giblet

Photo of Magpie14
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: three very complementary colors fusing together: copper, some reds, and a strong splash of orange. A good blanket of creamy ecru colored foam rests atop with comfortable dabs and streaks of lacing. Very tasty looking

S: nose holds plenty of toasted malts with ample hops. The balance between the two is nice. Considering the brewery I would have expected no less. They like the best of both worlds

T: snappy bitter hops and sweetly toasted malts. The hops have a grapefruit and lemon sort of piney resinous character. The malt bill is very sweet and sticky (toffee nut and maybe a pinch of dark fruit). A pretty good blend of flavors going on.

Considering other DIPA's I find the malt profile a smidgen to strong...not a bad thing though as it's still super quaff-able

M: medium to strong carbonation. Plenty of bitter and sticky in the finish. Body is medium in feel with some chunky notes

O: i super like it. A great brewery and great beer. Much of what Arcadia does I like and enjoy very much so. Easy to drink

Photo of Higravity
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Photo of Bustersuess
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Sparty55
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of salinasa
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of shbobdb
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We need more Imperial IPAs like this. It reminds me of *gasp* Three Floyd's Dreadnought. Sure, it doesn't taste like Dread, but the same elements are there. It has a solid malt backbone with a full (for a IIPA) body and nice carbonation coupled with hit-you-over-the-head-hops. A strong english presence in the nose and flavour, while the bittering hops cleanse the palatte for the next swig. There is just enough alcohol to accentuate the hops without overpowering them.
A masterpiece. Plain and Simple. If you like the style, buy this guy.


That said . . . there is something missing here. I don't know what it is, but I have a vague, unfullfilled feeling as I finish this beer. I can't tell you what it is, but something is missing. There is a hole in this beer that I can't put my finger on. It is a hole that most IIPAs suffer from, so I won't judge it harshly for it, but I just want to know what it is. I don't know what it is, but it is very pronounced in this beer.

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

Deep copper colour, hazy, one finger beige head, foamy with nice lace. Smells of citrus rind, orange peel, tropical fruit blend. Taste - a real hop and malt delight, great balance, acidity well in synch, malty presence and tart, white grapefruit finish. With air, more malt to the fore. Wispy surface remains with thick ring and sheet lace, alcohol reasonably well hidden. Lively taste and mouthfeel, a really nice blend of malt barley and northwest hops, refreshing. A must have for a hop head, a DIPA I could drink everyday.

Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.