Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 383 | Reviews: 195 | Display Reviews Only:
3.29/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
08-03-2013 20:53:04 | More by MikeWard
3.49/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
07-25-2013 07:22:24 | More by TMoney2591
Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.