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Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Hop RocketArcadia Hop Rocket

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BA SCORE
85
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bashiba on 12-28-2007)
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-24-2014 11:52:33 | More by clfrost
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Tracker83

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.3%

03-22-2014 22:41:05 | More by Tracker83
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

5/5  rDev +33.3%

03-20-2014 11:25:50 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-17-2014 23:31:47 | More by Jnet0125
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AaronGreenman

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

03-17-2014 05:24:25 | More by AaronGreenman
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with slight yellowish off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of pine, herb and grapefruit. In the taste, grapefruit, resin, sap and a sweet caramel like malt. A bit of alcohol is noticed. Medium bodied, well carbonated brew. Overall, a solid double ipa that gets the job done.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 18:42:47 | More by Stinkypuss
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Havbeer

Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Arcadia hit the nail on the head with this one. I ordered a pint of this beer at the local tavern, and asked for a second. The color was light and clear with about a finger and a half of head . . . and then a taste . . . and POW!!! Hop Rocket lit up my taste buds like no other Arcadia beer has before. I will be looking for this one in the bottle. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 00:00:36 | More by Havbeer
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-04-2014 01:02:26 | More by FightinIrish88
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

02-28-2014 16:33:25 | More by ToddHolder
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-26-2014 18:05:55 | More by JIMTRK16
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 15:59:40 | More by JohnnieNepal
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-21-2014 20:54:30 | More by ArtZan
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2014 03:01:25 | More by jeffwright
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2014 02:39:33 | More by aasher
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Josbor11

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-13-2014 20:55:31 | More by Josbor11
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

02-06-2014 19:08:40 | More by DWolf
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a brilliant, hazy golden amber with a very thin, quickly dissipating white mousse.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, sweet cream, grass, fresh herbs, kumquats, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, spruce, and pine mingle with a hint of peppery alcohol.

T: Incredibly strong notes of caramel, toffee, sweet cream, brown sugar, biscuit, honey, grass, fresh herbs, kumquats, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, spruce, pine, and cedar give way to an astringent, prickly hit of alcohol that imparts a brief sensation of white pepper. The finish is peppery and bitter with alcohol, white pepper, spruce, pine, cedar, lemon, grapefruit, and caramel flavors vying for dominance.

M: Full in body and initially slick, though a sticky, resinous sensation establishes a firm grasp on the palate by the fade. Carbonation is a little too sluggish and too unobtrusive compared to some of the higher rated DIPAs currently on the market. Alcohol presence is very intense. This is definitely a sipping beer, and taken in that context it is fine, but the oddly lacking carbonation is a bit of a concern for me. Perhaps there is something wrong with this bottle.

O: I was looking forward to trying a DIPA that put the Summit hop varietal on display, as it is one of my favorite varietals, and since many of the brewers and beer geeks I have spoken with tend to view it as the hop one uses when one cannot procure Simcoe, I wanted to see how it fared in a big beer more or less on its own. This beer is not bad, and I do admit that I am probably being rather harsh as my expectations were high, but it never really pulls everything together no matter how hard it tries. Still, this is far from a bad DIPA-it is just that there are far better examples of the style on the market that are readily available year round. The next time I see this, though, I am buying another bottle just to see if there is something a little off about this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 18:24:35 | More by mrfrancis
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2014 05:32:50 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 04:42:28 | More by dmorgan310
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 00:17:54 | More by Kerrie
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rrski198

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-27-2013 03:16:53 | More by rrski198
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Swik

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-15-2013 17:51:40 | More by Swik
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leadahmer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

12-11-2013 02:57:47 | More by leadahmer
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-26-2013 02:09:17 | More by buzzy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-21-2013 15:05:08 | More by djrn2
Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.