Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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84
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396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | 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:
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(Beer added by: bashiba on 12-28-2007)
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1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of buschbeer
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle
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.

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Listers
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Brenden
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pure white head grows to a finger and a half over a cloudy, deep burnt orange-colored brew. It sits for awhile and settles to a heavy foam, leaving good lacing behind on the glass.
There's some fruitiness in the aroma, a fresh, raw hops bouquet offering citrus and herbal qualities as well as a leafiness. Malts are also evident, adding a bit of caramel. Alcohol sneaks in a bit and lingers. A bit of yeast, but not too much to be off-putting, is also detectable.
The flavor is where everything opens up. This is definitely a DIPA; not a tongue-numbing, overly abrasive one, but just as hoppy and flavorful as the great ones. Malts offer great support for excellent balance, offering some caramel sweetness while still allowing the hops to be showcased as the main feature. Lots of ripe fruits (apricot, etc.) come out under citrus and herbal flavors. A leafy greenness is also present through every sip. It's raw but refined, and fresh. There's something like spruce tips as well and just a touch of mint. Alcohol is evident without taking over or distracting. I would never suspect 9 %.This is a great beer.
The mouthfeel remains lively and active, opting for crispness but not denying a smooth flow.The body is medium. It leans dryer heading into the finish.

Photo of FreshZ
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of skiba
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace with light notched lacing, hazy pinkish orange red colored beer.

Nose candied orange hops, light floral and earthy hops, has that aura of big bitterness, slight sweet malts, reddish caramel malts, light fluffy malt, light toasty biscuit malt, hint of booze.

Taste bit of sweetness, caramel malts, toffee, light biscuit and fluffy malts, and slightly juicy malt. nice bitter bite but not quite dipa level of bitterness just malts and sweetness. Hops again bring candied orange, hint pine and earthy hops. Finish add a bit more bitterness, slightly sticky but drier, lingering candy orange hops, hint of booze and sweetness.

Mouth is bigger bodied, decent carb, just a touch of warming booze.

Overall not bad, bitterness is a bit lighter but balanced with the sweetness and malt level, a bit on the sweet side but hides the booze well, hops aren't the best profile either which i think it could have used a lot more hops all around, plus more flavorful and aromatic style hops not just bittering.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 2nd street brew house , poured in chalice, color is coppery gold with thin head that is bright white

Smell mild citrus hops and some pale malt

Taste is very well mixed citrus and pine hops, mild pale malt background, citrus comes forth as it warms

Mouthfeel is a very bitter and cloying, but expected

Overall an average to slightly above avg DIPS, needs s
a different hop mix.

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of lilnicky068
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of teyuders
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Goldmund1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BellsFan
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from a height of 12"+/- in an attempt to creat some head. Although my efforts largely failed some space lacing on the glass remained throughout my enjoyment of this beverage.

The nose smeled citrusy, perhaps like grapefruit.

Mouth feel is unremarkably standard but not in a bad way.

The taste is hard to place for me. It's definable citrus but beyond that is for you to decide.

Overall I am enjoying this double IPA and the 9% ABV

Photo of IPx
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a golden copper color with some orange highlights in it. The smell of the beer is hoppy, it's got lots of citrus and piney notes to it on the nose. The taste is slightly sweet upfront with a floral bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was nice, higher carbonation level with a dry tingling sensation in the back end. Overall it's an impressive IPA and I would drink this one again is I came across it.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a hazed copper color with a pretty thick beige head resting on top. Retains nicely leaving some patchy lacing on the glass.

Hoppy and piny in the nose with some sticky resin. Touches of citrus peel and some bready malted sweetness. Hints of caramel with some alcohol heat.

Bitter and piny up front with a touch of abrasiveness. Orange and grapefruit citrus flavor in the middle. The malt backbone is fairly thick with some bread and caramel. Decent amount of sweetness towards the finish with lingering alcohol heat.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. An alright DIPA but not super balanced and easily lost in the crowd.

Photo of Stephiep1909
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of distvan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, served in a tulip

An orange body, slightly hazy, with a two finger ecru cap. The head fell rather slowly and left some rings of lace around the glass.

The aroma was more balanced than I anticipated from the description on the bar menu. Pithy grapefruit, oranges, and sturdy toasted malt propping up a large amount of hops.

The flavor profile is sweet up front, with oranges and caramel hitting you first. Perfumey hops and toasted malt carry through the middle before a rush of juicy, bittersweet grapefruit and orange sweep in for the finish.

Medium bodied, chewy profile. Carbonation is on point.

This is a nice, well-balanced dipa. The hops definitely poke through and win the battle with the malt, but the malt is extremely sturdy.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 11/15/2011. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange, pine, herbal, floral, pineapple, caramel, biscuit, and a touch of alcohol. Some pretty nice aromas with good balance. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, orange, herbal spiciness, honey, biscuit, caramel, and pineapple. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, herbal, caramel, honey, and biscuit on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Smooth to drink at 9%, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Nice hoppy flavors; with good balance and smoothness.

Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.