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Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: bashiba on 12-28-2007

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Photo of mhatters
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Ron's in Exton

A hazy orange color, a creamy white head that was maybe one inch thick.

Citrus hops dominate the nose - orange and grapefruit with some pine notes. There is a toasty malt accent in the background as well

The citrus hops burst out in the flavor. Some pine as well. The malt is present, not over-dominated by the hops, which is good.

A bit oily textured, a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is
dry and crisp with a strong hop note.

I am not a huge hop fan, but I liked this a lot.

Photo of GarrettMD
1.92/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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).

Photo of leadahmer
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of CorneliusBunker
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of acostuhhh
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tim725
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanwoerm
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of teyuders
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of thomseye
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dshep1340
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of dickroop
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Arcadia Hop Rocket - the label doesn't indicate ABV or style, and the label notching is cryptic - you can't tell what G-3 means whether it was born in 2007 or 2009. Boo hiss.

This brew poured dark golden, cloudy, like ice tea. There wasn't much head but it showed a little lacing. The aroma was a knockout. Citrus (grapefruit)- yes, strong and good, WOW. Apricot flavor notes.

The taste first struck me as complex and delicious. Hope dominate, it was musky, sweet, seemingly well balanced (for a hophead). Alcohol presence was noticeable (later I discovered this is a DIPA? w/ 9.0% ABV?). The malt flavor? maybe a little bready, but mostly absent. Mouthfeel was crisp, bubbly, light- to medium-bodies, some alcohol burn.

Overall this came across very well. While the malt flavors get seriously slighted, the hops part of the brew is stellar. I enjoyed this brew w/ my lunch, it was good to start, but by the end the heavy alcohol presence got old. One is enough of these, but it gives a nice buzz and it's tasty. Can't ask for much more.

Photo of JTahoe
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in goblet at the Ginger Man, NYC.

A - Pale brassy orange, sudsy white head with decent slow melting lace.

S - Biting floral hops, burnt caramel, wet dog

T - Smooth slightly sweet floral character upfront followed quickly by sharp citrus and pine bite and tangy fruitiness. Decent amount of sweet caramel malt and grains.

M - Medium body, slightly oily. Moderate-low carbonation.

D - Nice; an interesting take on the style.

Photo of decadance
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looks like a DIPA. Darker orange/rust coloring with about a half inch of head with retains nicely.

S - Smells of citrus hops and a lot of sweetness. It is inviting.

T - Not as hoppy as I would like. Seems they have faded a bit. The sweetness in the back end would be a nice balance if the hops were forward.

M - While it has a nice carbonation, it seems a bit water and light. This is strange for a beer so high in abv.

D - The mouthfeel and the abv is a bit offputting. Maybe right off the bat, but with a little bit of time on it, it isn't worth more than one.

Photo of richeddi
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of ironwill54
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jrcmlc
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of rangr514
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of catfan2000
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ThatsStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Eric1Mess
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JordanEllwanger
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice amber appearance with a small white head. Smell is a good blend of hops and malts, more malt than I expected. Reminds me of a nice English ale. Taste is just the same, a nice English ale but with an American hop bite. The malts hold more presence over the hops. Overall a good beer and a great blend of two styles of beer.
Cheers.

Photo of b3shine
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to tulip. Looks good; a deep, opaque burnt-orange. Smells good too; floral and citrus. Taste is decent, but not anything special. Could be an old bottle though. Pretty bitter, and not in the most pleasant way. Mouthfeel suffers from the bitterness on the palate too. Overall, pretty overpriced for what it is (which usually isn't the case with Arcadia).

Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.