Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company
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1.88/5 rDev -49.9%
A - Pours a dark opaque amber. Not too much visible carbonation, half a finger of white head, fairly creamy, and the head fades to a thin layer almost immediately.
S - Mostly malts, some hints of booze. Sweet malts, I read butter in another review, that is definitely in there (couldn't quite place the smell), maybe even hints of leather and some sour yeasts (though I know it doesn't have any). No hops or bitterness at all.
T - Meh. Following with the aroma, not much hops if at all. Very sweet and malty. Not too much alcohol noticeable. Cherry is a flavor that's dominant along with the sweet malts. Not really liking this too much... Peaches, that's what this tastes like. It tastes like a Fuzzy Navel (mixed drink, Orange Juice and Peach Schnapps). The flavor is that of a Fuzzy Navel with some caramel malts brewed into it. No hops, just malt.
M - Medium body, low carbonation, sticky sweet mouthfeel. Finish is cloyingly sweet with a long lingering peach flavor.
O - I have no idea how old this bottle is, I would hope that it isn't fresh because if so, they need to put more hops in for it to even be a Pale Ale. It almost tastes like an IPA that they just forgot to add hops to at all (in the boil and dry-hopping).
10-23-2011 21:12:01 | More by GarrettMD
2.2/5 rDev -41.3%
From bottle, has an area for date notching, but I guess the machine missed this one as nothing is marked.
Pour is dark golden orange, off white head forms and then quickly fizzles out. Appears a little flat, no lacing or carbonation bubbles.
I'm not liking the aromas on this one, pure skunk weed pureed with onions and booze. No citrus presence what so ever, really off putting.
As with the nose, literally tastes like I'm liking the side of a hill. Just overwhelming grass with overbearing alcohol presence on top of it. No balance what so ever, the malt backbone is completely missing in action, as is any lemon and grapefruit. Has a really unpleasant after taste that lingers around as well.
Pretty full bodied, but rather flat with a syrupy consistency. Just not an easy drinker.
I'm only three sips in but I don't think I'll be able to stomach this one, probably a drain pour. Maybe chalk it up to a bad bottle, but I don't think I'll ever trade for another one to really find out.
09-03-2011 18:58:23 | More by mocktm
2.3/5 rDev -38.7%
Received this brew as an extra amongst many others from hoppymeal. This is my first brew from Arcadia and I'm pumped to try it. Drank from my Black Butte Porter pint glass.
Appearance- Pours a chill hazed orange/red with a decent half finger white head. A fairly thin cap stays along with a decent collar that leaves a bit of spotty lacing.
Smell- Plenty of vibrant tropical hops reminiscent of pineapple, apricot and mangos. A bit of bubblegum and cotton candy are present giving it a bit of a candy sweetness. By far the most dominating aspect of this beers nose is the super rich caramel malt.
Taste- Very fruity and sweet with a big apricot bite right from the start that I'm not real sure I like. It seems a bit metallic or something with a very tart citrus middle and sweet cotton candy or bubblegum finish. Oranges and grapefruit are more than present in the finish along with a bit of alcohol. Weird.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thin with a tart metallic sensation, a bit of warming in the finish and light aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- Not a big fan of this one. It's a weird mix between a Barleywine and a DIPA with very metallic/artesian aspect. Needs some tweaking and a bit toned down. Thanks to Derek for the opportunity!
04-11-2008 01:12:03 | More by younger35
2.68/5 rDev -28.5%
12oz bottle poured into a wine glass
A: Hazy tan color, very thin head that quickly disappears.
S: A bit nutty, a bit boozy, nothing really stands out.
T: The hops are noticeable, but don't particularly stand out- not what I expected; this is quite boozy, along with nuts and toasted grain.
M: Medium-bodied & somewhat viscous from the alcohol.
O: I almost wonder if there was a batch of this that wasn't up to par given the recent reviews all of which are below average. I would be curious to try it again at some point, but this particular bottle is not for me.
12-09-2011 05:29:14 | More by ONUMello
2.7/5 rDev -28%
Pours a dark amber with clear brown tones with a firm off white head.
Nose is a "clean" apple cider character with orange and tangerine undertones.
Mouthfeel is medium full with light carbonation and a nice creamy character, all of which is overshadowed by the big assertive and somewhat unique flavor profile.
Flavors are initially shocking since the initial character is a huge sweet, almost orange marmalade flavor. Sweetness tempers to honeyed malt and burnt toast.
Finish is all burnt toast bitter and creamed burnt coffee. A final hit of pine mixed coffee is long lasting and one's final impression. Hard to drink for me based on the big sweet tones that just never leave.
05-01-2011 23:33:17 | More by GRG1313
2.7/5 rDev -28%
A - Pours an impenetrable copper with a slowly forming moderately quickly disappearing white head. Leaves no lacing.
S - A lot of grapefruit and pineapple up front, quite a bit of mango in
the middle and some alcohol on the tail end.
T - Loads of grapefruit at first, followed by some extreme malt, and a bitter alcoholic finish. A bit watery as well and pretty choking.
M - Medium creamy body with almost no carbonation.
O - Overall, this was lacking any true pleasant flavors. Too malty and too much of an alcoholic finish. At $4.99 for a 12oz bottle, i'd pass in the future. A definite disappointment, although I'm not surprised since it's from arcadia. A disaster of an IPA
01-07-2013 08:55:39 | More by SometimesIfart
2.85/5 rDev -24%
The name made me wanna try it, the color looked good, and then everything fell apart. It poors a cloudy orange with head that is minimal and does not persist. The smell is overpowered with alcohol. I know it is 9%, but I have had some great hop concoctions in the same ballpark with no alcohol odor or taste. Hints o' pine are there too. The taste follows suit with the odor, which starts with a weak pine citrus leaving a sharp alcohol flavor on the tongue at the end. I drank the entire 6 pack, but would not buy again.
12-09-2012 03:29:04 | More by edb7
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
Pours a dark amber-orange color with a quickly dispersing white head. The beer looks and pours quite thick. The aroma is very hoppy, full of citrus and pine. The first sip hits you with a pretty sharp bite - very warm and spicy. Big mix of peppercorns, spices, and heavy, dank, hop resin. Slight rubbing alcohol aroma comes out as the beer continues. Some sweeter malts come out at the finish along with more citrus, but the beer leaves a very bitter taste on the tongue. Medium carbonation, and a thick, gritty body.
Very harsh, even for a 9% ABV, the "alcohol" taste is too prominent. Very "spicy" and not so much smooth. Gets worse as the beer gets warmer. I was slightly disappointed in this one, I had much higher expectations. Not my tastes.
10-19-2012 11:40:41 | More by tectactoe
3/5 rDev -20%
Served in a tulip
A - It pours orange/amber with golden highlights. It has an inch of off white head that settles to a skim.
S - The smell is different. The first thing I got was skunk weed. I also got some caramel malt and citrus, but that weed smell in always present.
T - The taste is different, too. I get some metal, caramel malt, and some bitter juniper.
M - Medium
O - This is not a beer in this style that I like. I keep getting these metallic and skunky hops flavors and smells. I hate to say that I don't like a beer from Arcadia, but I do not like this one.
06-16-2012 18:51:26 | More by buschbeer
Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.