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Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | 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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 01:58:17 | More by Knapp85
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-24-2012 01:15:02 | More by szmnnl99
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-23-2012 13:47:15 | More by augie
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 23:26:10 | More by xnicknj
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Stephiep1909

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2012 12:04:49 | More by Stephiep1909
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distvan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-18-2012 15:50:17 | More by distvan
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2012 20:01:31 | More by ColForbinBC
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 04:24:30 | More by superspak
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hosehead83

Ohio

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

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Color of deep apricot, with a rather short head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Big whiff of herbal hops and not quite sure what else. Hemp? Green pepper? A bit confusing.
Taste-Dank, rough, harsh hops. Off-putting onions and garlic flavor in the finish. Not sure on the age of this bottle . My guess is that it is not fresh. This review stands until I can be sure of a fresh sample or a freshness date.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 19:33:30 | More by hosehead83
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catfan2000

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2012 21:46:15 | More by catfan2000
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-11-2012 21:42:36 | More by zekeman17
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-11-2012 17:38:39 | More by aszatk01
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-03-2012 14:21:32 | More by oldvines
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Sudsanonymous


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-03-2012 00:06:01 | More by Sudsanonymous
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Holland

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden straw with a slight orange, large head that becomes nice lacing and sticks to the sides with each sip.

S: orange, pine, sweet malt, and slight alcohol

T: lot of alcohol in the taste, but before that hits I get some fruity taste. It's almost belgian-like. Good hop bitterness to take away the sweetness of the malt. A bit of garlic or onion on the end - I'm guessing this is a bit older, but I don't have a date on this bottle.

M: excellent hoppiness and carbonation make it crisp even though it's a medium to medium-heavy bodied beer.

O: solid overall, but I wish it were fresher. Unless this is it...I'll have to try it some other time. Price was $4 or so per bottle at an expensive shop.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 23:34:06 | More by Holland
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spartanfan

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz with no date code of any kind.

A: pours a dark orange amber color which is opaque in my golden monkey tulip. Nice white head leaves minimal lacing after fading into a thin layer.

S: aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus taking the forefront. There is also the unpleasant aroma of garlic which I think is from summit hops.

T: taste follows the nose with powerful pine resin hops along with the garlic. Orange-y citrus flavors are present. A biscuit flavor is there if you search for it.

M: this is a full bodied well balanced DIPA. Carbonation is perhaps a hair on the high side. Alcohol is very well hidden.

O: a well crafted DIPA. If not for the garlic flavor/aroma I would have really enjoyed it, but it was quite overpowering and unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 02:01:01 | More by spartanfan
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-20-2012 21:19:27 | More by cynical1027
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-16-2012 15:41:43 | More by Tyrawlings
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from The Wine Seller in A2. Pours cloudy yellow, creamy white head on top. Smell of pine hops and not much else, a little dusty and funky, with no malt presence in the aroma. Taste is extremely muddled and fails to hide any alcohol flavor, some dusty old hops, very little malt backbone as far as I can tell with no influence on the taste. Chewy mouthfeel and sort of flat. Wondering if I got an old/compromised bottle. This was not good.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:28:37 | More by BMMillsy
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Ben4318

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +33.3%

02-15-2012 02:10:56 | More by Ben4318
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b3shine

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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).

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:50:27 | More by b3shine
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33nickadams

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber color with a sticky white head. Lots of tiny bubbles float to the top. It's a good looking beer. The smell is dominated by citrus hops (mainly orange), with a faint malty caramel background. I do pick up a peppery smell as well. The bitterness from the citrus hops is well-balanced with the caramel malt. At 9%, the alcohol is well-hidden. The body is rather heavy and well carbonated. Overall, this one ranks just below other Michigan DIPAs like Hopslam and Double Trouble. I was turned off by the $15 per 4 pack price, but it was worth getting a single of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:03:56 | More by 33nickadams
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.97/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 Oz Bottle poured into a tulip

No visible bottle date. But this is the first time I have seen this, ever, so I am assuming its fresh.

A- Rather clear orange with a one finger white head, nice legs on the glass and nice bubbles. A beaut.
S- Holy Pinecones! This is one piney beer, More so then anything I have ever come by. Lots of lemon as well as mango and orange as well as every other good smelling tropical fruit ever. This is the second beer I have ever given a 5 in smell, the other is Arctic Panzer Wolf. (Guess she's freshly bottled)
T- A nice but not overwhelming bitterness up front. Hop characteristics are Very, very citrus based. Lots of lemon and mango and pine. This is so piney, I can literally imagine tasting pine sap right out of a tree, Malts are there, Barely, but this is as hop forward as they come. Amazing stuff.
M- Goes down dangerously easy but is quite warming. Bitter aftertaste, but I love it, this baby will definitely obliterate you palate and that's alright by me.
O- I saw this, thought it looked cool and bought it. I was a bit alarmed when I rang it up at 15$ a 4 pack! (I think it was at least). Then I read some reviews prior to trying and I am blown away by the amount of negative reviews and became skeptical of my decision. Some people may have come by some old batches or something because Holy crap, this is a DIPA if I ever have seen one. What are you hopheads waiting for? This beer is all about the Hop and for that I say amen.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 10:26:42 | More by TwelveOunces
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-03-2012 18:43:45 | More by Zaphog
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-27-2012 19:01:44 | More by PhineasGage
Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.