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Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

377 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 377
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-12-2013 04:03:07 | More by kmos27
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2013 09:37:33 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-20-2013 14:17:52 | More by jaydoc
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-11-2013 12:43:46 | More by claspada
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Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2013 01:16:59 | More by mychalg9
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 14:36:26 | More by tommy5
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-23-2013 10:29:08 | More by ChrisMon02
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 15:48:52 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-12-2013 05:44:41 | More by crbnfbr
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-11-2013 18:21:12 | More by danthehopslamman
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. No bottled date that I could find, though there was an unnotched area on the side of the label with A-G, 1-6

Poured a cloudy orange amber color, with thin head, however the head did retain throughout. Very minimal lacing. Any carbonation was impossible to detect due to the bodies cloudiness.

Smell was all sweet, booze, and malts. Unable to detect any hop smell at all. This one may be past it's prime.

Taste, well this gets a bit tricky. It wasn't completely unpleasant, just not what I bargained for. No hop taste all all, came off almost barleywine-ish (hah, a new word!) quite warming and sweet. If it was a cold winters day, I might enjoy it, just not in the dog days of August.

Mouth was slightly syrupy, as you might expect. No tingling sensations at all. Some sweet caramel.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment. If you reach for something called Hop Rocket, you expect to find at least some hop signature, even if it were 6 months from bottling date. (Which is impossible to tell when the brewery doesn't date the bottle). Would be interesting to try one fresh out of the brewery. And it might be interesting to try one after cellaring for a year, though surely better options are available for that.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 20:53:04 | More by MikeWard
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gulogulo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2013 03:06:02 | More by gulogulo
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Is that a Hop Rocket in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear auburn topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, mild ruby red grapefruit zest, greens, and a bit of sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with a balance mostly being maintained throughout, though the caramel, joined by a bit of buttery biscuit, wins out in the end. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent DIPA, but not one that really excites me in any way.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 07:22:24 | More by TMoney2591
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-19-2013 01:03:25 | More by GRBLUE12
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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TimothyPH

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

07-05-2013 21:18:52 | More by TimothyPH
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Glass consuming display of micro-effervesce fills a tarnished orange body that had a slight misty haze to it. A cream colored 1 inch head shows resilience while providing a sheet coat lacing.

S: Sweetened grapefruit, flowery citrus, but the strength leans on the lighter side. Flat complexity no spark of interest.

T: Flavor had a good level of hop induction, dry toastiness, and dry citrus. The ibu's come on strong particularly on the finish. Some bright wet lemony notes interject at the start while a dry hopping of lemon finishes out with a hint of dried lime.

M: toasty warm with a specialty malt base and a noticeable mention of alcohol. The alcohol is fairly well hidden except on longer more savoring holds.

O: Big dry hop blast ends with a sturdy amount of specialty grain depth. pretty decent with exception of weak nose.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

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Michigan

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Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.